The seventh annual Paddle to the Sea, a fundraiser for the Tuolumne River Trust, will take place in May and June. People in kayaks, canoes and other craft will cover one or more of the segments, starting with whitewater in the Sierra Nevada and passing calmly by Modesto on the way to San Francisco Bay.
Modesto community leaders weigh in on the new TV drama“American Crime,” which uses Modesto as its setting. After watching a screening of the premiere episode, opinions split on the series and how it portrays the Central Valley city.
A man convicted of scamming $5.8 million from homeowners facing foreclosure in Stanislaus County and beyond could face a prison term of 24 to 30 years when he is sentenced Thursday in federal court in Sacramento. Victims of Alan David Tikal’s foreclosure rescue scam can offer statements at his sentencing.
Modesto Christian, which won both the section and state girls basketball titles in Division III last year, needed a strong second-half effort to defeat Del Oro (Loois) 63-48 and advance to a section championship game for a second consecutive season.
Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety, nor were there reliable witness accounts to establish that Michael Brown had his hands up in surrender when he was shot.
Modesto officials honored two firefighters who rescued a woman and her adult daughter who were trapped in a second-story apartment by fire. The fiirefighters also got hugs and thanks from one of the women.
State and federal officials favoring fish habitat are to blame for the Oakdale Irrigation District’s tentative plan to drain Tulloch Lake this summer, OID leaders told dozens of anxious lake-area residents. The board also said it is likely to cancel plans to pay farmers who agree to sell water to out-of-county buyers.