Stanislaus Special Olympics is going big its 41st year, bringing in competitors from two other counties to roughly double the number of athletes participating in a larger-than-ever slate of track and field events Saturday.
The body of a 60-year-old Modesto man was found Thursday afternoon in a canal along West Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto. The circumstances behind the cause of death are still under investigation, however, it does not appear foul play was involved.
The skies above Don Pedro will remain dark this Fourth of July. And visitors to Emanuel Medical Center will notice the hospital’s decorative pools have gone dry. Both are casualties of the region’s ongoing drought, which is resonating in ways large...