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As the orchestra launched into the wedding march, Katye Leonard stood alone, wearing a tiara and veil. Fiancé Joel Maki was nowhere around. That's because she was being surprised by colleagues and musician friends in Modesto. Tuesday morning, more than a dozen musicians sprang into action on the lawn of the orchestra's 13th Street office.
About 300 people turned out this morning for the grand opening of the Blue Diamond Growers almond processing plant in Turlock, a welcome boost for the job market.
Carol and Jim Smock know the drill for people who live in the mountains. So they were ready when they saw headlights coming up the driveway at close to midnight Sunday and heard a heavy knock on their door.