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If you attended Beyer High School in the mid- to late 1980s, you probably knew or knew of Brian Scott Pfeifle.
There are those who love cats and will feed and fix the feral ones at their own expense. Others, meanwhile, don't share the love for such mercurial critters known to defile yards.
A year ago, developer Peter Janopaul III unveiled grand plans to convert downtown Modesto's historic El Viejo Post Office into residential lofts topped by a 4,000-square-foot penthouse. So much for big aspirations.