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Posted by Kevin Valine on October 23, 2014
Those eager to use the long-delayed addition to the Virginia Corridor the paved trail popular with walkers, bicyclists and joggers should not have to wait much longer.
Modesto expects the roughly three-quarter-mile extension from Bowen to Woodrow avenues to open during the week of Thanksgiving, which is about three months beyond the projects original completion date.
Work started in late May and was expected to wrap up in mid- to late August, said Loren Holt, the citys parks planning and development manager.
Posted by Kevin Valine on October 16, 2014
The Center for Human Services – which helps young people and families throughout Stanislaus County through mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment programs and other services – soon should have a new home.
Posted by Kevin Valine on October 2, 2014
The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office has denied The Bee’s public records request for information regarding allegations that Ceres police officers used cameras in the workplace to record female city employees. A media law attorney says prosecutors provided confusing and contradictory reasons for denying the newspaper’s request.
Posted by Kevin Valine on September 25, 2014
It can’t be good for Modesto that as it’s trying to jump-start its downtown, one of the longtime businesses leaves. That’s what happened this month when Dittos Print – and its 15 employees – moved about three miles away to McHenry Village.
Posted by Kevin Valine on September 18, 2014
Mayor Garrad Marsh says that during his Saturday town hall meeting, he plans to talk about Modesto’s water, how the city is developing better budgeting tools, and new efforts to deal with graffiti and panhandling.
Posted by Kevin Valine on September 4, 2014
This week, the City Council moved forward with a project to replace nearly 9,500 of its high-pressure sodium streetlights with light-emitting diodes, which use less energy, last longer and will save Modesto several hundred thousand dollars annually on its electric bill. But the city reached this decision after some less-than-illuminating moments.