The Tuolumne River was flowing big in 2017 after the spillway at Don Pedro Reservoir was opened last Presidents Day. We shot some scenes from the Hickman Bridge, Dry Creek, South Santa Cruz Avenue and the Ninth Street Bridge. We did the same on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Take a look at the comparisons.
A year ago Tuesday, the spillway opened at Don Pedro Reservoir for only the second time in its 47-year history. The operators warned that the Tuolumne River could rise as much as 10 feet in Modesto as the water rushed down.
Local law enforcement surprised Beyer junior and aspiring K-9 officer Baylie Hankins with the ride along — and fly along — of her dreams Friday. The 16-year-old was treated to a full day of activities, including flying on a sheriff’s department helicopter and the chance to meet more than two dozen police dogs.
Stanislaus County leaders said a new minimum security jail facility, now complete at the Public Safety Center, is designed for programs to change the criminal patterns of inmates and make sure they don’t come back after release. Public tours of what’s called the REACT center held this week touted the classrooms in each housing unit, a family reunification room and sitting areas with multimedia screens.
Here's a tour of Steph Curry's Charlotte home, which is now on the market. Variety magazine is referring to it as the former Charlottean’s “starter mansion.” The home is 7,650 square feet, located in an upscale guard-gated development in the Waxhaw area of Union County.
Modesto firefighters responded to the scene of a house fire at Johnson Street and Almond Avenue in Modesto on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Crews quickly got the blaze under control and there appears to be no one injured.
David Geren realized the value of reading and comprehending the written word while sitting in his jail cell. The victim of his own bad choices, the 29-year-old Oakdale man had a child but no job and no prospects. Thanks to LiteracyQuest, a Modesto organization, he’s reading – and comprehending – materials and manuals that will help him grasp a new life. He wants to learn welding; more importantly, he wants to provide for his 2-year-old son.
As complaints about the homeless soar, Modesto has rolled out an effort to help them and get them off the streets. The Homeless Engagement and Response Team — consisting of a police officer and a firefighter paramedic — started in July.