Modesto has plenty to be proud of including its rich dining history. A rundown of the Top 10 signature spots to get the city's most iconic food and drinks. Compiled by Marijke Rowland and videos shot by Marijke Rowland, Joan Lee and Marty Bicek.
Gabriele Ludwig, director or sustainability and environmental affairs with the Almond Board of California, explains the issues related to dust during the harvest season. At the Van Duyn Family Farms in Escalon on Tuesday, three companies – Exact Harvesting Systems, Flory and Jack Rabbit – showed off their machinery that reduces dust.
In an exclusive interview with The Modesto Bee's Garth Stapley on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, Scott Peterson juror Richelle Nice, dubbed "Strawberry Shortcake" during the blockbuster trial. said she did not lie to get on the jury. Peterson's attorneys in his appeal are accusing her of deceiving the judge and attorneys because she allegedly wanted so badly to sit in judgment of the notorious defendant. Nice was interviewed in Redwood City, California.
Work continues on McHenry Avenue at the Stanislaus River, where a $21 million road project is due for completion in September 2020. The project is seen here from above on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in footage shot by The Bee's Joan Barnett Lee using the The Bee's drone – named Scoopy. Awni Taha, interim field manager for the San Joaquin County Public Works Department, said 15 percent of the eastern half of the new Stanislaus River Bridge is complete. He lauded the efforts of Modesto's Firoz Vohra and Escalon's Jeff Levers – two engineers on the project – for keeping the temporary roundabout to the north of the bridge going, which has allowed traffic to keep flowing. Myers and Sons Construction was awarded the contract in February.
The Bee's Joe Cortez and James Burns break down the big games of Week 3 in the Stanislaus District football season. They take an up close look at the Modesto Metro Conference, which opens league play next week.