Travel

Travel

Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

Videos

Oakdale home, former wedding venue, burns

A large, custom home on River Road north of Oakdale, CA, burned Feb. 27, 2017. Likely started by an electrical problem in the attic, firefighters arrived to find the home in flames and the roof collapsing. Video footage by the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. (Nan Austin/Austin@modbee.com
naustin@modbee.com
Oakdale home, former wedding venue, burns 0:38

Oakdale home, former wedding venue, burns

Central Catholic's Tyler Ward scores hole-in-one 1:23

Central Catholic's Tyler Ward scores hole-in-one

Struggle between officer and homeless man shows new use-of-force limits in San Francisco 3:30

Struggle between officer and homeless man shows new use-of-force limits in San Francisco

Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut 1:11

Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut