It’s going to cost a lot more to hold a business meeting, seminar, trade show, prom or other event at Modesto Centre Plaza, the city’s downtown convention center. The City Council on Tuesday evening approved increasing the center’s daily rental rates by an average of 48 percent.
A judge ordered Jose Fajardo to stand trial on a charge of murder in the stabbing of his wife, Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo, at the couple’s home in Modesto’s airport neighborhood. Investigators and the defendant’s brother testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon.
A police detective on Tuesday revealed details of an apparently botched drug deal in north Modesto that led to the December 2013 shooting death of a 19-year-old Riverbank man behind the Velvet Grill & Creamery restaurant on McHenry Avenue.
Modesto Irrigation District leaders agree that farmers should pay more for water, but it’s unclear how subsidies borne by electricity customers might be lessened because the board does not want to separate accounting for its two core services: water and power.
One of the perils left over from the Gold Rush era in the Mother Lode is the number of mine shafts still exposed, as a 1,200-pound Brahma cow named Molly discovered. Molly survived three days in a 35-foot-deep mine shaft before being rescued.
A man in a truck drove onto the front lawn of a house in Salida, fatally hitting another man before driving off. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a homicide and have arrested the driver.
A group of six women and girls from Turlock planned to return Monday from what’s become an annual vacation to New York City. But with a potentially historic blizzard bearing down, it seemed clear that was not going to happen.
The makeover of Modesto Junior College’s East Campus science building and Great Valley Museum educational demonstration Center should be finished in March, and a Patterson satellite center should open by next year, according to an annual report on the Yosemite Community College District’s Measure E bond.
Like high school civics students around the country, the juniors and seniors in Darcy White’s government class here will have to take a final exam. But these students - and all others in Arizona - will soon face an extra hurdle: To graduate, they will have to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens, a multiple-choice exam that includes such questions as “What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?” and “What did Susan B. Anthony do?”
Brazilian bombshell was on life support after a botched operation to augment her thighs, sparking debate about risks women take for beauty. Brazil has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s plastic surgery capital.
Jordan said it is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State extremists, but made no mention of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, also an Islamic State captive.
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