There are many ways to say thanks this Thanksgiving. Homeless most of his life, 23-year-old Demetrius Stigar says it by giving back to the community by feeding the homeless this week. Others responded to a Bee invitation to post their blessings on Facebook.
Electricity customers in the Turlock Irrigation District face a possible rate increase. The district staff in September had proposed a 5 percent increase for 2015. Under the revised proposal, rates would go up 2 percent with the new year, with two smaller adjustments later. A public hearing is set for Tuesday.
A just-completed computerized hydrologic model of Stanislaus County’s groundwater resources will be explained by its U.S. Geological Survey creator during a Dec. 5 presentation at Modesto Junior College.
As millions of immigrants across the country seek federal protection from deportation, community advocates in Stanislaus County and the state attorney general are warning residents to be wary of scammers and opportunists looking for a big payday
Ceres is “sprucing” up as it “pines” for the arrival of the Christmas season. Residents – and fans throughout the area – don’t have long to wait because the grand opening of Christmas Tree Lane is set for Dec. 6. The magical nightly display of lights and decorations throughout a neighborhood in the city kicks off with the Ceres Christmas Festival at Smyrna Park on Moffet Road at 5:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments, live entertainment and trolley rides through Christmas Tree Lane will be offered. The ribbon-cutting for Christmas Tree Lane will be at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more, call the Ceres Recreation Department at (209) 538-5682.
Stanislaus County supervisors voted Tuesday to tighten the rules for well permits, requiring farmers outside irrigation districts to show that new wells won’t have a detrimental effect on groundwater. Also, pumping data will be collected from private well owners, but officials promised to keep the data confidential.
It’s now official: Jim Holgersson, who has served as Modesto’s interim city manager since May, has the permanent job. The City Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday to appoint Holgersson as the city’s top administrator and approved his employment contract.
On Tuesday, Tom Franks, 46, was sentenced to 39 years and 8 months in prison. A jury on Oct. 10 found Franks guilty of voluntary manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend, Jacqueline Millan, in west Modesto.
Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.
Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.