A car crashed through a barrier and onto the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks Tuesday morning in east Modesto. Fortunately, a bystander was able to contact railroad officials to stop any trains scheduled to come through.
Cinco de Mayo met with the most American of traditions – baseball – at Tuesday night’s Modesto Nuts game. Performers included Mariachi Los Carreterros and Grupo Folklorico. And Impala Classic Car Club was on hand with classic cars.
The Oakdale Irrigation District board upped this year’s water deliveries from 30 to 36 inches, but the point was nearly lost in bait-and-switch accusations from petitioners angry about Trinitas Partners also getting water during the drought.
The victim and defendant spoke in court Tuesday morning about a case involving the theft of nine bee colonies in Stanislaus County. The victim says these kinds of thefts need to stop. Bees are a critical commodity to the agricultural industry in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
At least as far back as the opening sequence of “The Jetsons,” the image of a treadmill runner taking a fall has been played for laughs. But the death last week of a Silicon Valley tech executive was a grim reminder that exercise equipment – especially treadmills – can be dangerous.
A student at Gregori High School died after falling ill during a physical education class. Andy Vazquez, a 16-year-old sophomore, was pronounced dead at a Modesto hospital hours after he collapsed following a two-mile run on Monday afternoon.
Children need to be proficient readers by the end of third grade. Reading is crucial to learning in fourth grade and beyond. More than 60 percent of third-graders in Stanislaus County are not reading at grade level, according to a report presented Tuesday to county supervisors.
It was evident something had spooked the horses at JG Horse ranch in Valley Home when owner Gina Rosario arrived at their pen Sunday morning, then she found one of them had deep claw marks in its back. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says that, based on photos, it could be a mountain lion.