Stanislaus County leaders have a budget plan to increase staffing, restore public safety positions and bolster staffing for parks. The $1.13 billion final budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year could be approved after a public hearing Tuesday.
Modesto firefighters were back at it again on Monday night, tending to their seventh house fire in two days. At 7:38 p.m., crews were called to the 2600 block of Cabernet Court a few blocks northeast of the Coffee Road/Floyd Avenue intersection on a report of a structure fire.
Less than a week after a death threat via cellphone to a middle schooler was investigated in Hughson, Patterson authorities detail how a flippant joke led to a probe that discredited the rumor of a potential shooting at Patterson High. The joke’s on nobody.
Roselawn High School, an alternative education center in the Turlock Unified School District, was placed on lockdown Monday morning for a couple of hours after a district employee reported seeing a student with a weapon that later turned out to be an pistol that shoots plastic pellets.
Greg Opinski, a Merced Union High School District board member and owner of Greg Opinksi construction, was arrested this morning on a warrant charging him with four counts of bribing public officials, a law enforcement source confirmed to the Sun-Star. Opinski, 53, is accused of paying off at least one trustee with the Los Banos Unified School board in connection with the controversial expansion project at Mercey Springs Elementary School, the official confirmed.
An 18-year-old Sonora woman sped away from a DUI checkpoint and crashed into two parked cars early Saturday morning. Crysta Butynski was arrested for under the influence of alcohol, as well as for being under 21 years of age and driving under the influence, according to Sonora police.
The newly opened Brandon “Cookie” Koch Memorial Skate Park offers a venue for youths on skateboards, scooters and roller blades. The old skate park, between the old Turlock police headquarters and Turlock Irrigation District office at Canal Drive and Palm Street, closed a year ago.
Four poeple escaped injury after a fire broke out in a home on Cabernet Court in east Modesto on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. There was no immediate cause of the fire, which is under investigation, according to Battalion Chief Jesse Nicasio of the Modesto Fire Department. (Brian Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org)