Forget rumors, Modesto to mark Dia de los Muertos on Saturday

Despite rumors of its demise, this year’s Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – celebration in downtown Modesto is alive and well and returning on Saturday. The false rumors stemmed from an illness in the family of Maggie Mejia, president of the Latino Community Roundtable, which is presenting the event.


Jardine: Taking spins around Modesto, positively

When Modesto gets a mention in the media, it’s too often unflattering. Not this week, though. A TV show came to film with no intent of dissing the town. And a geocaching event will be here Saturday, highlighting the city’s most beloved landmarks.


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