Verdicts have produced a lot of uncertainty in the case of three defendants accused of murder in the stabbing of Tylor Crippen at a Modesto park. Legal experts say the jury either produced a compromised verdict or they didn’t understand the legal concepts involved in the case.
It soon could cost a lot more money to hold your wedding, conference or seminar at Modesto Centre Plaza, the city’s downtown convention center. Modesto officials are recommending the city increase the center’s rental rates. The first proposed increase would take effect Jan. 1 and the second increase would be effective July 1, 2016.
From Friday through Dec. 20, all Central Valley Automotive locations will be collecting toys for needy local children. United Way will distribute the toys to two agencies, the Children’s Crisis Center and Sierra Vista Child and Family Services. Both agencies serve children and families in crisis who live in Stanislaus County.
A public display scrutinizing the use of antibiotics in Foster Farms chickens greeted hundreds of residents Friday, sending a powerful message about what advocates say is continued misuse of the drug by the giant poultry producer.
About two dozen people gathered Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a west Modesto church to talk about the impact of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform that will lift the fear of deportation for more than 4 million undocumented immigrants.
Parcels sold at county delinquent tax auctions can be a bargain, but some have hidden costs. Stanislaus County officials will determine who is responsible for paying the cost of removing a dangerous structure from a residential lot in Modesto’s airport area, which was sold at last week’s auction.
The Letters to Santa crew of 60 shoppers descended on Walmart on Saturday, buying clothing essentials and a toy for 456 Stanislaus County children this year, a record number shopped for in record time, organizers said. Gift baskets and a turkey dinner will be handed out later this week to 109 families.