The Symbiosis Gathering will return to Woodward Reservoir near Oakdale in September as the arts and music festival marks its 10-year anniversary. Similar to the 2013 festival at Woodward regional park, it will feature music, large-scale art installations, entertainment, gourmet organic food, yoga, dance classes and more. But this year’s gathering also will feel like a reunion.
Nursing home owners with poor track records would face tougher scrutiny in California, and consumers would get better information about operators under a new bill by Sacramento Assemblyman Kevin McCarty.
The fourth edition of a free conference called “This Economy and You” took place at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The crowd heard about economic trends in the Central Valley and beyond, and about what it takes to start and expand a business.
The Modesto Police Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a couple early Wednesday after finding 26 pounds of uncut heroin in their car, authorities said. Officers pulled over the car, in which the couple’s 10-month-old child also was riding, on Highway 99 near Keyes.
Drought and a legal threat have combined to stall the Oakdale Irrigation District’s controversial idea of selling water to Fresno-area buyers. Also, water officials will explain at a meeting in Copperopolis why drought could prompt them to drain Tulloch Lake.
A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.
Servando Gómez, who could have served as a model for the AMC television show “Breaking Bad,” fell into police hands before dawn Friday in the city of Morelia without firing a shot. President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the arrest in a posting on Twitter at noon, declaring it the result of “intense intelligence work.”
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida delighted a gathering of conservative activists from around the country Friday morning, saying America doesn’t owe him anything but that he owes a “debt to America that I will never be able to repay.”
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
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