The Salvation Army held its Kettle Kickoff in Modesto, a luncheon where supporters make a mad dash to collect donations. More than 1,100 people turned out at Modesto Centre Plaza for the event Thursday.
The Modesto Metro Conference Challenged Athletics games celebrated its 38th year with great fanfare and spirit Thursday. The home team won the meet, and the championship, but the cheering went on and on for everyone.
Here are five top takeaways from a conference for education writers about state testing coming this spring, including complaints about too many tests, how to use tests to improve learning and the furor over tying teacher evaluations to test scores.
Officials gathered Wednesday at Modesto Centre Plaza to talk about why the Northern San Joaquin Valley should define itself as a region distinct from the rest of the San Joaquin Valley and align its economic destiny with the Bay Area and Sacramento region.
The Covered California bus stopped Wednesday at Modesto’s McHenry Village on the 10th day of a scheduled nine-day tour of the state. The health benefits exchange extended the tour for an extra day to deliver the feel-good message that affordable health insurance is available for all.
The city on Wednesday opened the application period for the position of police chief. The position was created last month when the City Council voted to dissolve the Department of Public Safety in favor of creating separate police and fire departments.
A Stanislaus County jury Thursday found three defendants guilty of murder in the death of a teenager in an east Modesto park. But attorneys now will prepare for a lengthy legal battle over the fate of three young men facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
For the second time in the past three elections, Fresno Democrat Jim Costa has rallied from an election night vote deficit to win re-election to Congress. Fresno, Madera and Merced counties on Wednesday finished their vote counting in the 16th Congressional District, and the final tally has Costa ahead by 1,319 votes. The victory margin over unheralded Republican Johnny Tacherra won’t change by more than a vote here or there as officials in the three counties clean up a few remaining ballots before they certify their results.
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
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