After a chilly start to the work week — for those of us who are working — temperatures will climb a bit by Thanksgiving before falling again and bringing a chance of rain this weekend, forecasters say.
A line in the staff report that accompanies the proposed groundwater ordinance on Tuesday’s Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda says that when the new well-drilling rules eventually get approved, they’ll be “retroactive to Nov. 25, 2014, to prevent a race to obtain permits before the effective date of the ordinance.” Too late for that.
A representative for Modesto developer Wendell Naraghi said he will present plans for 60 low-income duplex units at a community meeting in Hickman next month and attempt to dispel myths about affordable housing. Project Manager Wayne Bruns said the housing will be designed and maintained to bust the stereotypes about low-income projects.
This week’s Bee Investigator addresses sidewalk issues from Modesto to Empire. A city has limited funds and more pressing concerns than aesthetics when it comes to sidewalks, like function and safety – including reducing chances people will trip.
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.
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.
With all of the people enrolling in insurance and Medi-Cal through health care reform, it seems that local hospitals and clinics could use more doctors. At this time of year, we see a lot of medical school graduates in town to compete for training opportunities with the Valley Consortium for Medical Education.
Interest in city council and supervisors’ board meetings ebbs and flows with the agenda items for a particular meeting. But agency meetings where water is the topic are different, because everyone has a stake.
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.