Modesto is hundreds of miles from the upcoming solar eclipse’s path of totality, but students and loads of other residents will step outside to view the three-quarters coverage of the sun by the moon Monday morning.
Turlock’s Stanislaus State University won’t say if it’s preparing for trouble when classes resume next week, given that student Nathan Damigo of Oakdale is at the center of nationwide controversy stemming from weekend violence involving white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va.
The manager of an apartment building condemned by Modesto said two former tenants tried to kick in his security door and threatened him and his wife. The threats came after two apartments had been padlocked, with dogs left inside.
Modesto Junior College instructor and student talk about free Aug. 21 event on the west campus and the danger of using a solar eyepiece on a telescope. A solar filter at the end of the scope is safe. Deke Farrowfirstname.lastname@example.org
Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters, who conduct nearly all the water rescues in the county, have carried out more than 60 rescues so far this year, compared with 50 for all of 2016 and just 13 for 2015.