A fire at the corner of Modesto's Mount Vernon Drive and Kathrine Avenue caused major damage to a home on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2015. The blaze apparently started outside when somehow juniper bushes beside the home caught fire, according to Battalion Chief Hugo Patino of the Modesto Fire Department. The video of the fire was captured by Modesto resident Juan Conteras Jr. (Brian Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Touched by news report of bullied girl who nearly killed herself, Craig Day gathered donations for big night for Breanna Mendoza and family of Turlock, including Taylor Swift concert tickets, limo ride, dinner, new outfit, hair and makeup, guitar and lessons. Surprise presentation greeted by "no way!" from stunned Breanna. (Nan Austinemail@example.com
At the Burbank Elementary School talent show, Principal Jim Mendonça dressed as a fox and danced to the hit song "What Does the Fox Say?" It was a reward for students having reached 10,000 points in the AR (Accelerated Reader) program. (Deke Farrowfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Dan Golden is not the first person to dispute with Medicare over an ambulance bill. No doubt, many people have shared his frustration. The federal program for Americans age 65 and older denied payment for an ambulance transport between Modesto and Oakdale for his father Oct. 10.
City officials are taking on one of Modesto’s scourges – graffiti. The city is getting close to rolling out a comprehensive campaign that includes stiffer fines for taggers, surveillance cameras, a smartphone app for the public to report graffiti, and more workers to paint over and remove graffiti.