A Modesto couple are raising money to restore Graceada Park’s wading pool in honor of their son, Ryan, who was stillborn May 6. Katie and Jake Barber hope to reopen the pool on May 6, the one-year anniversary of their son’s stillbirth.
Christmas tree growers in Apple Hill and other Northern California locations expect a good season, thanks to a wet 2017. But shop early; tree inventory is still catching up after five years of drought.
Modesto's own Five Monkeys BBQ Sauce launched in August. The Modesto family that started and runs the company said they want to grow locally. The sauce is already in a dozen supermarkets and four restaurants in the Central Valley. (Marijke Rowlandemail@example.com)