Hefty salaries and lavish benefits: Why it pays (handsomely) to work for MID
A look at the numbers behind Modesto Irrigation District's salaries and benefits, which look much more than "competitive" to those of city and county employees, as well as most other water agencies in the region.
More than 1,000 classic cars cruised Modesto streets as part in the annual Graffiti Classic Car Parade. The tradition has grown out of the city's love of car culture and in homage to George Lucas' "American Graffiti."
Tequila's Taco Bus caught fire on the way to its regular parking pot in Turlock. Turlock Fire put out the engine fire, which blew on the popular food truck, and it will be out of commission for a while for repairs. No one was injured.
The new reptile pet store The Serpentarium has opened in Modesto near Vintage Faire Mall. It sells snakes, lizards, spiders, frogs and more as well as the supplies and accessories needed for their care. (Marijke Rowlandfirstname.lastname@example.org)