Modesto council set to vote on budget
The Modesto City Council is expected to vote on the 2008-09 budget tonight. It includes $10 million in spending cuts. The council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.
Turlock victim ID'd
Turlock police identify the man who was shot to death in the back yard of a Turlock home Sunday. However, they have little success in tracking down the two suspects. Page B-2
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Three schools in the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be honoring graduates today:
- Freedom Alt. High School 7:30 p.m., Pitman High School gym (Turlock)
A foggy notion
A multimillion-dollar test program along one of the foggiest stretches of Highway 99 will give motorists a taste of how state officials hope to prevent accidents such as the pileup last year that involved 86 vehicles.
A price reduction?
Here's a shocker: The Stanislaus County supervisors voted last week to lower the cost of a worthwhile service to residents of unincorporated areas, those living outside the cities. In fact, the cost will drop by two-thirds.
Cancer Services of Memorial Medical Center invites local cancer survivors, their family members and their caregivers to join Hope Blooms Garden Club at its first meeting on June 4 at 10 a.m. Hope Blooms is an addition to Memorial's program of complementary therapies to enhance the lives of patients as they proceed through their journeys of coping, recovering or healing after a diagnosis of cancer. Registration deadline is Wednesday. For information, contact Memorial's Cancer Services at 569-7789.
75 YEARS AGO: Seven Modesto Junior College players were selected to help form the official mythical all-star Northern California Junior College Conference baseball team for 1933.
50 YEARS AGO: Assistant Fire Chief Carl Payne announced his plans to retire from the Modesto Fire Department on June 30 after 28 years of service. Payne had joined the regular force in June 1930 after two years with the volunteer department.
-- Karen Aiello