If you drove on Ladd Road last Monday, Columbus Day, you couldn’t miss dozens of American flags, waving in the wind. But the flags are on MID power poles, which is a violation of the utility’s service rules.
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.
Twin teenage girls a few months shy of their 18th birthdays, who authorities say kidnapped and tortured two men, originally were charged as adults. But a new law has sent their case to juvenile court, at least for now.
Since 1995, Stanislaus County’s library system has relied on an 1/8-percent sales tax that funds nearly 89 percent of what it costs to keep the main library in downtown Modesto and 12 other branches up and running and expanding services. The tax is comes up for renewal again in November.
Modesto’s Ron Grantski was a cryptographer on the super-secret spy ship that was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats in the Mediterranean Sea during the Six Days War of 1967. Israel claimed it hit the wrong ship, and the U.S. government went along despite 34 killed and 174 wounded. But you’ll have a tough time convincing Grantski and others who survived the attack that it wasn’t intentional and an attempt to bring the U.S. into the war.
Years after first challenging Ron Kovic’s account of day he was wounded in 1968, Rudy Molina went south to meet with Marine Sgt. at a book signing, hoping to establish a dialogue with the man once played on the big screen by Tom Cruise. Getting little satisfaction, Molina is writing his version aided by recollections of others who were at Cua Viet as well.
With thedeath of second Stanislaus County Sheriff’s community service officer in five years, how should they be memorialized? While CSOs provide vital work for the department, protocol says peace officers memorials are only for sworn personnel. But there are other ways to remember them.
After being fired, MJC Veterans Services employee sent an email telling veterans their certification safety net went with him. School officials, though, said veterans need not worry: They have certified backup in place until his position is filled.
A touching story in so many respects: Girl asks Disney-loving autistic boy to prom, which brings them to Modesto store for costumes. Their story left owner, boy’s mom in tears, and compelled others to make their prom night even better.