Jeff Jardine

Jeff Jardine

Downtown’s keyboard crosswalks credit strikes chord with creator Griswold

Somewhere along the way, as a piano keyboard crosswalk project moved through the channels, the originator’s name and role were omitted. Artist Griswold will get his due when all is said and done, city official assures.

Jeff Jardine

Will state bail on bail? AB 42 would eliminate bucks for bonds as judge decides who stays, goes

Tuesday in Sacramento, state legislators likely will take a step toward joining a number of other states in the nation that have eliminated bail altogether. Assembly Bill 42 goes before the State Assembly’s Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday, where it is expected to move on to the appropriations committee toward a possible floor vote in June. If passed, those arrested would no longer have to pay monetary bail. A judge would determine whether they would be released on their own recognizance or are too much of a threat to society to go anywhere but a jail cell to await trial.

Jeff Jardine

Held to answer for murder, Carson case outcome will end one career or another

Judge Barbara Zuniga held Modesto defense attorney Frank Carson and two others over for trial for the murder of Korey Kauffman, and the trial’s outcome has huge ramifications. No matter how it ultimately ends, the consequences already are life and career altering. If Carson, Baljit Athwal and Daljit Atwal are convicted, they’ll spend decades or perhaps the rest of their lives in prison. Meanwhile, an acquittal could do serious damage to DA Birgit Fladager should she run for a fourth term.

Jeff Jardine

Cannella knew his vote would be taxing in ways beyond raising gas prices

Blasted on social media for his vote to add 12 cents per gallon in taxes to gasoline to fund road repairs and other transportation improvements, State Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, crossed party lines and party diehards. In return, Merced and Ceres get ACE train service, UC Merced’s Gateway project will be funded and county roads will get money for repairs. He can live with that.

Jeff Jardine

Meals on Wheels gets major mileage out of minimal funding

President Trump’s proposed budget doesn’t specifically target the Meals on Wheel program, which receives no direct federal funding at all. But it does benefit from community block development grants, which are expected to be reduced. In Stanislaus County the program’s value is measured by the people it serves and the ones it trains.

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Antique sellers react to recent enforcement

Several antique store owners said they were blindsided by recent enforcement by Modesto Police that requires fingerprinting and 30-day holds on times. (Erin Tracy/etracy@modbee.com)
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Antique sellers react to recent enforcement 1:38

Antique sellers react to recent enforcement

Grading how well the 49ers did in the NFL Draft 0:57

Grading how well the 49ers did in the NFL Draft

Meet Reuben Foster, who the 49ers traded up to select at No. 31 0:58

Meet Reuben Foster, who the 49ers traded up to select at No. 31

Exit Escape Room opens 0:32

Exit Escape Room opens