From the emails and the voice mails:
This round will include local classic car legend Bart Bartoni, Pete Hischier, the late Chuck Billington, Terry McGrath and Leroy Applequest, the motorcycle cop who ticketed so many of the cruisers. When the city placed cones to make 10th a one-way street, McGrath drove in the new illegal direction and knocked them all down. The police were waiting for him at the end of the street, event organizer Chris Murphy said.
Hopkins and Clark will return to Modesto for this year’s dedication.
Check out www.modestocruiseroute.com for more information.
One such visit happened last week, and they stayed at a downtown hotel called “The D,” once known as Fitzgerald’s. While there, Bossard grabbed a small bottle of water bearing the house label. He looked at the label to see where the hotel gets its water and was surprised to see “Source: Modesto Municipal Water Supply/Modesto, CA.”
Bossard’s first thought was why, with the West in a prolonged drought, is the city of Modesto selling water to a hotel in Las Vegas?
Turns out the water isn’t directly a city product. It is bottled in Modesto by a company called Hydration Source LLC, for companies based in Michigan and Texas, and has been for more than a decade. The Lubbock-based parent company, the Hurley Cos., is one of the largest private-label bottled water providers in the nation. Some of the water bottled in Modesto is shipped directly to Las Vegas, while other shipments go to Texas for labeling.
The deputies arrested and booked Almighty Allah of Antioch. No, really. According to his driver’s license, he is 37 years old. There you have it, folks. Almighty Allah was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of possession and transporting pot. They cited him on driving with a suspended license and having expired registration.
Modesto resident Don Lenkeit emailed to say he’s noticed love locks on the fence atop the Virginia Corridor trail bridge over Briggsmore Avenue. A visit to the bridge confirmed there does appear to be the makings of the fad here. About a dozen locks – including one lock that is, well, unlocked – are on the fence, both sides combined, and no more than three very close together.