High School Football

State of affairs: Eyeing 5th straight CIF crown, Central Catholic beefs up schedule

One year after senior dynamos Justin Rice, Hunter Petlansky and Kekupaa Freehauf led the Raiders to the school’s first 16-0 season and a Open Division Small School state title, Central Catholic is set to tackle the most demanding schedule in program history.


Law enforcement officers shocked, saddened by events in Dallas

Shock and sadness were the words used by Modesto-area law enforcement leaders to describe the shootings in Dallas that led to the death of five officers on Thursday night. Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, opened fire on law enforcement officers following a peaceful protest to the recent officer-involved shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week.


Judge grants order against two OID board members

Oakdale Irrigation District board members Gail Altieri and Linda Santos cannot attend closed-door board sessions on the fallowing lawsuit, or vote on related matters, Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne has ruled. He granted a temporary restraining order against the women, expected to last at least until Sept. 21.


Judge bumped from OID fallowing lawsuit

Oakdale Irrigation District leaders press forward with a lawsuit against two of their own. The board airs a confidential memo clearing up some questions about a controversial fallowing program, the subject of the lawsuit, while one defendant gets a judge who ruled against the district booted from the case.


OID sues two of its own board members

Water leaders voted 3-2 Tuesday to sue to bar elected board members Linda Santos and Gail Altieri from closed-door board discussions regarding an ongoing lawsuit facing the Oakdale Irrigation District.


Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion

The former United Brethren Church in Oakdale, which was built in the 1890s, was saved when a local builder and Realtor decided to move the church to a different property and turn it into a two-bedroom, three-bathroom house. (Andy Alfaro/aalfaro@modbee.com and Erin Tracy/etracy@modbee.com)
Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion 1:59

Old church building in Oakdale on the move, awaits conversion

Old rivals Modesto JC, Merced meet in scrimmage 1:31

Old rivals Modesto JC, Merced meet in scrimmage

Red Shield pool celebration 2:00

Red Shield pool celebration

Vigil for slain Modesto teen 1:25

Vigil for slain Modesto teen