Election forum at Mancini Bowl

Modesto voters can hear what the candidates for mayor and City Council have to say about solving homelessness, bringing well-paying jobs to the city and other vital issues Saturday at Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park.


For Modesto City Schools board, experience counts

Public schools are facing enormous challenges. More kids than ever come to school from low-income homes. More kids want and need help learning English. Common Core is tougher, but for kids without a computer, or who haven’t mastered English, the testing is downright punitive. There’s a nationwide teacher shortage, fueled by near-constant criticism of their work.


Voters shake up Patterson City Council

Patterson council members had mixed results in Tuesday’s election, with Mayor Luis Molina cruising to victory along with council challenger Dennis McCord and council incumbent Deborah Novelli. Councilman Larry Buehner will lose his seat, while council members Dominic Farinha and Sheree Lustgarten will keep theirs despite finishing third and fourth in the mayor’s race.


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Below are the responses from the candidates who responded to The Bee's request for the candidate questionnaires. The Bee made this request to all candidates.

Modesto Mayor
Armando Arreola
Ted Brandvold
Dave Lopez
Garrad Marsh
Carmen Sabatino

Modesto City Council, District 1
John Gunderson
Mani Grewal
Ron Hurst

Modesto City Council, District 3
Kristi Ah You
Patricia Gillum

Modesto City Council, District 6
David Wright
Doug Ridenour

Modesto City Schools Board
John Walker

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