John Buckley, executive director of the Central Sierra Conservation Center, spoke to The Modesto Bee editorial board on Jan. 24, 2018, about issues ranging from forest fires to forest health to Yosemite and the issues surrounding the park's nearly 10 million visitors over the past two years. He also discussed what he hopes the incoming superintendent, Mike Reynolds, will put on his priority list.
A German Federal Government social media page released video of the first time President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin met in person. The videos shows them shaking hands at the 2017 Hamburg summit on July 7. Note: no audio.
Mike Dunbar, the editorial page editor of The Modesto Bee, is urging Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin county officials to ban the recreational use of the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus rivers until they are deemed safe. The cold, rapid water this spring has led to several drownings. (Brian Clarkfirstname.lastname@example.org)
The Modesto Bee Opinions Page Editor Mike Dunbar says California continues to miss opportunities to store water by failing to address the need to build more storage facilities that would capture all of the state's water.
Mike Dunbar, The Bee's Opinions editor, offers his three takeaways from the 2015 election. Among the talking points – Measure G, Modesto City School Board race, low voting turnout and the Oakdale Irrigation District.
Modesto Christian High hosted the Jairol Red Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The game, along with a raffle and dinner, benefited the family of the late Jairol Red, who died of a rare form of cancer. Red is considered the school’s first basketball star, and his son, Jairol Harris-Red, played in his honor.
Jennifer Graves Roach discusses how she was sexually abused as a teenager by Brad Tebbutt, a former youth pastor at First Baptist Church, starting in the 1980s in Modesto, California. (Garth Stapley/Modesto, Peter Haley/Tacoma News Tribune
Sumatran tiger cub Jillian turned one on February 10, 2014. Check out this San Francisco Zoo video of her enjoying birthday gifts, which include a frozen ice cake and a bubble bath. Jillian, who was the Sacramento Zoo's lone tiger, has returned to San Francisco after failing to adjust to her change of scenery.
Squaw Valley Ski Patrol unofficially reported 7 inches of new snow on the upper mountain at Squaw Valley with more accumulation on the ridges. Snow continued to fall Thursday with another storm in the forecast for this coming Monday. Weekend temperatures will be cold, keeping the new snow fresh. Winds could pickup on Sunday as the next storm rolls in.