News & Notes

Check out a book and register to vote

Still haven't registered to vote? Here's your opportunity to tackle two tasks at once. The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County will be registering voters on Monday at the following Stanislaus County library branches:

Modesto, 1500 I St., from 2 to 7 p.m

Patterson, 46 N. Salado Ave., from 2 to 5 p.m.

Salida, 4835 Sisk Road, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Turlock, 550 Minaret Ave., from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election. To register, you must be a United States citizen, a resident of Stanislaus County, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, at least 18 years of age on the date of the election. Voters who have moved or changed their name can fill out new registration cards to update their information. For more information, call the League office at 524-1698

See Election Connection, Page B-8

Labor board to hear workers' complaints

A state labor board has agreed to consider complaints from three Modesto city employees. The claims will be presented to the Public Employee Relations Board in January, a city personnel executive and a lawyer for the Modesto City Employees Association confirmed. One case stems from a complaint about a hostile work environment, another from penalties applied against the union's president and the third from a disciplinary proceeding an employee contested. After hearing the cases, the labor board can dismiss the charges or mandate a remedy to the complaints.

Meet the press

Ever wonder how The Bee's editors decide which stories and photos deserve to be on Page A-1? Find out through the "Meet the Press" program, which invites readers to attend a 4 p.m. news meeting. To reserve a spot, contact Donna Moullette at dmoullette@modbee.com or 578-2351.


75 YEARS AGO: "The Serenade" by Victor Herbert was selected as the annual opera to be presented by the Modesto Junior College Music Department. Edna Barr Love, instructor of music, would direct the production; Joseph E. Whitaker, dramatics coach, would assist.

25 YEARS AGO: Former Stanislaus County Sheriff Grattan M. Hogin, 82, took Minnie Hughson Chapman, 81, as his bride. The marriage of the widely known couple was the climax to a friendship that began 60 years earlier, was forgotten and then renewed in July. The bride's late father was Hiram Hughson, for whom the town of Hughson was named.

-- Karen Aiello