Clovis West takes Lip Sync contest
For the fourth time in five years, Clovis West High School won the state High School Principals Spanish Lip Sync Contest on Saturday night at Modesto Centre Plaza. Riverbank High finished second and Sanger third in the 21st annual event. Page B-2
We have questions, mayor has answers
Government budgets are complex and, in the current economic climate, hard to balance. That's why The Bee posed some questions to Modesto Mayor Jim Ridenour, who gave us some answers. Opinions, Page B-7
Burning questions for those who BBQ
The weather turned sunny, and the grill is ready for another barbecue season. But prices for some of the all-important barbecue ingredients, including meat, have shot up over the last year. If you're a barbecue maven who has noticed it's more expensive to cook over flame, the Bee wants to hear from you. Contact staff writer Ben van der Meer at email@example.com or 578-2331. Responses may be used in an upcoming story.
City needs your help cleaning corridor
To prepare for its upcoming Earth Day celebration, the city of Modesto is seeking volunteers for a neighborhood cleanup day along the undeveloped portions of the Virginia Corridor on April 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Virginia Corridor is a 4.2-mile linear park that runs along the old Tidewater Southern Railroad Line from Needham Avenue to Bangs Avenue. Any individual or group interested in volunteering should contact Beverly McCullough, city of Modesto Solid Waste Division, at 577-5495. Modesto's 19th annual Earth Day in the Park Festival is slated for April 19 at Graceada Park.