Parents and students have their reservations over the plan to have school security officers carrying batons, pepper spray and handcuffs at all Modesto City high schools.
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors selected 15 community colleges across the state to start offering four-year bachelor’s degrees in specific fields.
Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs $2.19. In California, that moves to $2.65, and locally $2.53 in Sacramento, $2.52 in Stockton and $2.48 in Modesto.
Since 2008, the department has lost 25 percent of its staff. In December, 12 officers announced they were retiring, while an additional dozen officers say they were leaving Modesto for better paying police jobs in the Bay Area.
It has been a difficult day for the owner of three horses killed when a barn went up in flames Friday night.
The barn on McReynolds Avenue caught fire at around 5 p.m., prompting a response from several engines. When the fire was extinguished, 20 minutes later, three horses were found deceased inside.
A family photo collage shows the good times, but loved ones say Steve Mingham, a retired schoolteacher and part-time contractor, was recently under a lot of pressure at home.
A man shot and killed his wife and two grown children before taking his life at a Northern California home on New Year’s Day, police said Friday.
A Modesto family’s home was severely damaged by a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Historically the Parklawn neighborhood has had flooding issues when it rains. But neighbors say they’re still dealing with a muddy mess days after the rain, thanks to the county’s flood-control effort.
A man carrying a samurai sword has surrendered to police after a short standoff in Modesto Wednesday morning, officers say.
David William Noll, of Modesto, already paid about $9,000 in restitution before Monday’s sentencing. Prosecutors say they expect he’ll end up paying about $12,000 to cover the cost of restoring the murals.