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Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

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Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Grilled steak & Gorgonzola wraps

Grilled steak & Gorgonzola wraps

Steak and Gorgonzola cheese have been friends since the beginning of culinary times, and this wrap sandwich brings them together once again. The creamy, sharp cheese is the perfect balance for a tender, seasoned piece of steak... Read More

Crews battle fire at Modesto power station


SACRAMENTO – An early morning fire at a Modesto power station was expected to keep firefighters busy through Thursday afternoon.

Modesto Regional Fire Battalion Chief Hugo Patino said an explosion in a cabinet at the MID Power Station on Parker Rd. sparked the fire around 5:19 a.m.

Patino said the cabinet contained capacitors, which are kept cool with mineral oil.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they tried using dry chemicals to extinguish the flames but were unsuccessful. They eventually decided to let the fire burn itself out, Patino said.

Patino estimated the fire would continue burning into the afternoon.

The fire did not pose a threat to the surrounding area and the rest of the plant was able to stay energized.


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2 suspects identified in Modesto home invasion robbery


There has been another home invasion robbery since Monday, this one in Modesto.

STORY:
Police: Woman assaulted by armed intruders in Elk Grove robbery

STORY:
Home invasion victim fights back, gets shot

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Modesto Grand Prix Organizers and the Modesto Area Express (MAX) have finalized a partnership that will allow spectators to take the bus free of charge to the downtown event on August 2nd and 3rd. Guests can choose from one of two locations for a quick easy shuttle to the event with free parking.

The first location is located at the MJC East Campus parking lot on Stoddard and Tully Avenues. The second location will be the Health Services of Stanislaus County and Pediatric Center located at 830 Scenic Avenue. The bus will begin shuttling spectators every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Modesto Grand Prix are on sale now for $10 per person. The price will increase to $15 per person at the gate. Please note: children age 10 and under are free.

Please call the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department for more information at (209) 577-5344.

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan

Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. The solution? Ice cold desserts, like this granita, that hits a sweet spot without heating up the house. Once you’re comfortable with the recipe, there are endless variations – including my favorite, adding a couple of tablespoons of booze (be careful not to add too much or it won’t freeze properly).

 

Strawberry-Basil Granita

3 pints strawberries, hulled

4-5 basil leaves

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