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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.

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from giant sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

Park spokesman Scott Gediman said Wednesday there was no imminent threat to Merced Grove.

The fire was about 10 miles away, and crews were reinforcing old containment lines to prevent it from getting to the trees.

Merced Grove is among three stands of giant sequoias in the park. The towering trees grow only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada and are among the largest and oldest living things on earth.

Gediman said about 50 homes remained under evacuation orders. The fire, which began on Saturday, has burned through more than 5 square miles. It was 34 percent contained.

Yosemite fire expands, threatens giant redwoods

SAN FRANCISCO — A fire on the western side of Yosemite National Park expanded to 3,060 acres Tuesday, threatening a grove of giant redwoods and limiting access to the park.

Firefighters made progress containing the fire, which was burning through chaparral, grass and timber. Some 19% of the perimeter was contained, and residents of the town of El Portal were allowed to return to their homes.

The fire was temporarily cutting off some access points to the park, a big tourist draw during the summer, closing Big Oak Flat Road and parts of Highway 120. Three campgrounds were also closed. The Merced Grove Giant Sequoia within the park was threatened, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Some residents allowed to return in Yosemite fire; Highway 120 still closed

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Evacuation orders have been lifted for about half of the estimated 100 homes cleared out by a wildfire in Yosemite National Park.

Park fire information spokeswoman Jennifer Wuchner says residents of the community of Old El Portal were allowed to return home at 9 a.m. Tuesday. About 45 homes in the community of Foresta remain evacuated.

The fire has sent smoke plumes into the park's famed valley, though the park itself has remained open.

The blaze has burned through nearly 5 square miles and is 19 percent contained.

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