City to crack down at park

Modesto is planning to mount a "full-court press" to clean up McClatchy Park, a downtown park that was donated to the city by The Bee and improved by Julio and Aileen Gallo in 1995. The park draws complaints from business owners who see people using the area to drink alcohol and take drugs. The park does not have a restroom, and public urination is another common complaint. The city this week is scheduled to show a plan for the site that could include handing its deed to the McHenry Mansion Foundation, which would make it a private space. That's scheduled to appear at the City Council Safety and Communities Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto.