Octavio and Gabriela Zaragoza Jr. announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Eve Zaragoza on March 3, 2013, 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 203/4 inches long. Layla will join siblings, Melina Zaragoza and Syrius Zaragoza. Maternal grandparent is Lupe Burciaga. Paternal grandparent is Paula Franklin.
Douglas Godfrey has been named the student of the month at Merced College. He had worked at the California National Guard as a technician, but was laid off because of state budget cuts, according to a news release. Godfrey then enrolled at Merced College during the 2011 spring semester. He has earned a 4.0 grade-point average and has been a member of the Alpha Gamma and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies.
Lisa Marie Cornelio and Levi Kula Cornelio, Merced, Feb. 7
Raul Sanchez Jr. and Tamara Warwick-Sanchez announce the birth of their son, Emilio Sanchez on Dec. 15, 2012, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Emilio will join siblings, Noah Michael Perez and Raul Roman Sanchez.
Robert Howard Guinn Jr. and Melissa Elena Mayhue, Delhi, Feb. 9
The Thunder Youth Cheer received second place at the U.S.A. Nationals in Disneyland on March 2. The team members are: Ashley Freitas, Kolbey Banks, Macie Harmon, Shelby Rolfe, Brookelyn Brigham, Jessie Cabral, Olivia Nemmers, Keyondra Clemons, Kayla Richardson, Alexis Machado and Vanessa Arceo. The team's coaches are Christa Bates, Kaylie Hayes, Stephanie Cook and Devon Lawrence.
Ricardo Lopez and Veronica Valencia announce the birth of their daughter, Angelina Destiny Marie Lopez on Feb. 16, 2013,
Three girls from Livingston were named Chapter Champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the State Level. The Chapter Champions were 10-year-old Gursimar Sidhu, 11-year-old Grace Chavez and 14-year-old Gurpreet Sodhi.
Mayra Jeanette Rodriguez, Turlock and Baltazar Zambrano, Delhi, Feb. 14
Megally Dorantes Vargas, Merced, and Troy Damien Cross, Turlock, Feb. 7
Atwater Arsenal 11U Travel Baseball team won the Angry Birds Tournament in Galt through All World Baseball. They beat Northern California teams to capture the 11 Division Championship. You can find more information on the Atwater Arsenal 11U team at www.atwaterarsenal.com.
Maci Nicole Freeman and Christopher Nicholas Tapia,
Raul and JoAnn Corona announce the birth of their daughter, Sofia Ann Corona on Feb. 1, 2013, 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long. Sofia will join sibling, Alexander Corona. Maternal grandparent is Maria A. Diaz. Paternal grandparent is Irma Ramirez.
Juan Jarillo and Fabiola Pantoja announce the birth of their son, Juan Anthony Jarillo-Pantoja on Jan. 25, 2013, 5 pounds,
Cory Ryan Sabotta and Siu Ying Kwun, Atwater, Feb. 1