Transitional kindergarten offers a stepping stool for 4-year-olds turning 5 in the fall. The 5-by-Sept. 1 crowd has lots of options parents will need to pick from soon. Dual-language schools, charter schools and traditional neighborhood schools are opening for registration right about now.
Merced resident Aubrey Nelson was awarded the 2015 Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Adam Gray’s office. She is being recognized for being an organizer of “Love Merced,” a project that brings residents together to clean up the city.
Modesto-area farmers will pay more for Tuolumne River water this year, Modesto Irrigation District leaders decided Tuesday, and the board additionally revived water-transfer programs to help farmers cope with drought and this season’s historic low deliveries of only 16 inches of water per acre.
A popular Main Street venue to grab a drink and enjoy live music is closed for three to five months, said RC Essig, one of The Partisan’s owners. Also, city officials confirmed an unnamed investor wants to buy multiple downtown buildings.
Backlash to UC’s proposed tuition hike has evolved into a showdown over control. UC says lawmakers must decide whether they are willing to spend more. State officials want more say in the direction of the university.
A new study shows distracted driving among teens is leading to more crashes than previously thought. Distraction a key factor in nearly 6 in 10 crashes involving teen drivers. Many of them are rear-enders.
Denise Huskins, the Vallejo woman who police said faked her own abduction for ransom, met with detectives Thursday after nearly 24 hours of silence in an effort to “clear her name,” her attorney told The Sacramento Bee.
A multimillion-dollar flight simulator at Sierra Flight Academy gave Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel the flight of his life. McDaniel joined Atwater Councilman Brian Raymond on Tuesday for a ride inside the Boeing 737 simulator at Castle Commerce Center.
About 300 students, from preschool to college — many from Yosemite National Park’s gateway communities — gathered at the Yosemite Falls viewing area on Tuesday to start the park’s 125th anniversary celebration, which is themed, “Youth of Today: Park Stewards of Tomorrow.”
Robert M. “Bob” Piccinini, the congenial and savvy chairman of the board and majority shareholder of the Modesto-based Save Mart Supermarkets empire, died Tuesday morning at his Modesto home. He was 73.
A tentative agreement on Stanislaus River flows could shore up irrigation supplies and keep Lake Tulloch from emptying this summer. The deal calls for regulators to relax the springtime flow requirements aimed at getting young salmon to the Pacific Ocean. The saved water could help the Oakdale and South San Joaquin irrigation districts.