The 6- and -7-year-olds from Campus Park Elementary played with bubbles, made their own play dough, built lava lamps, mixed paint to color their T-shirts and even touched dissected animals during a science field trip to Livingston High School.
Livingston appears to be on its way to becoming Merced County’s first sanctuary city, a symbolic self-designation meant to ease the minds of undocumented immigrants worried over ongoing changes to immigration policy under the Trump administration.
Amid a push for cities in Merced County to become “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants, the Livingston Union School District’s governing board last week voted for its schools to be “safe havens” for students.
About 500 children took photos with Santa and received gifts at Livingston Police Department’s annual Kops for Kids event, during which more than 30 bicycles also were given out through Kalem’s Giving Tree.
Portions of the Kings River will be closed for Memorial Day weekend and indefinitely after. Sheriff Margaret Mims made the safety announcement Wednesday and Jeff Nowlin, who's been coming to the river for 20 years, reiterated the dangers while pointing out how high and fast the river is moving these days.
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