News & Notes

July 15, 2014 

MUSEUM’S MOVE PUTS PROGRAMS ON HOLD

The Great Valley Museum has suspended its Backyard Bookworms and Animal Talk programs for children as organizers pack up for a move from tight quarters at College and Stoddard avenues in Modesto to a larger space on the Modesto Junior College West Campus. Currently, organizers are packing up boxes for the move as they wait for exhibits at the new location to be completed. While no opening date has been determined, the museum is expected to reopen in its new location sometime in September, according to a Great Valley representative. To learn more, visit www.mjc.edu/instruction/sme/gvm.

NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT GOES UP IN RIVERBANK

A new traffic signal will greet drivers Thursday at Morrill and Oakdale roads, replacing blinking red lights. Federal transportation money paid for the $875,000 project, which included street widening, new sidewalks, wheelchair-friendly curbs and lane improvements. Construction is complete, so no additional delays are expected.

CANDIDATES FORUM WEDNESDAY AT CSU STANISLAUS

The League of California Cities will be holding a candidates forum at California State University, Stanislaus, Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Building, Room 130. Parking will be provided in lot 11. Senate District 12 candidates Shawn K. Bagley and Anthony Cannella and Assembly District 12 candidates Harinder Grewal and Kristin Olsen are expected to be present.

ROCK SLIDE CLOSES 120 AT TIOGA PASS, CHP REPORTS

A rock slide closed Highway 120 through Tioga Pass on Tuesday afternoon, the Sonora-area California Highway Patrol office reported. On the CHP’s online traffic incident information page, there was no estimated time of reopening.

MJC OFFERS NEW FAMILY PARTICIPATION PRESCHOOL

Modesto Junior College is offering a new Family Participation Preschool for the fall semester. The preschool will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Me-Wuk Preschool on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The program will begin Sept. 2. Cost is $15 per day plus a semester registration and parenting class fee. Children must be 2 to 5 years of age. One parent or guardian from each family is required to complete a six-hour parenting class through MJC Community Education for each semester the child is enrolled, and to participate on a rotating basis as a classroom volunteer throughout the fall semester. Applications are being accepted now; they can be found at www.mjc.edu/instruction/fcs/earlycare. For more information, call Sarah Ford at (209) 575-6329.

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