Authorities have identified a woman killed in a Waterford homicide Friday morning and said she was shot during a marijuana theft.
That’s still well above California’s 7.4 percent rate and the nation’s 6.3 percent rate. But it’s a big improvement from August 2013 when 12 percent of Stanislaus workers were jobless, employment statistics show.
Results of high school exit exams show little change overall, but incremental progress drew praise from local and state educators. The pencil-and-paper test, tied to the old state standards, chugged away like a sturdy old pickup as trial-run computerized...