Their families have dubbed them Captain America and Thor. Without pausing to consider the danger to their own lives, a pair of Modesto friends sprang to the aid of a stranger who fell off a 70-foot cliff into the ocean at Point Reyes over the weekend.
At the beginning of March every year, thousands of schools and classrooms around the nation participate in Read Across America Day in honor of legendary author Dr. Seuss. One of those schools is Modesto Christian, which once again transformed itself into the world of Dr. Seuss. Teachers and students dressed up as their favorite characters and each classroom featured different activities related to reading – and Dr. Seuss. There were also games and reading times at lunch and during recesses for all the students at the elementary school. During an assembly after lunch, students demonstrated their own Dr. Seuss knowledge during a trivia-style contest. All the events were designed to support Dr. Seuss’ passion to inspire children to read and develop a lifelong love of reading.
Brian Edwards has been driving for 25 years without an accident. That may not seem all that impressive, until you learn that Edwards is a delivery driver for the United Parcel Service, putting in up to 140 miles per day on the road.
Modesto City Schools went through the motions of laying off three elementary teachers and cutting a popular high school program for students hoping to be the first in their family to go to college, but most were simply funding changes and only three people will lose a total of four periods in the end, district officials said.