Education

Modesto Junior College projects slated for completion in March

The makeover of Modesto Junior College’s East Campus science building and Great Valley Museum educational demonstration Center should be finished in March, and a Patterson satellite center should open by next year, according to an annual report on the Yosemite Community College District’s Measure E bond.

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MID ponders fairness of water, power pricing

Modesto Irrigation District leaders agree that farmers should pay more for water, but it’s unclear how subsidies borne by electricity customers might be lessened because the board does not want to separate accounting for its two core services: water and power.

High School Football

Downey, Central Catholic quarterbacks weigh in on ‘Deflategate”

Downey High School’s P.J. Wilson and Central Catholic’s Hunter Petlansky – both quarterbacks – say less air is better when it comes to footballs. The two weighed in on Deflategate, the football caper involving the New England Patriots and underinflated footballs that were discovered during their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game.

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Pets

Lisa Moore: Dog parks are not for every pet

The great thing about a dog park is that anyone can go there with their dog – that’s also the worst thing about a dog park. I’ve been to many, and it’s troubling to see the inappropriate behavior of both dogs and humans on any given day.

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Jeff Jardine: Young Modesto writers make healing personal

Somerset Middle School teacher Susan Romero discovered that 15 of her students in 2012 had lost loved ones and were dealing with the emotions of those losses. So she persuaded 13 of them to write about their experience and assembled it into a book intended to help other teens face the same dilemmas.

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