Ex-Los Banos Mayor Tommy Jones booked into Merced jail

Tommy Jones, a former Los Banos mayor charged with bribing public officials in his capacity as a member of the Los Banos school board has been arrested, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Records show Jones, 68, was booked at 10:35 a.m. into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of bribery

Central Catholic ‘out of its comfort zone’ versus San Diego school

Cathedral Catholic is one of the top programs in the San Diego Section and ranked No. 18 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports. The Dons are a Division-I program with an enrollment nearly five times greater than Central Catholic’s, but their stature doesn’t scare coach Roger Canepa. It’s their style.

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Modesto's Downey looks to bounce back vs. Patterson

Downey (Modesto, Calif.) High football coach Jeremy Plaa talks about his team's upcoming game against Patterson, to be played at Chuck Hughes Stadium on Sept. 2, 2016. (jcortez@modbee.com)
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Modesto's Downey looks to bounce back vs. Patterson 1:02

Modesto's Downey looks to bounce back vs. Patterson

Road to The Honor Bowl with Central Catholic 1:44

Road to The Honor Bowl with Central Catholic

SWF: Inside The Playbook with Gregori's Jason McCoy 1:39

SWF: Inside The Playbook with Gregori's Jason McCoy

Modesto adoption agency creating, connecting families 2:16

Modesto adoption agency creating, connecting families

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Simple rules for kids taking cellphones to school

Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cellphone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don'ts. You can keep an eye on kids at home (kind of), but at school, they're on their own. As with any kind of boundary setting, these conversations can be tense. Fortunately, there are only five rules for them to remember - and one for you, to show that you're all in this together.