Seven members of the Oakdale High School wrestling team, along with 15 other Stanislaus District athletes, will compete Friday and Saturday at the California Interscholastic Federation championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The title matches are Saturday night. The Modesto Bee’s Ron Agostini will be tweeting live results from the meet and will provide matside coverage in The Bee and at www.modbee.com. Follow Agostini on Twitter @modbeesports.
A drive to catch kids up and make sure they’re reading by third grade has put heavy pressure on early-grade classrooms. Modesto City Schools teachers say they are testing through much of every day; administrators say tracking kids’ early progress is essential for effective teaching.
A Modesto jewelry store is helping Starbucks employees conform to the company’s new dress code while still getting to wear rings at work. As of Tuesday morning, Yates & Co. had given out 109 tungsten, titanium or cobalt rings.
Just before Alan David Tikal was slapped with a 24-year federal prison sentence on Thursday, prosecutors and a judge reflected on some of his more than 1,000 victims throughout the United States who lost $5.8 million.
Trailing by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter, Turlock Christian pulled to within eight with 2 minutes and 39 seconds to play, but the rally ran out of steam and the Eagles fell to Valley Christian 59-52 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI girls basketball final at Galt High School.