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Educators know that lectures and memorized lists fade fast, but learning by doing sticks with you. With the common core downgrade of pacing calendars and drills, fun may regain its footing in the curriculum after a lesson for teachers at Knight Ferry.
All of this year's Modesto Irrigation District races now have candidates, with Les Johnson saying he'll run to succeed outgoing board member Tom Van Groningen in northeast Modesto.
Terri Spezzano encourages her two boys to eat vegetables by involving them in shopping and gardening. Her job doesn't end there. She spreads the word about healthy eating in Stanislaus and Merced counties as an adviser with the University of California Cooperative Extension.
Crews are battling two wildfires in Californias Central Valley one of which is threatening hundreds of homes. The fires in the foothills of Mariposa and Madera counties started on Sunday. State fire officials say the Carstens fire has burned more than 1,000 acres about six miles northeast of Mariposa along Highway 140, one of the main routes into Yosemite National Park.
A $3,000 reward offer still hasn't produced an arrest in Newman, where several cats were shot with crossbow darts in February. Now, Modesto attorney Terry Campbell Wallace said she'll sweeten the pot by $500.
Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night.
In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
When the garden or the market offers up corn, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and peppers, try these creative ways to bring that seasonal bounty to the table.
As a retired city and county planner with 34 years of local government experience, I feel compelled to voice my strong opposition to the proposal to open the Tenth Street pedestrian plaza to automobile traffic.
A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain.
Thousands of fans brought Times Square to a standstill as they waited to catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt at his premiere for "World War Z."