The Gallo Center for the Arts will see its best season ever in ticket sales for the 2014-15 season. It also saw a breakthrough in reaching the region’s Latino audience. Its uccesses have lead to a higher profile among performing arts venues.
Gregori High School teachers Katie Merenda and Joe Orlando have been chosen to coordinate a districtwide recycling program, which will include all Modesto City Schools campuses and facilities. Merenda and Orlando recently shared some of the details about the program and what students and staff hope to achieve.
Fifth- and sixth-grade “science ambassadors” explain liquids and solids. Children are learning to be role models, a teacher says. The program is a joint effort between Franklin School and the National Ag Science Center.
Modesto Junior College will hold its 93rd Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in the stadium on the east campus. A reception for the expected 400 graduates and their guests will be held immediately after the ceremony in the Student Center Rotunda.
The Bee publishes birth information from Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Oak Valley Hospital. Other hospitals, including Doctors Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center, do not provide the information. Families can place special announcements in our weekly Celebrations section. For information, call (209) 578-2326.
Starbucks plans to sell wine and beer at at least one location in Modesto. ... Vintage Faire Mall has a couple of new stores and a couple of current shops in new locations. ... A job fair aimed at veterans is set early next month.