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.
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 successes have lead to a higher profile among performing arts venues.
Treasure hunters in search of rare finds for their personal collections looked through more than 100 booths filled with antiques, collectibles and crafts during Sunday’s Knights Ferry Gold Country Peddler’s Faire.
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.
Stanislaus County public health officials responded this week to a case of meningitis involving a student at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Oakdale. Dr. John Walker, county public health officer, said the 8-year-old boy was hospitalized and returned home Friday.