Go to high school and win a new car
In a continuing effort to raise the awareness of the importance of school attendance and increase attendance rates, schools throughout Stanislaus County kicked off a second year of
the "Every Day Counts" attendance campaign. After last year's campaign, 17 school districts in Stanislaus County reported improved attendance rates overall, with six of those attaining a half-percent increase or more.
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This year, students from participating high schools who miss three or fewer days of school have a chance to win a 2007 Pontiac G6 donated by Roberts Auto Sales of Modesto.
State panel takes up short-haul rail plan
The California Transportation Commission meets this week in Sacramento to consider Trade Corridors Improvement Fund applications, including a
$26 million request from Stanislaus County for an inland port and short-haul rail link between the Port of Oakland and Crows Landing. On Wednesday, the commission has scheduled two hours for discussion, starting at
1:15 p.m. On Thursday, the commission has set aside an hour to adopt the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund program, starting at 11 a.m. The meetings will be held in the first floor auditorium of the Department of Water Resources building, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento. The inland port project is the centerpiece of the 4,800-acre PCCP West Park LLC proposal to build a business and industrial park in and around the county-owned Crows Landing Air Facility.
Homeless men's trial delayed until July
A trial for four homeless men accused of sleeping in a park in Modesto's La Loma neighborhood was delayed Monday until July by a Stanislaus County judge.
Both sides happy with delta deal
Developers and environmentalists battling over the Stewart Tract -- an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Lathrop -- say a legal settlement could help solve chronic flooding worries. Page B-2
75 YEARS AGO: Mrs. W.P. Knight of Salida was elected president of the Stanislaus County Council of Parents and Teachers at a meeting at Hickman Grammar School.
50 YEARS AGO: Leon Lafaille, Modesto Junior College's basketball coach for nine of the past 11 seasons, resigned his position to work full time as head of the physical education and athletic department.
-- Karen Aiello