3 schools honor graduates tonight
Three schools in the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be honoring graduates today:
Oakdale Charter School, 7 p.m., River Oak Grace Church, Oakdale
Alternative Education (Oakdale), 7 p.m., River Oak Grace Church, Oakdale
Denair Charter Academy, 7:30 p.m., Denair High Stadium
The Bee also is putting together lists of high school commencement ceremonies and graduates to publish on www.modbee.com in the coming weeks. Schools are invited to send their alphabetized listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child left in car; mother arrested
A Sonora mother was arrested after leaving her baby in her luxury sport utility vehicle with the engine running and air conditioner on for nearly half an hour while she was in a salon. Sheriff's officials said the 8-month-old was not injured. Page B-2
50 YEARS AGO: Write-in candidate John Hopkins was elected student body president at Downey High School in Modesto.
25 YEARS AGO: Two loud explosions were heard in the basement of the Stanislaus County Jail after a main power generator blew up. Jailers and other law enforcement personnel thought bombs were going off. Six hours before the explosions, a bomb threat had been telephoned in to the district attorney's office. No one was hurt in the generator explosions. -- Karen Aiello