Empire Head Start families get fresh, free food

Kids dug into baskets of celery and green onions. Moms picked among bright red tomatoes, brown spuds, oranges, carrots, lettuce and radishes. The fresh, free food went quickly at Tuesday’s kickoff event for a school garden at Empire Head Startl. Inter-Faith Ministries said Empire will get monthly food giveaways.


Board approves addition at Modesto City Schools headquarters

Modesto City Schools’ historic administrative building on Locust Street will get a permanent addition, replacing a hodgepodge of aging trailers and portable buildings. Trustees approved the move, heard about tech upgrades and OK’d a contract with yard duty supervisors at Monday’s meeting.


Waterford teens head to national Rube Goldberg contest

Erasing a chalkboard may be a dying art at high schools, but one campus has taken the task to the max. A machine devised by Waterford High physics students takes 25 steps to clear the board, an absurdly complex and whimsical design heading to the national High School Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.


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