The Pitman High and Sonora High volleyball teams won Sac-Joaquin Section championships on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at UC Davis. Pitman beat Pleasant Grove for the Division I crown while Sonora knocked off Hilmar for the Division IV title.
Peninsula Plastics Recycling Inc. in Turlock has one of eight projects that the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery will support with its newly established greenhouse gas reduction grants.
Stanislaus County was the first county in the nation to offer a gold seal for students proficient in another language through its Office of Education. Now in its fourth year, the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency program recognized 154 students this year, including a Turlock High senior who speaks three languages.
The dream of a retired California State University, Stanislaus biology professor to send every Turlock schoolchild to see the ocean and learn about sealife is at least partially coming true. Donations from retired educators will send 15 classes from five schools to Monterey this school year, to explore the aquarium and count sand crabs on the beach.
Elias Ruiz of Hughson made the finals of the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge with his idea for a lightweight raft. The fourth and final regional round took place Wednesday night at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
California State University, Stanislaus students, alumni, and faculty are invited to a free networking mixer Wednesday. Also, Lancaster Painting is taking nominations for its annual Paint it Forward event.