Police chief's arraignment set
Gustine Police Chief Kris Anderson will be arraigned Monday in San Joaquin County Court on misdemeanor charges following his drunken driving arrest last month, according to the district attorney's office. He has been on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated. Anderson, 59, was arrested Feb. 24 on Interstate 580 near Tracy. A California Highway Patrol officer reportedly saw his sport utility vehicle weaving and he failed a field sobriety test. He was unavailable for comment this week. Sgt. Devon Stavrowsky is the acting police chief.
Little Big Town to play county fair
Little Big Town, the Academy of Country Music's top new vocal group for 2007, will play the Stanislaus County Fair on the free stage July 29. The band also was honored as independent artist of the year and for independent album of the year in 2006 by Billboard magazine. Their album "The Road to Here" went platinum in 2007, and their hits include "Boondocks," "A Little More You," "Good as Gone" and "I'm With the Band."
Spring break is here for valley students
Most students throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley are heading off to spring break. Some, in fact, already have started. According to the Stanislaus County Office of Education, most school districts begin their breaks today and return to classes March 31. Gratton School District students have a minimum day today and then take next week off. La Grange students also have a minimum day today and are out until April 7. Sylvan Union School District students start their break Monday and return March 31. Salida and Roberts Ferry school districts have been on break since Monday and return to class March 31.
Walk for Life 2008 scheduled for today
The 10th annual Walk for Life begins at 8 a.m. today. People will gather at East Ridge Community Church at Briggsmore Avenue and Oakdale Road. The march will take about two hours and conclude at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Oakdale Road.
50 YEARS AGO: The Stanislaus County Planning Commission approved a proposed site on Clayton Avenue for the new Chatom Union School District school west of Turlock. The 20-acre site south of West Main and west of Faith Home Road almost was centrally located geographically and from a population standpoint.
-- Karen Aiello