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More fall classes at CSU Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus added more than 60 courses and class sections to its fall schedule on Thursday, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.The courses run the gamut from Introduction to Composition, to Advanced Business Law and Existentialism. Classes from 28 different fields have been added.Students have just three weeks to sign up for the new classes before Fall semester begins on Aug. 23. The semester concludes on Dec. 17 due to an extended 15-week length, up from the 13-week Fall semester of past years due to schedule changes related to replacing Winter Term with a three-week self-supported ...

August 03, 2010 | | Education

Spring CSU Stanislaus admissions

The application filing period for Spring 2011 California State University, Stanislaus hopefuls opened Sunday, but the lack of a state budget has left the college unsure of how many students it can afford to accept.Applicants will receive, at best, a conditional acceptance with no offer of admission until the CSU system learns more about the budget.The constitutional deadline for the governor and Legislature to adopt a budget passed on June 15. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers disagree on how to best close a $19.1 billion deficit, with Schwarzenegger refusing to sign a budget without state pension, tax ...

August 03, 2010 | | Education

Grizzled veterans of America's math wars

I am a veteran of the math wars. I was there in 1995 when the shiny new California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) test told graders to award a higher score to a student who incorrectly answered a math problem about planting trees - but wrote an enthusiastic essay - than to a student who got the answer right, but with no essay.The genius responsible for that math question explained that her goal was to present eighth-graders with "an intentionally ambiguous problem in which no one pattern can be considered the absolute answer." Gov. Pete Wilson's education czar, Maureen DiMarco, promptly ...

August 03, 2010 | BY DEBRA SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial

Time to put ethics back into city council

The recall movement is alive and well in Hughson. After successfully obtaining the necessary signatures to be able to place the recall on a ballot, I can say that we are on our way in our campaign efforts to put some ethics and order back into our City Council.I am so proud of the six candidates who have stepped forward to replace the three that the Civil Grand Jury found in violation of political ethics laws. These six - two each running for the three positions - are candidates who have no ties to each other, and are of strong ethical ...

August 03, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor

The law needs to better protect abused women

This is a question that I always wanted the police to answer: Why does the law in our time and age let battered women's incidents get as far as a death?You would think they would know by now this is something you would have to take care of right away, as far as someone not abiding by the law. Abusers like Anthony Simmons - who was stabbed to death allegedly by girlfriend Selina Vargas in February 2009 - ignored and broke every law that got in his way and the police just turned and looked the other way. They have ...

August 03, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor

New juvenile commitment center one step closer to reality

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved schematics for a new, urgently needed, $24 million Juvenile Commitment Facility on Tuesday morning.The 60-bed facility, to be located adjacent to the existing Juvenile Hall and the Modesto Junior College West Campus, will house youth law breakers who become committed wards of the court. Non-committed individuals will continue to be housed at Juvenile Hall."This journey started a long time ago, several years ago, with a hope and a wish," said Jerry Powers, county chief probation officer. "We're at a point today where we can show you some schematic drawings. We ...

August 03, 2010 | | Government

Brunner — Cornwell

Teresa Brunner and Brad Cornwell were married on June 18 in Sutter Creek, Calif. in a small family wedding.Teresa is the daughter of Dave and Karen Brunner of Turlock. Brad is the son of Paul and Karen Cornwell of Modesto. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and will reside in Turlock.

August 03, 2010 | | Weddings

MC football promotes assistant to head coach

Merced College president Benjamin Duran announced Monday the selection of Bob Casey as head coach of the Blue Devil football team. Casey's appointment will immediately be considered by the College's Board of Trustees for formal approval.

August 03, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | College

Edith Catheryn Thompson

Edith Thompson, 95, of Denair, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1 at home with her family at her side. She was born in Jay, Okla. to Joseph and Pearl Harrington in 1915. She moved to the area in 1943, where she lived and farmed with her husband of 54 years until retirement.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Refugio A. Avila

Refugio Avila passed away in Livingston on July 31. He was born in Tlatenango, Zacatecas on Sept. 7, 1920. He moved to the United States from Mexico, leaving behind his wife, Maria Abigail Del Real Avila and two children through the Bracero Program. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company that took him to Illinois, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and California. He later worked for the U.S. Forestry Department in Oregon. When he came to live in Livingston, he worked for Perkins Rose Company in Newman.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Jerry Schell

Jerry Schell, 79, of Denair, passed away on Thursday, July 29 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born in Rocky Comfort, Mo. to Earl and Mina Schell in 1930. Jerry was raised there until he was 13, when his family moved to Delhi.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Imogene B. Gross

Imogene B. Gross, 83, passed away peacefully at home in Castro Valley on July 31. She was the fifth child born to John and Myrtle Basden on March 23, 1927 in West Liberty, Haskel County, Okla. Mrs. Gross attended Livingston High School. After moving to Richmond, she worked at a gas station and also worked on World War II airplane parts at Point Richmond. She married Wendell Davis in 1948 and had three children: John Davis, Beverly Blair, and Debra Harrison. In 1960 she married Bruce Gross. She worked at National Welding in Richmond for many years until she became ...

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

More water flow needed for fish, finds delta report

More water should be allowed to flow through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and into the San Francisco Bay, according to a State Water Board report which was unanimously approved Tuesday.The 180-page informational report, required by the 2009 Delta Reform Act and not directly tied to any legislative action, establishes the volume, quality and timing of water flow needed to protect fish and wildlife."For the first time, the board has come forth with explicit estimates on flows needed to protect the estuary and the results are not surprising," said Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance ...

August 03, 2010 | | Local

Juanita M. Dye-Maxon

Juanita M. Dye-Maxon, wife of the late John (Jackie) Maxon, passed away on July 29 at her home in Castro Valley.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

Selina Mae Winters

Selina Mae Winters was one of eight children born to Patrick and Elsie Tobin. She was born and raised in Newport, RI and moved to Turlock in 1955 to be near her family. She was employed for several years by International Paper Plant in Turlock and in Southern California. Selina, who was fondly called "Nana" by almost everyone who knew her, loved her family. She especially loved her great grandchildren, and she was a friend to everyone. She had a full life and her share of tragedies, but she was strong and always positive. Her sense of humor and her ...

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS

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Doctor Walter Hunt

Our dad, Doctor Walter Hunt, completed his long journey home on April 5, 2018. Before turning the last bend in the road, he left another ...

April 10, 2018 | | OBITS

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