Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin boiled down his visit to an Atwater preschool site in two points: "Education, not incarceration. We want to take care of the first part - education - before we later have to incarcerate."
A California State University, Stanislaus effort to increase the percentage of Hispanic and low-income students in graduate programs, and the rate of degree completion among those students, will continue for a second year following renewal of federal grant funding.
From 2003 to 2006, U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Wardee "Gunner" Bruce served as the Naval Reserve Junior Officer Training Corps instructor at Turlock High and then he retired to a life of philanthropy through organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Hilmar High School celebrated 100 years with a homecoming parade through downtown on Friday. Thousands of spectators packed Lander Avenue in Hilmar to view the once-in-a-lifetime celebration with the theme "Keeping the Traditions."
Hundreds of Walnut Magneteers and their families participated in the school's Walk to School Day on Wednesday. The event was organized to raise awareness about the health benefits of walking to school and the potential negative health effects of sedentary lifestyles. In the United States, nearly one in three children are either overweight or obese.
Researchers at the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute have received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to expand on a prototype system which uses wireless sensors to track snowpack depth, water storage in soil, stream flow, and water use by Sierra vegetation.
California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani delivered his 2011 State of the University address Friday, highlighting rising student enrollment despite the challenge of declining state funding for the university.
Osborn Two-Way Academy Library Technician Shirley Demeny was honored last night for 22 years of service to the Turlock Unified School District. She is retiring and was well known for going above and beyond her regular duties.
The 2nd annual Walnut Energy Faire was held Saturday. Organizer and teacher Bret Sutterley praised the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock for teaming up with Walnut to offer the experience.