The Castle Air Museum welcomed two new additions this week. The North American T-39 Sabreliner was donated to the museum by a vocational institute. It was originally used for ferrying high level individuals around the country.
The average law enforcement officer lives about 20 fewer years than the average American, former Modesto Police Chief and current Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden told Wednesday's annual Peace Officers' Memorial gathering at Lakewood Memorial Park. But most are willing to take that risk because they enjoy "doing what they love - serving others."
May 07, 2010|
BY JEFF BENZIGER
Special to the Journal
To help reduce underage drinking, the Stanislaus County Office of Education has gone straight to the source - teens. Over 75 students from schools throughout Stanislaus County attended the Fourth Annual Teen Alcohol Forum on Wednesday to discuss how they feel about teen drinking.
Lauded for his previous works to protect America's wild lands, former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter will deliver the keynote address at the National Parks Institute seminar at UC Merced on May 3.
Central Valley Project water users received good news on Friday, as Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Bureau of Reclamation's initial water supply forecast is better than anticipated.
During the spring and summer of 1942, over 4,600 Japanese Americans lived at the Merced County Fairgrounds. They were not enemy soldiers, or even classified as prisoners of war. They were farmers, mechanics, shop owners, and average families from across the state of California. They were never charged with committing a crime, but they were not allowed to leave. For the remainder of World War II, most of these people were kept against their will at relocation centers in remote areas of the United States.
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill (R – Ceres) launched a new Web site on Wednesday, www.CAJobsFirst.com, intended to provide resources for job seekers, information on California's lack of jobs, and to draw attention to what Berryhill says is a need for state lawmakers to focus on job creation and retention in 2010.
Citing a continued budget shortfall and recession induced layoffs, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the basic law enforcement academy training at the Ray Simon Training Center.
Fog is almost synonymous with "winter weather" in the Central Valley. The area is known for its seasonal covering of dense "Tule fog" that can blanket the valley for days at a time. This unique weather condition can contribute to motor vehicle collisions both on surface streets and on the highway.