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New academy for at-risk teens accepting applications

STOCKTON — Discovery ChalleNGe Academy, a military-style residential program for at-risk teens, is taking applications for its inaugural class in January. The program is aimed students 16 to 18 years…

Stanislaus Futures aids college aspirations

MODESTO — When Danny Mauricio was in eighth grade, he received a Stanislaus Community Foundation scholarship after one of his teachers nominated him. As a first-generation college student, the $3,000…

Greater Valley Conservation Corps teaches job skills, environmental care

Greater Valley Conservation Corps teaches job skills, environmental care

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal writer MANTECA — The Greater Valley Conservation Corps is partnering with regional agencies to give young adults, ages 18-25, the opportunity to develop work skills…

Stanislaus State to hold Veterans Day event on campus

TURLOCK — Stanislaus State will commemorate Veterans Day with its 8th annual “Thank A Veteran” event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at the flagpole in the quad…

Campaign raises money for Stanislaus State scholarships

Campaign raises money for Stanislaus State scholarships

TURLOCK — The One Purpose campaign raised more than $230,000 for student scholarships this year at Stanislaus State University. That figure was raised despite the campaign being shortened from six to…

Degrees from University of Pacific are paying off for grads

STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific alumni earn the second highest salaries in California compared to peers from other similar-size or larger schools, according to the latest White House…

Turlock students to get up-close look at how city government works

TURLOCK — Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth will host the Mayor’s Youth Conference beginning at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 27 at city hall. Approximately 100 high school and middle school students will…

UC Merced security services get big financial boost

UC Merced security services get big financial boost

MERCED — UC Merced got $1.115 million from the state legislature on Thursday to improve campus safety. Assemblymember Adam Gray presented Chancellor Dorothy Leland and campus public safety officials with…

Office of education names program award winners

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Office of Education awarded $7,888 to eight successful proposals competing in the Making a Difference Through Mini Grants program for the 2016-17 school year. The…

UC Merced begins historic $1.3 billion expansion project

UC Merced begins historic $1.3 billion expansion project

MERCED — UC Merced broke ground on 1.2 million gross square feet of teaching, research, residential and student-support facilities on Monday. The expansion will be the largest project in the…