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Popularity of California wines continue to grow abroad

Popularity of California wines continue to grow abroad

SAN FRANCISCO — California wine continues to be popular around the world. Exports of U.S. wines, 90 percent of which comes from California, reached an all-time high of $1.61 billion in 2015... Read More

Education group hands out awards for excellence

Education group hands out awards for excellence

STOCKTON — Rachael Navarrete, an eighth grade teacher at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School, was named STEM Teacher of the Year by the North Central Valley STEM Center... Read More

STEAM Week at the Modesto Library

STEAM Week at the Modesto Library

Join the Modesto Library for a week of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs from Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26. Each program is for children ages 10 – 14 and advanced registration is required. Programs include:

·  Engineering Space!………………………………..Monday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will learn about space exploration and will have the opportunity to build a model rover or space shuttle.

·  Build a Remote-Control Vehicle! ………………….Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will have the opportunity to build a mechanized vehicle using building bricks.

·  Snap Circuits! ………………………………………Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will learn about electricity and assemble electrical circuits to power a voice changer and other fun toys.

·  Magnets and Electricity! …………………………..Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m.

Aerospace Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with FREE admission & open cockpit activities

Aerospace Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with FREE admission & open cockpit activities

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Aerospace Museum of California will be holding an Open Cockpit Day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with FREE admission to all.  Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring this event to honor our military service veterans. 

More than 20 aircraft will be open for viewing and for many of those aircraft guests can sit in the cockpit and imagine flying a mission.  Crew chiefs will be at the aircraft to talk about the history and missions of each aircraft that is open.  Docents will be in the museum to answer questions and talk about our exhibits.

Delta College veteran earns employee of the year award

Delta College veteran earns employee of the year award

STOCKTON — Delta College Financial Aid Specialist Stan Rapada was honored with the Classified Employee of the Year award at Monday’s California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento. ... Read More

Stockton uniform facility honored for its best practices

Stockton uniform facility honored for its best practices

STOCKTON — UniFirst Corporation’s facility in Stockton has earned TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification status. ... Read More

Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents two new exhibitions, titled The Convict and a Boy – A Graphic
Novel by Kenney Mencher and I Don’t Get It – Ceramics by Bruce Cadman. These exhibitions are on display from May 28th through July 16th, 2016, in the GWF Energy and Souza Galleries. 

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. A Gallery Talk with both artists will be held on Saturday, June 11th, from 12 to 2 p.m. Mr. Mencher will be featured as Artist-In-Residence from Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday, June 18th. The residency will culminate with a Comic Drawing Workshop on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibitions, Opening Reception, Gallery Talk, and Residency are free and open to the public. The Workshop costs $10 for Tracy residents and $12 for non-residents.