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Local nonprofits invited to apply for early literacy mini-grants

Beyond Our Gates funding aims to support new, existing reading programs

As part of University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates campaign, nonprofit organizations in San Joaquin County are invited to apply for mini-grants to expand or pilot promising early literacy programs.

The mini-grants initiative, made possible with support from The James Irvine Foundation, was designed to fuel innovation and engagement toward improving early literacy in and around Stockton. Organizations can apply for one-time mini-grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to fund projects that address overall early literacy, school readiness, chronic absence or summer learning.

Stockton Auto Mall to hold event in support of veterans

Participating auto dealers in the Stockton Auto Mall will be showing their support of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The second annual Veterans Appreciation Day, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is being held to give thanks to the veterans who have served the country.

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Leadership program to begin new class for coming year

Leadership Stockton is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 class.

Those selected to attend will work with others during the course to create and execute projects that will benefit the greater Stockton area.

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Stockton’s Great Big Read event to promote literacy

Stockton businesses, community groups and educational organizations have partnered with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to promote literacy.

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Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from April 28th through September! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th street plaza.

Bring the family to downtown Modesto and enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat! First Friday of each month will coincide with DoMo Marketplace and will be themed accordingly. Adding vendors and artisans along with the music. 

Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year


Josh Bridegroom, CEO of the Downtown Modesto Partnership, give the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address on Friday, April 14, 2017.


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The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto was the perfect venue for the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address given by Josh Bridegroom, CEO of the Downtown Modesto Partnership.

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San Joaquin County Office of Education names new deputy superintendent

STOCKTON — Scott Anderson, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s chief business officer, will be the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s next deputy superintendent of business services.

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