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CSU-Stanislaus renews commitment to Stockton Center

CSU-Stanislaus renews commitment to Stockton Center

The satellite campus, or Stockton Center, of CSU-Stanislaus is back in action after a series of budget cuts beginning in 2006 that left the center without a dean or funds for classroom repairs.

"We want it to be known that we are here to stay, have received funding and are developing programs," said Dr. Ashour Badal, Interim Dean of the CSU-Stanislaus Stockton Center, last night at an open house.

About 40 people gathered to hear Dr. Badal recognize faculty and department heads for their hard work in keeping the Center open during the lean times. He also recognized Kevin Huber and Dan Keyser of The Grupe Company  for their assistance with infrastructure improvements including a state-of-the-art classroom.

Vote: Xfinity Fan Game of the Week

Each week during the high school football season, YOU will get to pick the Xfinity Fan Game of the Week brought to you by News10 and USA Today High School Sports.

VOTE NOW in the Xfinity Fan Game of the Week vote for Week 3 of the 2013 season.

The poll will be open from Sept. 14 to Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. News10 will announce the winner on Sept. 19 during News10 at 6 p.m.

Week Zero: Game Plan for Friday Night Football

SACRAMENTO, CA - The high school football begins with Week Zero to open the season on August 30th. News10 and USA Today High School Sports will have the entire region and nation covered this season.

Here is our game plan for Week Zero

  • Lincoln (Stk) at Elk Grove (Game of the Week)
  • Davis at Yuba City (Fan Game of the Week Vote Winner)
  • Woodcreek at Folsom
  • Vista del Lago at Oak Ridge
  • Pleasant Grove at Rocklin
  • Cosumnes Oaks at Roseville
  • Inderkum at Monterey Trail
  • Antelope at Del Campo
  • Napa at Burbank

Join the News10 LIVE CHAT on Friday at 7 p.m. to get the latest from these games

Kaepernick gets strong praise from Jaworski

SANTA CLARA, CA - 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received high praise from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski and managed to take it in stride.

"I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever," Jaworski said Wednesday on ESPN. "I love his skill set. I think the sky's the limit."

Kaepernick was asked how he handles such lofty projections.

"I'm working," he responded. "To me, it's a great honor he said that. I'm very flattered by it. But at the same time, I haven't played a full season yet."

Kaepernick, a native of Turlock, took over as the 49ers starting quarterback after Alex Smith was injured last season and led San Francisco to the Super Bowl.

Oakdale football is fueled by passion from community

OAKDALE, CA - Although a State Bowl game appearance was a phenomenal experience for the Oakdale Mustangs, that never was the goal from Trent Merzon's talented high school football team and nor will it be this season.

The Mustangs (14-2) fell to Serra of Gardena in a lop-sided 42-15 CIF D-II State Championship appearance at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. That loss was only the second of the season for the Mustangs, who fell in their second game against Oceanside.

Merzon said while the experience in the State title game was fantastic, the real honor was representing the small town of Oakdale on such a grand stage.

"It means something to play for this town, it's important," Merzon told News10, following Wednesday evening's practice. "Going down there, it wasn't about winning or losing - it seldom is. It's about representing our community and letting our community come see us on a Friday night and enjoy what they see."

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

While high school graduation rates appear to be up in the Central Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin schools are determined to increase them further by implementing valuable programs to help keep kids in school.

Slated to roll out this month, Come Back Kids — a new charter school run by the Stanislaus County Office of Education — was specifically designed to address the academic needs of students 16 through 23 who are at risk of not completing high school or who have already dropped out.

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

With a vote of 55-16 the California Assembly eliminated one of the few powerful incentives Central Valley cities and counties have to attract businesses and create jobs. Assembly Bill 93 passed the Assembly June 27 after the Senate approved it earlier that week, effectively eliminating enterprise zones.

“This certainly doesn’t help us,” said San Joaquin Partnership President Mike Ammann. “The San Joaquin Partnership has always supported the enterprise zone to attract warehouse operations.” Now Ammann said he will use new state incentives to promote manufacturing opportunities in San Joaquin County.