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Doctors Medical Center of Modesto gets top marks for safety

Doctors Medical Center of Modesto gets top marks for safety

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center of Modesto earned an A ranking for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. The rankings from the national patient safety watchdog association range from A to F.

Doctors Medical Center was one of 798 hospitals out of more than 2,500 to receive the highest rating. It was the fourth time that the hospital has earned an A ranking... Read More

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Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

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Walgreens to install medication disposal kiosks

Walgreens to install medication disposal kiosks

TURLOCK — Walgreens is rolling out a new program to give customers an easy and safe way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications.

The chain has installed safe medication disposal kiosks in 50 of its stores, including one in Turlock and one in Lodi. It’s part of the drugstore chain’s program to combat opioid abuse.

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STEAM Programs at the Salida Library

STEAM Programs at the Salida Library

Join the Salida Library for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) program every Thursday during the month of May. Each program is for children ages 10-14. Programs include:

· Engineering Space!………………………………..Thursday, May 5 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! ………………….Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m.

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

· Magnets and Electricity! …………………………..Thursday, May 19 at 4 p.m.

During this program participants will conduct experiments with magnets and learn about magnetic levitation. Children will also build electric circuits to create an electromagnetic field.

· Snap Circuits! ………………………………………Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m.

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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

STEAM Programs at the Keyes Library

STEAM Programs at the Keyes Library

Join the Keyes Library for two STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs during the month of May. Each program is recommended for children ages 10-14.

First, join the library for Snap Circuits on Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. During this program, children will learn about electricity and assemble electrical circuits to power a voice changer and other fun toys.

Children can then come to the library for Magnets and Electricity on Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. During this program, participants will also build electric circuits to create an electromagnetic field.

These programs are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. For more information, please call the Keyes Library at 664-8006.

Modesto’s Pelandale southbound off-ramp to close for construction

Modesto’s Pelandale southbound off-ramp to close for construction

MODESTO — Drivers who regularly use the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp at Pelandale Avenue are going to have to find an alternate route for three weeks, beginning April 26.

The ramp will be closed as construction on a new ramp takes place.  Once completed, drivers will have access to the Pelandale Avenue over-crossing bridge and Salida Boulevard in both north and south directions... Read More