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Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Thirty-one students in the vocational programs at San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College qualified for $2,500 grants from the Cortopassi Family Foundation (CFF). The four-semester grants, totaling $10,000 per student, were awarded to high school graduates in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties... Read More

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Turlock retirement community named Water Saving Hero

Turlock retirement community named Water Saving Hero

TURLOCK — Covenant Village of Turlock retirement community won the city’s Water Saving Hero award. The facility reduced its water use by 4,934,790 gallons between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30.

The award is given to residents and businesses that put forth the extra effort to conserve water at home or in the workplace.

Covenant Village’s savings largely came from making small changes in habits and landscape maintenance. They evaluated and made adjustments and repairs to the sprinkler systems and added mulch to the landscape to retain moisture. Residents also reduced personal usage by taking shorter showers and turning off the water while brushing their teeth. They also collected water that normally runs down the drains and used it to water flowers and plants... Read More

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Blog – Modesto turkey to get Presidental pardon

Blog – Modesto turkey to get Presidental pardon

It’s not often I get to write two blog posts in one day,but there’s just too much exciting business-related news out there.

I just got an email notifiying me that the turkey President Obama will pardon this year will come from Modesto’s Foster Farms.

The winning gobbler will be chosen from among 20 finalists in what I’m assuming is a turkey version of a beauty pageant on Nov. 19. Reporters, photographer and a group of fifth-graders from Eisenhut Elementary School will get to watch the selection... Read More

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One dead in Modesto hotel fire


One person died in a hotel that caught fire early Saturday morning in Modesto.

Firefighters said a call came in at 5:30 a.m. that a hotel had caught fire on south 9th Street. One unit was completely damaged. Firefighters discovered a body in that unit.

No other information has been released at this time.


Modesto police squash social media rumors about potential Enochs High School violence


Modesto police determined rumored violence at James C. Enoch High School to be false.

Parents or students with any information surrounding the rumors are encouraged to call 209-5503401.


Strengthening Families

Family Resource and Referral celebrates 35 years of strengthening families in the Central Valley