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Friends of Modesto Library looking for donations for upcoming sale

Friends of Modesto Library looking for donations for upcoming sale

The Friends of the Modesto Library is gearing up for its used book sale in May and it's looking for donations.

The organization will take gently used books and will arrange for pickup if donors request it.  Fiction, biographies, history and children's books are welcome. Textbooks are not needed.

Donation pick-up can be arranged by contacting Clare at 522-5054 or clarenoo@gmail.com.

The organization is also looking for volunteers to work at the sale.

The used book sale will be Saturday May 7 from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Modesto branch of the Stanislaus County Public Library at 1500 "I" Street in downtown Modesto.

The money raised from the sale will go to help provide programs and materials for the library.

Slideshow: Tornado in the Maxwell area

Slideshow: Tornado in the Maxwell area

SACRAMENTO - A tornado formed near the Colusa County town of Maxwell Monday.

Check out the tornado photos sent in from viewers.

Mat Pilates class offered in Modesto

Mat Pilates class offered in Modesto

MODESTO - Build core strength and improve posture with Mat Pilates. A new 20-session class will be offered beginning March 8 through May 12 from 4 - 4:50 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Modesto Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street.

The cost is $50. Register online at www.modestogov.com/econnect or in-person at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, located at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400.

For more information about the class, call (209) 341-2974 or email sparker@modestogov.com.

Movie memorabilia to go on sale Saturday at State Theater

Movie memorabilia to go on sale Saturday at State Theater

If you love the movies, you'll want to get up early Saturday, Feburary 26 for the State Theater's one-day Movie Mania sale.

The theater is selling hundreds of its old movie posters. There are also vintage marquee letters, old film reels, DVDs, books on tape, VHS tapes, video games and other great items it's been storing the State Theater has been storing up just for this sale.

The sale starts at 8 a.m. and goes till noon at the State Theater at 1307 J Street in downtown Modesto.

Modesto Fire Department offers free CERT training

Modesto Fire Department offers free CERT training

MODESTO - The Modesto Fire Department will host two Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes in February and March. CERT is a program for community-minded citizens who desire to learn how to make a difference during times of natural disasters or emergencies.

CERT members can assist their neighbors during times of need by being able to start the process of mitigating emergencies before emergency services arrive. During large scale emergencies, CERT members could be on hand to assist the fire department with non- life threatening support such as crowd control or assisting citizens affected by the emergency.

The 20-hour hands-on course covers emergency preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and more.

Moms Share Their Favorite Nail Salons

Moms Share Their Favorite Nail Salons

If you're looking for recommendations for services, moms are a good place to start. On MomsLikeMe this week, we're talking about our favorite nail salons.

Here's one from a mom in Modesto:

I had my nails done at Nails Spa at Tully and Standiford in Modesto. They turned out really nice. It was $25 for French tip acrylics. The woman who did them was really meticulous about getting it right. She was also friendly. My daughters both told me they're the best set I've ever had. (Teenaged girls know these things).


They also do pedicures and waxing. I'm thinking of going there to get my eyebrows done.

Friends, family hold car wash in Ceres to raise money for funeral

CERES, CA - Friends and family of Danielle Tarancon - Leon, the 13-year-old who was killed after being hit by a pick-up truck, organized a carwash to help raise money for funeral expenses Thursday afternoon.

Danielle and four of her friends were walking to Mae Hensley Junior High School Wednesday when they were hit by a truck at Fowler Road and Darwin Avenue.

Cars were lining up on Ceres Street as community members came by to support Danielle's family. Many people dropped off cash, without getting a wash.

"I don't even have money, but I gave some money," Alvin Cordero of Modesto said. "Hard times coming for the family, want to be there for them."

"If I could give more I would but times are tough, gave what I could," Rosanne Hernandez of Riverbank said.