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Rep. Jeff Denham to host town hall about nation's budget

Rep. Jeff Denham to host town hall about nation's budget
MODESTO - Representative Jeff Denham will host a town hall in Modesto on Thursday, Aug. 4. Denham will discuss the recent debt deal reached in Washington, the double-digit unemployment in his area and what he is doing as your representative in Congress to put Californians back to work.The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fred C.Beyer High School located at 1717 Sylvan Avenue in Modesto.

Teen Hall of Fame: Allison Meiners, Hughson High School

Teen Hall of Fame: Allison Meiners, Hughson High School

Modesto Bee - (Debbie Noda/dnoda@modbee.com) - Teen Hall of Fame, Allison Meiners, age 18, (5-19-11) of Hughson High School. "I'm a list person," she said. "I try to give what's at the top (of my list) my complete attention. ...
 

Thomas Gang, Sierra College's new Athletic Director

Thomas Gang, Sierra College's new Athletic Director

Thomas Gang, Sierra College's new Athletic Director

Rocklin and Roseville Today

After Modesto, the offensive lineman accepted a CSU Fullerton football scholarship and, in 1989, was named to the all-conference team. He earned a Master's in Education from Grand Canyon University, a California Teaching Credential from Chapman ...
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News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

2011 ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ contest finalists announced

2011 ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ contest finalists announced

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts has released the names of the finalists to appear in the second annual ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ contest in August. A panel of judges representing the Modesto arts community selected 26 acts, comprised of 83 performers, for the Center’s live stage variation on popular television shows such as ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘American Idol.’

Co-presented with the Modesto Bee, ‘Valley’s Got Talent’ will feature vocal soloists Shelly Bort (Modesto), Jessica Lynn Griffin (Stockton), Francesca Heyward (Modesto), Page Ivy (Modesto), Jasmine Mangal (Ripon), Kristi Nelson (Modesto), Gregory Pyatt (Modesto), Ronnie Joy & PJ Rodriguez (Escalon), Justin Su’esu’e (Modesto), and Rosie Vaughn (Ripon). Vocal group acts include Josh Rosenblum Band (Modesto) and Stop Motion Poetry (Modesto). Chelsea Hill (Stockton) will perform a dance solo and Mirage (Modesto) will perform a dance duet.

Faith leaders to unite for statewide prayer service Tuesday

Faith leaders to unite for statewide prayer service Tuesday

MODESTO - The evening before the California legislature’s constitutional deadline to pass a balanced budget, leaders of all faiths will gather in cities across California to pray that legislators have the strength and vision to "Stand up for California" and our seniors, children and struggling communities.

A press release Tuesday announced prayer vigils will be held simultaneously in five California cities, in which interfaith leaders will remember the children, families, seniors, people with disabilities and other Californians who have suffered harm because of budget cuts already made. To avoid another $9.6 billion in devastating cuts to families, the clergymen and women will pray that legislators have the strength to maintain existing revenues.

Modesto's gathering will take place at Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in front of Senator Anthony Cannella's office located at 918 15th Street.

Stanislaus County teen parents to be featured in graduation

Stanislaus County teen parents to be featured in graduation

MODESTO - Stanislaus County Health Services agency will celebrate teens in the Adolescent Family Life and Cal-Learn programs, who have successfully graduated from high school or earned their GED. The graduation event will take place on Thursday, June 9 from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the agency, 830 Scenic Drive in Modesto.

Most of the teens in these programs have faced and overcome many personal, social and educational challenges to reach this point. Graduates will receive certificates and medallions from the agency as well as from the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) and Cal-Learn are both home visiting programs for pregnant and parenting teens (males and females), age 18 and under. The programs are designed to enhance the health, social, economic and educational well-being of teen parents and their children.

The graduation event is sponsored by donations from staff and fundraisers.