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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting – Saturday, November 3

Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting – Saturday, November 3

Mayor Garrad Marsh invites the Modesto community to the Modesto Senior Citizens Center, located at 211 Bodem Street on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. - noon.  The public is invited to get to know Modesto’s new Mayor, hear his vision for Modesto and discuss topics and issues affecting the City.  Come, ask questions and engage in discussion; the Mayor is open to engage in a wide array of topics.

The Mayor’s Town Hall Meetings are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to meet and discuss issues with their Mayor in a less formal environment.

This is the Mayor’s last scheduled Town Hall Meeting for 2012.

For more information, contact Kathy Espinoza at (209) 571-5597 or e-mail kespinoza1@modestogov.com.

Source: City of Modesto

 

Stanislaus County Names New Director of Planning and Community Development

Stanislaus County Names New Director of  Planning and Community Development

Stanislaus County is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Freitas as the new Director of Planning and Community Development.  Freitas has been serving in an interim capacity since March 2012. 

“Angela brings a wealth of experience, wisdom and insight to the Planning Department,” stated Monica Nino, Chief Executive Officer. “She has been instrumental in providing guidance for the Department of Planning and Community Development in important high-profile projects, areas of planning, grant administration and redevelopment.”

Gary Condit's son seeks Calif. 10th Congressional seat

MODESTO, CA - The son of former California Rep. Gary Condit is running for his dad's former district.

Chad Condit, 44, is filing as an Independent candidate in the redrawn 10th Congressional District which includes the San Joaquin Valley.

Gary Condit, a Democrat, was a five-term congressman whose career took a turn for a worse when he was questioned several times in the 2001 disappearance of 23-year-old intern Chandra Levy of Modesto. Although he never admitted it, Condi, then 53, was accused by Levy's aunt of having an affair with her niece. His bid for re-election failed the following year.

Levy's remains were found in a Washington D.C. park in May 2002. Condit was never implicated in her death. Ingmar Guandique was convicted of Levy's murder in 2010.

Chad Condit faces incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham, a Republican, and Democrat challenger and former astronaut Jose Hernandez.

Marsh takes Modesto mayor’s seat in runoff election

Marsh takes Modesto mayor’s seat in runoff election

Garrad Marsh will be Modesto’s next mayor.

Marsh won the runoff election with 13,839 votes, or 56.3 percent, to Brad Hawn’s 10,614   votes, or 43.2 percent, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday evening with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.

The Stanislaus County Elections Office reported that 24,643 ballots were cast, or just over 26 percent of the city’s 94,715 registered voters. There were 147 write-in votes.

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Stanislaus County Voters at the Polls

Stanislaus County Voters at the Polls

Stanislaus County voters gather at the polls today to elect city council and school board members and two mayors.

Here's the list of what is going on in each of your communities:

Modesto

Four candidates are running for Mayor. The current Mayor, Jim Ridenour, has reached his term limits.

Elections for council members, school board members and irrigation districts.

Asking voters for opinion on 3 nonbinding pension proposals, in regards to city and state officials debate on public employee pension reform in California.

Ceres

Mayor Chris Vierra is running and has no opponent.

Elections for council members, school board members and irrigation districts.

Oakdale

Elections for council members, school board members and irrigation districts.

Military academy application deadline is November 10

From Congressman Dennis Cardoza's office.

Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) announced that Valley high school students seeking congressional nomination to a U.S. military service academy must have their applications submitted to his office by Friday, November 10, 2011.  The U.S. academies are the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

For more information or an application, please contact Lisa Mantarro Moore with Congressman Cardoza’s staff at (209) 527-1914. She may also be reached by e-mail at Lisa.Mantarro@mail.house.gov. Applications and instructions may also be found online by visiting the Academy Nominations section of Rep.