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Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Check-Up Event

Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Check-Up Event

     A new California law effective January 1, 2012, extends the length of time a child must use a child passenger restraint or safety seat by two additional years while riding in a motor vehicle. The new law means child passengers must ride in either a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight or until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. 

     Child safety seats save lives.  National studies show three out of four kids are not as secure in vehicles as they should be, because their car seats are not being used correctly.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges parents and guardians to reduce the risk of death and injury to their children by allowing a certified car seat technician to properly secure their child.

Buick’s new image shines with the Regal GS

Buick’s new image shines with the Regal GS

To borrow a line from Oldsmobile – “This is not your father’s automobile – certainly would have meaning when referring to the new 2012 Buick Regal GS.

You’ve also heard the marketing term for some new car models as being a “world car.” That certainly would hold true for the new Buick Regal GS.

Born on the famous race track at Nürburgring, this German-built luxury sports sedan has the feel and looks that you would expect to see speeding along Germany’s Autobahn. After all, the Opel factory in Russellsheim has been building production Regals for North America.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Cameras

Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Cameras

If you're planning on traveling anywhere in North or Central California during the holidays and are concerned about the traffic, here a perfect website link for you.

CALTRANS TRAFFIC CAMERAS

Just click on the red camera icon to see real time what the traffic looks like.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

 

Los Banos woman seriously hurt in car vs. big rig crash

Los Banos woman seriously hurt in car vs. big rig crash

Merced Sun-Star

A passenger inside the Honda, 30-year-old Paulina Luna of Los Banos, was taken Doctors Medical Center of Modesto with major injuries to her right leg and major head trauma. She was listed in stable condition on Sunday. Gutierrez and Ramirez were both ...

Briggsmore Ave pedestrian bridge work continues

Briggsmore Ave pedestrian bridge work continues

Work on the Briggsmore Bridge overcrossing continues in Modesto with some delays expected July 5-6  from 8:30-3:30 p.m., according to the Friends of the Virginia Corridor Project.

Delays are expected on Briggsmore between McHenry and College.

Completion of the overcrossing is expected in spring 2012. Grants and federal funds cover a big part of the almost 3 million dollar cost.

DUI checkpoints planned for 4th of July weekend

DUI checkpoints planned for 4th of July weekend

STANISLAUS COUNTY - Local law enforcement officials will enforce DUI/Drivers license checkpoints and roving patrols this July 4th weekend, in efforts to keep the highways and roads safe.

Checkpoints are planned in Turlock, Oakdale and Modesto on the evening of Saturday, July 2. In addition, from Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4, California Highway Patrol deputies will deploy extra roving DUI patrols throughout the county, on freeways, state highways and unincorporated roads beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.

Funding for the AVOID 12 Campaign is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Recycle your used oil filters; get a new one for free!

Recycle your used oil filters; get a new one for free!

MODESTO - This July, celebrate your "Do-It-Yourself" independence! On any weekend in July, bring in an oil filter to recycle at any participating Kragen/O’Reilly’s or AutoZone in Stanislaus County and receive a new comparable oil filter for free! For details, call the City of Modesto at (209) 577-5493.

Conditions apply: see participating auto parts stores for details. Limit 1 filter per customer, per event (up to $14.99 value). Passenger vehicles and light truck oil filters only.

The program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).