SHERIFF LOOKING FOR STARS VOLUNTEERS
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is looking for residents interested in its STARS volunteers program. The uniformed volunteers assist sheriff’s officials in a variety of ways, including providing court security, helping with the records division, serving subpoenas and working at special events such as the Stanislaus County Fair and the Patterson Apricot Festival. The volunteers take on tasks that otherwise would be assigned to sheriff’s deputies and pull them away from their regular patrol duties. The volunteer program gives residents a chance to be involved with the Sheriff’s Department and give back to their community. To submit an application for the program, go to www.scsdonline.com/forms/stars.html. The selection process will include an interview and a thorough background check. For more information, call the STARS office at (209)558-8930.
MODESTO SCHOOLS CANDIDATES FORUM
The Latino Community Roundtable will hold a candidates forum for the 10 people seeking two-year and four-year seats on the Modesto City Schools board. The forum will be from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Castle Real Estate, 1418 J St. It is open to the public. Roundtable members will meet after the forum to vote on their endorsement.
OAKDALE CHAMBER WILL HOST EXPO
To support local businesses, the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Grow Your Business Expo from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave. Admission for attendees is free. The focus of the event is on Oakdale Chamber members and Oakdale businesses’ products and services. Every attendee will get a free raffle ticket for prizes to be given away every 20 minutes during the event. You do not need to be present to win. To learn more, call (209) 847-2244.
SETTING IT STRAIGHT
The policy board of the Stanislaus Council of Governments endorsed density of 11.4 homes per acre by 2035 in a vote last week. A column on Page B1 Saturday had incorrect information.
COACH ORDERED TO TRIAL IN SEX CASE
A judge on Monday said a 45-year-old Oakdale soccer coach, Timothy Lyman, must stand trial accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl after she fell asleep during a party at his home, where he allegedly provided alcohol to minors. Page B2
1,000-PLUS POUNDS OF POT PLANTS SEIZED
Midway through harvest season for outdoor marijuana gardens, the Modesto Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team on Monday served its 42nd search warrant since mid-August. About 20 pot plants the height of peach trees were seized from a home in the 3600 block of Atwood Place, said MNET Sgt. Kelly Rea. The plants filled up a large trailer and weighed more than 1,000 pounds including stems and branches. PageB-2