Community Briefing (1-9-14)

January 9, 2014 


Several employees of Prudential California Realty’s Modesto office helped restock the Salvation Army’s pantry shelves after the holidays. The Helping Hands Food Drive yielded more than 900 canned goods and more than 200 pounds of boxed goods, PCR Modesto reported in a news release. The food was collected from Modesto and Salida residents in December and was delivered to the Salvation Army on Monday. “With the help of the community and our dedicated sales professionals, the Helping Hands Food Drive was a huge success,” said Sue Unger, regional team leader with PCR. Office administrator Cindy DeLuca led the charity event; also involved were Lura Bailey, Lisa Braden, Vicki Crooker, Cindy DeLuca, Tracie Eddings, Tana Goff, Debbie Goforth, Karen Gustafson, Audrey Hermanson, Christy Ray and Kimberly VanPetten.


The Friends of the Salida Library are accepting donations of gently used books, videos, DVDs and magazines for their annual book sale. Donations may be dropped off in the library lobby at 4835 Sisk Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The book sale will be March 6 and 8.


Today is a no-burn day for Stanislaus County, according to a news release from the city of Modesto. More information about the daily air-quality forecast can be found at, and more about fireplace/wood-stove burning status can be found at

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