Community briefing (Jan. 16, 2014)

January 15, 2014 


Nominations for the Stanislaus County 2014 Senior Awards are being accepted. County residents age 60 and older may be nominated for their outstanding volunteer work in any of the following areas: community service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or being a good neighbor. Five recipients, one from each supervisorial district, will be recognized by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in May, which is Older Americans Month. Nomination forms may be obtained by calling the Area Agency on Aging at (209) 558-7825 or (800) 510-2020. The deadline for the nomination forms to be returned is March 10. The address is Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging, 121 Downey Ave., Suite 102, Modesto 95354.


A vigil for homicide victim Tylor Crippen will be held Jan. 29, on the one-year anniversary of his death. The vigil will take place at 6 p.m. in Creekwood Park, where the 18-year-old was stabbed to death while on a walk with his girlfriend last year. The Tylor Crippen Memorial Scholarship Fund continues to accept donations to sustain an annual $500 scholarship for a Johansen High School senior. The fund also soon will give a $400 donation to Johansen’s Peer Assisted Learning program and sponsor a kennel at a local animal rescue. For more information, visit

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