News & Notes

May 25, 2014 

DADS: SHARE YOUR STORIES FOR FATHERS DAY

Hey, dads, in honor of Fathers Day we’re inviting you to send us your most humorous anecdotes. We’ll choose the best ones to share with our readers June 15. Keep them short and include your address and phone number. Email pclark@modbee.com, fax (209) 578-2207 (include “Attention Pat Clark”) or mail to The Modesto Bee, Attention Pat Clark, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto CA 95352. The deadline is June 5.

FARMERS MARKETS HAVE COUPONS FOR SENIORS

Low-income seniors can get coupons for farmers markets. People 60 or older with monthly income below $1,799 for an individual, or $2,425 for a couple, and who have not already received coupons this year are eligible to pick up a coupon booklet worth $20 ($2 coupons) to use as cash to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs or honey at certified farmers markets. Supplies are limited, and coupons will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Coupons can be picked up at these locations and times:

•  June 6, 8 to 11 a.m., Turlock Farmers Market, Broadway and Main Street

• June 10, 3 to 5 p.m., Airport Neighborhood Market, Sciabica’s Olive Oil parking lot, 2150 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto

• June 11, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Oakdale Farmers Market, Third Avenue between E and F streets

• June 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Vintage Faire Mall Farmers Market, parking lot near Buffalo Wild Wings, Modesto

RIVERBANK TO DISCUSS CROSSROADS TRAFFIC

Crossroads shopping center in Riverbank is inviting police to issue traffic tickets within the private development of stores and restaurants. If City Council members agree Tuesday, the center’s property management will install more speed bumps and erect signs warning drivers that they’re bound by the same laws as public streets. The council also will review water conservation measures, including odd-even rules for watering lawns and penalties of up to $200 for fifth offenses. Leaders additionally are expected to hire Bartle Wells Associates to conduct water and sewer rate studies, a first step in higher bills for those services. Tuesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall, 6707 Third St.

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