News & Notes

June 8, 2014 

RIVERBANK TAKES ON ILLEGAL CAMPERS

Riverbank police intend to evict illegal campers along the Stanislaus River more frequently. Because homeless camps can bring drug and sanitation problems and increase the threat of fire, police will step up eviction sweeps from once to three times a year, Police Chief Erin Kiely says in a report going before City Council members Tuesday. Officers also plan to involve California Department of Fish and Wildlife rangers, and to hand out information on community resources for vagrants, such as soup kitchens and homeless shelters, the report says. The council also will hear an update on efforts to combat graffiti. Tuesday’s meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chamber at 6707 Third St. For more information, see http://bit.ly/ShJIlW.

GRAND PRIX TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED

Tickets are on sale for the Modesto Grand Prix, presented by Save Mart Supermarkets, on Aug. 1 to 3. General admission presale tickets, priced at $10 per person, are available at www.galloarts.org; at Modesto City Hall second-floor customer service; at the fourth-floor Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, 1010 Tenth St.; at the Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1150 Ninth St., Suite C; and at the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St. Tickets will be available at the gate for $15 per person. Children 10 and younger will get in free. City officials and race promoters expect the race along downtown streets to draw more than 300 superkart drivers and more than 15,000 spectators for SuperKart USA’s pro tour summer nationals.

‘FROZEN’ IN THE HILLS

“Frozen” will be shown from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Eproson Park stage area in Twain Harte as part of Movies in the Pines. To learn more, call (209) 586-4482.

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