Volunteers of all ages cleared, cleaned, toted and scrubbed, enjoying the sweat-on-the-brow satisfaction of a good deed done. Saturday’s Love Modesto event drew an estimated 5,000 helpers, pitching in on 90-plus projects, said organizer Jeff Pishney.
A program that has provided programming for abused and at-risk youth in Stanislaus County for 13 years has dissolved, but in a final act of charity gifted its facility to another nonprofit that serves the same population.
Healthy fare could mean fun at the fair for children who participate in a contest being offered by the Stanislaus County Fair’s Kids Club Educational Program and the Turlock Unified School District’s child nutritional program, Real Fresh.
Teens in Modesto and Riverbank are learning the danger of abusive relationships, and just how pervasive they are – especially among young people. Next year they will be spreading awareness to other high school students as part of a pilot project being watched statewide.
The Senate passed a Medicare payment reform bill that renews some funding for six primary care residencies in California, including the physician training program at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Also, the Burbank Paradise Fire Protection District wants to put a tax increase before voters in the special district.