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Posted by Ken Carlson on October 9, 2014
Retired baseball great Lou Brock will speak in Modesto at the Healthy Aging and Fall Prevention Summit on Friday.
Brock was one of the game’s most gifted athletes, stealing more than 900 bases during his career, mostly spent with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ranked as one of the top 100 players of all time, Brock was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1985.
He will speak twice on “Successfully Living With Diabetes,” at 9 and 11 a.m. during the health summit for older adults at Modesto Centre Plaza. Brock also has served as a broadcast analyst, operated businesses and currently serves on boards for a bank and publicly traded company, his website says. He and his wife, Jacqueline Gaitor, are ordained ministers who live in the St. Louis area and help raise major contributions for charities.
Posted by Ken Carlson on October 3, 2014
United Way of Stanislaus County will assist with promoting the second enrollment period for health coverage through the Covered California exchange this fall. The Stanislaus group was among eight United Way chapters to receive Covered California Navigator Grants. It will receive $26,000 of the $424,495 in funding awarded to United Ways of California and eight of its chapters.
Posted by Ken Carlson on September 12, 2014
Stanislaus County has started to accept loan applications from rural homeowners who need to replace dry wells. Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Financial Assistance Program were posted Friday on the county’s home page at www.co.stanislaus.ca.us.
Posted by Ken Carlson on September 5, 2014
According to California’s top health officer, people are especially taking a gamble this month if they are bitten by mosquitoes. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the state Department of Public Health, said the proportion of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus is at a record level in California.
Posted by Ken Carlson on August 26, 2014
Stanislaus County supervisors approved an emergency loan program Tuesday for homeowners with dry wells, after amending the proposal to lower the income limit and removing a strict credit score requirement.
Posted by Ken Carlson on August 22, 2014
Stanislaus County leaders have agreed to eliminate a pay cut for an employee group and raise salaries in the final two years of the labor contract. The county will restore 60 percent of the pay cut for mid-level managers and supervisors this month and return the rest to their paychecks in July. In addition, the four-year contract provides for a 1 percent cost-of-living raise in July 2016 and 3 percent increase a year later.