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Stanislaus County hires a new public health officer

Stanislaus County has hired a new public health officer to fill the void created by Dr. John Walker’s recent retirement. Dr. Julie Vaishampayan will take over the position May 3. She has been the assistant health officer for neighboring San Joaquin County.

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2 killed in fiery crash north of Merced

Two people were killed Monday in a crash on the northern outskirts of Merced that ended when the pickup truck in which they were traveling burst into flames, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Education

Sports safety clinic in Modesto works to prevent youth injuries

A sports safety clinic was organized by Safe Kids Stanislaus County to provide youths and their parents tips on how to prevent common sports-related injuries. The event was held Sunday at the Mary Grogan Soccer Complex in north Modesto, offering information on concussions, hydration, medication safety, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators.

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Dramatic truck fire in Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a fully-involved vehicle fire on the southbound Highway 99 off-ramp at Lander Avenue on Monday around 3 p.m. Firefighters extinguished the vehicle fire and prevented it from spreading into the surrounding vegetation. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Turlock Fire Department
Dramatic truck fire in Turlock 1:04

Dramatic truck fire in Turlock

Change the world? 'Optimistic' Obama vows to help new leaders 'take up the baton' 1:12

Change the world? 'Optimistic' Obama vows to help new leaders 'take up the baton'

Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens 0:37

Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens

Can Modesto world religions course reduce bullying 1:32

Can Modesto world religions course reduce bullying