What: 7th Street Bridge Project Meeting
When: Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: City/County Government Building, 1010 Tenth St.
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Info: Members of the public are invited to a public meeting to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the 7th Street Bridge Project. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Basement Training Room of the City/County Government Building. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Stanislaus County and the City of Modesto, proposes to repair or replace the 7th Street Bridge to create a structurally and functionally sufficient bridge crossing over the Tuolumne River. The Draft EA and Section 4(f) are also available at Stanislaus County Department of Public Works, 1716 Morgan Road, Stanislaus County Library, 1500 I St; and at 7thstreetbridge.org and dot.ca.gov.
What: Dreamers and DACA Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Modesto JC - East Campus, 435 College Ave.
Info: The event is part of the Civic Engagement Project Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots. This event’s panelists include Ariana Gonzalez, MJC counselor and UndocuAlly coordinator, and Solange Altman, attorney coordinator of immigration services at El Concilio. The event is free and open to the public. Attendance at CEP events is limited, so arriving a little early is encouraged. For more information on MJC’s Civic Engagement Project or the Fall Film and Lecture Series, contact Jason Wohlstadter, professor of English, at email@example.com.
What: Traveleer’s Travel Club
When: Fridays, 11 a.m.
Where: Denny’s Restaurant, 1525 McHenry Ave.
Info: Traveleer’s Travel Club invites the public to its informational meeting to learn about the clubs day trips around the region extended trips monthly. For more information, call Ann Burkett at 209-529-5896.
What: Vet Assisting Open House
When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Stellar Career College, 4300 Sisk Road
Info: The Stellar Career College will be having an open house for its Vet Assisting Sterile Processing Tech program. The open house will cover class schedule and offerings, financial assistance program and introduction to course content. Seat are limited, call 209-545-5200 or visit computertutorbti.edu or facebook.com for more information or to reserve a seat.
What: Beef and goat species seminar
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gun Club Road
What: Calaveras Big Trees Warming Huts
When: Weekends, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Calaveras Big Trees, 1170 CA-4
Info: The Calaveras Big Trees Association invites the public and those in need of getting out of the cold. The warming hut continues through March. The hut will be open every weekend. While getting warm, visitors will be treated to a free hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, tea and a roaring fire. The warming hut is supported by donations from the public and Calaveras Big Trees Park. For more information, contact the visitors center 209-795-1196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bigtrees.org.
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50 YEARS AGO: It was reported that the Stanislays County Planning Commission was to consider a zoning use permit for the drag strip at the then vacated Vernalis Naval Air Station. Charlie J. Ferry and M. E. Saunders operated the drag strip under the business title, “Quarter Mile Strip, Inc.”. The former naval base was in an unclassified zone, and the use permit would allow the pair to operate the drag strip.