The Bee publishes birth information from Kaiser Modesto Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center. Other hospitals, including Doctors Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center, do not provide the information. Families can place special announcements in our weekly Celebrations section. For information, call (209) 578-2326.
Former attorney Tore Dahlin, disbarred in 2012, explains why he thinks State Bar prosecutors pick on small legal firms. He has produced documentaries and legislation calling to reform how attorneys are disciplined. (Garth Stapleyfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Dan Golden is not the first person to dispute with Medicare over an ambulance bill. No doubt, many people have shared his frustration. The federal program for Americans age 65 and older denied payment for an ambulance transport between Modesto and Oakdale for his father Oct. 10.
City officials are taking on one of Modesto’s scourges – graffiti. The city is getting close to rolling out a comprehensive campaign that includes stiffer fines for taggers, surveillance cameras, a smartphone app for the public to report graffiti, and more workers to paint over and remove graffiti.
Stanislaus County public health officials responded this week to a case of meningitis involving a student at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Oakdale. Dr. John Walker, county public health officer, said the 8-year-old boy was hospitalized and returned home Friday.
Modesto paid $105,071.44 in the first quarter to resolve 22 lawsuits and claims filed against it. The payouts cover Jan. 1 through March 30 and include such incidents as a city vehicle rear-ending a car, falling trees and limbs damaging cars and buildings, and a malfunctioning automatic parking lot gate at Modesto Airport striking a truck as it was leaving the lot.