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Critic says county should force cleanup of Elm Street mess in Salida

Rick Ferroni calls it his “nightmare on Elm Street” – a Salida lot filled with junk, a homeless man camped behind the home, abandoned vehicles on the street and front yards cluttered with old appliances. He complains that Stanislaus County is not doing enough to require other property owners to comply with codes.

 

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Mosquitoes may breed early in north San Joaquin Valley

Owing to warmer-than-normal temperatures, residents could be scratching after they dry out from the rainfall this weekend. Dave Heft, general manager of the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District, said the conditions should be right for mosquitoes to breed in puddles, flower pots and trees in residential areas of the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

Ken Carlson

More Latinos signing up through health exchange

Covered California reported that a larger number of Latinos are applying for insurance from the state’s health exchange. Through Monday, more than 300,000 state residents had inquired about coverage and were found to be eligible under the federal health law. Latinos made up 50 percent of those who gave information about their ethnicity.