Theft prevention tip: Stay with your auto
Modesto is experiencing a rash of auto thefts and residential and vehicle burglaries, police are reporting. Officials are offering weekly tips to protect your vehicle from being stolen:
Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you're away from it, even for "just a minute."
For more crime prevention tips or to have a Neighborhood Watch meeting, call the Modesto Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 572-9500.
Garden club talks about flowers today
The Modesto Garden Club will meet today at the Senior Citizen Center, 211 Bodem St. The main speaker will be Ron Morgan. The internationally known floral designer will discuss "In the Company of Flowers." He is a sought-after lecturer because of his wit, extensive knowledge and sense of color and design. Hospitality will be from 10:15 a.m. to noon. From
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Alice Taylor will present the Snack and Learn lesson about the many uses of lavender. Morgan's presentation will begin at noon. Morgan has lectured all over the United States, as well as in Europe and Australia. His talent for turning ordinary into exquisite by using an unusual variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables, combined with extraordinary containers, is his trademark. The Modesto Garden Club donates the money earned from meetings to city beautification and other projects.
Veterans Day noted around the region
Several communities will honor military veterans this weekend. A listing of various events.
Meet the Press
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75 YEARS AGO: The Turlock Roosevelt-Garner club announced free transportation to the polls for the upcoming election. Club President M.M. Brame said voters desiring to avail themselves of the service were to telephone the club to make arrangements.
50 YEARS AGO: Oakdale has a city song. Mel Sanguinetti, who owned the Hi-Rise & Turn Down Bar Bike Shop, wrote the piece on a rainy, depressing day in January and called it "Oakdale, Cowboy Capital of the World." The Oakdale City Council liked it and proclaimed it the city's official song. Sanguinetti sang the words, backed up by The Echoes; an Oakdale recording studio, Music Tree, cut the record.
-- Karen Aiello