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08/12/2014 6:22 PM

08/12/2014 6:23 PM


Modesto officials will speak today about the proposal to put a stretch of College Avenue on a “road diet,” a traffic-calming technique used to slow and improve the flow of traffic, reduce crashes, and make streets friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists. The meeting of the College Area Neighborhood Alliance will start at 6 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 324 College Ave. City officials unveiled the proposal last month at a meeting at the church. College Avenue is four lanes. The diet would change the lane markings so there would be one lane in each direction for cars and a center lane for left turns. The extra space would be used for more space for parked cars, bike lanes and a buffer between the bike lanes and traffic. More information is available at and or by emailing


Covenant Village of Turlock, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing-care retirement community, will present educational psychologist Linda Sasser speaking on “Healthy Brain, Healthy Memory,” on Aug. 26. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Sasser will explore how memory works and typical age-related memory changes. She will teach her distinctive method of optimizing the brain functions of attention, working memory and long-term memory to remember names, information and tasks. Attendees will learn simple activities to help maintain and even improve brain function. Sasser has a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Covenant Village is at 2125 N. Olive Ave. Seating for the event is limited. To register, visit or call (877) 834-1238.

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