Around the Region (07/20/16)


What: Wines in the Pines

When: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Meadow Lane

Info: The Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Wines in the Pines event in conjunction with the Arts and Wine Festival going on in downtown Twain Harte. Wine and food tasting; tickets are $25 and include a commemorative glass. Call 209-586-4482 or go to for more information.


What: Veterans Advisory Commission meeting

When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Waterford Community Center, 540 C St.

Info: The commission is looking for participation from interested veterans and family members who can attend the commission meetings. The purpose of the commission is to represent all veterans in Stanislaus County by advising the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and staff on matters pertaining to all veterans. Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a strategic priority committee. For more information, call Joe Madden at 209-914-4764.

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40 YEARS AGO: It was announced that a strike began and 76 Northern California canneries shut down. The cannery workers union, Teamsters, were unable to secure a contract for 65,000 of its members. The negotiations were moved to Washington, D.C., and were overseen by James Scearce, chief of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. About 3,000 workers walked off their jobs in Modesto and Turlock during the crucial fruit and tomato harvests.