Community Briefing

RENT STABILIZATION MEETING: An informational Modesto Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Ordinance community meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the Modesto Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St. Mobile home residents are encouraged to attend. The ordinance provides limits to the amount a mobile home park owner can raise space rents during a year. The ordinance was adopted in October by the Modesto City Council. The ordinance provides limits to the amount a mobile home park owner can raise space rents during a year.

GUSTINE HAS NEW POSTMASTER: The Postal Service announced Tuesday that Modesto resident Anna Buettner will be sworn in as Gustine's postmaster. The native of England began her postal career in 1983 as a letter carrier in Los Gatos. She later transferred to the Stockton post office, and was promoted to supervisor at the Modesto post office in 1992. Most recently, she served as the station manager of El Viejo Station in downtown Modesto. Buettner, 55, will be sworn in at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Gustine post office, 316 Fifth St. As Gustine's postmaster, Buettner will oversee 13 employees and operation of seven postal routes. "To become Gustine postmaster has taken me to my next level in my postal career," Buettner said in a news release. The Gustine post office serves a population of about 5,311.

ENTER THE PARADE: Riverbank's Community Christmas Parade Committee is accepting entries for its 39th annual parade. Entries of all types are welcome; the deadline to enter is Nov. 26, and the entry fee is $25. Entry forms are available online at www.riverbank.org or by calling 863-7116. High school and middle school bands are invited to participate. The first three school bands to enter will receive $150. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 1, starting on Santa Fe Street near the Community Center. It travels through downtown to Second Street and returns to the Community Center Park via Stanislaus Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive and plan to visit with children at the end of the parade.

SCHOOL DISTRICT WELCOMES LEADERS: The Turlock Unified School District will play host to future Turlock leaders in Leadership Turlock today. This program, coordinated through the Chamber of Commerce, gives participants the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the community. This year, the Turlock Unified School District will showcase the new Walnut Elementary Education Center, the Technology Lab at Dutcher Middle School and the robotics-AVID class at Turlock High School. Heidi Lawler, Turlock Junior High principal, and Lacrisha Ferriera, district director of curriculum, will give presentations. For more information, call communications specialist Janet Pohl-De Mello at 664-1589.