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Raley’s and state team up to help California State Parks

When shoppers use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley's, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source, they won't just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for closure.

July 05, 2011 | | Neighbor News

Health department warns consumers not to eat certain Bavan brand candies from India

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), issued a warning to consumers not to eat BAVAN Brand Sugar Rewari candy imported from India, after tests conducted by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead. The candy is also packaged under the names Sugar Redoi and Sugar Reori. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.

July 05, 2011 | | Neighbor News

Collision kills one in Newman

Two vehicles colliding on a country road in Newman caused the death of one man and injured three.

February 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

New county animal shelter opens its doors to the public

Community members enjoyed a preview of the Thomas W. Mayfield Regional Animal Services Facility on Wednesday at a public dedication ceremony. The Stanislaus County Animal Services Auxiliary held their fundraising event, "Every Life Counts" at the facility later that day to benefit the shelter.

December 17, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Neighbor News

STARS volunteers recognized for service to community

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department will be recognizing the men and women who volunteer their time through the STARS program at a special luncheon Thursday.

December 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Merced fair earns top honors

The Merced County Fair has received two first place Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions headquartered in Springfield, Mo.

December 04, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Neighbor News

Cannella off to Sacramento

Anthony Cannella presided over his final meeting as mayor of Ceres Monday as he prepares to take his seat in the California State Senate.Cannella defeated Democrat opponent Anna Caballero for the 12th Senate District in last week's election.Cannella led Caballero, the former mayor of Salinas, with 93 percent of the votes counted. Cannella had collected 64,571 votes, or 53.1 percent, to state Assemblywoman Caballero's 57,200 votes, or 46.9 percent.Cannella will take the oath of office on Dec. 3. Monday was his last meeting as mayor since the Nov. 22 City Council ...

November 12, 2010 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Neighbor News

Community grieves loss of Ceres CHP cadet, 24

The Ceres community is mourning with friends and family members over the Nov. 3 death of Randy Atchison of Ceres, the 24-year-old California Highway Patrol cadet who died after physical conditioning.Atchison, a 2004 graduate of Ceres High School, was stricken Oct. 29 during physical conditioning during his first week of training at the CHP academy facility in West Sacramento. He died five days later at a Sacramento hospital.Results of an autopsy will not be available for weeks but Atchison's father, James Atchison, said his son had been diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis and severe dehydration.A church service was ...

November 12, 2010 | Jeff Benziger Ceres Courier | Neighbor News

Hughson council discusses bringing back Fruit and Nut Festival

Hughson celebrates their agricultural roots with their annual Hughson Fruit and Nut festival every May with a parade, car show and local vendors, but after local funds ran dry, the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival was a no-show in 2010. But residents who have felt like the one year was a decade long shouldn't worry because Hughson Council members are already thinking about a festival for next year.

November 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

New medical center to serve Merced area seniors

Thanks to a $9.5 million grant from the federal government Golden Valley Health Centers is breaking ground for a new, state of the art, comprehensive medical facility to serve the health and wellness needs of Merced area seniors.

November 06, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Neighbor News

Merced starts up 10-year plan to end homelessness

On any day it is 'normal' to see a homeless man walking the streets with his cart of blankets and his dog behind him. Homelessness is not something new and has become a norm for the nation.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Neighbor News

Katrina garden touted

A filmmaker who lived in New Orleans during the Katrina hurricane disaster came to Ceres last week to impart some wisdom about the role that school garden programs can play in battling obesity.

October 08, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Pumpkins & people: A great mix

It's time to once again do the Pumpkin Promenade.

October 02, 2010 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Fisher Nut faces retaliation charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday accusing Modesto almond processor Fisher Nut Company of violating federal law by retaliating against Latina employees who participated in filing a discrimination claim.

October 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Neighbor News

Violent hate crimes against homeless increase around nation

No shelter. No food. And no place to go for safety has made it difficult for homeless people to avoid being judged, picked on and rained on during the winter months. But now homeless people have to worry about being a victim of hate crimes.

September 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

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