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"Neighbors in Health" offers free health screenings in Stockton this Saturday

"Neighbors in Health" offers free health screenings in Stockton this Saturday

The 2014 Neighbors in Health community health fair presented by Kaiser Permanente will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton.

The free health fair will feature an enhanced focus on providing prevention, wellness, and educational information. Several community partners are co-sponsoring the health fair, including the Tzu Chi Foundation, which will provide dental screenings and services.

Other services include school and sports physicals, cholesterol and glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings, vision screenings and eyeglass adjustments, BMI/body composition measurements, mammogram appointments, and healthy cooking demonstrations.

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Raw pad Thai with creamy peanut sauce

Raw pad Thai with creamy peanut sauce

Don't feel like turning on the oven or the stove to cook dinner tonight? No problem. Slice up some veggies and make this raw pad Thai. Served with a creamy peanut sauce, it's a great dinner for the summer months when you want something light and healthy... Read More

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Bosc pearsI was a bit naive last year when I sat down to dinner with members of the California Pear Board. It was last September and we were at the Tower Bridge Dinner. The Board had been kind enough to invite me to be their guest and I had promised to write about pears. The problem? Pear season was already over... Read More

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Ingram Micros Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor, has recognized Verve Networks' achievements and success in its annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 list. The SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large. Generated by Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center, its sales team and The 2112 Group, this annual list recognizes and ranks the top 500 fastest growing Ingram Micro SMB channel partners in the U.S. SMB customers are clients with 2,500 users or less. A spot on the SMB 500 is an indication of a company that is exercising strong business planning, technical acumen and superior customer relationship management.

Verve Networks was the only Stockton based company on the list and ranked them at #306 in the world.

Police: Man exposes himself to young girls on Ripon overpass


Thanks to a tip from a Ripon resident, Ripon police arrested a man accused of exposing himself to two young girls.

Harold Wayne Graves, Jr., 47, was arrested near Ripon High School Thursday afternoon, Sgt. Steve Merchant said.

Police said Graves allegedly exposed himself to two young girls Thursday morning near the east side of the pedestrian overpass of Highway 99. He then left the scene on a black mountain bike.

Police released a NIXLE report on the incident and included a suspect description. Around 4:15 p.m., a Ripon resident called police and reported seeing a man matching the suspect description between buildings at Ripon High School.

After officers got to the scene, they called eye witnesses and gathered physical evidence.

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Modesto Grand Prix Organizers and the Modesto Area Express (MAX) have finalized a partnership that will allow spectators to take the bus free of charge to the downtown event on August 2nd and 3rd. Guests can choose from one of two locations for a quick easy shuttle to the event with free parking.

The first location is located at the MJC East Campus parking lot on Stoddard and Tully Avenues. The second location will be the Health Services of Stanislaus County and Pediatric Center located at 830 Scenic Avenue. The bus will begin shuttling spectators every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Modesto Grand Prix are on sale now for $10 per person. The price will increase to $15 per person at the gate. Please note: children age 10 and under are free.

Please call the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department for more information at (209) 577-5344.