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Doctors: Parents shouldn't fret over kids' fevers

CHICAGO (AP) -- Doctors are advising parents of young children to chill out when it comes to childhood fevers.  
  
The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with a report that advises against treatment every time a kid's temperature inches up. 
   
Most often, kids' fevers are caused by viruses, and they will go away without medicine and without causing any damage.    
Co-author of the study, Dr. Henry Farrar, says parents tend to overtreat fevers, even waking up sleeping kids to give them fever-reducing medicine. He says "if they're sleeping, let them sleep."

The report was released online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. It doesn't recommend any temperature cutoffs for when to treat or call the doctor.

It emphasizes that a fever is not an illness but rather a mechanism that helps fight infection.

New pet photo: Chloe

New pet photo: Chloe

Chloe's owner Renee Cardona, sent in this photo of her 12-year-old pug. Cardona calls her a "diva and 'lil devil all rolled into one."

Think your pet is cuter than this? Send us a photo and the name of your community to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your furry companion!

Think your pet is cuter than this?

Think your pet is cuter than this?

News10 viewer Irene Gomez, in Riverbank, sent us these photos of her three dogs, Lola, Princess and Toby.

Think your pet is cuter than these? Send in a photo to writer@news10.net and we'll feature your furry friend.

CSU Stanislaus student heads to DC for future leaders conference

TURLOCK - CSU Stanislaus student Juan Vasquez reached a crossroads early in his life and took a turn that will now lead him and 23 other college students to Washington, D.C. this month for the USDA’s 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Currently a junior in the Ag Studies program at CSU Stanislaus, Vasquez came to the U.S. with his family at the age of 2 and worked alongside his parents and other family members in the fields of Stanislaus and Merced counties. Dropping out of high school at 16 and faced with the prospect of minimum wage jobs and limited opportunities, Juan soon realized that his future would depend on decisions he made at that time.

Bringing government to the people Feb. 24

TURLOCK - A sometimes tired and frustrated public now has hope that elected officials are listening to their voices. Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, District 2, will host "Turlock Government Night" on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the War Memorial building in Turlock.

The event will be a town hall-style gathering of federal, state and local elected officials listening to the constituents they serve. Speakers at the event include Congressman Jeff Denham, State Senator Anthony Cannella and Assemblyman Bill Berryhill. Other locally elected officials will be on-hand staffing booths for the attendees to visit. This spectrum of government officials and agencies in one place at one time is a first-of-its-kind in the local area.

The War Memorial Building is located at 247 East Canal Drive.

The Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival - March 28

The Annual Oakdale Testicle Festival
Monday, March 28
6:00pm - 10:00pm
190 North Lee Ave
Oakdale
The Oakdale Rotary Club
209-525-9198;
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum
209-847-7049
www.oakdaletesticlefestival.com

Delta Mendota Canal exposed as underwater junkyard, so why no fence?

STANISLAUS COUNTY, CA - The discovery of 13 vehicles in the Delta Mendota Canal during the recent search for an abducted Patterson boy has some wondering what can be done to prevent more cars from being so easily dumped in the largely unprotected waterway. SLIDESHOW: Canal is littered with stolen cars

The 117-mile-long canal runs from Tracy, south through the Central Valley, to Mendota.  Most of the canal is surrounded by the agricultural properties it serves, and is easily accessible to people who are familiar with the region.  Since becoming operational in 1951, the waterway, operated by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, has become known to law enforcement as one of the more popular places for thieves to dump stolen vehicles.

Host your next company picnic at Stanislaus County Fair

Host your next company picnic at Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - If you're looking for a great way to celebrate the summer coming up with your employees, look no further than the Stanislaus County Fair's company picnic tent.

The fair has announced its newly re-designed company picnic packages for their 10-day run July 15-24. This year, the fair offers two picnic packages, plus optional add-ons. Menu choices include chicken and tri-tip BBQ or hot dogs and hamburgers. Also available are unlimited rides, an 8-foot welcome banner with your company's full-color logo, special appearance at your picnic by one of the fair's strolling grounds acts and your company's name in lights on the fair's event LED screen on the day of your picnic. All packages include fair admission and a reserved, shaded tent to dine under.

"Companies can rely on the finest customer service from our special events team," said Diane Coryell, marketing and communications coordinator for the Stanislaus County Fair.

Hail in Turlock!

Hail in Turlock!

TURLOCK - Local resident Tony Belarmino took this photo near CSU Stanislaus around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Couple killed in Valentine's Day murder-suicide identified

TURLOCK - Police have identified the couple killed in a murder-suicide shooting on Valentine's Day, as 33-year-old Janelle Godinez, of Turlock and 34-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, Jr., of Keyes.

The couple was found dead inside of a small SUV in the 2900 block of Grand Oak Court around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators were still determining who shot the handgun, recovered at the scene, at whom first.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Turlock Police Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 668-5550 ext. 6623.