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Community health forum focuses on childhood health

Representatives from various health and public agencies attended Health Net’s Community Connections Forum.

On May 4, Health Net held its Community Connections Forum in Stockton. According to the organization, nearly 100 leaders from various health and public agencies attended the event aimed at discussing the impact of childhood trauma on overall health and wellness.

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UOP commencement ceremonies to include nearly 2,000 graduates

Throughout three campuses and in the course of four commencement ceremonies, University of the Pacific will graduate nearly 2,000 students.

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Stanislaus County Fair calling for exhibitors; deadline approaching

The Stanislaus County Fair, held annually in Turlock, is seeking exhibitors for all exhibits, 4H and FFA Horse, Small Animals and Livestock categories. It’s also seeking exhibitors for Open Horse.

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National Bike Month urges commuters to take alternative transportation

May is known as National Bike Month. It’s a time when organizations try to spur interest in the community in biking or walking as an alternative to driving where they need to go.

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Tracy transit plan seeks public input at series of meetings

Three meetings open to the community will be held by the City of Tracy in an attempt to get public input on future transit plans.

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PG&E gives support to Stockton Scholars program, others

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is contributing $1 million in local workforce development and educational initiatives in the San Joaquin County area.

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Artist sought for transit mural in Downtown Stockton

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District, known as RTD, is looking for mural artists to create a 10-foot-by-eight-foot mural for the north side of its Downtown Transit Center.

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Green practices helping businesses create sustainability, longevity

Barn owls are used as a means of energy-efficient pest control, reducing the need for harmful pesticides.

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The gory details: Crime scene cleaner takes on job few care to tackle

Christopher Loston, owner of Bio Safety Clean, specializes in crime scene cleaning.

After 10 years serving in the military, Christopher Loston joined the family business.

It’s not an unusual career step. However, for most, the family business involves less blood and guts.

On his first day, Loston spent hours chopping up a bloody mattress. We’ll spare readers the details Loston didn’t spare a Central Valley Business Journal reporter. Like he says, “sometimes less details are better.”

Loston owns Bio Safety Clean, a home restoration and cleanup company that once focused on crime scenes. He still offers the service in Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin counties, but he’s added water damage repair and mold removal, as well.

From a scientific standpoint, Loston said the added services makes sense because blood is liquid-based and acts the same as water to clean.

“It’s funny how it all kind of seems to play together,” Loston said... Read More

Community radio station holding fundraiser

In an effort to begin broadcasting over FM airwaves, radio station KCBP will be holding a community art auction to raise funds to that end.

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