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Zapien joins community partnership for families of San Joaquin Board

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STOCKTON — Former County Board of Supervisors chair Moses Zapien has joined the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin’s Board of Directors, the organization announced Thursday.

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Firehouse Subs supports area firefighters

STOCKTON — If you like eating sub sandwiches and helping the community, Firehouse Subs may be the place for you.

The national franchise opened a Stockton location on June 11, and it’s already paying dividends for the local community. Firehouse Subs recently granted $22,000 from its general fund to the Waterloo Morada Fire District to purchase Jaws of Life, a hydraulic rescue tool that helps emergency personnel remove crash victims from their vehicles.

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Salvation Army serves community all year

MODESTO — Red kettle bell ringers stationed at storefronts during the holidays are a trademark Salvation Army tradition, but the nonprofit organization runs a multi-faceted church-centered operation aimed at helping struggling families throughout the year.

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Foundation set up in Deputy Wallace’s honor

MODESTO — The family of slain Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy, Dennis Wallace, has established a charitable fund in his honor.

The Deputy Dennis Wallace Kids Soccer Fund was established at Stanislaus Community Foundation to help raise money for young children involved in local soccer associations.

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Honoring self-sacrificing heroes

Finally, it’s snowing in the mountains! It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas.

Lots of needed rain poured on the Valley around Thanksgiving. It was a great time to read a book, make your holiday shopping list (I’m big on lists), watch the Fox special “Killing Kennedy,” visit your local merchants and knock out some of those gifts on your lists, organize a closet and decorate your tree.

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Regional Transit to ‘Stuff the Bus’

Regional Transit to ‘Stuff the Bus’

STOCKTON— San Joaquin Regional Transit District will once again lead a countywide effort to gather food and coats during its 18th Annual Stuff the Bus food and coat drive Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20.

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The Eleanor Project helps women help women

The Eleanor Project helps women help women

STOCKTON — Networking and making connections can be key in building a successful career or business. But there aren’t a lot of outlets specifically for women in the Central Valley.

To fill that void, Kristen Birtwhistle founded The Eleanor Project in Stockton.

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