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Weibel Family Winery donates wine sale proceeds to vets

Weibel Family Winery donated proceeds from the sales of its 2013 Patriot wine to two veterans’ organizations.

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Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.

UOP record label releases benefit album for victims of fire

On April 13, Pac Ave Records, the student-run record label at University of the Pacific, will release an album benefitting victims of the October fires in Sonoma County.

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Local Starbucks managers to interview, possibly hire students

On Apr. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 13 managers from seven local Starbucks locations will conduct an interview program with 125 area high school students. The event focuses on interview and resume-writing skills.

At the end of the event, the managers will let students know if any have secured jobs with the coffee company. They will also laud those with exceptional skills when it comes to interviewing and resume writing.

The program is being offered for the sixth year in a row by Starbucks and partner BrainworX Academy, which is part of the Venture Academy Family of schools, a charter school within the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

According to program organizers, Starbucks has hired 28 students from Venture Academy School since beginning the program... Read More

CAPC seeking donations for B&N book fair

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is seeking donations to bring the gift of literacy to area preschoolers. The organization’s goal is to receive 800 books, one per each student enrolled in HeadStart preschools.

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Turlock celebrates ‘Go Green’ with environmental education

Turlock is getting ready to get green. The city’s Municipal Services Department is preparing for its annual Go Green Week program, which focuses on environmental education for the community.

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Oak Park Ice Arena selected for final five

After a few months of voting, Stockton’s Oak Park Ice Arena has been selected as one of the top five finalists in the Light Like the Pros contest.

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