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Amirfar named new Turlock police chief

 

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TURLOCK — Interim Police Chief Nino Amirfar has been selected as the Turlock’s new police chief, the city announced Monday.

He will be sworn in Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Assyrian American Civic Club.

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Valley singers among Foster Farm Bowl anthem finalists

MODESTO — Teenagers from Turlock and Ceres are among those who will compete to sing the national anthem at the Foster Farms Bowl.

Felisha Dias, of Turlock, and Stephanie Ortiz, of Ceres, are among the 11 finalists selected in a contest to pick singers at the bowl game.

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Children’s home elects new board officers

STOCKTON — Retired attorney Robert Morrison is the new president of the Children’s Home of Stockton board.

The Children’s Home elected new board officers this week.

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Major expansion planned for Lodi’s World of Wonders

LODI — For several years, World of Wonders President Sally Snyde has been hard at work on a plan to change the face of Lodi, and it’s no small undertaking.

“I’ve been thinking about it for three years,” Snyde said of the three-phase plan she unveiled at November’s State of the City Address. “We just wanted to be prepared before we went out into the public.”

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Beat Happy! Music 30 Years of D.I.Y. promoting

Beat Happy! Music 30 Years of D.I.Y. promoting

I have been booking and promoting Live Entertainment of all sorts for 30 years in the greater 209. Started out in Modesto as St Christopher Promotions later as Poison Free Promotions in Stockton and for the last 20 or so years as Beat Happy! Music

On December 9th you are all invited to come and celebrate this milestone at the Portal 1324 Coldwell Ave Modesto CA. Along with live music by Imminent Waves, there will be a special screening of  Nate Bergs' FLORADORA an independent film documenting the D.I.Y. Music of the San Joaquin Valley focused around a Fugazi show 25 years ago at a Knights of Columbus Hall. 

Mixed with found-VHS footage of Fugazi, Plaid Retina and Sharon Tate  along with new interviews from those who were at the epicentre, this production is something unique to not just this area but secondary markets all over the US. 

Modesto area music awards celebrate 17 years

Modesto area music awards celebrate 17 years

Seventeen Years of Celebrating local Musicians, Comedians, and Venues; that is right the mamas turn 17 this year. Voting has gone live and all the #mamanees are hoping  you will choose them in their respective category. Everything from Alternative Rock to Jazz, Metal to Americana is represented in the Modesto Area Music Awards. Take a moment to go to www.modestoareamusic.com/vote and  check out all the #mamanees and vote for your favorites. Voting ends midnight October 9th. 

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.