The Modesto Junior College Visiting Author Series presents an Evening with Randa Jarrar on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the author's reading. The event is free and open to the public. Campus parking is $2 without a permit.
As Valentine's Day approaches, men everywhere are making dinner reservations and buying chocolates for their once-a-year-effort to be more romantic. But as wonderful as Valentine's Day is, there's no need to wait for a special occasion to add sizzle back to a relationship, said Drexel Gilbert, author of 30 Days to Better Love: A Guide for Men (www.drexelgilbert.com).
The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians celebrated the opening of its new Public Safety Building on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The building marks the first time both Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Security and the Tribal Fire Department will reside together in a singular location to demonstrate a continued commitment to the community. The momentous occasion was commemorated with a tribal blessing, ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon.
DEAR DIDI: We have a 17-month-old male, medium sized Labradoodle. At about four months of age, our neighbor (who is a tall man) tried to play with our dog by chasing him. The dog was frightened of the game and has never forgotten it. He is very anxious whenever our neighbor is present. He hides behind me and shakes. The dog is cautious of tall men in general, but he is fine after a few moments. We take him in public frequently. Is there a way to help him get over his fear of our neighbor? -Parents of Anxious Labradoodle ...
Is it possible – I made it to two hockey games in January? Both were birthday gifts, the first was a San Jose Sharks game with my daughter and her fiancé and the most recent, a Stockton Heat game attended as part of a birthday dinner/night out with my friend Kremer.
The Sierra Railway Company incorporated on Jan. 1, 1897 was the brainchild of Midwesterner Thomas Bullock. Bullock and his fellow investors - San Francisco banker William Crocker, rocker's brother-in-law Prince Andre Poniatowski, and others - had lumber and mining interests in the area. The development of a short-line railroad from Oakdale could replace horse-drawn wagons to bring lumber and mining materials to the growing Sacramento and San Francisco areas.