Ringing in the new year might be about toasting to good fortune and reminiscing with family and friends. But for many people, New Year's Eve also may be spent thinking about New Year's resolutions, many of which may focus on getting healthy and fit in the year ahead.
Sellers of electronic cigarettes, vaping devices and other related products, as of the first of the year, are now required to obtain a Cigarette and Tobacco Products Retailer's License from the California State Board of Equalization. On May 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 5 and Assembly Bill No. 11, requiring electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) be regulated the same as other tobacco products and establishing an annual licensing fee of $265 per location on retailers selling tobacco products.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alternately closing the #1 (left) and #2 (right) lanes on northbound Interstate 5 (I-5) from the Merced/Stanislaus County line to the Stanislaus/San Joaquin County line for paving operations. Due to the New Year's Holiday, there was no scheduled road work on Sunday, Jan. 1 or Monday, Jan. 2.
Cultural Homestay International (CHI), a highly recognized high school exchange program, is seeking volunteer local host families for International high school students, ages 15 to 18 years of age who are coming to this area for the 2017-2018 school year or semester. These personable and academically select students are conversant in English, bright, curious, and anxious to learn about the country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.34/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
At the Oakdale Annual Awards Banquet each year the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce honors members of the community for Citizen of the Year, Junior Achievement, Community Service, Business of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. The purpose is to honor individuals, organizations and businesses who have worked unselfishly to improve our Oakdale community and help others.
The Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be hosting an adoption event at Petco in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank on Saturday, Jan 7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with adoptable pets from the Oakdale Animal Shelter.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of January 2017. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work in Washington, D.C. and the Central Valley, have their questions answered or get help with specific casework.
It's been close to 20 years since Stevie Cordoza and Hank Walter first crossed paths. A journey which began so long ago for the OHS 2012 Alumni that when asked, they almost don't recall a time they didn't know one another.