At its 26th Annual Workers Memorial on May 4 at the State Capitol, Caltrans honored 184 employees who have lost their lives on the job since 1921. This solemn event honors the legacies of those who gave their lives to build, maintain and keep California's transportation system safe, and unfortunately adds yet another Caltrans employee to those killed while on the job.
A neighborhood meeting on Friday, May 6 focused on a proposed roundabout at Atlas Rd/Highway 108-120/the North County Corridor. The neighborhoods of East Oakdale are worried by the proposal of connecting the North County Corridor to Hwy 108/120 with a large roundabout at Atlas Road.
Modesto Junior College will host the second New Student Day event for the year on Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's executive order issued on Monday, May 9, which establishes longer-term water conservation measures:
Parents, students and community members alike took advantage of a perfect spring evening recently by attending the Cloverland Elementary School's Annual Family Fun Night. The Parent Teacher Club-sponsored event hosted a number of family friendly activities including a train ride, face painting, games and food. Fair Oaks had planned an event as well, but had to postpone due to the unseasonable rain on Friday.
Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has been elected by his colleagues to the five-member Senate Rules Committee. The Rules Committee is considered one of the most influential assignments in the Senate, and as such, selection to it must be confirmed by the entire Senate. Berryhill represents Oakdale in the state's 8th Senate District.
Fred Yerzy and Rachel Torres took a little time away from the classroom in mid-April. The break, however, was not the traditional Spring Break enjoyed districtwide. This break wasn't exactly away from the classroom, either. The classroom became the outdoors and the 'break' came in the way of Foothill Horizons Sixth Grade outdoor education camp.
May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety. California's weather allows bicyclists to enjoy riding many months throughout the year. Although bicycle safety should be practiced every day, the month of May has been set aside to draw awareness to how we can all help minimize bicycle injuries and deaths.
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.