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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tower Shelving Unit

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Tower Shelving Unit

By special reader request, a tower shelving unit to use as a stand alone bar! Isn't it dreamy? I absolutely love this idea, you guys are so clever! Ps... we will hopefully have our forum back up and running and (fingers crossed) working better than ever here soon. It will be a place you enjoy hanging out I think and the perfect place for you to request plans, ask questions, and share your amazing knowledge! ... Read More

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April Events at the Keyes Library

April Events at the Keyes Library

     The community is invited to attend the Keyes Library for fun and free events open to the public throughout the month of April .
     Children can participate in the Be a Super Reader! Reading Bingo Game from April 1 through May 1. Participants can follow the directions in each square and upon completion of a column receive a prize. All children who reach blackout will be entered into a drawing to win a Batman backpack filled with superhero goodies. The winner will be announced during Superhero Day on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m.  
     Adults can also come by the Keyes Library and pick up the recipes of the month between April 1 and April 30.
     Children can learn about recycling on Wednesday, April 2 at 9 and 10 a.m. Denise London from the Stanislaus County Environmental Resources Agency will conduct two special Story Times that teach children the importance of recycling.

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales


SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.


Police: Modesto woman uses 13-year-old son in drug deal


SACRAMENTO – Modesto police say a woman was arrested Sunday when she sold drugs to an undercover police officer with the help of her 13-year-old son.

A release from the Modesto Police Department stated the Modesto Narcotic Enforcement Team (MNET) received an anonymous tip about the possible sales of prescription medication on Craigslist. The ad listed the prescription cold medication Promethazine for sale in Modesto. Investigators from MNET responded to the ad and arranged to meet the seller to purchase the drug.

Pamela Guerrero, 33, of Modesto, along with her son, met with an undercover officer at an area business parking lot to complete the transaction. When the officer began talking to Guerrero, she had her son show the officer the Promethazine and then provided the officer with several bottles of the medication, according to the report.

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Eye on E-Commerce: Super Street Shop

Eye on E-Commerce: Super Street Shop

For this week’s Eye on E-Commerce, we look towards

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Youth Art Show at Stanislaus County Office of Education through April 4

Youth Art Show at Stanislaus County Office of Education through April 4

As part of Youth Arts Month the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in partnership with the Stanislaus County Alliance for Arts Education, is hosting a Region 6 Student Art Show.  The public is invited to visit the Educationally Interpretive Exhibition, “Making Arts Learning Visible,” through April 4, 2014 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (1100 H Street, 2nd floor).  The Art Show features student work and teachings from preschool to high school students across Region 6.*

2014 Weekly Challenge #11 - Try a New Grain (or Two)!

2014 Weekly Challenge #11 - Try a New Grain (or Two)!

Eating healthy, fiber-rich grains is a great way to improve your diet. Not only are they delicious and good for you, but whole grains also make you feel more satisfied and stick with you a lot longer. Because they are more filling, you usually eat less than you would a white, or refined, grain so you end up consuming fewer calories.

Your challenge this week: Try a new grain.

Here's a simple recipe to help you get started:... Read More