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Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

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Who's Hiring: Heald College; Jan. 20, 2015


Heald College is hiring a director of career services at their Salida campus -- just north of Modesto.

This person will be responsible for coordinating all job placement services for students and graduates. A bachelor's degree is required, with a graduate degree preferred.

Ideal candidates should have three year's experience working with job placement or as a recruiter. To apply, click here.


Vintage Vulture // My New Old Sofa + DIY Reupholstery Or Leather Restoration

Vintage Vulture / My New Old Sofa + DIY Reupholstery Or Leather Restoration

That new year nesting fever has kicked into high gear around here and I am project crazy at the moment. But I would be nothing without a hot mess of vintage goodness to work over at any given time. When it comes to vintage, there are a few things I am constantly on the hunt for... Seating, Tables, Good Lighting and Art. Naturally, after years on end of this quest for the perfect vintage gems, my collection of chairs is a tad out of hand and at the moment I seem to be swimming in sofas. Don't even get me started on vintage art - for a gal who hates clutter and chaos, I sure know how to create it with the blink of an eye and 10 minutes at a thrift store, antique fair or craigslist. Eek... Read More

Turlock police need help in sexual assault cases


Turlock police are asking for help in three cases of sexual assault involving the same suspect.

Officer Mayra Lewis said Jason Daniel Lara, 19, was booked into jail for three incidents that took place between Dec. 18, 2012 and July, 5, 2013.

Lara was arrested for the July 2013 sexual assault incident and has been in jail since, Lewis said.

On Thursday, Lara was re-booked for sexual assault charges for an incident that took place in December 2012.

Detectives asked anyone who may have witnessed the incidents that took place in the northwest area of Turlock or may have more information to call Turlock police at (209) 664-7319.

Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.


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The lowdown on what’s happening during Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend!

The lowdown on what’s happening during Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend!

Don’t look now, but Lodi’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend is just around the corner: coming up February 7 & 8, 2015 (Saturday/Sunday). Time’s a’wastin’, if you’re still just thinking about it!

This will be the 18th annual celebration of Lodi’s eminently approachable, luscious, juicy style of wines, showcased with a proliferation of complimentary chocolates, savory treats, and fountains of love, love, love. It has become the most popular weekend wine event in Lodi wine country, and for good reason: what better way to seal one’s love and devotion to significant others, or whole groups of friends and family?

Over 50 Lodi wineries will be opening their doors to welcome you. ... Read More

How Valley hospitals are transitioning to electronic medical records

How Valley hospitals are transitioning to electronic medical records

MODESTO — Health care, the last major industry to go digital, is in the middle of a historic transition. Hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies and more are digitizing their records in an effort to deliver health care more accurately, efficiently and cost-effectively.

While the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is often associated with mandates of the Affordable Care Act, the computerization of area hospitals’ operations and documents actually began well before the birth of the bill... Read More

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown this morning presented his budget proposal, which he said  injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects.

“This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent actions we take today.”... Read More