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Local marketing director nominated for national award

Local marketing director nominated for national award

TURLOCK — Adrenna Alkhas, marketing director for the Stanislaus County Fair has been nominated for a national award by the PR News Group.

Alkhas is nominated in two categories: Event Marketer of the Year and Publicist of the Year for her work on the Stanislaus County Fair.

“Adrenna is absolutely deserving of this award,” Fair CEO Chris Borovansky said, “Through her hard work, and with her leadership, the Stanislaus County Fair is being recognized, not just within the fair industry but in the national spotlight. We are extremely proud of her.”

Other organizations nominated include MasterCard, The National Geographic Channel, KPMG LLP, Guitar Center and CISCO. Winners will be announced at the PR News PR People Awards luncheon Dec. 9, at the National Press Club in Washington D.C... Read More

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M & C Association Management Services taking toy donations

M & C Association Management Services taking toy donations

STOCKTON– M & C Association Management Services, Inc is taking donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots.

Until Dec. 12, donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at local M & C Association Management branches.

“This is the third year we have hosted this event and we always have a remarkable turnout, not only from communities that we manage, but from the surrounding areas as well,” says M & C President Greg Smith. “The community management industry is in the business of helping improve the lives of others. This effort holds true to that belief in the most generous of ways and we are proud to be involved.”

Donations can be made at the following M & C Association Management branches:... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

2014 Weekly Challenge #49: Hydration!

Yep, back up on my soap box again...This weeks' challenge is all about HYDRATION.

Living where we do, it is almost impossible to forget to drink water in the summer.  Those triple digit days make it pretty easy to remember our water bottles when we leave the house, and all that sweating reminds us we need to restore our body's balance.

In the winter...well, the winter is a different story.  In the winter, it feels easier and more intuitive to grab an extra cup of coffee, or snuggle up with hot tea.  And a cold drink of water on a cold morning isn't exactly the first thing I think of grabbing.

Howard Training Center aids disabled, businesses

Howard Training Center aids disabled, businesses

MODESTO — Lisa Ramsey clearly recalls the day she watched a Howard Training Center client create a gift box after several challenging, failed attempts. The client had cerebral palsy, which made hand movements particularly difficult.

“She started crying the first time she made one,” recalled Ramsey, who serves as production supervisor for the nonprofit’s Production Unlimited vocational training program. “She was jumping up and down, saying that she did it.”

It’s those life-changing moments that make work a joy for staff at the Modesto-based Howard Training Center, which assists developmentally disabled adults with life skills training. The 61-year-old nonprofit offers myriad services including job skills training, social gathering opportunities and an art program, as well as a residential program for the developmentally disabled... Read More

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Crime meets its match

Community organizers and faith based institiutions are fighting crime, helping victims heal wounds and making communities safer through restorative justice efforts. Anyone can participate. This video explains.

EMERGENCY DELTA COLLEGE CAMPUSES CLOSURE Wednesday December 10, 11 p.m. to Friday December 12, 6 am

EMERGENCY DELTA COLLEGE CAMPUSES CLOSURE  Wednesday December 10, 11 p.m. to Friday December 12, 6 am

In light of the ominous weather predictions for late tonight and tomorrow, Delta College campuses will be closed from Wednesday, December 10 at 11:00 p.m. until Friday, December 12 at 6:00 a.m. This closure includes the Stockton Campus, the South Campus at Mountain House, and Manteca Farm.

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

Central Valley commute patterns signal regional shift

STOCKTON — Over the past 35 years, the northern San Joaquin Valley, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, has become increasingly tied to the economy of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the explosive growth in the numbers of Central Valley workers who commute north and west every day... Read More