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Feds investigates 4 valley CVS drugstores over alleged missing drugs


MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating CVS over tens of thousands of prescription pain killers that they say have gone missing from four of the company's California pharmacies.

Search warrant affidavits reported by the Los Angeles Times on Monday allege roughly 37,000 hydrocodone tablets at CVS pharmacies in Turlock, Fairfield, Modesto and Dixon are unaccounted for.

Hydrocodone - found in such drugs as Vicodin - is one of most widely-abused prescription drugs in the U.S.

Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento, told the Times CVS is facing more than 2,900 possible violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act. She said the violations would carry a maximum fine of $29 million.

CVS spokesman Michael DeAngelis said the company regularly tells its pharmacists to maintain certain records and paperwork.


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A healthier version of the shamrock shake

A healthier version of the shamrock shake

Forget the drive-thru, whip up your own version of the "Shamrock Shake" with nourishing ingredients like matcha powder, nut milk, banana and coconut for a frosty treat... Read More

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Employers Ready To Meet Jobseekers at Modesto’s HIREvent

Modesto’s free HIREvent will feature hundreds of available job opportunities from a variety of Central Valley area employers, plus free resume help from employment professionals.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627)

WHAT:      Modesto’s HIREvent 

WHERE:   Clarion Inn Conference Center – 1612 Sisk Road (near Highway 99 and W. Briggsmore Ave)

WHEN:      Tuesday, March 11th, noon – 4pm 

Allegiant announces new non-stop between Stockton and Phoenix

Allegiant announces new non-stop between Stockton and Phoenix

Allegiant (NASDQ: ALGT) today announced new non-stop, low-cost service between Stockton, CA and Phoenix, AZ via Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport beginning May 15, 2014. the airline is offering promotional one-way fares for as low as $58 (seats are limited).

"We are pleased to expand our service in Stockton to include low-cost, convenient travel to the sunny destination of Phoenix, " said Andrew C. Levey, Allegiant Travel Company president and COO in a press release. "The community has embraced our long-running service to Las Vegas and our seasonal Honolulu flights, and we are confident that they will appreciate our low-cost flights to Phoenix."

Allegiant began service at Stockton Metropolitan Airport in June 2006 with nonstop service to Las Vegas.

For more information please visit Allegiant.com

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Sonora third-graders school caught with pot


SONORA, Calif. (AP) - Police in a Central California city are trying to determine how three third-graders caught smoking marijuana got the drug. Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson says the two 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old were discovered by another student last week at Sonora Elementary School.

Superintendent Leigh Shampain told KPIX-TV the students were smoking in a school bathroom.

The student who found the smokers told school officials, who contacted police.

The third-graders were released to their parents. Stinson said on Wednesday police were looking into whether someone supplied the drug to the kids. He said they were the youngest pot smokers he had encountered in his 33 years in law enforcement. KPIX-TV said Shampain would not discuss how the third-graders might be disciplined.


Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in children going down

Obesity rates in America’s youth have been declining in certain states for years.

With more than one-third of adults in America suffering from obesity (cdc.gov), many would agree that we are experiencing an epidemic in this country. This silent killer is connected to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other conditions which plague our nation. However, researchers have made a surprising discovery that suggests a trend towards a healthier future for the next generation... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body. 

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!