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Happy Halloween: Keep it that way, especially if you drink – don’t drive

Law enforcement agencies in San Joaquin County issued the following timely news release Thursday: This Halloween, San Joaquin County Avoid the 10 DUI Task Force is reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your Halloween party involves alcohol then you have to make a plan to get home without getting behind the [...]

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Caring for the caregiver

Mary Nicholson, founder of Stockton-based Healings in Motion, wrote the following letter to promote this year’s Caregiver Symposium, an event she started several years ago in Stockton to help those who help others and recognize their valuable contributions to the community. She has also spearheaded the effort to push hospitals in San Joaquin County to [...]

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$20,000 San Joaquin Valley health grants available

The Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management has announced the second round of funding through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund. The fund is offering grants of up to $20,000 for new prospective grantees working to promote community health and health equity within the eight targeted San Joaquin Valley counties – Fresno, Kings, [...]

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All consumers should check out California Healthcare Compare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement this week:  California Healthcare Compare is a new tool that provides the public with access to important information about the price and quality of medical care in California. Californians have had very little access to price information before seeking medical care. In the last few years, we’ve [...]

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Free banquet Saturday welcomes and honors veterans

A banquet both for and to honor veterans will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept 12) at 1467 Michael Ave., Stockton. The “Veterans Forever Banquet Celebration” is hosted by John L. Easter’s Homeless Veterans Program for Non-Commissioned Officers. Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva and City Councilman Michael Tubbs are scheduled to speak. [...]

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