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11th Street Bridge Update - March

In late March to mid-April, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured from the 11th Street Bridge to the new detour bridge until construction is completed in 2017. The detour bridge will have a 35 mph speed limit, and will be reduced to one lane in each direction, which may prompt traffic delays. Read this and more in this month’s newsletter:

A Morning of Inspiration

Start your day with a little inspiration! The American Red Cross is proud to honor brave men and women from throughout the region at the annual Heroes Awards event. Held at Lodi’s beautiful Wine & Roses Hotel, a delicious breakfast will be served before recognizing the kindness and courage of these heroes, who’ve done everything from save their families to lend a helping hand to those displaced by the devastating Butte Fire.

Honorees include: Dr. Bennet Omalu, Humberto Sanchez, Brayan Arellanes, Laughton Ranch Feed and Supply, Eric Edwards, Colleen McCarthy, Al Gilbert, Carl Vigneau, Paul Keeton and Dennis Lewis, Jackson Rancheria, and Dorfman Pacific

March 16, 2016, 7:30AM-9:00AM

Tickets available online HERE

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

Grand Theatre to Host Intimate Evening in Service of Veterans

Grand Theatre to Host Intimate Evening in Service of Veterans

“A Moment in Tracy”

Tracy, Calif. – “A Moment in Tracy” is a special event and fundraiser in honor of Veterans that will be held on April 9, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Downtown Tracy. The event, presented by the City of Tracy, War Ink and Dentists Organized for Veterans, is aimed at helping the Tracy community and its veterans begin truly meaningful dialogue on how to better understand and support one another in the transition from war to home.

“We are truly honored to partner with War Ink and Dentists Organized for Veterans (DOV) to present an event that sheds light on the service, strength and resiliency of our military men and women,” stated Division Manager, Kim Scarlata. “We encourage local and regional community members to participate in this special event, and discover how we can better understand and assist our local veterans.”

Tracy’s Regional Advantage Reflects Core Theme of 2016 State of the City Address

Tracy’s Regional Advantage Reflects Core Theme of 2016 State of the City Address

Tracy, Calif. – The City of Tracy, in partnership with the Tracy Chamber of Commerce, is proud to present the Annual State of the City Address on Thursday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts located at 715 Central Avenue in Downtown Tracy.

This year’s theme, “Active. Innovative. Connected. The Tracy Advantage,” reflects the City’s identity as a thriving socio-economic hub within the developing Northern California “Mega-Region,” which includes the Northern San Joaquin Valley and the Greater Bay and Sacramento Areas. Tracy Mayor, Michael Maciel, will deliver the opening address, which will highlight the City’s accomplishments in 2015, as well as the vision for the Tracy community.

“I’m really excited to emphasize Tracy’s key leadership role in the San Joaquin Valley Region,” stated Tracy Mayor, Michael Maciel. “I think it’s important to highlight all of the great things Tracy is doing and how it’s creating a ripple effect regionally.”

City of Tracy Announces Selection of New Public Works Director

City of Tracy Announces Selection of New Public Works Director

CITY OF TRACY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF NEW PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Tracy, Calif. – The City of Tracy is pleased to announce the selection of its new Public Works Director, Don Scholl. Scholl, 51, joined the City of Tracy in 1999 as a Parks Supervisor and was later promoted to Parks, Sports Fields & Trees Superintendent. Following the retirement of former Public Works Director, David Ferguson, in October 2015, Scholl was appointed as Interim Public Works Director. After a competitive recruitment process, Scholl was selected as the leading candidate for the position.

“Don has exceptional leadership experience in areas of employee management, budget preparation and oversight, community outreach, program coordination, landscape maintenance administration, and is very familiar with the operations of the Public Works Department,” stated Tracy City Manager, Troy Brown. “Don is well-regarded both within our organization and the community, and has a calm and approachable demeanor.”

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

Modesto Con tickets sales went live online for $4, Saturday at noon. Excitement and anticipation for the event to already be here is palatable.

Modesto Con will be happening on July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza. This is the first two day Pop Culture Convention to happen in the Modesto Area.

Modesto Con also announced it's first celebrity guest, Doug Jones, best known for his rolls in the Hellboy series(Abe Sapien), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer(Silver Surfer), Pans Labyrinth(Pan and the Pale Man), along with roles in DOOM, Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrow and so much more. I personally am thrilled and delighted to see him come to Modesto. More guest will be announced soon.

What else can you expect at Modesto Con? Artists, a wide varity of vendors, cosplayers, the 501st Central Valley Garrison, the Batmobile and that is just the tip of the "Iceburg".

11th Street Bridge Update - February

In mid February, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured from the 11th Street Bridge to the new detour bridge until construction is completed in 2017. The detour bridge will have a 35 mph speed limit, and will be reduced to one lane in each direction, which may prompt traffic delays. Read this and more in this month’s newsletter:

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

GRAPE CITY CON

GRAPE CITY CON
Lodi, Calif. – The Grape City Con, returns to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The one-day pop culture convention will run from 10am-4pm. The first Grape City Con, held this past February exceeded expectations with over 2,500 fans turning out for the event.

Ticket prices for the one-day event are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at select locations and online at http://grapecitycon.com/tickets