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Hair apparent: Manteca woman takes shortcut to hair-care career goals

From left, Ashley Almeida, Amy Gann and Diane Trascapoulos are stylists at California Stylin’ in Manteca. Gann, 20, recently bought the business from the previous owner who retired after 32 years.

MANTECA—It has long been her goal to be the owner of a hair salon, but Amy Gann didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

At 20 years old, Gann bought California Stylin’, a salon that has been around for 32 years … 12 years longer than she’s been alive.

Patti Flatter originally opened the business all those years ago, but retirement came calling and she put the salon on the market. Or, specifically, on Craigslist.

Gann has been cutting hair a little more than two years.

“I was looking online for a week straight, trying to find a good deal and a good little salon to take over, and this was on [Craigslist],” Gann said. “That’s how it came about.”

The budding stylist said she had help from family to make the purchase, one that she had to take advantage of... Read More

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day
Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga.

Weibel Family Winery donates wine sale proceeds to vets

Weibel Family Winery donated proceeds from the sales of its 2013 Patriot wine to two veterans’ organizations.

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Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.

Unruh-Salonen hired as CCO by Community Hospice

Modesto-based Community Hospice recently announced the hiring of Karryn Unruh-Salonen as its new chief clinical officer (CCO). She comes to the organization with more than 30 years clinical and healthcare experience.

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Oak Valley Bank reports Q1 results

Oak Valley Bancorp, the holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank based out of Oakdale and serving several cities throughout the Central Valley, reported its first quarter financial results for 2018.

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UOP pursues documentary on Moscone

From left, documentary filmmaker Steve Talbot, Pacific Associate Professor Dr. Teresa Bergman, and Jonathan Moscone discuss the process of developing the documentary on George Moscone’s life and career.

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Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser

Dodging raindrops, supporters enjoy Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser

MODESTO, Calif. – Over 100 teams braved the elements at Modesto’s Del Rio Golf and Country Club on Monday, April 16th to assist in the fundraising efforts for Memorial Medical Center’s support services programs.

The 16th Annual Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Classic is a popular event in the Modesto community. Business leaders and community members mark their calendars each April to enjoy a day of golf, camaraderie, dining and auction activities, all in support of community health care.

This year’s funds raised will help Memorial Medical Center’s support services programs, including the following:

Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Sutter Health, recently opened their new biplane neurological suite, allowing neurosurgeons to use advanced equipment and techniques to benefit local Sutter Health patients.

The biplane suite, which includes the use of two rotating cameras to create detailed 3D views of the blood vessels in and leading to the brain, is designed to help neurosurgeons better treat patients with stroke-causing blood clots. The physicians are able to quickly receive more detailed information, helping  lead to a faster recovery for the patient.

“The technology offers a minimally invasive method to locate the clots in the brain and to use imaging to help guide surgeons as they remove the clots,” said Sergio Camarillo, director of patient care services at MMC.

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services
One of only seven APEx accredited facilities in California

Modesto, CA – Memorial Medical Center, part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals, has become the first Sutter Health facility, and seventh facility in all of California, to achieve a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services from ASTRO — the premier radiation oncology society in the world.