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Merrill Gardens at Manteca hosting Alex's Lemonade Stand

Merrill Gardens at Manteca hosting Alex's Lemonade Stand

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, local Merrill Gardens at Manteca residents will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Members of the community were inspired to get involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation after seeing a local news story on Alexandra “Alex” Scott.  After finding out how easy it was to get involved, they decided to hold a lemonade stand of their own.

Merrill Gardens at Manteca residents enjoys helping others and they were touched by Alex’s story and wanted to make a difference.  There will be a “live” lemon in the driveway to encourage people to stop by for lemonade.

Reported Cases of Valley Fever Increase in San Joaquin County

Reported Cases of Valley Fever Increase in San Joaquin County

The increase in the number of reported cases of Valley Fever in San Joaquin County is a growing concern to local public health officials. San Joaquin County Public Health Services recorded 27 cases of Valley Fever in 2009, 46 in 2010, and 123 in 2011. Dr. Karen Furst, San Joaquin County Health Officer, stresses, "There is no reason for the public to be alarmed; but it is important to understand the cause and symptoms of this disease, and steps that can be taken to decrease risk of getting infected."

What is Valley Fever? The technical name for Valley Fever is Coccidioidomycosis, or "cocci" for short.

Recon Run 5K Mud Obstacle Course hits Tracy

Recon Run 5K Mud Obstacle Course hits Tracy

You have probably heard of adventure races, THIS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS. IT’S BETTER. Recon Run is a challenging mission that mixes military style obstacles with boot camp style demands. You have to experience Recon Run in order to fully understand it. Recon run is a proud supporter of our troops and a portion of our proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

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After accepting the Mission you will receive the Recon needed to navigate the obstacles. Only combatants with an extreme level of aptitude will be capable of completing the mission. Those who do will receive:

Local Tobacco Control Program Observes “World No Tobacco Day”

Local Tobacco Control Program Observes “World No Tobacco Day”

Tobacco is the leading cause of illnesses and deaths worldwide. By 2030,
the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tobacco use will kill more than 8 million people each
year. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed worldwide on May 31 each year and encourages a 24-
hour period free of all forms of tobacco use.

The theme for 2012 WNTD is Tobacco Industry Interference, to raise awareness of industry tactics that
undermine tobacco control policies designed to protect people from harmful tobacco use. Common
tobacco industry tactics include manipulation of public opinion to gain the appearance of respectability,
maneuvering to hijack the political and legislative process, intimidating governments with litigation or the
threat of litigation, discrediting proven science and fabricating support through front groups.

the new hunger games

the new hunger games

In this news this week…and pissing me off on so many different levels… is the K-E Diet for the blushing bride-to-be who desperately wants to lose 5, 10 or even 20 pounds in just 10 days…no exercise necessary. All you have to do is have a doctor insert a NG tube (naso-gastric tube) into your nose, down your throat, through your esophagus and into your stomach. The tube will be taped securely to your face and attached to a feeding pump that will slowly drip a unique 800 calories/day formula of protein, fats and water.

“It is a hunger-free, effective way of dieting,” Di Pietro said. “Within a few hours and your hunger and appetite go away completely, so patients are actually not hungry at all for the whole 10 days. That’s what is so amazing about this diet....

Website helps navigate health care law

Website helps navigate health care law

Latino-owned businesses are an important cornerstone of California’s economy and, according to Forbes Magazine, are helping to lead the economic recovery in the United States.

Recent U.S. Census data indicated that California is home to 25 percent of all Latino-owned businesses in the country. Given these statistics, it’s critical for California’s Latino employers to have access to accurate information that will provide them with the tools they need to remain competitive and successful, especially when it comes to health care.

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Fun on the Run fundraiser coming up on Nov 6

Come enjoy a great day of wine tasting, food and live music and support Fairfield’s youth at the same time. On Sunday, November 6, from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., the Fairfield Community Services Foundation is holding a fundraiser at Winter Hawk Winery to benefit the City of Fairfield’s Fun On The Run mobile recreation program for youth ages 4 – 15. Fun On The Run visits Fairfield’s poorest neighborhoods to provide supervised recreation activities during the critical after school hours when kids are most likely to get into trouble.

The event on November 6 includes wine tasting by the glass, food by Vinnie’s Smokin’ Barbecue, and live music by Azure Moon.