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Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, is that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.,San Joaquin County Public Health Services reports the county’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) related death for 2014, that of a woman in her sixties from the northern rural area of the county.

“This unfortunate death reminds us of the potential danger from mosquito bites and West Nile virus,” says Dr. Alvaro Garza, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer. As of October 17, 2014, there have been 8 human cases of WNV reported in San Joaquin County, so far this year. Last year, San Joaquin County reported 8 human cases with one (1) death.

Delta College District Police Host Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept. 27

Delta College District Police Host Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept. 27

Be responsible! Be safe! Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Delta College's District Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a FREE "Drug Take-Back Day" Expired Medication Safe Disposal Event, Saturday, Sept., 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the DeRicco Building’s C-1 lot.

Tracy City Manager and Staff Respond to Mayor's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tracy Mayor Completes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Other Local Officials

City of Tracy Mayor, Brent Ives completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in remembrance of former Tracy Mayor, Clyde Bland who passed away from the disease in 2007. Find out which government officials he calls out!

Life Without Limits- UCP of San Joaquin

For individuals with disabilities, every day activities, such as going to school, playing, and having a job, become challenges. United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin provides supports and services to more than 2,000 children and adults every day helping them live life without limits.

UCP unites and serves people with disabilities from Down Syndrome, to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, speech delays, physical disabilities and more. The programs and services provided at UCP help individuals with disabilities, and their families live more meaningful lives.

Contact: ucpsj.org

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.