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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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Kings G League approved for Stockton location; job fair announced

STOCKTON—The City Council voted unanimously to proceed with a lease agreement which would allow the Sacramento Kings G League to play at Stockton Arena starting the fall of 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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Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  

 

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include 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.