Past Events

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


  • 4 p.m.
    Super Target parking lot
    1000 Commerce Avenue, Atwater


  • 6-8 p.m.
    Whitmore park

Grayson Westley

  • 3-8 p.m.
    United Community Center


  • 5-6:30 p.m.
    Livingston Police Department
    1446 C Street, Livingston

Los Banos

  • 5-8 p.m.
    Pacheco Park
    903 Pacheco, Los Banos
    • Come dressed as your favorite superhero
    • Free food and drinks, crime prevention and safety tip, games, music, raffles, and more


  • 6-8 p.m.
    Applegate Park (In Front of Kiwanis Kiddieland)
    • Face painting, free hot dogs, kid’s finger painting, public safety displays, police and fire vehicles, and recycling information.
  • 5:30-9 p.m.
    Sierra Meadows Seniors Center
    720 W. 15th


  • 6-9 p.m.
    Lock your doors, turn on outside lights, and spend evening outside with neighbors
    • Block- parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, potlucks, and games.


  • 3-9:30 p.m.
    Various locations in Patterson
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Business Owners –

Come to a free small business forum on how you can improve your business:

  • How to save your business money
  • Tips for ADA and Proposition 65 (disclosure) compliance
  • Reducing risk of litigation
  • Growing your business with social media

Thursday July 27
1 – 3 p.m.

Ceres Community Center
2701 4th Street in Ceres

On-site parking
Translations available

RSVP Online


For more information call (209) 726-5465 or (209) 521-2111

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a series of workshops at various locations around the state this summer on the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC), including in our area. Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for the $200 million in available tax credits. 

Where and when:
June 29, 2017
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L St, Arbor Theatre
Modesto, CA 95354

What is the Credit?

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to stay and grow in California.

Who Can Apply?

Any business can apply for the CCTC and there are no geographic or sector-specific restrictions that impact eligibility. In addition, 25% of the total credits available each fiscal year are specifically reserved for small businesses. The application is free.

Space is limited: Register here for the Modesto workshop

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Please join Adam Gray for a cup of coffee and to discuss legislative issues

Livingston – Thursday June 8
Foster Farms Café
221 Stefani Avenue
2-3 p.m.

Atwater – Thursday June 8
Brooks Ranch
975 Bellevue Road
4-5 p.m.

Patterson – Friday June 9
Mil’s Bar & Grill
100 S. Del Puerto Avenue
10-11 a.m.

Newman – Friday June 9
The Grille
933 Fresno Street
Noon – 1 p.m.

Gustine – Friday June 9
The Pizza Factory
447 5th Street
2-3 p.m.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Far too often, Memorial Day is only thought of as the unofficial beginning of summer, filled with festivities like picnics and barbecues, hot dogs and softball games. These events, while important for family and community life, are only a part of the holiday.
Memorial Day serves as a reminder to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom and liberty, the entire month of May has been designated National Military Appreciation Month by Congress which provides a time to honor both the history and recognition of our armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements.  It allows Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military through the participation of the community with those who serve, encouraging patriotism and love for America.
To that end, we should join together as a community and discuss legislative issues of importance to veterans and their families, I invite you to attend one or more of the following district events:
Sunday, May 28
11 a.m. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, Santa Nella
Monday, May 29
9 a.m. Los Banos Cemetery, 16575 S. Center Ave, Los Banos
10 a.m. Ceres Memorial Park, 1801 E. Whitmore Ave, Ceres
10 a.m. Merced Cemetery District, 1300 B. St, Merced
10 a.m. Patterson Memorial Park, 10800 CA-33, Patterson
11 a.m. Acacia Memorial Park, 801 Scenic Drive, Modesto
11 a.m. Hills Ferry Cemetery, 1334 W. Stuhr Road, Newman
12:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Ceremony and Reception, Merced American Legion,
 939 W. Main St, Merced
1 p.m. Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson
Tuesday, May 30
5 p.m. Livingston Memorial Park, 1416 C. St, Livingston