Caltrans has launched Caltrans QuickMap, an online service that provides California motorists with real-time traffic and travel information.
"A wide range of useful information is now easily accessible to help motorists avoid congestion and reduce their travel times," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
The online interactive travel map features nearly 1,000 freeway cameras and more than 700 electronic message signs on highways statewide. Site visitors can also view traffic congestion, California Highway Patrol incidents, travel time information, lane closures due to highway roadwork, and Amber Alerts.
The CalTrans QuickMap is at quickmap.dot.ca.gob.
Fresno County, Hanford gain funds
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $4.5 million to Fresno County and the City of Hanford, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, announced.
The funding comes through HUD's Community Development Block Grant, HOME Grant, and the Emergency Shelter Grants.
"As we continue to rebuild from the damage of the housing crisis, these programs help cash-strapped communities meet their long- and short-term housing and economic development needs," Costa said in a statement. "The release of these funds will help keep a roof over our neighbors' heads and put people back to work revitalizing our neighborhoods."
Clases de computación
California Connects está realizando una serie de clases de computación gratuitas en los condados de San Joaquín, Stanislaus y Merced.
San Jaoquín: Clases en Stockton los martes y jueves de las 2 p.m. a las 4 p.m. Detalles: Mateo Jones al (866) 325-3222 extensión 240.
Stanislaus: Clases en Ceres los martes y jueves. Clases en Hughson los lunes. Detalles: Rosa Padilla al (866) 325-3222 extensión 238. Clases en Riverbank los lunes y miércoles. Detalles: José Urzua (866) 325-3222 extensión 241.
Merced: Clases en Livingston los lunes y miércoles de la 1:30 p.m. a las 4 p.m. y los martes y jueves de las 6 p.m. a las 8 p.m. Detalles: Sonia Pulido (866) 325-3222 extensión 234.
Community meeting at McNamara Park
MERCED -- The City of Merced will hold a community meeting regarding the $2.6 million grant the city received to renovate McNamara Park at the park's softball field bleachers from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 9.)
The grant will fund three fields that can be used for a variety of sports, including soccer. It will also fund a splash pad near the park entrance, new playground equipment, and add a pavilion to the park.
It will also fund a modern, 10-stall restroom facility at the fields.
City staff will attend the meeting to explain the project and answer questions. Copies of the design plans will be available. Meeting attendees can help choose the design of the park pavilion, the design of the fencing, and the type of playground equipment features at the park.
Details: Joey Chávez at (209)385-6855
Consulado Móvil en Gustine
GUSTINE -- El Consulado Móvil estará en la iglesia Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, 370 Linden Ave. el sábado y domingo (11 y 12 de agosto) para tramitar matrículas y pasaportes.
Se debe hacer una cita para asistir llamando al 1-877-639-MEXITEL (1-877-639-4835.)
Sólo se debe de presentar la persona que hará el trámite y no más de 15 minutos antes de su cita.
Young lawyer appointed to County Fair Board
Rubén Villalobos, 38, of Modesto, has been appointed to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board by Gov. Brown. Villalobos has been a partner at the Villalobos 2 Legal Group since 2002. He was assistant federal public defender at the Federal Public Defender Office, District of Nevada from 2000 to 2002 and deputy public defender at the Stanislaus County Public Defender Office from 1999 to 2000.
Villalobos serves on the Modesto City Schools Board and is a member of the Doctors Medical Center board of directors, Modesto Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the Latino Community Roundtable. Villalobos earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
MODESTO -- The Latino Community Roundtable Monthly meeting guest speaker will be immigration attorney Solange Altman with the most current information. The meeting will be from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 9) at Bel Piatto Italian Restaurant, 1000 Kansas Ave. The meeting is free; lunch buffet available for $10. Details: email@example.com.
DAD committee meeting
MODESTO -- The Dream Act Deferred will hold a committee meeting from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday (Aug. 10) at the Parent Institute For Quality Education, 1124 11th St.
The meeting is free; lunch is available for $6.
Clases de aeróbicos y zumba
MODESTO -- El Centro de Soluciones Comunitarias Health Net está ofreciendo clases de aeróbicos todos los lunes, miércoles y viernes a las 9 a.m. y clases de zumba los miércoles a la 1:30 p.m. Las clases son gratuitas.
El centro está ubicado en el el 1940 Crows Landing Rd. Puerta 10.
Detalles, registro de clases: Virginia Huitrón (209) 556-1403.
MODESTO -- Bilingual volunteers are needed for the Día de Donar Sangre (Blood drive) to be held Aug. 17 at Three Amigos Auto Center, 301 Mitchell Road, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The event is hosted by Delta Blood Bank, Univisión Channel 19 and Three Amigos Auto Center.
Those interested in lending a hand may contact Lisbeth García at (209) 943-3830, ext. 214.
Bricks to honor Veterans
MODESTO -- There is a new Veterans Modesto Clinic being built in Modesto and a memorial is underway.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3199 is holding a 'bricks fundraiser -- donations of $100 for an 8x8 paver or $50 for a standard brick. These bricks and pavers will be part of the memorial in the new clinic.
Yourself, family or friends may request bricks for Veterans who have served in any of the Armed Forces at any time. The donations are tax deductible.
Details: www.vfwpost3199.org or Ron Richter at firstname.lastname@example.org.