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Family of Manteca man killed in Gaza strike

Family of Manteca man killed in Gaza strike


Even as the violence escalates following the breakdown of Friday's ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, some Palestinian-Americans are slowly learning about family members affected by earlier incidents.

Like many Palestinian-Americans, Manteca's Mohammad Elfarra has been watching the news from Gaza closely, but the worst report came in the form of a phone call from a friend in the West Bank.

"He said, 'hey give me a call back. We just saw something on the news that reported a family of eight from the Elfarra family in the Gaza Strip in Khan Younis, which is our home town, that they were killed in one air strike,'" Elfarra recalled.

Soon other family members began confirming the reports.

"There's no words for it until you experience it," Elfarra said. "You have nothing that can describe that pain and that hurt."

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Project Love Presents: Our 3rd Annual Back to School Bash Saturday August 16,2014 from 5-8pm.

Project Love Presents: Our 3rd Annual Back to School Bash Saturday August 16,2014 from 5-8pm.

Project Love is holding our annual Back to school bash on August 16th from 5-8pm.Location: History Makers Community Center 550 industrial way Galt,Ca.This event is for the needy children of Galt, Herald and Thorton.

We will be offering any child in need with a parent presant, Free dinner, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, clothes and shoes. We want to send the kids in the Galt community to school in style and with a smile on their face. We are in need of volunteers and donations of new and gently used clothes, shoes, underwear, socks, backpacks, binders, binder paper, graph paper, index cards, rulers, pencils, pens, colored pencils, markers, scissors, calculators, note books, pencil sharpeners, pencil boxes,etc. If interested in donating items they can be dropped off at 256 Lincoln Way Galt,Ca. Would you like to volunteer for our wonderful event call Kim (209)210-7306

 

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

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

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

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

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"Neighbors in Health" offers free health screenings in Stockton this Saturday

"Neighbors in Health" offers free health screenings in Stockton this Saturday

The 2014 Neighbors in Health community health fair presented by Kaiser Permanente will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton.

The free health fair will feature an enhanced focus on providing prevention, wellness, and educational information. Several community partners are co-sponsoring the health fair, including the Tzu Chi Foundation, which will provide dental screenings and services.

Other services include school and sports physicals, cholesterol and glucose screenings, blood pressure screenings, vision screenings and eyeglass adjustments, BMI/body composition measurements, mammogram appointments, and healthy cooking demonstrations.

home invasion victim fights back, gets shot


STOCKTON, Calif. - Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Soto didn't hesitate a second when it was clear his Morada home was being broken into at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning.

"I had no other reaction than to go over there, hit the first guy and he fell. The other guy, the bigger guy, grabbed me from behind and tried to take me down. I wrestled in college, and when he grabbed me I threw him against the wall," Soto said.

What Soto didn't anticipate was getting shot and that's what happened as the robbers were trying to leave the home in the community just northeast of Stockton.

"I went to chase him and got to the door and felt my leg go numb. There was blood everywhere, got shot in the leg," Soto said.