ABANDONED AUTO ABATED IN WEST MODESTO NEIGHBORHOOD

Much appreciation to our City of Modesto vehicle abatement staff for responding to my online request and removing this abandoned auto in a West Modesto neighborhood that had broken windows. 

Please call (209) 572-9511 to quickly report abandoned vehicles in the City of Modesto city limits, or download the new GoModesto! smartphone app and take a picture and quickly report it. 
Download the GoModesto! app at:

for iPhone: https://appsto.re/us/ic2qcb.i 

for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.publicstuff.modesto_ca.

Tony Madrigal

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SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY MEETING ABOUT EMPTY LOT IN WEST MODESTO NEIGHBORHOOD 

Dozens of neighbors and community leaders in West Modesto attended a community meeting yesterday Thursday about what the City should do with an empty lot in their neighborhood where a lot of illegal trash dumping occurs. #1 suggestion was soccer field, #2 was a community park! 
Next steps are to meet with City staff, and community stakeholders to plan what is needed to transform this lot, and the neighbors want to form a Neighborhood Watch too!  

Another major thank you to our community volunteers, Latin Wings/Alas Latinas, and my new interns for all their help doing door to door outreach even in the rain to invite neighbors and thank you to City of Modesto staff and Modesto Neighbors Inc for their help with yesterday’s meeting. 

Stay tuned….

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SUCCESSFUL DOOR-TO-DOOR OUTREACH FOR COMMUNITY MEETING IN WEST MODESTO

Huge thank you to our community volunteers, Latin Wings/Alas Latinas, and my new interns for all their help doing door to door outreach yesterday (in the rain) and today to neighbors in West Modesto to invite them to a community meeting this Thursday about what the City should do with an empty lot in their neighborhood where a lot of illegal trash dumping occurs. Lots of excitement and appreciation from neighbors. Terrific teamwork! SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR COMMUNITY MEETING DETAILS.

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KIWANIS CLUB OF MODESTO

Spoke briefly today along with the Mayor at the Kiwanis Club of Modesto meeting. Great group of volunteers committed to serving our Modesto community. 
Like Modesto Kiwanis Club at: https://www.facebook.com/Kiwanis-Club-of-Modesto-350982865064818/

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HELPING MODESTO FAMILIES FILL SAND BAGS TO PREVENT FLOOD DAMAGE

SAND BAGS FOR MODESTO CITY RESIDENTS AT:
501 N. Jefferson Street, Modesto 

Will be open until 10pm tonight

INFO: 209-342-2244

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BOLSAS DE ARENA PARA RESIDENTES DE LA CIUDAD DE MODESTO DISPONIBLE EN:

501 N. Jefferson Street, Modesto 

Estarán abiertos hasta las 10pm esta noche

INFO: 209-342-2244

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ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS PICKED UP IN WEST MODESTO NEIGHBORHOODS

Thank you to our City of Modesto staff for responding and getting these carts picked up. 
Please (209) 342-2278 to quickly report abandoned shopping carts in the City of Modesto city limits, or download the new GoModesto! smartphone app and take a picture and quickly report it. 

Download the GoModesto! app at:

for iPhone: https://appsto.re/us/ic2qcb.i 

for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.publicstuff.modesto_ca.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO KNOCK ON DOORS 9:30AM-12NOON TOMORROW MON FEB 20 & 9:30AM-12NOON TUE FEB 21 

(Please share on your Facebook)
MEET AT: Empty lot at 1850 Rouse Avenue, West Modesto, RAIN OR SHINE, bring umbrella, coat, walking shoes. 
WHAT ARE WE DOING & WHY? 

We are organizing a neighborhood in West Modesto to come together and attend a community meeting to give input/ideas on what the City of Modesto should do with this empty lot where there is currently lots of trash being dumped there illegally. We will be knocking on doors and talking to neighbors about the problem and handing out flyers about the upcoming Neighborhood meeting. Please come help for a couple hours if you can. 

QUESTIONS: call me at (209) 579-4776 or email at tonymadrigal@gmail.com

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5TH ANNUAL SIKH AMERICAN AWARENESS EVENT

Honored to have been invited to the 5th Annual Sikh Awareness Event today in Ceres where I was asked to give a few remarks about the importance of the Sikh Community’s culture and contributions to the richness of our diversity and greatness of America. Also saw an informative presentation by my former UC Santa Cruz Economics Professor Dr. Nirvikar Singh, what a treat! Huge thank you to Harpreet Singh & Nirvail Singh for their hard work in organizing today’s event. Learn more about the Sikh religion and community at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh

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TOURING LOCAL MAJOR MANUFACTURERS IN MODESTO

Participated in a tour of Pacific Southwest Container in east Modesto this morning, a major manufacturer of mostly cardboard containers that provides over 800 jobs. Major manufacturing in Modesto and we’re looking to grow more! 
Check out job opportunities at: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=teampscExternal&c=1051945

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EMERGENCY TOWN HALL IN MODESTO ABOUT HEALTHCARE AT RISK IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY 

Had the honor of speaking last night at a town hall meeting of community, labor, elected, and healthcare leaders to discuss the importance of fighting to protect our healthcare. I urged everyone to hold our congressional representatives accountable to protect the access to healthcare that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides! I highlighted that according to a UC Berkeley study, the repeal of the ACA would result over 3,000 jobs lost in Stanislaus County and that we as local elected leaders work hard to create jobs and that our local economy would lose millions if ACA is repealed. Huge healthy thank you to all the event organizers and volunteers. 
Stay informed and fight for our health by liking their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fight4ourhealth/
See the full UC Berkeley study here: http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/californias-projected-economic-losses-under-aca-repeal/

#fight4ourhealth

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