Low-Cost Mammograms From St. Joseph’s Medical Center In Tracy, CA

St. Joseph’s Medical Center will be providing low-cost mammography screenings for women in Tracy, CA on Wednesday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Safeway store located at 1801 W. 11th Street.

The mammograms are part of innovative program created to bring mammography services to women who have limited resources and may not otherwise have access to preventative health care.

Low-cost mammograms will be available for $80. Women enrolled in certain medical programs may be eligible for a free mammogram. The screenings are available by appointment to any woman with a physician’s referral.

The St. Joseph Mobile Mammography Unit is a full-service, self-contained mammography clinic on wheels equipped with state-of-the-art digital mammography technology and service. It is sponsored by such partners as the Safeway Foundation, Avon and Susan G. Komen Foundation.

To make an appointment, call 866-430-8222.

Early detection is one of the most important factors in the fight against breast cancer, and a mammogram, in combination with a yearly doctor’s exam and monthly breast self-exam, makes it easier than ever for early breast cancer detection and survival.

Most women should consult their physician for a screening mammogram after age 35 and then every year or so as advised by their doctor. Most doctors advise yearly mammograms for women over 40 and it is important to notify your doctor right away if you feel anything unusual in your breasts during the monthly self exam. Many lumps are nothing to worry about, but only a doctor can determine which are harmless and which require attention.

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City Of Tracy To Spend $2.75 Million Revitalizing West Valley Mall

Calling it a “calculated risk,” the City of Tracy is looking to spend $2.75 million to help bring a Macy’s department store to town in an effort to revitalize the suffering West Valley Mall.

On Thursday June 10th City Manager Leon Churchill said city employees will present the City Council with a plan on how the money will be spent on fixing up the anchor space of Tracy’s West Valley Mall, left empty by Gottschalks last year. The plan is to have Macy’s move in and open its doors sometime in October – in time for the holiday shopping season.

The voting will be held during a special meeting after the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday June 15th.

The Tracy Press Reports:

Churchill said the $2.75 million would come from the residential specific plan fund, money set aside years ago after a settlement with developers. The money — which amounts to developer impact fees and is not tax revenue — can’t be used for things like the fire or police departments, Churchill said. It can only be spent on one-time projects.

“Every so often, the city has to take some calculated risk if it wants to create a better end result. I think this is one of those opportunities,” he said.

…The declining state of the mall is one of the reasons the city manager gave for the city’s courting of Macy’s. He said having a high-end fashion store in the vacant Gottschalks property could have a lasting benefit for the entire mall, in addition to the city and its residents.

…According to city projections that Churchill called “conservative,” the $2.75 million investment should be repaid through sales tax receipts within 10 years of Macy’s opening its doors. He said that timeline could be accelerated, depending the store’s success — Tracy takes in via taxes about 1 percent of all sales, and the future Macy’s is “conservatively” supposed to generate between $15 million and $22 million annually.

That’s compared to Gottschalk’s best sales year of $11 million, Churchill said, adding that Macy’s worst sales years should be far better than Gottschalk’s best.

Churchill said partnering with General Growth and Macy’s is a chance for the city to make a statement and respond to numerous calls for increased economic development.

“I think the community has been asking for some action on the city’s part,” Churchill said, “and I get the impression that this is the sort of thing that’s been asked of the city.”

Jon Stewart Voted Most Influential Man By AskMen.com Readers

A pole conducted by AskMen.com places President Obama in the No. 21 spot of “most influential man” – one rank below Matthew Weiner the creator of “Mad Men” and one above Chef Ferran Adria.

The Number One spot went to the “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who topped the list of 49 prominent men from entertainment, philanthropy, politics, sports, and technology. The votes came from more than half a million AskMen.com readers, along with the site’s staff.

AskMen claims that “Daily Show” is “our youths’ most trusted source of information and its host the most trusted man in America.”

Stewart is expecting more than 100,000 Americans at his Rally to Restore Sanity, which is set for Saturday in Washington D.C. A satellite rally also will take place in Los Angeles.

Stewart’s fellow Comedy Central late-night host, Stephen Colbert, came in at No. 11.

Rounding out the top five were Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Steve Jobs, and rapper Kanye West.

Other notable men on the list are:

  1. James Franco
  2. Conan O’Brien
  3. Jay-Z
  4. George Clooney
  5. Tom Ford
  6. Eminem
  7. Ben Affleck
  8. Zach Galifianakis
  9. Isaiah Mustafa
  10. Justin Timberlake
  11. Hugh Jackman
  12. David Letterman
  13. Christopher Nolan
  14. Leonardo DiCaprio
  15. Steven Slater
  16. Russell Brand

“These are the men history will remember as having defined 2010,” according to AskMen.

Off-Leash Dog Parks In Tracy, CA

There is currently only one dog park in Tracy, CA. It’s located near downtown, behind the Fire Station on Grant Line Road.

El Pescadero Park – Tracy Blvd and Kavanaugh Ave

-1 acre of enclosed grass area with benches, doggy bags, lights, water fountain for dogs and humans
-Best time to go 4pm-6pm
-Take the Tracy Blvd exit off Hwy 205, head south; turn left at Kavanaugh Ave; dog park will be one block down on the right

So that all visitors may enjoy the dog park, the City of Tracy asks that all owners abide by a few simple rules:

-Do not use the dog park if your dog is unruly or barks excessively, aggressive, and/or is in heat.
-All dogs must be licensed
-All dogs must be current on vaccinations
-Owners are required to clean up their dog’s droppings
-All dogs must be leashed outside the dog park
-All dogs must be attended by an owner
-Owners use the park at their own risk
-The City of Tracy is not responsible for injury or illness to dogs or owners


Dog Park Etiquette Tips from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers:

-Bring a dog that is under 4 months of age
-Take sensitive dogs to an enclosed dog park where there are more than 2 dogs per every 20 square yards of space
-Bring or use treats and toys when other dogs are nearby
-Allow dogs to form loose packs
-Allow a dog to bully another
-Ever let your dog off-leash in an un-fenced dog park if he/she is not responsive to your verbal commands
-Worry if some dogs don’t play with other dogs in a dog park
-Spend your time talking on a cell phone – you must supervise your dog at all times and be able to give your dog your full attention

-Consult your veterinarian about your dog’s overall health before going to a dog park
-Make sure your dog is up-to-date on his/her vaccinations
-Observe the dogs in the dog park to see if there are any potential health or behavior problems
-Clean up after your dog
-Supervise dogs when they are playing and interrupt any rough play
-Be willing to leave a dog park if you feel that your dog is either being a bully, the play is getting too rough or your dog is just not having fun
-Check to be sure there aren’t a large number of intact (un-neutered) males at the park
-Make sure your young dog is not being bullied or learning bad manners from the other dogs
-Be cautious about taking advice from other park patrons who are not dog professionals

Saving Money by Cutting Home Energy Losses

Prices are going up in many of the areas that affect how you live. Significant changes are found in groceries, the price of energy and almost everything else you can think of. Maybe you can’t cut back on your insurance premiums, but you can do a lot to cut back your household  energy costs. In most cases, you don’t need to spend a penny to start on the savings. Use these simple suggestions and you’ll find you can start saving money right away.

Tighten leaky faucets. A leaky faucet can waste hundreds of gallons of water each year. Worse yet, if the faucet leaks hot water you are sending a lot of money literally down the drain. The cost of heating water typically accounts for about 10-15% of household energy costs. Those little drips can add up to a big cost and they are easy to avoid.

Don’t leave your flue damper open. When you don’t have a fire going in your fireplace, make sure the damper is closed. This will keep heated air from getting lost out the chimney.

Install a shower-head with a restricted flow design. It will save water and also the energy to heat that water. You can get one for under $20. Installation is usually very easy.

In the summer, set your temperature to 78 degrees. You can save a lot by increasing the temperature to 78 from 72 degrees. Your AC is probably your home’s most energy intensive system, so even small decreases can offer big paybacks.

Lower your temperature control to 68 during the winter. You can save up to 5% on your heating bill by reducing your temperature setting from 72 to 68 degrees.

Do your laundry in cold water. About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is in heating the water. Eliminate this unnecessary cost by using cold water for the laundry. Restrict your use of warm water to when you’re doing a load of whites. Modern detergents do a pretty good job so it’s not like in the old days.

Use window treatments to regulate your home’s temperature. In the summer, close your south and west facing curtains or blinds. Keeping direct sunlight out of your home will reduce the burden on your air conditioner. It will make your rooms cooler. During the winter, do the opposite. Open your blinds and curtains on sunny days to let the sun’s rays warm your rooms. As the sun goes down, close them again to keep the warmth from escaping.

Only run the dishwasher when it’s full, so you won’t run it so often. The dishwasher accounts for about 2% of your home’s overall energy usage. Don’t ever run partial loads with it. Wait until it is as full as possible before you turn it on.

Run vent fans only when you really have to. Your bathroom’s ventilation fans can replace all the air in your home in as short a time as one hour! Letting the exhaust fans run for extended periods will suck your cool or warm air from your house and replace it with more air from outside. This will boost your cooling and heating costs significantly.

Register your Security Cameras with Police Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, Pleasanton

The Try Valley police departments, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Contra Costa Sherif, are bumping up security & community oriented policing by asking residents who have security cameras installed to let them know.

That way if a crime happens maybe one of us will have info to help solve the crime.

Security Camera System Registry:

San Ramon has signed up 165 people so far in four years. Register here.

Livermore  has 170 signed up in two years Register here.

Dublin  call 925-833-6677 or 925-833-6686

Pleasanton – Call the local number.

Contra Costa Sheriff – email them at crimeanalysis@so.cccounty.us & provide first & last name, address, email address & cell phone.


Livermore Pleasanton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Via Fire Department (LPFD)

The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) is once again offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training.

Livermore Pleasanton Community Emergency Response Team

Contact the CERT LPFD Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Tracy Hein to sign up:

LPFD Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
Tracy Hein
(925) 454-2317
thein at lpfire.org

Pre-registration for the CERT course is required and space is limited.

You will learn about basic disaster preparedness; fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and terrorism. It’s 5 or 6 sessions depending on the way they decide to run the program. Usually one night a week; 6 pm – 9:30 pm. At the end of the program you can stop their or keep training and volunteer with us & potentially work on large scale natural disasters.

Monthly meetups for all districts are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Remillard Room of the Pleasanton Operations Service Center at 3333 Busch Rd, Pleasanton, CA.

LPFD Fire Chief:

Ruben Torres

3560 Nevada St.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 454-2361
(925) 960-4104 TDD


Fire Headquarters
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone (925) 454-2361
Fax (925) 454-2367
Fire Prevention (925) 454-2362
Training Center
3301 Busch Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #1
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925- 454-2341
Station #6
4550 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Station #2
6300 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
925- 454-2342
Station #7
951 Rincon
Livermore, CA 94551
925- 454-2347
Station #3
3200 Santa Rita Rd
Pleasanton, CA
925- 454-2343
Station #8
5750 Scenic Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
925- 454-2348
Station #4
1600 Oak Vista Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #9
1919 Cordoba Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
925- 454-2349
Station #5
1200 Machado Place
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Station #10
330 Airway Blvd
Livermore, CA 94551

Cache list
CERT Form 5 Victim Treatment Area Record
CERT Form 4 Briefing Assignment 2 Sided
Form 3 Assignment Tracking Log 2 Sided
Form 2 Personnel Resources Check-in 2 Sided
CERT Form 1 Damage Assessment 2 Sided
211c Check-in Form
CERT damage assessment
CERT Form 8 General Message 2 Sided
Form 6 Communications Log 2 Sided
Form 7 Equipment Inventory 2 Sided

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