Briefs: Locals invited to community forum
by PI staff
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A Patterson Community Forum will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Patterson City Hall, 1 Plaza, and will highlight information about the local police department.

Patterson Police Services Chief Tori Hughes will review the structure of the department so the community knows what services are offered. Hughes will also give a general overview about how police handle calls for service so people understand why police take longer to respond to some calls.

Questions can be e-mailed ahead of time to

For information: 892-5071.

Fiesta welcomes volunteers

An Apricot Fiesta meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Damasco’s Restaurant in the Best Western Villa Del Lago Inn, 2959 Speno Drive.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the June 4 through 6 Apricot Fiesta is welcome to attend.

For information: 892-3118.

Census training workshop

The “It is Time, Make Yourself Count!” campaign invites community members to help achieve a full and accurate count of Latinos in the 2010 Census.

The training will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Walnut Grove School multipurpose room, 775 N. Hartley Ave. Same-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m., or register ahead of time by e-mailing Luis Molina at or Sallie Ayala-Perez at

For information: Ayala-Pérez, 602-8304; or Molina, 681-1937.

Fish fry dates set

Sacred Heart Catholic School and the Patterson Lions Club will host two fish fry events from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 19 at Bonaventure Hall, 505 M St. Fish, potatoes, coleslaw, bread and beverages are on the menu.

Cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children younger than 12.

Tickets are available from any Lions Club member, Sacred Heart School parent or at the door.

For information: 892-3544.

Dual language meetings planned

Informational meetings are scheduled for parents interested in the Walnut Grove Dual Language Academy for incoming kindergarten students for the 2010-11 school year.

The meetings are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1 and from 9 to 10 a.m. March 8 at Walnut Grove School, 775 N. Hartley Ave., in the Teacher Learning Center’s Room H1.

Through the Dual Language Academy, students learn multiple languages and multicultural skills and have increased exposure to ethnic and cultural diversity. Neighborhood students are given enrollment priority, with about 10 percent of enrollment allotted for students outside Walnut Grove School’s service area.

For information: 892-5313.
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