For Years Opioid Clinic Has Been Seeking Support From County To Get Second Facility To No Avail
Alex Dodd, the chief executive officer of the clinic, says responses from county staff have varied: We’re too busy; there’s no money; or county supervisors won’t like the idea.
Opioid Addicts Could Use Another Clinic In Modesto. Why Are Stanislaus County Officials Not Supporting It?
Aegis Treatment Centers, the clinic’s parent company, says its needs support from Stanislaus County, which would be expected to commit 5 percent of the funding for a second clinic. But the county has not supported the proposal. (Carlson, 10/8)
In other news from across the state —
The Bakersfield Californian:
Smile! Pro Bono Dentists Brighten Outlooks With Free Clinic
Hundreds of people waited in line for several hours Friday, but it wasn’t for a concert or some other kind of entertainment event. Their teeth beckoned. The California Dental Association hosted the first day of its two-day dental clinic in Bakersfield. The free service started on Friday and ends Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and the goal is to provide care to about 2,000 people over the course of the two days. (Luiz, 10/6)
Capital Public Radio:
New Elk Grove Exhibit Tells Tales Of Mental Battles
The pieces are part of "Journey of Hope," a Sacramento County initiative to raise awareness around mental illness. Project participants wrote down their stories of depression, addiction, trauma and more and gave them to local artists. (Caiola, 10/6)
East Bay Times:
President Of Los Medanos Healthcare District Sentenced To Six Years In State Prison
The president of the Los Medanos Healthcare District was sentenced to six years in state prison for a felony assault on a man who had been meeting his daughter late at night. The charges stem from a 2014 incident where Emmanuel Ogunleye caught his 18-year-old daughter sneaking out of their home in Antioch to meet a 30-year-old man. While accounts differ on the exact circumstances, it’s understood that Ogunleye went to confront a person in the car idling near his home as he waited for his daughter. Ogunleye tried to speak with Josh Mazzanti, the 30-year-old man for whom his daughter was sneaking out. (Davis, 10/6)