Some Stanislaus County Supervisors Balk At Proposed Homeless Shelter At Site Of Former County Hospital
They are worried that the site is too close to another shelter, which could compound problems that residents already have to deal with. But Supervisor Terry Withrow, a chief proponent of using the former county hospital buildings as a shelter, said if someone has a better location, it needs to be brought to the board’s attention within 45 days.
County Invites Those Who Don’t Like Homeless Shelter Site To Find Another One — Quickly
First, a new shelter for the homeless at the former county hospital on Scenic Drive was panned at a neighborhood meeting two weeks ago. Tuesday, it became apparent the proposed Modesto shelter does not have full support from members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors. Still, the two buildings at the Scenic campus remain the top choice for the 60-bed temporary shelter. (Carlson, 8/28)
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Saratoga Doctor Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Health Care Fraud
A 47-year-old doctor from Saratoga has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for health care fraud and making false statements related to a health care benefits program, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Vilasini Ganesh, a family practitioner, and her 56-year-old husband, orthopedic surgeon Gary Belcher, were indicted in July 2017 on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, multiple counts of health care fraud and making a false statement relating to health care matters. (Green, 8/29)