Welcome to our College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) site! Modesto 
Mission Statement: "Neighbors working together with the City to create a safe, clean, family-friendly and vibrant neighborhood." 

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To sign up for your free CANA Email Newsletter fill in the form on the bottom of this page or email [email protected]  Also, Like our Facebook page to keep informed of activities, meetings, and events.

Today we were able to watch a demonstration of a new activity called Futsal in Graceada Park (See video below). Several CANA neighbors who signed up to be on a sub-committee for park improvements met in the park today to go over the scheduling of various park improvements in process. The Barber Family along with the assistance of Nancy Simas have spearheaded the repairs to the pool and splash pad and are looking at swim classes for the summer. Darrell Wilkins is working to bring Futsal (an activity to build soccer skills for our young players) to Graceada Park. Join us at our next General Meeting, Thursday, March 22, 6 - 7 pm at the Boy Scout Club House in Enslen Park. 

Click here to open the Focus on Prevention's Information on Homelessness. 2017 statistics and how we as a neighborhood can educate ourselves to engage with those in our parks and neighborhood who are looking for help. This PDF is a guide in how to engage with those experiencing homelessness. Continue to follow the newspaper on the new Homeless Access/Day Center to help those experiencing homeless connect with needed services.

Next Taco Tues.
March. 6, 2018
5 - 7 pm 

at the Roseburg Center. Bring your friends and join others at the Taqueria El Compadres. This is an evening where neighbors meet for a casual no host mixer while raising funds for our 3 local schools! (15% of proceeds will be donated by the restaurant).  This is a great way to meet new friends while re-connecting with others. Hang out with your neighbors! Get your name tag at the check in table. Take outs also count.

Take some time to peruse the Wish List for Graceada & Enslen park improvements.

Since this posting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., CANA & The City to proceed with improvement projects in the park. The pool & splash pad repairs are under way with the help of the Barber Family and Nancy Simas. This process will continue with the collaboration between CANA and the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Dept.

PDF of Plans (depicts ideas only)

PDF of Survey

For the last several months, College Area Neighborhood Alliance neighbors, City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department staff, Modesto Police Department, Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., Councilwoman Kristi Ah You (who initiated the Safety Survey last fall), and Steve Rank of Rank Investigation & Protection, have shared ideas for regarding safety, repairs and improvements for Graceada & Enslen Parks. The basic drawing above is a draft of these ideas and wishes. Click on the image to see the PDF and enlarged images of the individual ideas. Also, click here to link with the PDF of the Park Improvement Survey. Please email [email protected],  if you have an interest, want to be on a sub-committee, or know of resources that would support any of the ideas on the Wish List. 

Rank Security Patrol in the CANA area. Click Security Patrol Services/Signup to learn about services. As more subscribers sign up our hours of coverage increase. Right now our subscriber number 215. Our goal is 600 for 24/7 coverage.There is at least one unit assigned to CANA every night. In addition there is a daytime unit four days a week, and that is in addition to the unit that works nights. Normally the evening unit starts at 7pm. Call Rank Investigation and Protections, Inc. 1301 K Street, Suite G, Modesto, CA 95354, 209-526-2025 to request a subscriber application or to ask questions.

If you haven't signed up for Nextdoor.com, you might consider it as a valuable tool for watching out for and sharing with your neighbors. When you sign up, the CANA area is called College Manor. 

Want to Start a Neighborhood Watch Group?

Read the Instructions on “How To Be A Neighborhood Watch Captain." 

Central District Community Policing

Modesto Police Department's  community policing is divided into four quadrants. CANA lies at the bottom of what is called the Central District.

Our Area Commander is Lt. Martha Delgado, [email protected]
Our Community Service Officer (CSO) is Rosie Garcia, [email protected]

Our community police officers have been consistent in attending our CANA meetings. By learning how we can be the ears and eyes for what is going on in our area
and reporting it to the police, we are seeing how we can work together and make a difference.

Had fun at the 2017 fall CANA Root Beer Float & Splash Party on the Virginia Trail. The mist felt good, and there were many happy walkers and bikers who enjoyed their free root beer floats! 60 + floats were given out! Thanks Julie for hosting, and those who contributed the ice cream, root beer and cookies. Let's have another in 2018!

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