When California’s top high school runners compete for state titles at Fresno’s Woodward Park on Saturday, nine runners from Riverbank will try to build on a legacy born years ago that’s yielded several team and individual champions at the section and state levels.
The annual Thanks-For-Giving holiday dinner at Modesto Centre Plaza drew a huge crowd Thursday. Volunteers dished up plates of turkey and all the trimmings for attendees. Modesto entrepreneur Dan Costa and his family have hosted the event each Thanksgiving, when they and a team of volunteers serve hundreds of dinners. The dinner is intended to be a formal sit-down meal, served on china dishes to the needy or anyone who doesn’t have someplace to be for Thanksgiving.
Attorneys defending Stanislaus County in a wrongful death lawsuit hope to prove that a slain locksmith preferred the company of his mother and his computer to his wife. Locksmith Glendon Engert was gunned down with Deputy Bob Paris on Modesto’s Chrysler Drive in 2012.
Five years ago I set out on a journey that continues to this day. It’s a journey that has taken me from not being about to run a mile without stopping to completing numerous half-marathons and three marathons.
There are many ways to say thanks this Thanksgiving. Homeless most of his life, 23-year-old Demetrius Stigar says it by giving back to the community by feeding the homeless this week. Others responded to a Bee invitation to post their blessings on Facebook.
Embattled comedian Bill Cosby has clammed up to the press, including The Bee, since past allegations of sexual assault have resurfaced. But why weren’t we asking him the uncomfortable questions in the first place?