Things to do this week including the craft bazaar Mod Shop, Christmas Wonderland concert, Frozen Sing-Along and Sonora Christmas Festival. Check out the story and links to our online calendars for the latest happenings around the Modesto region.
E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto is again sponsoring Taste of the NFL, a fundraiser for anti-hunger efforts that’s tied to the Super Bowl. The Modesto-based company is a co-sponsor of Taste of the NFL, a food-and-drink extravaganza that has drawn an average of 3,000 people since it started in 1992.
Central Catholic and Sonora meet for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV title in Stockton and Oakdale hosts Rio Linda in a Division III semifinal on another busy Friday night of high school football action. Click on the headline to see Tweets with scoring updates and photos.
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.
The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 59 loans worth more than $22 million to Stanislaus County businesses this year. Thirty Merced County businesses had $16.8 million in government-backed loans approved, and Tuolumne County had six businesses get $7.4 million in loans.
Contemporary Christian music superstar Michael W. Smith got a little help from his superstar friends from across the genres. His newest release, his fourth Christmas album, brings together country stars like Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town as well as rock star and U2 frontman Bono. Smith spoke with The Bee about his love of the holiday and how it drives his life’s work.
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?
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.