Living

Living

Lend a Hand

Call the Volunteer Center of United Way, 209-524-1307, or email volunteer@uwaystan.org.

Vital Statistics

Stanislaus County birth announcements (07/25/16)

The Bee publishes birth information from Kaiser Modesto Medical Center and Emanuel Medical Center. Other hospitals, including Doctors Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center, do not provide the information. Families can place special announcements in our weekly Celebrations section. For information, call 209-578-2326.

Family

Parents @ Play: Fun without an agenda

Looking for some good, old-fashioned toys to play with that don't claim to build STEM skills, expand your brain, or anything else? If so, you'll want to check out these new items that offer, gasp, nothing but fun. And that's just fine.

Home & Garden

Living Smart: 5 Kinds of roofing shingles to choose from

It's important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each roofing material, as well as consult with a local roofing contractor to determine which shingles work best for your house and in your part of the country. Here's a look at some commonly used roofing materials:

Family

Young, black and living with discrimination

At the start of each school year, many teachers have a tradition of going around the classroom asking students about their summer experiences. Tony Wright, a rising freshman at Hampton University, remembers one year when one of his teachers also asking students about the books they'd read.

Videos

How the pros make fresh pasta

Hawks Public House is known for its terrific house-made pasta. Chef Justin Green walks us through the steps to make pasta using an extruder.
Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
How the pros make fresh pasta 5:57

How the pros make fresh pasta

How to butcher a whole chicken 4:06

How to butcher a whole chicken

How to pick the best top-water lure 2:06

How to pick the best top-water lure

Meet Gwendolyn, the chocolate-chip cookie eating pet alligator 2:06

Meet Gwendolyn, the chocolate-chip cookie eating pet alligator