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Youths spend shopping spree thinking of others

About 30 youths were rewarded with a $200 shopping spree by the Modesto Police Department’s Heroes and Helpers program. With the help of police officials, they loaded up carts with gifts at the Target store on McHenry Avenue. These young people were recognized for overcoming adversity, helping others or making a difference in the community.

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Gift idea from Stewart & Jasper

The Bee again this year is offering some help in the giving department by highlighting holiday delights priced at $20 or less – and all available from local merchants.

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Stanislaus County birth announcements (11/28/16)

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.

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Holidays kick off in Modesto

Downtown Modesto was all about the holidays Saturday, with activities that included the annual Dickens Faire in and around the McHenry Mansion, featuring costumed carolers, stories of Christmases past, and a street fair with crafts and entertainment. Also Saturday was the Celebration of Lights Parade through downtown and the start of Rockin’ Holidays at Tenth Street Plaza, which features lights and retro decorations, local vendors and music.

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‘Why aren’t you shooting me?’ Deputies recount tense Tuolumne standoff

The response last month to a report of a despondent, armed man in Tuolumne County included two members of the Sheriff’s Office’s newly formed Crisis Negotiation Team. Cpl. Carl Benson and his team leader, Sgt. Vic Serrano, just happened to be on patrol in the early hours of Nov. 21, and the ensuing standoff of 6 1/2 hours became a trial by gunfire for the men.

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Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto

There were plenty of smiles on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto, Calif. It was part of a daylong kickoff in downtown Modesto to the holiday season. (Andy Alfaro/aalfaro@modbee.com)
Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto 1:29

Celebration of Lights Parade in Modesto

Mercedes Wallace, wife of slain Stanislaus County deputy, talks about husband 3:19

Mercedes Wallace, wife of slain Stanislaus County deputy, talks about husband

Woman's Body Found at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto 0:25

Woman's Body Found at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window 0:40

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window