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Education

Passport lines long amid immigrant fears

For an estimated 60,000 undocumented immigrants living in Stanislaus and Merced counties, these are perilous times as immigration enforcement ramps up nationwide. Even citizens are wary, with hundreds lining up at government offices to get or renew passports.

News

Stanislaus County birth announcements (02/27/17)

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.

Jeff Jardine

Why didn’t Denham schedule town hall meeting to face his constituents?

Across the nation, GOP congressional representatives go home to face angry constituents who clearly don’t like what they’ve seen thus far from President Donald Trump – including some who voted for him in November – as well as others don’t think he’s gone far enough fast enough. Suddenly, people who used to detest Congress but loved their district’s representative have turned on him/her too. And just as suddenly, many politicians who gladly spoke to crowds during the campaign season – Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock included – now avoid them.

News

Fun and games at Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

The Central Valley’s first major festival of the new year has returned. The 55th annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival has unfurled this weekend. The event features food, carnival rides, art exhibits and more. The festivities continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 River Road, Ripon. Admission is free.

Local

Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut

Attorney Allison Davenport shares immigration stop essentials - don't talk, don't open the door, don't sign - at a Dreamers Summit Feb. 24, 2017, at California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com

Crime

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (long)

he Police Department released edited versions of body camera footage from officers John C. Lee and Randy Raduechel of their response to a landlord-tenant dispute in 2015. The landlord, Patricia Mugrauer, sued the city after officers entered her home without her permission, and Lee pushed her, causing her to fall and break her hip. The city agreed to pay nearly $750,000 last month to end her litigation.

Crime

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (short)

The Police Department released edited versions of body camera footage from officers John C. Lee and Randy Raduechel of their response to a landlord-tenant dispute in 2015. The landlord, Patricia Mugrauer, sued the city after officers entered her home without her permission, and Lee pushed her, causing her to fall and break her hip. The city agreed to pay nearly $750,000 last month to end her litigation.

Videos

Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut

Attorney Allison Davenport shares immigration stop essentials - don't talk, don't open the door, don't sign - at a Dreamers Summit Feb. 24, 2017, at California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com
naustin@modbee.com
Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut 1:11

Dreamers told to keep head down, mouths shut

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival sights 0:46

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival sights

Valley Recovery Resources put women on road to recovery 2:17

Valley Recovery Resources put women on road to recovery

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (long) 4:35

Modesto Police Body Camera Footage (long)