Hundreds turn out for annual Thanks-For-Giving dinner

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.


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Local medical residencies are interviewing candidates

With all of the people enrolling in insurance and Medi-Cal through health care reform, it seems that local hospitals and clinics could use more doctors. At this time of year, we see a lot of medical school graduates in town to compete for training opportunities with the Valley Consortium for Medical Education.