News & Notes

Police arrest 3 in cash register heist

Police arrested three Modesto men suspected of snatching a cash register at a shoe store during business hours Friday night. Investigators believe the trio is linked to a series of thefts at Modesto businesses earlier this month.

Chinese New Year celebration is today

Modesto's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department's Maddux Youth Center, Modesto Chinese American Culture Club, Stanislaus Chinese Culture Society and Stanislaus Chinese Association will present the Chinese New Year Celebration today from noon to 4 p.m. at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. The program will celebrate the Year of the Rat and will offer an afternoon of traditional performances, music and much more. Everyone is invited to this free event.

El Concilio to meet Monday at 11 a.m.

El Concilio's monthly coalition meeting has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at El Concilio Community Center, 1314 H St. El Concilio and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting this meeting and have invited Latino elected officials to be recognized for their leadership in our community and to share their goals for this year. Also, there will be a discussion on the pros and cons of Measure N, which would bring district elections for City Council members. The public is invited and lunch will be provided.