News & Notes

Bee 'blogger' camp scheduled for today

The Bee will hold a "Blogger Boot Camp" this afternoon to teach people the basics of creating their own Web log on our community blogging site, The Hive. All seats are spoken for, but you can watch the event live from 4:30 to about 5:30 p.m. at www.modbee. com/live. The session is being recorded and will be posted on modbee.com at a later date.

Meet famed dancers

In celebration of Black History Month, Modesto Junior College will hold a meet-and-greet reception today for the Ailey II dance troupe. Open to the public, the event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cabaret West Dance Theatre on the MJC West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. Admission is free. Ailey II will perform a modern dance repertory show at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The troupe's tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of its parent group, the New York- based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The group is known worldwide for promoting the African- American cultural experience and modern dance. For details on the show, call 338-2100 or visit www.galloarts.org.


50 YEARS AGO: Atwater awarded its Man of the Year title to Police Chief Quinn Young. Young was credited with combating juvenile delinquency by providing friendly leadership rather than trying to keep youth in line by threats from the law.

25 YEARS AGO: Riverbank's landmark Del Rio Theater, built in 1947 and empty since the 1960s, was being remodeled to house the Greater First Pentecostal Church of Riverbank. Pastor John Reynolds said the 15,000- square-foot structure was purchased from Roy Bailey for $104,000, making it one of the few buildings to sell in 1983 for less than what it had cost to build.

-- Karen Aiello