By Noel Daniel The chilly weather of February evokes an array of images—perhaps the least likely of which is one of a man at the start of a great adventure. But that’s precisely when Tony Youga started off on his journey across the states. It was a journey with incredible
By Ashley Stinson In a remote corner of the state, where San Bernardino County meets Riverside County, where the Mojave meets the Colorado Desert, you can find Joshua Tree National Park. This area of over 1,200 square miles brings the Old West to mind—California has moved on and grown modern,
By Noel Daniel Although she’s no longer spearheading the Modesto Youth Rugby Club, Christina Gein left an indelible mark on sports in our region. In fact, Gein was the one who started rugby in the area—and with a purpose and passion that was rooted in her experience with the sport.
By Jacqui D. Sinarle If there’s one celebration that’s uniquely Modesto, it’s Graffiti. Every year, local residents have looked forward to Modesto’s annual Graffiti Summer, which combines cars and music in a fun family environment. Today, Graffiti activities are more numerous than ever and attract people from across the country, a
By Jordan Severns The arts give life and energy to any community, and few art forms bring people together quite like a concert. That’s why on May 20, downtown Modesto is being transformed into a free music festival for the second annual Porchfest! Modesto Porchfest is a series of concerts
By Jacqui Sinarle There are so many great reasons to attend this year’s Stanislaus County Fair, scheduled for Jul. 13, through Jul. 22. Not only does the Fair offer family fun with exhibits, livestock, rides, and food—but now, for the third year, the Fair will also feature the empowHER Lounge