By Alex Cantatore In the old Southern Pacific Railroad station, in the heart of the “Cowboy capitol of the world,” sits the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.It’s a testament to men who worked the land, forged a community, fed the region, and made a name for Oakdale at rodeos across the nation. These real cowboys
By Anne Marie Bergthold “Alphonse Mucha is one of those artists who, for a long time, flew under the radar,” says Lisa McDermott, Director of the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. While people might not recognize the name, many will recognize what McDermott describes as “elegant, beautiful, swirling compositions” as the
By Alex Cantatore Tammy Wu stood up in her sixth grade classroom. In broken English, she recited a sentence she’d memorized: ” I want to go to an Ivy League school and become a physician.” At the time, it seemed like a pipe dream for the Taiwan-born immigrant.
By Gitaine Reis & Angel Chere, In-Shape Health Clubs The kids are going back to school, and it’s time for you to go back to class too! Regularly schedules group exercise classes can ve a great addition to your daily workouts. The average group exercise class can burn 140 to
By Alex Cantatore It all started with a seemingly simple freshman English assignment at Modesto’s Gregory High School: Write about a goal, a dream of yours. Some kids wrote about getting bigger muscles. Others wrote about getting rich. Most were standard high schooler dreams, in short. But Dominic Barandica’s essay
By Alex Cantatore Imagine waking up in a magnificent, massive handmade wooden lodge. Take a stroll to the deck, breathe in the clean mountain air, toll out a yoga mat, and stretch out with the trees as your neighbors. For years, that was Debbie Wolski’s dream. And now, it’s her