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food and wineIssue 35

By Jordan Severns With popular competition like Dust Bowl, Last Call, and St. Stan’s breweries providing Stanislaus County with a wealth of craft beers and environments in which to enjoy them, it can be difficult for a new brewery to stand out among the rest. Fortunately for Blaker Brewing in

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Icy treats are the best way to stay cool this summer.
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By Ashley Stinson It’s a long, hot summer and the best way to enjoy all that sunlight is to find a way to keep yourself cool while you do it. In short, it’s the perfect season for icy, cold snacks. Instead of heading to the freezer aisle of your local

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 35

By Noel Daniel The warm whisper of a record isn’t fading into history as one might imagine. There are a myriad of music formats that have had their rise and fall in just the last two decades. Even cassettes are starting to make a resurgence, with tape decks and boomboxes

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featured-healthhealth

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you can spare 30 minutes, you’ve got time to look your best. Whether you’re a busy professional, a student with a tight schedule, or a mom or dad on the go, Mena & Co. Salon provides services that can pamper you quickly and let you

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featured-fitnessfitnessIssue 35

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Believe it or not, there’s more to local running clubs than just running! While it’s true that joining a running club is a great way to get some exercise, local running groups offer so much more—from training for an event, to opportunities to meet people, to supporting

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Issue 35Travel

By Ashley Stinson One of California’s oldest cities, the city of Monterey, is located on Monterey Bay—which is south of Santa Cruz. This area has a rich history. At various points in time, Monterey has been a fertile hunting ground for the native peoples of California, the Spanish capital of

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Stanislaus County Fair
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By Noel Daniel Summer is where the Central Valley really shines. Although the soaring temperatures can make going out of doors less-than-appealing, Stanislaus County offers more than enough reasons to venture out and soak in some sun. The Stanislaus County Fair The county fair is an area staple. With just

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featured-hidden-talentsIssue 11

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… The CEO of Advancing Vibrant Communities (AVC). BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I HAVE… A career as a ventriloquist, stage performer and magician. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was six years old. I fell in love with the Winchell

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featured-healthIssue 11

by Jacqui D. Sinarle When it comes to saving for your child’s college education, there’s no time like the present to begin. That’s because college costs are rising and making small, consistent contributions to a savings fund can be less painful than facing an overwhelming tuition bill or the lingering

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 11

These days, it’s not enough for a summer salad to be simply fresh, crisp and creamy. From utilizing unconventional ingredients and locally grown products to harmoniously balancing every facet of flavor from salty to sweet, sour to umami, a satisfying and memorable summer salad is nearly a work of fine

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