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culinary arts students
featured-hidden-talentsIssue 9

by Justin Souza Just off Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale lies one of the area’s most innovative educational programs. And one of very few that boasts a full commercial kitchen. The Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute is part alternative-education facility, part cooking school. The institution offers vocational instruction to more than 60

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by Dana Koster If you saw Titia Barnett-Gudde’s corner-lot home from the outside, you might not think anything of it.  The yard is under construction, pathways and grass torn up to reveal hard-packed soil, and one whole side of the house is flanked by rocks that sprawl across the space

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  1: Infinity Scarf | $17.50 Available in a variety of colors.  Mulberry Lane | 1700 McHenry Ave Suite 41a, Modesto   2: Cowboy Boots | $54.95 & up Boots for the whole family from over 20 different boot companies. Oakdale Feed & Seed | 141 N. Yosemite Ave, Oakdale

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Over the past couple years, it seems like everywhere you look in Stanislaus County, there’s been sushi.   From rolls in your neighborhood supermarket to world-class sushi bars appearing all over Turlock and Modesto, there’s no doubt that we’re in the midst of a sushi invasion.   But with all

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Drinking wine – especially red wine – has long been linked to heart health. The antioxidants in wine protect blood vessels, lower cholesterol and can even help prevent certain cancers. In addition to these health benefits, wine is also considered a natural aphrodisiac.   Is there any better way to

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fitnessIssue 8

Aaron West figured he was fairly fit.   He’d always been an athletic guy. The oldest of six, he and his parents and siblings were always active. Even into adulthood, West says he always made time to run and bike. And even into his 30s, he didn’t carry a lot

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What does it take to have a healthy heart?   While it helps to have a family health history that’s free of cardiovascular disease, there’s a lot you can do to improve your heart health. You just have to concentrate on two things: exercising and eating right.   That’s because

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Brenda Morris has seen the true face of clutter. And she is not afraid.   For the last 10 years, Morris has worked as an organization specialist in Stanislaus County under the business name Bless This Mess Organizing. In that time she’s helped countless clients tackle clutter, disorganization and hoarding

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Jack Souza, Founding Artistic Director of Prospect Theater Project, is subdued as he gazes out at the small black box theater he’s called his home away from home for the last 13 years. It’s October, and he’s in the midst of directing his last show at the iconic Scenic Drive

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I'm newly married. That means that like all newlyweds, my husband and I are awash in the bliss post-wedding life brings. It also means I have all sorts of relationship advice for all my single friends.   I'm sure they’re super excited to hear another rant from the happily married

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