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featured-pulseIssue 35

BY NOEL DANIEL Get ready to munch, crunch, and brunch on everything from fresh made-to-order crêpes, shrimp cocktails, chicken fajitas and so much more at The Community Brunch this year. This year, on Sept. 23 in the Modesto Center Plaza from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., the brunch will deliciously

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BY JACQUI D. SINARLE An outstanding variety of musical acts are slated to perform at the 2018 Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage this year. Here’s the lineup:     Jul. 13 | JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY Known for tunes like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way

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capturedIssue 35

This summer, make sure you set aside some time to explore the beauty of our countryside—like this sunset, beautifully captured in Knights Ferry. Photo by Captured by Hayden Lee

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food and wineIssue 34

Photos by Robert Merritt By Noel Daniel Spring is often a time of renewal—and this spring, DEWZ underwent a big change. After twenty years of operation under the Aspesi family, John Jacinto took up their mantle of excellence in food and service. Jacinto is also a local entrepreneur, having founded

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 34

Ghostly Sharon by Allen Passalaqua By Jordan Severns Art is such an important aspect in our everyday lives. Having uncensored expression is crucial for thriving and colorful art culture, something that is said to be stifled in Modesto. A passionate art community is nothing without spaces to present and share

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healthIssue 34

By Noel Daniel Summer’s on the wind. Dry air, baking sun, and dehydrating heat hit in full force. This is an especial problem in the Central Valley, where the natural climate is already dry. Don’t start packing your bags just yet, though—we’ve asked local skin specialists to crack the code

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featured-fitnessfitnesshealthIssue 34

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

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contentmentIssue 34Travel

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,

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fitnesshealthIssue 34

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.

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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

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