By Noel Daniel Love Is A Hard Thing To Describe,to experience, to pin down. Whether you have a special someone in your life or don’t, February shouldn’t be the cruelest month. Maybe you just found love, maybe you’re still looking, or maybe you’re not interested at all in the sort of
By Noel Daniel After 50 years of marriage, Mary Lou Dieterich suddenly found herself going to events alone. In the middle of this strange new experience in her life, she found friends in an unlikely place. Some mature adults may find it hard to carry on a social life when separated
By Alex Catatore It’s easy to conjure up images of “reefer madness,” of aging hippies trapped in the ‘60s, of rappers stumbling out of the club in a cloud of smoke. But what about a child whose body is wracked with seizures? Or a middle-aged man suffering from a debilitating nervous system disorder? Or an army
By Justin Souza Here’s a name to add to your list of famous Modestans, right alongside the likes of George Lucas and Jeremy Renner: Suzy Powell, a three-time Olympian, record setting discus thrower, and proud member of our local community. Since the fifth grade, Powell’s life has been about the
By Alex Cantatore Four years ago, Hilary Zwahlen knew nothing about the fashion business. And sure as heck didn’t know anything about the internet. Yet, for some reason, Zwahlen decided to open an online clothing business. Today Zwahlen’s business, White Plum, is one of the hottest up-and-coming clothing brands on the internet. White
By Alex Cantatore When Mabel Wong was 10, her mother saw a poster at work. It advertised a new youth golf program, The First Tee of Central Valley, which promised to teach its students valuable life skills — and how to play the game, of course. Eight years later, Wong, of Oakdale, is now
But after chance landed Brenda Goates in the NICU as a patient, she did everything she could to come back — as a nurse. And now, more than 20 years later, her twin daughters hope to soon work alongside their mother in the same unit that saved their lives.
“When You go out to eat, it’s really all about the food,” says DEWZ restaurant co-owner Scott Aspesi. And there’s possibly no better food in Modesto than Dewz’ New American cuisine, made fresh from scratch with local ingredients by Executive Chef Vincent Alvarado for 18 years. “It’s a combination of great service