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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 20

 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

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contentIssue 19

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

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 19

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

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contentcover-storyIssue 18

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

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 18

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

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contentfeatured-pulseIssue 17pulse

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

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 17

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.

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contentIssue 17

Average 16-year-olds spend their free time chasing boys, playing video games, and generally avoiding homework.

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contentfeatured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 17

  “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

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Nothing says summer like the county fair. This year the Stanislaus County Fair will feature even more fun for the whole family, including MindWorks, an interactive science exhibit, and a new exhibit with live butterflies.

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