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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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By Alex Cantatore P-51s, B-52s, and just about every other letter number military aircraft you can think of were recently on display in Turlock. But these historical warplanes were much smaller than you might expect – they were all models, built and flown by the Turlock R/C Club’s members. These amazingly detailed model airplanes took over

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By Alex Cantatore If you’re hosting a dinner fundraiser, it’s generally a bad idea to only have one table. Unless, of course, that table is 150 feet long. One Table brought more than 200 diners to that massive table in Downtown Modesto on June 7, turning a block of 15th Street into the city’s largest

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Think that a scrapbook is just a glorified photo album? Think again. Scrapbooking is a unique form of found object storytelling. Each page captures an event, a moment in your history, a fleeting feeling. Through collaged images, stenciled words, colors and patterned papers, a scrapbook becomes a historical document on par with any journal. It’s just a

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By Anne Marie Bergthold Case De Modesto is much more than a local retirement community. It is a home. May 16 marked 50 years for the nonprofit, a half century spent providing care to local seniors. “Founded in 1965, the mission of our multi-level care community is to provide the highest quality, affordable, and innovative accommodations and services to

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By Anne Marie Bergthold Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the day for block parties, Barbecues, and getting to know your neighbors. Communities across America – and in Stanislaus County – celebrate National Night Out every Aug. 4, banding together against crime. “National Night Out is a national program that is designed to raise crime prevention awareness,

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Some seniors work hard for their entire lives. But oftentimes a life of living check-to-check leaves them with just enough money to get by in retirement. Then disaster strikes. And there’s no money to recover. One local diabetic senior’s home caught fire, destroying his medication and putting his health at

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 14

When the financial market melted down in 2008, Jason Gordo and Jeff Burrow were on the front lines. At the time, the two longtime friends and Certified Financial Planners had recently founded Valley Wealth, Inc., a financial planning company in Modesto which handled retirement savings, investments and a myriad of other financial services for a wide range of local investors.

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contentfeatured-fitnessIssue 9

by Dana Koster If you grew up in Stanislaus County and you’re between the ages of 6 and 96, chances are you went to Camp Jack Hazard, or know someone who did. Surrounded by a dense forest of conifer pines and soaring granite cliff faces, deep in the heart of

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 9

by Dana Koster A year and a half ago, United Way of Stanislaus County decided to shake things up. In the past, the charitable organization had focused on funding as many deserving nonprofits as possible, but kept running up against the same questions: what kind of change does United Way

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