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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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By Noel Daniel When you live in Stanislaus County, there’s almost no excuse not to pick up local goods. In Stanislaus County, you can find everything from soaps and oils to homemade bread, granola, and produce. Been planning a diet for months? Try cutting down to only local foods, even

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contentmentcover-storyfeatured-contentmentIssue 32

By Noel Daniel Sometimes it takes a profound change in your life to start making a change in others. Co-Founder and President of the Women’s Education and Leadership League (WELL) Alana Scott knows this all too well. “My life changed when I decided to believe that we have the freedom

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contentmentIssue 31

  SOUTH MODESTO PARTNERSHIP The South Modesto Partnership is an organization geared towards mobilizing faith, neighbors, private and public, partners and inspiring them to act together and support the health and well-being of the community. They do this by developing partnerships among South Modesto residents and leaders as well as

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contentmentfeatured-contentmentIssue 31

By Noel Daniel Maybe you’ve come across a very common ideology when it comes to cleaning: that is, that if you pick up one thing at a time, you can make a whole lot more progress than you’d think with significantly less effort than you’d expect. Sound familiar? You also

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contentmentfeatured-contentmentIssue 30

By Noel Daniel For many in the Central Valley, the Stanislaus County Fair is a longstanding tradition. Strolling along the midway with a cob of corn and an unlimited ride wristband is a very familiar memory to many children and adults alike. But this fair has a history that extends

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contentmentIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Outside play is one of the most important things for growing children, who need physical activities to help develop their sense of balance, location, healthy exercise habits, and social interaction.  Playgrounds serve a vital role in giving children a place where they can run, hide, climb, swing, and

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contentmentfeatured-contentmentIssue 29

By Noel Daniel To say that Modesto feels the iconic grief Don McLean must’ve felt so long ago—as he teetered on the cusp of musical change and dealt with the death of a music legend—almost doesn’t capture the heartbreaking hole that bassist Kevin Garcia’s passing left in lo-fi, indie rock

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contentmentIssue 28

By Noel Daniel The soft lowing of cattle and the fresh smell of country air complete that down-home, farmland feeling. Nestled in the rolling countryside south of Turlock is Top Line Milk Company, a sprawling dairy surrounded by nature and self-tended fields of winter grass. And they offer one of

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contentmentIssue 27

By Noel Daniel As the weather starts to warm up, it gets more and more tempting to go outside and play. But where to go once you’ve all loaded up in the car? If it’s a staycation you have in mind, then you’re in luck—we have four local hot spots

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