By Noel Daniel You never know where you’ll meet that special someone—that someone whose tiny paws can change your whole life. Although it might be tempting to buy a dog or cat from a breeder, the animals in the shelter have proven to be pillars of support for countless people
By Noel Daniel The premier event for women in business—featuring insights, inspiration, and motivational ideas from successful business leaders—was held on Nov. 3 at Greens on Tenth. That event was the Business Women’s Symposium: Overcoming Obstacles, Celebrating Success and it featured powerful women from the community with equally powerful advice.
By Jacqui D. Sinarle Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus has much more to offer local residents than many people realize. In addition to emergency shelter, Haven provides all kinds of valuable programs to assist people whose lives are affected by domestic or sexual abuse. “People tend to think of
By Noel Daniel Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to treat your wallet a little better? Well, worry not—we’ve found five apps to save green for your new year. Feel free to start planning that summer vacation: you’ll have earned it. Vip Voice This survey site was rated an
By Jacqui D. Sinarle Thanks to 5.11 Tactical, a number of local youth will be better prepared for school this year. In September, 5.11 donated 60 backpacks to the Stanislaus Family Justice Center, which will distribute them throughout the year to children in need who have been exposed to family
By Noel Daniel Some people spend Thanksgiving morning firing up the kitchen and preparing for the feast later that night. Others spend it knee-deep in mud. Rain or shine, for over fifty years, one group of friends has been assembling for the “Mud Bowl” every Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m.
By Jacqui D. Sinarle Employees at Doctors Medical Center are overflowing with holiday spirit. In addition to providing gifts for their own families and friends, they have a holiday tradition of giving gifts to local kids they don’t even know through the Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree. “DMC has been participating
By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s not often that a new educational program makes an immediate and significant impact on everyone involved, but when it does, it’s an obvious winner. That’s certainly the case with the Stanislaus County Ofﬁce of Education’s (SCOE) professional development and instructional support opportunities program, which provides
Help for Depression in Stanislaus County By Noel Daniel – Resources at the bottom of this article. Lisa Sanchez had a very rough start in life. She was diagnosed very early with Rapid Cycling Bipolar disorder, meaning her condition could cycle from manic to depressive in as quickly as a
By Michele Laverty At the young age of eight, Isabelle Alkhas may sell lemonade in her hometown but her sights are set on helping people on the other side of the world. After hearing what was happening to her own people in Iraq and Syria—that children her age didn’t have homes,