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By Alex Cantatore     WAY BACK IN 2010, almost on a whim, Modestoan Lindsay Pearce decided to enter a talent show — the first ever Valley’s Got Talent. Now, Pearce is an up-and-coming Hollywood actress on the verge of breaking out. She’s been on “Glee,” in films with Kevin

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

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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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Charlene Perry calls out the title. Papers shuffle as men and women flip through thick binders to find the right page of sheet music. And then, Jim Ingram’s Big Band busts into song – and dozens of fit, active seniors hit the dance floor.

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Take a look at a map of Stanislaus County, and you’re not likely to see a place called “Roberts Ferry.”

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It’s finally summer. Local stores are bursting with plenty of beautiful California grown fruits and vegetables to choose from. So much variety can make selection kind of overwhelming. Let us help. Eggplant is an underrated “fruit” and it is the perfect superfood to accompany your workouts and healthy lifestyle.

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People normally know me as a hairdresser and owner of Pierre’s Hair Studio in Modesto. What they don’t know is that I have also been a professional musician for 40 years. I’ve traveled around the world, playing drums in Japan, New Zealand, and Europe with most famous Persian and Assyrian musicians.

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  “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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He’s an Original King of Comedy. He’s had a sitcom named after him. And on Aug. 15, D.L. Hughley will perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

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