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Issue 28

Issue 28

Be prepared for whatever life throws at you. We asked local businesses to weigh in on some of life’s toughest questions.  HOW TO: COOK HEALTHY WITH OLIVE OIL The idea of cooking healthy can sometimes be daunting. And when it comes to finding healthy substitutes, it’s hard to discern what

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food and wineIssue 28

By Ashley Stinson If there’s one fact in life that we can all depend on, it’s that there’s no food that isn’t improved by the addition of avocado. Delicious, full of vitamins, and just as good in sweet dishes as in savory dishes, the avocado is the miracle fruit of

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Issue 28Out and About

By Noel Daniel Hundreds of people came out to show their love for Modesto on Apr. 8! There was music, food, giveaways, and a rally in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. Participants worked on projects from neighborhood cleanup and offering food to the hungry to visiting those

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healthIssue 28

May is national Bike Month. The weather’s perfect—why not bike? May has three big bike events that are perfect for those looking for the excuse to put the pedals to the mettle. BIKE TO WORK  If you’ve got a bike, take it to work on May 18 between 6:30 and

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Being hungry in Stanislaus County is one of the best places to be. Even visitors from LA and the Bay Area flock to local establishments to curb their cravings. The Valley has some of the freshest foods and cooks up some classic comfort food on top of

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Dr. John Mayer carries himself with the sort of stature and surety that only a man who has spent his life following his passions can. Although he is now the chairman of California State University, Stanislaus’ (CSUS) theatre program, he came of age some two thousand miles

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Issue 28pulse

By Noel Daniel Last year saw some tumult in quiet Turlock surrounding the Cipponeris and the customary Saturday morning slot of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market on Main Street. It was a move that infuriated many Turlockers, who followed the TCFM to the fairgrounds—but this year brought good news. On

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featured-pulseIssue 28pulse

By Noel Daniel  For many years, National Night Out has stood as a bastion of neighborhood safety and camaraderie. In fact, it’s one of the largest crime-prevention events in the county. What seems at first to be a simple block party is, in reality, one of our greatest defenses against

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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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capturedIssue 28

The Central Valley is known for its bountiful produce and swaths of plentiful farmland. This shot of a stormy, rustic fixture speaks volumes about the beauty of the land we tend.

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