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Issue 29

By Ashley Stinson The Valley heat can sometimes be overwhelming and leave you looking for somewhere to escape to. For times like these, a beach getaway might be just the thing, and Santa Cruz could be the perfect coastal day trip to give you a break. Santa Cruz boasts scenic

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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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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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By Ashley Stinson  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and in July you can scream your very loudest while you celebrate national Ice Cream month. You could celebrate the month by buying a few tubs at the store, or you could do something really special and

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By Ashley Stinson In 1991, Prime Shine opened its very first location on McHenry Avenue in Modesto. Now, 26 years later, the company is opening the doors on its 18th location. Prime Shine is a small business success story, rising up to become California’s largest independently-owned, express-exterior car wash in

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  By Ashley Stinson California has been in the midst of a beer brewing Renaissance in recent years, with independent breweries operating all over the state to make unique craft beers in styles not often made by the giant breweries. The brand new Contentment Brewing Company carries that torch in

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By Noel Daniel When the Central Valley heats up, it doesn’t pull its punches. The temperature soars as high as summer kites, and when the going gets tough—the tough go swimming. Make sure to stay cool this summer. We might suggest sticking to the water!   SPLASH GROUNDS Both Modesto

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  We’ve always thought that “Contentment” accurately captured the community here in Modesto. And now this sign has set it in stone.

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