Issue 17

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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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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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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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  “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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Nothing says summer like the county fair. This year the Stanislaus County Fair will feature even more fun for the whole family, including MindWorks, an interactive science exhibit, and a new exhibit with live butterflies.

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By Alex Cantatore P-51s, B-52s, and just about every other letter number military aircraft you can think of were recently on display in Turlock. But these historical warplanes were much smaller than you might expect – they were all models, built and flown by the Turlock R/C Club’s members. These amazingly detailed model airplanes took over

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By Alex Cantatore If you’re hosting a dinner fundraiser, it’s generally a bad idea to only have one table. Unless, of course, that table is 150 feet long. One Table brought more than 200 diners to that massive table in Downtown Modesto on June 7, turning a block of 15th Street into the city’s largest

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By Alex Cantatore   Everyone looks forward to retirement. But what if a life spent behind a desk leaves your body too weak to enjoy it?   Enter the Healthy Aging Association, a local non- profit that offers fitness programs, health and nutrition education, and fall prevention strategies. The Association’s

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Think that a scrapbook is just a glorified photo album? Think again. Scrapbooking is a unique form of found object storytelling. Each page captures an event, a moment in your history, a fleeting feeling. Through collaged images, stenciled words, colors and patterned papers, a scrapbook becomes a historical document on par with any journal. It’s just a

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By Anne Marie Bergthold Case De Modesto is much more than a local retirement community. It is a home. May 16 marked 50 years for the nonprofit, a half century spent providing care to local seniors. “Founded in 1965, the mission of our multi-level care community is to provide the highest quality, affordable, and innovative accommodations and services to

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By Anne Marie Bergthold Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the day for block parties, Barbecues, and getting to know your neighbors. Communities across America – and in Stanislaus County – celebrate National Night Out every Aug. 4, banding together against crime. “National Night Out is a national program that is designed to raise crime prevention awareness,

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    1.Fourth of July Fireworks If you know a Turlocker, you’ve probably heard them complain about the lack of fireworks at CSU Stanislaus. The local college campus was home to the region’s best pyrotechnics show for more than 20 years, before budget cuts ended the tradition in 2009. Now,

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By Alex Cantatore There, along the slopes of China’s Kunlun Mountains, a small, deciduous, fruit-bearing tree first grew. But it wasn’t until the fruit came to Persia and the Romans termed it the “Persian apple” that it got its modern name – the peach. China still dominates the world’s peach

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Some seniors work hard for their entire lives. But oftentimes a life of living check-to-check leaves them with just enough money to get by in retirement. Then disaster strikes. And there’s no money to recover. One local diabetic senior’s home caught fire, destroying his medication and putting his health at

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Downtown Modesto was transformed into a world-class race course on May 16, hosting scores of competitive cyclists – and welcoming families to a bike fair. Who needs the Tour of California, anyway?

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