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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Continuing its legacy of success, Modesto Con was a definite hit this July, featuring all aspects of geek pursuits such as a plethora of cosplayers, crafts, and general nerdom. This event, held to revere and further the culture of geekery, provides a fun and safe event for

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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto joined the ranks of many bustling cities on Jul. 30 after throwing a wildly successful Porchfest. With more than 30 mini-concerts, Porchfest’s city-wide serenade was started and spearheaded by Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, and Tricia Rosenow. Events like Porchfest, Modstock, and many others bring business to

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By Ashley Stinson Located on 13th St., Bayou Bar and Grill brings authentic Cajun flavor to downtown Modesto. If you’re looking for Southern food that will fill you up, with a kick of spice that you won’t be able to resist, this is your place. Bayou Bar and Grill has

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By Ashley Stinson Lemons are one of the kitchen’s most familiar sights, and possibly one of the most widely useful ingredients you can keep stocked. Although the lemon was introduced to Italy in the second century, it took until the Renaissance for it to reach wide usage throughout Europe. Spanish

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By Ashley Stinson It’s no surprise that the Valley loves to eat. Our community is surrounded by some of the world’s most fertile farmland, and is a mixing pot full of different culinary traditions, as well as modern-thinkers. The Modesto area is full of amazing restaurants—and some of those restaurants happen

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By Ashley Stinson If there’s one thing that California is known for the world over, it’s our excellent wines. California is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wine, with a climate that’s fabulously suited to growing vast vineyards of flavorful grapes. And no place in California is more synonymous with vineyards

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By Noel Daniel The JobRedi® Foundation hosted 100 grant recipients, their families, and distinguished guests at the 2017 JobRedi HOOPLA Celebration on Aug. 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. JobRedi grants provide financial support to high school grads who face real adversity. These grantees are fulll-time students

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By Noel Daniel The First Friday Street Faire is an evening pop-up outdoor event that features our marvelous downtown restaurants and businesses who are ready to start your weekend right. There are finger-licking food options, local makers, and vendors who curate vintage apparel and smaller vintage household goods. “We want

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By Ashley Stinson For more than a thousand years, Japanese artisans have crafted pottery which takes its style from the natural world they saw around them. This fall and winter, the Nature, Tradition, Innovation exhibit will be showcasing modern examples of this ancient art form. Forty-three artists, including some from

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Visit Diablo Grande and drink in the peace and tranquility afforded by the rolling hills and breezy vineyards. It’s the perfect vista for your glass of vino. Photo by Captured by the Bridge Photography.

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By Noel Daniel October is Breast Cancer Awareness month—and Making Strides of Modesto wants to be sure you’re not only aware, but that you have the support you need. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is presented by Alfred Matthews Buick GMC Cadillac and takes place on Oct.15 at 7:30 a.m.

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By Noel Daniel Music is the veritable heartbeat of Modesto. In almost every local restaurant, at least once, you can catch strains of songs you’ll never hear anywhere else—or maybe that you’ll hear before everyone else. Our thriving community of musicians wouldn’t be possible without the movers and shakers of

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By Ashley Stinson October is a month known for scares, but there might be nothing scarier than breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, as well as one in a thousand men. A lot of

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Loverboy & Survivor 80s rock groups Loverboy and Survivor are teaming up to bring you a night of nostalgic radio hits, right here at the Gallo Center. You’ll feel yourself transported back to the 80s with hits such as “Working for the Weekend,” “This Could be the Night,” and “Eye

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By Noel Daniel   Halloween has a way of sneaking up on us every year. Maybe there are some who’ll spend all year planning their costume, but somehow the holiday manages to catch many of us by surprise. Worry not, however. We’ve put together six great contenders for the whole

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By Noel Daniel “Come Grow with Us” as the Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 15th Annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The Tastes of the Valley event will be held on Oct. 5 from 6 to 9

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By Noel Daniel For many in the Central Valley, the Stanislaus County Fair is a longstanding tradition. Strolling along the midway with a cob of corn and an unlimited ride wristband is a very familiar memory to many children and adults alike. But this fair has a history that extends

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By Noel Daniel Stanislaus County is fortunate to have a wealth of health professionals who can help our community in its times of greatest need. From head trauma and tricky dental care to integral area pediatrics and a careful understanding of diabetes, the health professionals in our community are the

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DERMATOLOGY AFFILIATES Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group is the most established, long standing, private practice dermatology office in Modesto. It was established over 50 years ago and was the first dermatology office in town. In addition, Dr. Biren has been serving her patients for almost 30 years. After completing medical school,

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By Noel Daniel It’s fall—the leaves will be falling soon, the harvest season for vineyards has begun, and that means it’s time to relax with a fine wine and relax as the summer heat simmers out of the air. Crush season is upon us, and there are any number of

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MID: KEEPING YOUR HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT FOR EARLY FALL During the months of September and October, Stanislaus County’s blistering Valley summer is lingers in the afternoon, giving way to what can be sudden and chilly cold snaps. It can be tempting to crank up the AC, then run for the

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