Modesto Christian School was hit hard in the Great Recession and last year, was poised to close its doors. But a passionate parent and team of involved community members came to its rescue. “(Modesto Christian) survived because of the people,” said Glen Villanueva, a physician and the first parent ..
Automation and robot-proofing your career – Central Valley Business Journal Here in the Central Valley, automation has been important in distribution centers, such as Amazon.com, where robots often retrieve items from shelves for shipping, for example. There is disagreement among economists about ..
When you have a top speed of 191 mph you’re not expected to be late, but in the case of the new Acura NXS the idiom “better late than never” certainly applies. Why the delay? Acura wanted the car to be right, and that simply took longer than expected – and it was worth the […]
Homeowners paid an average annual premium of $1,096 in 2013, the latest available, according to the Insurance Information Institute, a New York-based trade group. That represents a 6% increase over 2012. One easy way to save is by bundling insurance policies. In its analysis of rates offered by major ..
Gingersnap Cookies are a highly addictive, sugar coated cookie that gets its chewy texture and spicy flavor from adding brown sugar, molasses, and spices to the batter. Print Molasses Ginger Snaps The longer you bake Gingersnaps, the more crispy they become. Presented By: Direct Appliance Cuisine: Desert ..
These pretty shell-shaped cookies are just right for your next holiday tea. These cakes cook in just 10 minutes, which means that if you prepare the batter ahead of time, you can bake them right after the table is cleared. Print Orange Madeleines These cakes cook in just 10 minutes, which means that ..
Peanut brittle makes the perfect gift for a friend. Package this peanut brittle in a decorative glass jar, tin or gift box and add a holiday decoration or bow on top. Print Country House Peanut Brittle This is hands down the best nut brittle recipe you'll ever find. Presented By: Direct Appliance Cuisine: Desert ..
A layer of white chocolate mixed with Rice Krispies and dried cranberries atop bittersweet chocolate makes these the perfect treat for the holidays. Print Black and White Holiday Bark with Cranberries Use good quality bittersweet and white chocolate in bar form. Chocolate chips contain less cocoa butter ..
Perfectly browned chocolate chip cookies, baked in one easy batch. Could an ordinary oven do it? Not likely, unless you hover like a mother hen, adjusting the trays this way and that. But that’s just one of the culinary feats you can master with the dual convection system in every Wolf electric oven, ..
Food is something Modesto mom, Luz Jimenez, is passionate about. Feeding her family healthy meals is important to her, but until recently she didn’t know much about it. Now Jimenez is learning, along with her children, to provide healthier meals thanks to the CHEF program, which was launched last year ..
He doesn’t dress all in leather, and he certainly isn’t a rebel without a cause, but Art Mitchell could still be considered the unofficial leader of the Central Valley’s motorcycle culture. Born and raised in Sunnyvale, Mitchell moved to Modesto in 1975. The married father of five and grandfather ..
A kitchen island, car speaker boxes, a custom guitar and jewelry are just some of the projects “do-it-yourselfers” are constructing at Downtown Tinker Tank. Tinker Tank is a new business that brings the makerspace concept to Modesto. “It’s part of what’s called the maker movement. It’s all like ..
Got this old song stuck in my head now; who let the dogs out, who, who?!!! No, not those kinds of dogs, but good old fashioned all-American hot dogs. Today it made no difference that I may have to hit the treadmill a couple extra hours after my lunch time with Modesto View’s all ages […]
One of the most beloved dishes across Louisiana, jambalaya holds a special spot on many dining tables throughout the fall and winter. This Louisiana dish likely grew from the state’s Spanish heritage and reflects the diversity of the area. Print Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe One of the most beloved ..
Back in 2001, a group of Modesto ultra runners who had participated in adventure races decided to organize similar events in the Modesto area. These ultra runners, Adrian Crane, Yitzhak Gilon, Joanne Grether, Frank Earnest and Brien Crothers, were the original founders of the Gold Rush Adventures company.
If you have ever wine tasted in Lodi, you have likely had some Jeremy Wine. Although Jeremy Wine’s Albarino (a light, fruity white wine) has been available here for some time, now you can get the Chocolate Port, a delicious dessert wine with 5 varietals (including Portuguese) and Italian chocolate. ..
Covered California announced its rates for 2017, and the hikes are steep. Covered California recipients will face a 13.2 percent jump on average. Covered California had been one of the more successful exchanges when it came to keep rate hikes manageable. Rate payers had only seen 4 percent hikes over ..
LTF Adventures mission is to provide not only amazing experiences, but memories, that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s a special occasion or an adrenaline rich day you are seeking, with their selection of rare, exotic and specially modified racing vehicles they promise to deliver any car enthusiast ..
Sharon Meyer, certified nutritionist, California Pacific Medical Center shares tips on some food that will help you beat stress. Hear her talk about the benefits of eating well to help maintain good health. More MyLive Stages at Sutter Health: MyLife Stages
The sprawling 8-acre family-friendly amusement park dubbed Funworks initially began as a miniature-golf course, Putt-Putt Golf, before expanding to include a coin-operated-game room in 1989, which first bore the Funworks moniker. Today, the grounds house remote-controlled racing tracks, batting cages, ..
How does this sound as a business proposition? Make a product that will take as much as five years before it’s ready for market; the equipment you’ll need is very expensive and some of it is in short supply; there will be myriad regulatory hoops to jump through; and when your product finally is ready, ..