When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.
Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.
Two months after a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Denair was disrupted when multiple freight train cars derailed, crashing into a storage company and creating a giant pile of twisted metal in the middle of the town, the cause of the accident has been determined.
Editor's note: I started to write a column this week about the impact the Stanislaus County Fair makes in the community. But when I read through my previous columns, I decided that what I really wanted to say, I already said. I hope you don't mind a rerun this week. I truly feel the sentiment is worth repeating.
Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.