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Dine 209: Art on a plate in downtown Modesto

Step into Picasso’s Gourmet Deli & Art Gallery in Modesto and you step into a living art canvas.

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Lend a Hand

Call the Volunteer Center of United Way, 209-524-1307, or email volunteer@uwaystan.org.

Family

The best Nintendo Switch games

The Nintendo Switch has only been out in the wild for a short time, but it's garnered quite the following since it's made its debut. The release library is quite small at the time of this writing, but it's got several titles you should consider playing if you're looking for those must-buy titles every new system comes with. While waiting for more of the heavy-hitters to reach store shelves, here are the building blocks of the Nintendo Switch library that you should absolutely consider purchasing.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Lady Slipper orchid, easy to grow stunning beauty

It looks like it would gobble up an unsuspecting pollinator but instead the pouch called a labellum is simply nature's method of getting a pollination program underway. The pollinator flies into the pouch and most likely finds it a little work to escape all the while either picking up pollen or making a deposit before finding freedom. This wonder of nature occurs in lady slipper orchids which is a spectacle that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Living

Cat scratch fever: Why Beemer is losing his hair

Terry from Modesto takes care of Beemer, a 6-year-old cat that spends most of his time in the house. Terry works from home, spending a lot of time with Beemer, and has noticed over the past couple of weeks that he has developed some hair loss along his back. His skin in the area also feels bumpy when Terry pets Beemer. He is apparently healthy in every other respect with no change in his appetite or activity and he is as playful as ever.

Videos

What to do if you meet a mountain lion

​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years. But just in case you do encounter a mountain lion, this video will help you be prepared.
Colorado Division of Wildlife
What to do if you meet a mountain lion 4:18

What to do if you meet a mountain lion

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Less invasive heart valve replacement

Folsom zoo mountain lions get friendly with snowman 0:26

Folsom zoo mountain lions get friendly with snowman

Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning 2:04

Gear up for food safety to prevent food poisoning