Image problem? “Use the force, Luke.” Or maybe a slogan…

“Use the force, Luke,” says Obi-Wan Kenobi in the great epic film by Modesto’s most famous former resident. Luke’s problem is he doesn’t believe what he’s capable of. Once the belief’s in place, Luke has powers comparable to those of the legions of super-heroes who preceded him in fantasy fiction. Belief is

Modesto’s Retrograde Motion and Why Peggy Mensinger Matters

  Many Modesto residents will be surprised to learn that their fair city was not always at or near the bottom in national rankings. The University of California at Davis didn’t always rank our planning at the very lowest “sustainable” level of Central Valley cities. Forbes magazine didn’t always rank Modesto among the

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