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Tara Cuslidge

Tara Cuslidge is online editor for She covered youth, features and entertainment for The Record from 2002-2005, and was a general assignment multimedia reporter from Sept. 2007- Nov. 2008. Cuslidge holds a bachelor degree in communication from University of the Pacific and a masters degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Tracy with her husband, an electrical engineer, and their pure-bred Chow Chows, Sky and Beau.

‘Push Girls’ to premiere on Sundance Channel

Here’s a preview of the Sundance Channel’s “Push Girls,” which Tony Sauro writes about in today’s LENS section.

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Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market opens for season

A sure sign that it’s spring crept up on us downtown workers today. The Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market opened, near the Bob Hope Theatre, for the season. That means my Friday evenings will be filled full of dinners with fresh fruits and vegetables until the market closes in October. I took an early stroll before […]

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Celebrate coffee with a free cup on Sept. 29

If you have a hunkering for a Cup O’ Joe on Thursday, Sept. 29, then head over to one of the two Stockton Kripsy Kreme Doughnut locations. The chain is celebrating National Coffee Day by giving out 12-ounce cup of the new Signature House Blend beginning when the restaurants open at 5:30 a.m. and running […]

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Evil Chef Mom makes’s top 100

Christine Teldeschi wrote a story on Krysta Guerrero’s Evil Chef Mom blog. The Stockton woman invited into her out-of-a-magazine kitchen and prepared an epic feast that we shot video of photos of for the newspaper. I read Guerrero’s blog before the interview (part of the reason I got so excited about shooting the video) and […]

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Want Girl Scout cookies?

Girl Scouts will be out in force selling cookies throughout the month of March in San Joaquin County. That means you’ll likely see troops a little bit of everywhere. And that’s a good thing, because, as I mentioned in my story today, the money goes towards a good cause. The girls get to fund activities […]

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Another haunting activity for Halloween weekend

This past week I ran the 5th Annual Mountain House Community Services District 5K run. It rained, ever so slightly, but the event turned out pretty well and I finished in good time. While my husband and I were waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, we noticed several young people passing out fliers for […]

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Deep fried delicious in downtown Stockton

Tara: Deep-fried anything is considered “county fair” or “state fair” type food. It epitomizes diet death. It makes you feel bad about all consumed calories from the moment it pushes past your lips forward. There’s also a ridiculous amount of delicious when you take a bite of a deep-fried dessert that’s made even grander when […]

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Lettuce choices for your summer salad

After spending some time at Fresh Edibles Community Farm in Stockton, I came away from my story today with a new appreciation for leafy greens. Farmer Bob Whitaker explained to me the differences between four rows of lettuce at the Mathews Road location, all of which have slightly different tastes and textures. On the left […]

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We went, we ate, we survived

I met the diet enemy over the weekend and its name is Double Down. By now, you know what I’m talking about. KFC’s no-bread chicken-wich with special sauce, bacon and cheese in between two patties – fried or grilled – to your liking. It stares at you from inside a little box, peaking its ugly […]

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Go green, get free Starbucks coffee + more

On Friday, April 15 chain-coffee retailer Starbucks will reward its eco-friendly customers with free java. It’s simple, according to the official Web site, bring in a reusable travel mug and get a free cup of coffee. The standard caveats apply, the amount of coffee is limited to 20 ounces and the offer is only avaliable […]

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