News

GrandPrix SuperKart Racing Aug 1-3

GrandPrix SuperKart Racing Aug 1-3

Modesto Grand Prix Racing Through Downtown Next Weekend Road closures and no parking zones in and around Downtown Modesto beginning as early Tuesday The City of Modesto, in partnership with SuperkartsUSA! will be hosting the First Annual Modesto Grand Prix presented by SaveMart Supermarkets from Friday, August 1-Sunday August 3, 2014. Close to 300 drivers, [...]

Modesto Grand Prix Sneak Peek

Modesto Grand Prix Sneak Peek

Modesto Grand Prix Sneak Peek at Vintage Faire Mall Can’t wait for the Modesto Grand Prix presented by Savemart Supermarkets? Get a sneak peek when the City of Modesto, in conjunction with SaveMart Supermarkets and the Vintage Faire Mall host a short program, video preview, and two professional kart drivers with their karts. This will [...]

InterView – GoKart Winning History

InterView – GoKart Winning History

InterView By Chris Murphy I love racing. Bicycle, foot, car, swim, anything. I love our car racing history, and I used to race bicyles and present bicycle racing in downtown Modesto back in the 80s and Modesto is a great place to race. We have some amazing local racers in many sports and there are [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Food & Drink

ChefView

ChefView

Chef View By Dana Johnson Dana~licious Goes Direct! Direct Appliance (DA) since 1995! Where have I been? I was like a kid in a candy store as I marveled at all the culinary discoveries in the cutting edge major appliance store! No chef training required to shop for the latest and the greatest upgrades that [...]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Wonderful Modesto Farmer’s Market

Wonderful Modesto Farmer’s Market

There is something for everyone at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market. The colors, the tastes, the smells, the music, the friends and the fun. We love living local! If you love the sweet tastes of nectarines, peaches or delicious strawberries, this is your place. If you love the rich and colorful vegetables, this is the [...]

By July 12, 2014 Read More →
BarView – Veni, Vidi, Vino, Vito’s

BarView – Veni, Vidi, Vino, Vito’s

BarView Veni, Vidi, Vino, Vito’s By: A lushed out Kate Serpa Photos: Philip Johnson The 4th of July is the ultimate drunk girl of all the calendar holidays. Respectable, reasonable holidays have the decency to come at the mid or end of the month — they give you something to look forward to, and give [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Event Calendar

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Global Fixx View

Global Fixx View

The Friday night FIXX Make plans to get your fix on this Friday at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You can catch The Fixx for 2 shows, one at 6:30 pm and one at 8:30 pm. The 1980′s Retro Band, The Fixx, will be performing all of their hits such as Saved by Zero, One [...]

By July 16, 2014 Read More →
Alex Ramon Mesmerizes at Gallo

Alex Ramon Mesmerizes at Gallo

Alex Ramon Mesmerizes Millions By Efren Martinez Abracadabra, according to my wife and my mother in-law, his magical talents will reach out and grab ya. On July 4th Alex Ramon, from Richmond California, received one of the highest historic awards that recognized his outstanding achievements as an “illusionist.” While we were watching our Modesto fireworks [...]

By July 13, 2014 Read More →

Music

OK GO-The Full Interview

OK GO-The Full Interview

OK GO Part II Ok then, Go! Some seats are still available for July 15th in Sacramento at The Assembly if you weren’t able to get in to see OK GO for their sold out show on the 16th in San Francisco. Earlier this month I spoke with Tim Norwind from the band OK GO. [...]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
Northern California Women’s Music Festival Coming in October

Northern California Women’s Music Festival Coming in October

Editor’s Note- This article will be updated as we get more information. From the festival’s official website – “This years Northern California Women’s Music Festival festival will be at the Prospect Theater in Modesto California. Modesto is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Modesto is considered the “cultural hub” of the Central Valley. [...]

By July 13, 2014 Read More →
MAMAView – 1 Year 100 Shows

MAMAView – 1 Year 100 Shows

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin Is it July already? It’s been a year since I moved back to Modesto and wow what a ride it has been. I have reconnected with a lot of old friends and made many new ones. I have booked over a 100 shows with national, international and tons of locals. [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Stage Art

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect [...]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Migrant Mother at the Prospect

Migrant Mother at the Prospect

Migrant Mother at the Prospect By Ken White “There are moments when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.” – Dorothea Lange March 1936. On an overcast, drizzly morning in a frozen pea field near Nipomo, California, the paths of two vastly different people [...]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →
ArtView – July 2014

ArtView – July 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen Roger Hanner sent me a note on my facebook page, to let me know we had an Emmy Award winning, Navy Veteran visual artist living in Modesto. That artist is Bob Davidson, who has shown work at the Smithsonian and Cooperstown in relation to his sports figure portraits, and who [...]

Community

Become a Friend In July

Become a Friend In July

If you see me around please say hello and give me a hug. I’m going through a bit of a tough time lately. I suppose that is a solid way to open this article. The opening is always the hardest part for me. It’s where I try to ease readers into the rest of the [...]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
BargainView-Beat the Heat on the Cheap

BargainView-Beat the Heat on the Cheap

BargainView By Monica Barber The heat is on and summer is in full swing! Rising temperatures have everyone occupied looking for anything to do before the dog days arrive. Now the drought may keep the crops from being knee-high by the Fourth of July but it shouldn’t damage your finances. Here’s a few distractions on [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
All Ages View

All Ages View

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I hope that you’ve been staying active during your first month of summer! My goal is to stay healthy and fit this month. This July I am going to spend a lot of time getting back into shape for the upcoming school year. You can go down to Dry Creek to [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Huey Lewis & The News at Gallo Center September 5

Huey Lewis & The News at Gallo Center September 5

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS MAKE GALLO CENTER DEBUT SEPTEMBER 5 Huey Lewis & The News, creators of one of rock ‘n roll’s most infectious sounds, will make their first ever appearance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Friday, September 5. Curtain is at 8 pm. Tickets for the concert are $44 to [...]

Emerging Artist Show

Emerging Artist Show

Emerging Artists Show – Chartreuse Muse We celebrate the artistic talent here in Modesto and love to showcase as much as we can in ModestoView. One of our cool galleries in downtown is featuring some of our news artists. There will be a new exhibit this month featuring artist that are new to the gallery [...]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Stanislaus County Fair Local Music

Stanislaus County Fair Local Music

July is the time for the Stanislaus County Fair. In addition to all the the midway rides, show animals and tasty treats, there is a cool line up of our local bands. This is great way for people from all over the region so get a sampler of our amazing local music talent. One of [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
AcousticView -Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry

AcousticView -Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry: Chris Doud Them old-time country songs sure have some hilarious titles, don’t they? ‘If I Can’t Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You’ by Mel Tillis comes to mind. And don’t forget Roger Miller’s classic ‘You Can‘t Roller Skate In A Buffalo [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
PerformingView – July 14

PerformingView – July 14

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn So, dear readers, were you able to attend a local drama, dance or musical production? Our area has lots to offer if you are driving 10 minutes or an hour to attend a venue. I was saddened to learn about the extensive water damage at the [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
ArchitectureView – Building Restoration

ArchitectureView – Building Restoration

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan Owner Vandalism and Building Restoration I’d like to think that the days of covering the façade of a Victorian house with asbestos shingles or the brick walls of an early 20th century building with stucco are long gone, but this type of owner paid for vandalism continues today. Owners, especially with [...]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
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