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Berlin on the Boardwalk

Berlin on the Boardwalk

Berlin On The Boardwalk By Efren Martinez The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk still remains a yearly must do for the whole family. With endless fun, awesome attractions and free concerts, it’s a good investment to visit them several times during the summer. On July 17th I got to experience the 80’s Retro band Berlin featuring […]

By July 22, 2015 Read More →
Aftershock Hits on October 24 & 25

Aftershock Hits on October 24 & 25

Aftershock Hits on October 24 & 25 The biggest music festival to ever happen in Northern California has just been announced. Monster Energy Drink is presenting The Aftershock Muscic Festival on October 24-25 at Gibson Ranch in Sacramento, Ca.. With a festival lineup most could ony dream of, they’ll be talking about this one for […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →
Tour Des Compadres Live

Tour Des Compadres Live

Tour De Compadres By Efren Martinez This tour is happening right now all across the United States. The Compadres are made up of Colony House, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE. I ended up experiencing this great show personally in San Francisco on July 9th at the Masonic. Days prior I hooked up […]

By July 19, 2015 Read More →
Carnegie Photo Collective Show

Carnegie Photo Collective Show

Photo Collective Members’ Show On View Until August 9 The Carnegie Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition in the Lobby Galleries. The exhibition features works by members of a regional photography club, The Photo Collective. The show opens to the public on June 17 and will remain on view […]

Never Lose Your Pet Again

Never Lose Your Pet Again

Never lose your pet again! By Efren Martinez Every 4th of July 1 out of every 4 dogs get lost and on a yearly average 10 million pets are lost. Chances are that if you’re reading this and you are a pet owner, you’ve experienced the shocking feeling of a lost pet at least once […]

By July 19, 2015 Read More →

Food & Drink

ChefView – Fresh Eats!

ChefView – Fresh Eats!

Chef View Get Your Fresh On! By Dana Johnson Here it is, a hot summer in the valley, each of us looking for a way to beat the heat and still enjoy the best of it all. Of course, we have numerous choices, its Modesto after all; we have plenty of ice cream/ yogurt shops […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

Local Turlock Marketing Agency Receives International Website Award Nomination

The Awwwards Acknowledge Modesto’s Galletto Ristorante’s Website in the Best Hotel and Restaurant Category For Immediate Release: Turlock, CA/ June 23, 2015: Turlock’s Ali Cox & Company Marketing is thrilled to announce that Galleto Ristorante’s new website, www.galletto.biz, was honored by the prestigious Awwwards.com in the best hotel and restaurant category. Ali Cox and her […]

By June 23, 2015 Read More →
BarView – Last Call

BarView – Last Call

Last Call By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson So I’ve got good news and bad news. Bad news is this will be my last ModestoView BarView (cue: boo, hiss). Good news is that Phil and I have chosen our three favorite stops for this last stumble, and as I’m currently eyeballs-deep in the good […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

ChefView – Retro Graffiti Fun!

Chef View By Dana Johnson Retro Graffiti Food & Fun Strikes & Spares Grill/Yosemite Lanes What is the first thing you think of when it comes to American Graffiti? Cruising cool cars, jukebox tunes, waitresses on roller skates, burgers, fries, shakes, black leather bomber jackets and poodle skirts, or do you just feel the nostalgia […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
One Table Dinner June 7th

One Table Dinner June 7th

Joe Hargrave, Tacolicious owner Paul Tremayne, owner of Concetta, Chef Gema Martinez of Redwood Café, Vito’s owner, Ray Ashak, Blake Humble Co-owner of Commonwealth  As of Today Modesto’s premier chefs have joined forces to give Modesto what’s it’s missing – an enormous, delicious, gourmet outdoor dinner party on 15th Street. Chefs Joe Hargrave of Tacolicious, Gema Martinez of […]

By May 29, 2015 Read More →

Event Calendar

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause Turlock – The Central Valley is getting a new summer festival centered on a wine lineup of some of the Valley’s heaviest hitters. The inaugural Central Valley Vinofest will take place late August at the picturesque Pageo Lavender Farms. This evening event will celebrate […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train!

Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train!

Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train! And we wanted to give you the inside scoop!     We at the Sierra DinnerTrain are very excited to announce our $3 million train renovation and track restoration project. Your feedback has been vital to helping us make these improvements, and we wanted to share […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Uncle Lonny Presents:  Carolyn Wonderland  Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame  August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29 The State Theater Doors at 7:00; Concert at 8:00 $24/$32 Tickets available at www.thestate.org or at the box office Uncle Lonny describes Carolyn Wonderland as “Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Rait”  There is a common reaction when people first hear Carolyn Wonderland, which […]

By July 15, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView By Monica Barber July Around Town Oh my lovelies, it’s been way too hot! Are you melting? Although the temperatures are rising, Ms. M has remained a social butterfly and has been making my way around the Modesto area to find new things for you to do. It’s always amazing and appreciated when a […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn Hello July! This month the YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company presents Mary Poppins at the Gallo Center for the Arts. YES Company, created by the amazing Melanee Wyatt, and chartered by Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto City Schools began in 1992. It has grown […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

Music

Tour Des Compadres Live

Tour Des Compadres Live

Tour De Compadres By Efren Martinez This tour is happening right now all across the United States. The Compadres are made up of Colony House, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE. I ended up experiencing this great show personally in San Francisco on July 9th at the Masonic. Days prior I hooked up […]

By July 19, 2015 Read More →
Three Degrees of Separation

Three Degrees of Separation

Broken Toys-Three Degrees of Separation By Willie Hines The upcoming Broken Toys concert at the Gallo Center on Saturday, July 18 promises to be a multimedia extravaganza with the musical participants all connected by the proverbial six degrees of separation. Actually,..better make that three. The band’s members and their special guests have all crossed musical […]

By July 13, 2015 Read More →
MAMAView – Freedom Rock

MAMAView – Freedom Rock

MAMA View By Middagh Goodwin Is that Freedom Rock? Then turn it UP! It is July and we are celebrating our Independence as a country with BBQ and music. If you like music, arts and fun (like we do at ModestoView), then you are living in the right place. So much is always going on, […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
Unplugged View – Jestival

Unplugged View – Jestival

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan The San Francisco Free Folk Festival went beautifully a couple weekends past. I spent the day in fellowship with many wonderful people in the Bay Area folk music scene; attended a musical saw workshop; enjoyed some Arabic dance music complete with a bevy of belly dancers, a Celtic a capella […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
BluesView

BluesView

Blues View by Earl Matthews Hello friends, it’s been a few months since I have written a column. Life has been busy, and I have been holding on tight to the rails. I am happy to be writing again, and I hope you find time to attend some of the great events happening all around […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView – July Art

ArtView – July Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen July is a working vacation month for me. Here are some vacation and staycation ideas for Art View readers. This month Jennifer and I roll out of Modesto, into the heat of the night, and day to enjoy some fireworks, and the Grand Opening of Gallery Red in Las Vegas, […]

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

PerformingView – Mary Poppins and More!

A Time to Perform in July By Kaye Osborn Hello July! This month the YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company presents Mary Poppins at the Gallo Center for the Arts. YES Company, created by the amazing Melanee Wyatt, and chartered by Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto City Schools began in 1992. It has grown […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView

PoetryView

Gardening with my Son By Sam Pierstorff Parent, Husband, MJC English Professor, Poetry Slam Star, Ninja Poet, Reverend, and Poet Laureate Today we plant plum trees, and you are dragging my pickaxe by its splintered handle because it weighs as much as you do. The rusty end etches tangerine lines across the concrete as you […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash”

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents “Summer Splash,” a CCAA member art show, July 14 – August 14 Summer Splash will feature two- and three-dimensional art. New Artists may bring in work for review for Saturday, June 27, 12-2 p.m. by appointment – call Marianne Ward,209-524-9648 Receive and hang July 11 from  12 to […]

By June 30, 2015 Read More →
Performing View – June

Performing View – June

A Time to Perform in June By Kaye Osborn Hello Summer! Hello Cruising! Hello Graffiti Month! Lots of stuff to do around our county! Car shows, parades, concerts in the park and a time to reconnect with neighbors! My husband and I prepared a monologue for our audition last month at Gallo! The other performers […]

By June 8, 2015 Read More →

Community

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause

Inaugural Central Valley Vinofest Offers Wine and Art for Worthy Cause Turlock – The Central Valley is getting a new summer festival centered on a wine lineup of some of the Valley’s heaviest hitters. The inaugural Central Valley Vinofest will take place late August at the picturesque Pageo Lavender Farms. This evening event will celebrate […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train!

Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train!

Big Changes are Coming to the Sierra Dinner Train! And we wanted to give you the inside scoop!     We at the Sierra DinnerTrain are very excited to announce our $3 million train renovation and track restoration project. Your feedback has been vital to helping us make these improvements, and we wanted to share […]

By July 27, 2015 Read More →
Help “Fill-A-Backpack” For Children This School Year

Help “Fill-A-Backpack” For Children This School Year

Fillin’ Backpacks, Feelin’ Good WHAT: Join KAT Country at Vintage Faire Mall on Saturday July 18in support of Modesto Gospel Mission’s effort to help children in need as they go “KAT To School.” What to Expect: KAT Country Donation Station from Monday July 13 – Saturday July 18 where shoppers can drop off a new […]

By July 15, 2015 Read More →
Uncle Lonny Presents:  Carolyn Wonderland  Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame  August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29

Uncle Lonny Presents: Carolyn Wonderland Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame August 29 The State Theater Doors at 7:00; Concert at 8:00 $24/$32 Tickets available at www.thestate.org or at the box office Uncle Lonny describes Carolyn Wonderland as “Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Rait”  There is a common reaction when people first hear Carolyn Wonderland, which […]

By July 15, 2015 Read More →
ZenView Friendship

ZenView Friendship

ZenView By Mary Layton Friendship To have a friend is a lucky thing. As Charlie Chaplin once said, you can buy a house but not a home, you can buy food but not an appetite, you can buy a bed but you can’t buy sleep, you can buy help but you cannot buy a friend. […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →

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