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GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and […]

By May 17, 2018 Read More →
Authentic Modesto for the Future

Authentic Modesto for the Future

This is a Modestination Proclamation and a roadmap for the future. “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →
Garden Club Spring Luncheon June 6&7

Garden Club Spring Luncheon June 6&7

Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Table Viewing The Modesto Garden Club presents its Spring Luncheon and Table Viewing event June 6 and 7 at Del Rio Country Club More than 30 tables will be decorated by garden club members, all with a multitude of beautiful spring themes ranging from whimsical to elegant. Viewing will be […]

By May 8, 2018 Read More →
Ride for Mom – May 12

Ride for Mom – May 12

It’s here! May 12th’s Ride For Mom 2018 is just days away as cyclists of all ages and abilities will ride together for a healthier life and community. We’re so grateful to all of you who have signed up for the 10, 35, or 77 mile rides thus far, and grateful for partners like Doctors […]

GreetingsView – May Rushes In!

GreetingsView – May Rushes In!

Greetings Friends! May has rushed in so fast. We had a fantastic Love Modesto and we raised a lot of money for Haven Women’s Center by Walking a Mile in Her Shoes. Thanks to all that donated to this and got to enjoy my walking efforts. May is reason to celebrate. April showers do bring […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →

Food & Drink

Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

Star Wars: Local Cantina 108 Lounge is Serving Up Special Galactic Drinks to Celebrate May the 4th

“B.O.M. Vimdin” 108 Sports Lounge 3119 Atchison St Riverbank, CA 95367 This drink is a play on a blood orange margarita (hence the “b.o.m.”) Bom Vimdin was a mercenary and smuggler and made a brief appearance in episode IV, some speculation is that he may have an appearance in the new Han Solo movie. 1 […]

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped 

BrewView: Time To Get Tapped by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell While ciders have a huge scene in the UK, they have been slowly gaining popularity here in the States. We in the Valley now have our very own cidery, Tapped Apple Cider, in Salida, and with ciders this delicious, it’s going to greatly contribute […]

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll

ChefView: Kimoto We Like The Way You Roll by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Looking for fresh seafood and sushi? Us too! We found the most delightful dishes at our local “izakaya” (Japanese for “stay in sake shop” or what we call a Japanese Pub), Kimoto Sake & Sushi in Modesto. Owner Brandon Dodge and […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
Pirates, Beer, Wine & Food

Pirates, Beer, Wine & Food

MJC Athletics Pirates Fest fundraiser features beer, wine and food tasting (Modesto, CA)—The Modesto Junior College Athletics Department and MJC Foundation invite the community to the 19th Annual Pirates Fest – Beer, Wine and Food Celebration on Friday, May 11, 6 – 9 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto. The […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →
Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View: It’s Hot Dog Time!

Chef View By the ViewCrew Hot dogs, get your hot dogs here! As we wrap ourselves in baseball season, one thing is for sure; you can’t go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. In many cases, I anticipate the dogs more than the game. Hot Dogs are one of the all-time hall […]

By April 14, 2018 Read More →

Event Calendar

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Role Model

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Role Model

NonProfit View: A Daughter’s Rolemodel By Denette Covarrubias   A women’s heart can change the world even after she’s gone.   Thank you Patty Scott for instilling kindness and compassion in the heart and mind of your daughter, Alana Scott; president and founding member of Women’s Education & Leadership League (WELL).  The summer you helped your […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →
GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics

GeekView: Star Wars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin This month marks the 41st Anniversary of the release of Star Wars. On May the Fourth at 5 pm we will celebrate our connection to this Galaxy Far, Far Away with Star Wars Day in the 10th Street Plaza. Bring the entire family out and be amazed […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →
5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter by Monica Barber   Six to eight months ago, Dustin Carpenter was playing an art walk at Colossal tattoo in Turlock and I might’ve have overlooked him, but the music & beats he was playing caught my ear and blew my mind. Musically known by the moniker, Zodiac […]

By April 29, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You By Middagh Goodwin   Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say […]

By April 4, 2018 Read More →

Music

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Flashlight By Middagh Goodwin Recently Modesto has been in the National spotlight and for good reason. Effie Passero aka Francesca Bavaro had been tearing it up on the newest season of American Idol. Effie did not make the final cut before America got a chance to Vote but an average of 8 million viewers […]

Unplugged View – The A Force Awakens

Unplugged View – The A Force Awakens

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan The A-Force Awakens I got my first taste of the touring lifestyle last summer, when I joined a songwriter friend on a train adventure through the Southwest to play a few venues I helped set up. It was she who gave me the name ‘A-Force’ when I first did booking […]

By May 1, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Full of Music

BluesView: Full of Music

BluesView: Full of Music By Earl Matthews Hello, friends and welcome to full on music season. Starting the month off right with the Thursday Night Supper Club at Ralston’s Goat is just what the Doctor ordered. With comedy hosted by Felicia Aleman and live music care of myself and the Poorhouse Millionaires, you can’t go […]

By April 30, 2018 Read More →

Stage Art

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter

5 questions with Zodiac Gallery’s Dustin Carpenter by Monica Barber   Six to eight months ago, Dustin Carpenter was playing an art walk at Colossal tattoo in Turlock and I might’ve have overlooked him, but the music & beats he was playing caught my ear and blew my mind. Musically known by the moniker, Zodiac […]

By April 29, 2018 Read More →
Youth Art Show

Youth Art Show

The Carnegie Arts Center announces the Fourth Annual Youth Art Exhibition: Ready, Set, Show! June 1 – July 1, 2018  Turlock, CA – A unique exhibition will be on view this summer at the Carnegie Arts Center in Downtown Turlock.  Youth in grades K-12 (ages 5-18) are invited to present their creative work to the public […]

By April 28, 2018 Read More →
MJC Theater stages Four Seasons

MJC Theater stages Four Seasons

MJC Theater stages “Four Seasons” – four one act plays by Professor Michael Lynch The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents “Four Seasons” – four original one act plays written and directed by Professor Michael Lynch on May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in the Cabaret West Theatre of the […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →
Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

 COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER PAUL REISER BRINGS HIS TALES OF LOVE, LIFE AND THE FUNNY THINGS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS TO THE GRAND THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13th  The Grand Theatre in Tracy, CA is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser Friday, April 13th.  Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser […]

By April 5, 2018 Read More →
Colored by Spring

Colored by Spring

“Colored by Spring”  – A Writing by Dave Storm As I take up a moment and look to the sky I ask myself nothing, for no reason why. I shade in the shadows of spring with a smile. Enveloped in silence. I stay for a while. I stay for the day I go for the night I […]

By April 2, 2018 Read More →

Community

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics

GEEKView: Cars and Comics By Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and […]

By May 17, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

Authentic Modesto for the Future

Authentic Modesto for the Future

This is a Modestination Proclamation and a roadmap for the future. “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →
Garden Club Spring Luncheon June 6&7

Garden Club Spring Luncheon June 6&7

Modesto Garden Club Spring Luncheon Table Viewing The Modesto Garden Club presents its Spring Luncheon and Table Viewing event June 6 and 7 at Del Rio Country Club More than 30 tables will be decorated by garden club members, all with a multitude of beautiful spring themes ranging from whimsical to elegant. Viewing will be […]

By May 8, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Spotlight

MAMAView: Flashlight By Middagh Goodwin Recently Modesto has been in the National spotlight and for good reason. Effie Passero aka Francesca Bavaro had been tearing it up on the newest season of American Idol. Effie did not make the final cut before America got a chance to Vote but an average of 8 million viewers […]

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