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BigView – All You Need is Love!

BigView – All You Need is Love!

Things we love By Chris Murphy What make something or someone special? Do you believe in love at first sight? (Yes I’m certain that it happens all the time) It could be the at Beanie Baby you got in the 90s or it is a handkerchief from your grandma or maybe the flowers from your […]

By February 14, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month By John Ervin It is that time of the year where we celebrate Black History Month, which is also celebrated in Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. However, in all actuality, one month out of the year does not begin to celebrate the work, life, accomplishments, achievements and challenges of African Americans […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
The Big View – King Kennedy Center

The Big View – King Kennedy Center

The BigView By Tasha Williams The King-Kennedy Memorial Center has been known as a central focus of excellence within the Modesto Community for years. For people of color, the center means much more than that. Year after year, people travel from all over the country to experience the ambiance of love and happiness shared by […]

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well I hope everyone survived the Hollidaze and are on to the resolutions at hand! I haven’t got all my resolutions in hand, but what can I say it’s a work in progress. One however […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Modesto Chamber of Commerce

It was such an honor for ModestoView to be honored by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for the Chamber Member of the Year. Our mission has been, since the day we started, to Serve Civic Pride Daily” and we try to do this daily with our time, energy, words, pictures and so […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!)

BrewView Sweets for your Sweet (and You Too!) by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell To help you woo your special someone this month, we thought we’d share our perfect “going out” & “staying in” pairings of our favorite sweet drinks and treats. Whether you’re taking out a partner, beloved family member, best friend or you’re […]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
CrabView

CrabView

CrabView It’s a brand new year and it is a brand new crab season. Boy oh boy is this one of the tastiest time of the year and the ViewCrew are suckers for a great crab feed. Best of all, you get this delicious treat at the same time, you can help some of our […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor

BrewView: Get your Cocktail On with Fresh Victor By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell We love a good cocktail, and what makes a cocktail brag-worthy are the ingredients! Of course fresh is best, local is great, and a mish mash of flavors is what we look for, but not everyone has time to create a […]

By December 30, 2018 Read More →
The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

The New Persuasion Brewing BrewView

by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown The Market at La Comisaria is THE best market in town if you love craft brew. For a prime example of craft beer, look no further than The Market. Light, dark, doesn’t matter. Ales, pilsners, hoppy IPAs, stouts, sours, you like it, they carry it. Try a new brand. […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food

Mac ‘N Cheese, an Ooey-gooey Winter Food by Brandilyn Brown Last month we brought you the ViewCrew favorite soups, this month we bring you the ViewCrew favorite mac ‘n cheeses! There’s plenty more macs out there not listed below, so if your favorite didn’t make the list, be sure to tell us about it! We […]

By November 28, 2018 Read More →

Event Calendar

GeekView: Love is Warhammer

GeekView: Love is Warhammer

Love is Warhammer by Alan Falconer One of the great things about being a geek in Modesto is the community itself, which has steadily grown over the years and shows no signs of stopping. We have the relatively new presence of various nerd-themed stores to thank for becoming hubs for geeks to get together, discuss […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto- Valley Hackathon Jan 25&26

Go Modesto Valley Hackathon Are you ready for the next generation of hotrod coding. The Valley Hackathon has teams of coders developingin a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, collaborate intensively on software projects. Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year

SacAnime: A Great Geeky Start to the New Year by Alan Falconer Happy New Year! Geeks in Modesto and the surrounding area know all too well of the drought after the holidays, where it seems like there’s nothing to do or look forward to in the near future. But if you can make it up […]

By January 21, 2019 Read More →
Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

   The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is […]

By January 8, 2019 Read More →
StocktonCon Winter is Here

StocktonCon Winter is Here

  StocktonCon Winter is Here StocktonCon Winter, presented by Utility Telecom, debuts on Sunday January 20, 2019 at Stockton Arena! This one-day event marks the expansion of StocktonCon Events, as StocktonCon will be held on August 3-4, 2019. StocktonCon Winter will take place at Stockton Arena from 10am-5pm on Sunday, January 20th. Tickets for StocktonCon Winter […]

By December 17, 2018 Read More →

Music

MAMAView: Opportunities

MAMAView: Opportunities

MAMAView: Opportunities By Middagh Goodwin      Over the last few years, the Modesto Area Music Association has teamed up with several events and helped create a few new ones to give more opportunities for local talent to perform live. We book over a hundred paying gigs for local musicians each year and hope to […]

By February 8, 2019 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan Opera, Uma. Uma, Opera. “Opera is like watching the Kardashians, but with better music.” That’s how my dear friend Hillari DeSchane once described this art form rife with absurdity and intrigue. Hillari is Modesto Unplugged’s renaissance-woman-in-residence: opera lover, historical pet mystery author, and member of Modesto’s ‘Becoming Jane Austen’ book […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking great By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great year so far. January was a little bleak but February is looking great for blues so let’s talk about the shows coming this month. On the 2nd and in fact, every Saturday in February you can catch […]

By January 31, 2019 Read More →
Clay Walker is coming back to the Fair

Clay Walker is coming back to the Fair

“FALL” FOR CLAY WALKER AT THE STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR! Turlock, CA (January 17, 2019) – Clay Walker will take the stage at the 2019 Stanislaus County Fair this summer.             The amazing country artist, Clay Walker will perform on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Stanislaus County Fair. Walker will appear on the Variety Free Stage at 8:30 p.m. The […]

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Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

Mike Vax Music Workshop at MJC

   The Modesto Junior College Director of Bands, Erik Maki, is presenting Mike Vax, internationally known trumpet artist, in a free workshop/clinic January 22 in the MJC Recital Hall, which is located in the MJC Music Bld. on Stoddard.  This event is open to the public.  It will be from 4:00 until 5:30.  This event is […]

By January 8, 2019 Read More →

Stage Art

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays

MAMAView: Become a patron of the Arts for the Holidays by Middagh Goodwin   Buy Local Saturday was November 24th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep our arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our […]

By December 3, 2018 Read More →
ComedyView: December

ComedyView: December

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s December already. I can’t be the only one trying to figure out where the year went. It seems like summer just ended and threw us into winter. Did we even have fall? Who’s the fat guy in red? We couldn’t possibly be ready for holidays yet, right? […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View

98° Christmas Show Re-View By Efren Martinez After last night’s 98° Christmas Show, I am so ready to put up all the tinsel, the tree and the Holiday lights. Friends, I know Christmas is still more than a month away but we could have been in July and we would have still found ourselves itching […]

By November 17, 2018 Read More →
World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

World Premiere of Her Body and the Fall

Center Stage Conservatory presents the world premiere of Her Body and The Fall written by Summer Krafft and Directed by David Barbaree Her Body and the Fall, a brand new work tells the story of inherited trauma from a man born in the occupation in World War II and how that impacts his young daughter […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

UnpluggedView: An Offering You Can’t Refuse

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan An Offering You Can’t Refuse I spent a month trying the keto diet over the Summer after a friend got me curious about it. High fat, no bread, no sugar. It works! But everything is upside down when you’re on this diet. For instance, you have to take the gun and […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →

Community

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC 

African American Educational Conference offered February 23 at MJC  (Modesto, CA)  The Modesto Junior College African American Education Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.  The free conference is for students ages 13 […]

By February 11, 2019 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

UnpluggedView: Opera Uma Uma Opera

Unplugged View by Aaron Rowan Opera, Uma. Uma, Opera. “Opera is like watching the Kardashians, but with better music.” That’s how my dear friend Hillari DeSchane once described this art form rife with absurdity and intrigue. Hillari is Modesto Unplugged’s renaissance-woman-in-residence: opera lover, historical pet mystery author, and member of Modesto’s ‘Becoming Jane Austen’ book […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
GeekView: Love is Warhammer

GeekView: Love is Warhammer

Love is Warhammer by Alan Falconer One of the great things about being a geek in Modesto is the community itself, which has steadily grown over the years and shows no signs of stopping. We have the relatively new presence of various nerd-themed stores to thank for becoming hubs for geeks to get together, discuss […]

By February 3, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking great By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great year so far. January was a little bleak but February is looking great for blues so let’s talk about the shows coming this month. On the 2nd and in fact, every Saturday in February you can catch […]

By January 31, 2019 Read More →
Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy

Hackathon Shows Central Valley is Tech Savvy By Middagh Goodwin It is so great to see so many tech-savvy young coders in the Central Valley. Valley Hackathon took place over a 24 hour period on January 25th and 26th at ValleyWorx here in Modesto. Over 200 people came out this year to test their coding skills or support this event. […]

By January 28, 2019 Read More →

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