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FitView – Fitness Bursts

FitView – Fitness Bursts

By Efren Martinez Fitness Bursts The standard has been set up for years, long workouts are the most beneficial to your overall health and life span. Or are they? Just recently all this has changed. New studies out now are continually starting to show that fitness bursts are and can be just as effective as […]

AllAges Pages

AllAges Pages

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Spring is a tough act to follow, God created June -Al Bernstein It’s Gemini season! This means June should be spent with your friends doing things that are energetic and intellectual! This is a month to be conscious of your environment, figuratively and literally. Be sure to surround yourself with positive […]

ChefView – Smoky’s is Better than Ever!

ChefView – Smoky’s is Better than Ever!

Chef View – Smoky’s is Back and Better than Ever By Chris Murphy It is always great to reunite with an old friend. In Modesto, there are some legendary traditions and some of our restaurants bring back great memories. One in particular is Smoky’s. Dean Brenner opened the original Smokey’s in the early 60’s located […]

BarView – The Summer South Side

BarView – The Summer South Side

BarView By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer is here and the key word for our summer cocktails is refreshing. I always find gin refreshing and this DoGood Cocktail from Divine Swine is just the ticket. When the day gets warm, something that has a nice lime taste with just a touch of sweetness is in order. […]

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto Blues Festival makes another comeback! John Black and Peer Recovery presents Bill Clinton Chicken Whisky Band. With Mr. Clifton’s new project coming from Fresno California he is no stranger to playing music in the Modesto Area. Bill started many years ago as a guitar player for the MAMA Winning Mofo […]

Food & Drink

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself at PizzaRev

BrewView: Be(er) Yourself By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ever wonder if you are considered a “glass is half empty” or a “glass is half full” person? Do you love beer? Then we have the perfect way for you to determine once and for all which category you fall into! PizzaRev, owned by Ray and […]

By June 1, 2018 Read More →
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 →

Event Calendar

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson Written by Monica Barber   As a singer-songwriter, Josephine Johnson has continued to create music that resonates with the hearts of her listeners. Josephine is a talented instrumentalist switching between ukulele and guitar in her live performances. More often than not her songs are an insight into her life and tell the tales […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →
5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa By Monica Barber   Some people have a better knack at being completely comfortable with themselves than others are. They’re the types who are at ease instantly in a new situation, and seem as natural to the environment the way the sun looks perfect no matter where […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
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 →

Music

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto Blues Festival makes another comeback! John Black and Peer Recovery presents Bill Clinton Chicken Whisky Band. With Mr. Clifton’s new project coming from Fresno California he is no stranger to playing music in the Modesto Area. Bill started many years ago as a guitar player for the MAMA Winning Mofo […]

XO Music Festival

XO Music Festival

  XO Music Festival in Northern California announces Superstar lineup for their premier music, art, food and fun festival. Ludacris, T.I., Fabolous, MAGIC!, Rev Run of RUN DMC and the Diplomats are among the artists set to perform at the inaugural XO Music Festival, which will take place July 13-15, 2018, at the Contra  Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, California. Hip-Hop is […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

The new Fruit Yard Amphitheater and Richter Entertainment Group are proud to announce their first concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Amy Grant.  Amy Grant will be joined by contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons for a night of inspiration, stories, songs and more in the comfort of our new amphitheater among our famous fruit orchards. Amy […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season By Eve Oberlander Festival season is upon us. Now’s the time to let you know when and where so you can make Metal Summer plans. To kick this month off there is Bay Area Death Fest. This is one you don’t want to miss. Bay Area Death Fest takes place at Cornerstone […]

By June 4, 2018 Read More →

Stage Art

ComedyView: Hello Hello

ComedyView: Hello Hello

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. Break out your tank tops and sunscreen, this summer is so hot I’ve already ovulated a poached egg. Don’t be bummed the AC isn’t working, go out for some laughs. This month, my video interview is with Jason Sohm, a comic from Manteca. Since I’ve met him, he […]

By June 1, 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 →
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 →

Community

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson Written by Monica Barber   As a singer-songwriter, Josephine Johnson has continued to create music that resonates with the hearts of her listeners. Josephine is a talented instrumentalist switching between ukulele and guitar in her live performances. More often than not her songs are an insight into her life and tell the tales […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Bursts

FitView – Fitness Bursts

By Efren Martinez Fitness Bursts The standard has been set up for years, long workouts are the most beneficial to your overall health and life span. Or are they? Just recently all this has changed. New studies out now are continually starting to show that fitness bursts are and can be just as effective as […]

AllAges Pages

AllAges Pages

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Spring is a tough act to follow, God created June -Al Bernstein It’s Gemini season! This means June should be spent with your friends doing things that are energetic and intellectual! This is a month to be conscious of your environment, figuratively and literally. Be sure to surround yourself with positive […]

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto Blues Festival makes another comeback! John Black and Peer Recovery presents Bill Clinton Chicken Whisky Band. With Mr. Clifton’s new project coming from Fresno California he is no stranger to playing music in the Modesto Area. Bill started many years ago as a guitar player for the MAMA Winning Mofo […]

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa By Monica Barber   Some people have a better knack at being completely comfortable with themselves than others are. They’re the types who are at ease instantly in a new situation, and seem as natural to the environment the way the sun looks perfect no matter where […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →

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