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Modesto, Home of American Graffiti

Modesto, Home of American Graffiti

American Graffiti was born here. “Where were you in ’62?” asked a movie poster in 1974. It was a simple question that has tugged on our culture ever since. Everything from Grease, Happy Days and the fond feeling of retro- America points back to the George Lucas movie about the end of high-school age in […]

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Editors notes

Editors notes

Greetings Modesto Fans: Welcome to our 2011 Graffiti Summer issue. This is one of the most fun issues that we have ever done. ModestoView got some of the classic characters that created the scene in the late 50s and early 60s that inspired George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. We have captured some of the real […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

DiningView: AMERICAN GRAFFITI SETS THE PACE

& MIKE’S ROADHOUSE IS THE PLACE! By Dana Johnson As June kicks off the summer season, the feeling of American Graffiti’s nostalgia is in the air. Many want to breathe it, but more actually want to taste it! Look no further than Mike’s Roadhouse to find a classic Route 66 dining atmosphere and a menu […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
Quick Sips: The French Martini

Quick Sips: The French Martini

Quick Sips Modesto experiences food from around the world and it makes it’s way on to the local menus. Many of our restaurant and bar owners travel, sampling the best from the most amazing places. Recently Mitch and Tammy Maisetti and my wife Becky and I found ourselves in New Orleans, sampling the same incredible […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
VinoView: Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

VinoView: Ordering Wine at a Restaurant

By Brad Gibson For a lot of people ordering wine at a restaurant is an anxious and intimidating time with too many choices and unfamiliar names. Was that a good year? Will the wine go with the food? Why are you giving me the cork? Understanding the process can eliminate the anxiety and leave the […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
NightView: Galletto

NightView: Galletto

By Kate Serpa When given a wine list at a restaurant, I usually close my eyes as discreetly as possible and haphazardly point something out near the top of the page. Unsurprisingly, this has continuously resulted in poor wine choices. The wine culture, I will admit, has always made me feel completely out of the […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
QuakeView: Fit at 50

QuakeView: Fit at 50

Age is just a number and the key to eternal youth, outside of my all-time-fitness-hero Jack Lalanne “The Juicer”, is fitness. Fitness is what drives my friend Jeff Qualle. I meet Jeff 2 years ago at my fitness club. What attracted me to Jeff was how fast he was in the pool. Jeff has been […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
Legends of Graffiti

Legends of Graffiti

The film American Graffiti was created around the life that these legends of the Cruise actually lived. These people were both classmates of George Lucas and some of these graduated a few years earlier, but all of them were legendary in the things that they did, the trends they started and the love of cars […]

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MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

MusicView: The Refuzniks Bring a Love for Rock and Roll to Graffiti

“Now brothers and sisters!” Devon Boyd howls on the opening of The Refuznik’s track “Testify.” “Now you may not believe it…”“Say I’m straight out of my mind / years of pumping gasoline/ and drinking turpentine…”. What follows is a gritty rockabilly anthem driven by a rollicking guitar that could be the soundtrack to a late, […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
The 4th Of July Parade!

The 4th Of July Parade!

The longest running 4th of July parade is back and better than ever thanks to the Modesto Kiwanis Club. The parade will feature over 100 entries from all over and will celebrate as Champions of the Parade, Al and Loretta Menshew, the long time parade announcer and Modesto historian. Race will be MC’d by ModestoView’s […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
Celebrity Auction!

Celebrity Auction!

The Gallo Center is having special silent auction of amazing memorabilia signed by artists who performed this season. The silent auction will be open to the public all day on Monday, June 27 if someone wants to come in and bid on an item. There will be a pre-show dinner for the Cloris Leachman event. […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

What’s New With Jazz and Blues?

Well no excuse for not getting out into the downtown and checking out the scene as the weather is gorgeous with plenty in the downtown to do. Vito’s Italian Ristorante at 918 13th St. is bringing back Jazz, Blues & Latin live music on Saturday nights promoted by Eric Benson Presents from 8:30 to 11:30. […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

MetalView: Metal News Making an Impact

This month I would like to talk about a few subjects that have popped up in Modesto’s metal scene. First of all as I write this I prepare to be a stage hand at the biggest metal show in Modesto History. Rob Zombie at the Fat Cat!! Probably the most anticipated moment in Fat Cat […]

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UrbanView: DJ’S and M.C.’S

UrbanView: DJ’S and M.C.’S

By Fiesta Boyz In this chapter the Fiesta Boyz explore DJ’s & MC’s. A likely combination that serves this nation full of consumers with unlimited music faster than ever before on every street corner, your T.V., I-Pod and in the club. The Fiesta Boyz have interviewed famous DJ’s such as DJ 9T9 and Legendary MC’s […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →
MoBand

MoBand

Pair the warm evening breezes of the Central Valley’s summer nights with one of the country’s most long-established, continuously performing bands and you have Modesto’s Concert in the Park. “Groovin since 1919,” the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County has helped furnish the sound track of our humble city and Concert in the Park has filled […]

By June 4, 2011 Read More →