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2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour April 22-23

2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour April 22-23

2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour by Guest ViewCrew The 2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio weekend is April 22 and 23.  Tour will feature 55 artists in 36studio locations in Modesto, Turlock and Oakdale.  Entry to visit the artists is purchase of the $10 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio map booklet, available at the Mistlin Gallery, […]

By March 20, 2017 Read More →
H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight)

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight)

H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight) Starring Dennis Regan Friday, April 14, 2016 8pm Federated Church Fellowship Hall 45 S. El Circulo Avenue Patterson, CA 95363 $15/advance and $20/door General Admission Doors 7pm Tickets: (800)838-3006 or HostHouseComedyNight.com   Smart […]

By March 20, 2017 Read More →
CountryView – Cottonwood Creek go Nashville

CountryView – Cottonwood Creek go Nashville

CountryView By DJ Walker Since the last time we checked in with the local duo of Cottonwood Creek they’ve tied the knot & tied the iTunes charts with their debut album release. “We hit #21 on the charts!!!”, says Maggie Little. “Almost to twenty!” adds Scott Little. Even before they shared the same last name […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView – Intersection of Art

LeadershipView By Dezaree Seeds, MBA INTERSECTION OF ART Every year the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto Program not only identifies, educates and motivates potential community leaders; but also requires its participants to volunteer their time to identify and complete a service project that will have a positive impact in the Community. The Leadership Modesto […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
CommunityView La Loma Neighborhood

CommunityView La Loma Neighborhood

CommunityView by Rhonda Allen   La Loma Neighborhood has been fortunate to have many involved neighbors working together on a variety of projects to improve the neighborhood. Thanks to the handiwork of Doug Highiet, new La Loma signs will soon be placed in the roundabouts to dress up the neighborhood entrances. The signs are metal […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry

History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry

History from your backyard: Lovers Leap and Knights Ferry By Lloyd G. Ploutz Going East from Modesto through Oakdale on Highway 108 toward Sonora, you will see “Lover’s Leap” on the left side of the highway with an American flag implanted upon its top.  This is just before the Knights Ferry turnoff.  This location had many other […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto

Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto

Top 5 Things to Do in Modesto by Guest Writer Tasha Williams In passing conversations, on any given day, there are lots of cities being discussed. At times, people say good things about those cities and at other times, you only hear about the bad. But no city bears the brunt of the “boredom jokes” […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →
HistoryView: E. Clampus Vitus Chapter 58

HistoryView: E. Clampus Vitus Chapter 58

History In Your backyard: E. Clampus Vitus Chapter 58 by Lloyd G. Ploutz, Historian You live in a very historical area of Stanislaus and Merced Counties dating from the Gold Rush days.  These are the established areas of responsibility of your local Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus, AKA, “Clampers”.  Estanislao Chapter 58 was established on […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Local mixed martial artists step into the cage To combat disease and raise awareness

Local mixed martial artists step into the cage To combat disease and raise awareness

Local mixed martial artists step into the cage To combat disease and raise awareness Modesto, CA – The more than 2.3 million people who suffer from multiple sclerosis have some new allies in the fight for a cure.  Cagebound Fighting Championship, a Modesto-based business, has partnered with Fight For A Cure for MS to raise […]

By January 4, 2017 Read More →
FilmMakerView – Runnels Brothers’ Last Alleycat

FilmMakerView – Runnels Brothers’ Last Alleycat

FilmMaker View By Chris Murphy The Last Alleycat Modesto will be home to an exciting film premier on February 2. Over the last 2 years, the Runnels Brothers filmmaking duo of Greg and Mark have been making a film in and around Modesto, featuring the single speed cycling life that captures a down on his […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
CountryView – Remembering Merle Haggard

CountryView – Remembering Merle Haggard

CountryView Merle Haggard By DJ Walker DJ Walker in the Morning Show KAT 103.3 “In a year where we lost so many icons in entertainment we can only hope that scores of heroes were born, only we just don’t know it yet. ” That’s what my sister said over the holidays. I hope she’s right. […]

BigView: What Can We Look Forward to in 2017?

BigView: What Can We Look Forward to in 2017?

“So much to look forward to in the new year. As we can see Modesto evolving right before our eyes, 2017 is bringing a whole new dimension to our area. From new events to new businesses showing our area love and support. 2017 is also a celebratory year for so many incredible things. One of […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
ModShop Artist highlight for 2016

ModShop Artist highlight for 2016

We love Mod Shop! Downtown Modesto transforms into one big holiday shopping guide, where you can literally find something for everyone on your list, and then even find the wrapping, bows and cards to go with your gift. These are some of the artists we will have this year. Lovely Woods We have had the […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
GalloView – Richard Thompson

GalloView – Richard Thompson

Prepare to Be Amazed By David Boring “THE FINEST ROCK SONGWRITER AFTER DYLAN AND THE BEST ELECTRIC GUITARIST SINCE HENDRIX.” -Los Angeles Times These kind of accolades that British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has amassed over the years are astounding. He was included in both Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time lists, once […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
ComedyView: To mic, or not to mic; is it even a question?

ComedyView: To mic, or not to mic; is it even a question?

ComedyView: To mic, or not to mic; is it even a question? By Jimmie Menezes 2014 MAMA-award winning comedian A lot of my fellow ‘veteran’ comics like to ask me why, after 6 years as a performer (I know, that’s not long at all), I still like to open mic. Like a lot. Like a […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →