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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I want you to stop and think about what you are reading. The magazine you have been flipping through for years or only minutes, has done so much for our community. ModestoView is an entity with a heartbeat and an open mindset. The people of Modesto have all combined their interests […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I just spent half of June traveling through the beautiful country of Spain with my family. The distance from my hometown really increased my fondness for all of the wonderful things here. Make sure that this summer you don’t miss those exciting Modesto-specific events like Graffiti nights and concert in the […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson It was 50 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play! The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 album of all time…and it’s birthday is June 1st 1967! In the spirit of retrospect, I will be spending my summer […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson This month I have one main focus: Literature. Music and books are huge influences in my life. Now with the end of school, I have the ability to devote time to these interests. Music is what I breathe. Before I could form words, my parents were filling my ears with The […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The past month has been absolute mayhem, some school days lasting up to 15 hours for me! Despite my love for sleep, I have gladly spent morning to evening at Downey to ensure my involvement in the arts programs. My two main extracurricular focuses this year are theatre and film. I’m […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Over the winter holiday, I had the awesome opportunity to practice the Olympic sport of curling while in Lake Tahoe. It was such an interesting experience and inspired me to continue trying new and even unusual sports. I highly recommend looking out for clubs and events to expand your ‘game repertoire’. […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
All Ages View – Who is Man’s Best Friend?

All Ages View – Who is Man’s Best Friend?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Who is Man’s Best Friend? A steady companion of many years or a new addition to the household, a dog can bring so much happiness to the new year. What most people don’t know is that many Modesto establishments have outside patios and encourage you to bring your furry friend. Harvest […]

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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Between the Turkey Trot and ModShop, I’m sure you have a grasp on how packed with events this month is going to be. Before your calendar is completely filled; plan for an outing using my favorite form of travel; the train. I am infatuated with the idea of transportation and the […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I am a huge fan of clouds and rainy day music so naturally these fall months have me feeling wonderful. After a long, hectic summer, it feels so great to be back into the swing of things. With influence from friends and family, I have always had a strong will to […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Hey Modesto! Hopefully you all had a stellar summer break and are as amped for the school year as I am. The beginning of school is always so exciting to me; new supplies, new teachers and old friends. The start of school is also great because you can improve your studying […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Hey Everyone! Finally it’s getting to be pool weather, I hope that your first month of summer was as fun as mine! Between Concert in the Park, ice cream runs and all Modesto has to offer, it’s almost impossible to be bored. I was fortunate enough to visit Norway with my […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson “Get the American Baseball experience in your very own hometown!”. My good friend Jairus Lovell recently got a job with the Modesto Nuts and is super excited for this summer. When asked what age group he recommends to go to games, he says “Families, teens, kids, grandparents and anyone who wants […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
All Ages View – End of School is Almost Here

All Ages View – End of School is Almost Here

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The end of the school year is approaching and there’s nothing I’d rather do than study for finals! The best way to get through the long grueling hours of preparing for exams is to spend some free time enjoying the good things in life. I’m especially excited about the new room […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
All AgesView – Sister Cities

All AgesView – Sister Cities

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson As you may know, I had a life changing summer last year. The greatest experience was the opportunity to be a youth ambassador on the exchange to one the Modesto Sister Cities International (MSCI) sister cities. This volunteer organization began in 1983 in Modesto. Over the last 33 years , Modesto […]

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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Tra la it’s March! For the past few months I have been rehearsing with my classmates for our schools’ theater production of Camelot! Why Camelot? Well, when our director Mr. Johnson was a student, Downey would bus in schools to see their productions. After seeing his first live show, Mr. Johnson […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →