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InterView – Bart Bartoni

InterView – Bart Bartoni

Bart Bartoni The Godfather of 10th St By Chris Murphy Bart Bartoni, grew up in Escalon from 1930-1941 and then moved to Modesto. As a kid, Bart was always creative. Sketches and ideas were all over his school books. He lived on River Rd. between Escalon and Ripon and he had very wealthy neighbors. Those […]

By June 2, 2014 Read More →
ChefView – American Graffiti Crusin’ Cuisine

ChefView – American Graffiti Crusin’ Cuisine

Chef View By Dana Johnson American Graffiti Cruisin’ Cuisine! Me, Dana~licious and the Modesto View’s very own sales manager, Blia Vang decided to experience American Graffiti (AG) beyond just cruisin’, we ate it! AG has its very own distinctive classic car collection, guys with slicked back hair, and girls in pony tails and poodle skirts! […]

By June 1, 2014 Read More →
GreetingsView – Graffiti Summer

GreetingsView – Graffiti Summer

Greetings Modesto Friends: This is my favorite time of the year in ModestoUSA! Just as some people like baseball season, I like Graffiti season. The music, the cars, the people, the stories, the history, the fun and the best part of all, is how it makes us all feel. The kids are out of school, […]

By June 1, 2014 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2014 is Here!

Graffiti Summer 2014 is Here!

Graffiti Summer is Here! By Chris Murphy Whom bom a lu bop a whomp bam boom! Can you believe it has been 52 years since the world famous class of ’62? This is probably the most famous high school graduating class of all time thanks to George Lucas’ film American Graffiti that asked the question, […]

By May 22, 2014 Read More →
2014 PreView Graffiti Summer

2014 PreView Graffiti Summer

The PreView – Graffiti Summer 2014 By Chris Murphy ModestoUSA is where Graffiti Summer lives all year long. June is coming faster than you think and many of our hall of fame American Graffiti events start in May this year. People from all over the world come to Modesto to experience the place that was […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
Graffiti Summer Cruise Route

Graffiti Summer Cruise Route

It is Graffiti Summer all year long in Modesto USA. Have you taken a walk on the Modesto Historic Cruise Route? There are special QR codes on each kiosk that take you to an exclusive interview with a legend of the cruise. There are even special film school mini-movies on some of the kiosks, including […]

By July 2, 2013 Read More →
ChefView-Taste of American Graffiti

ChefView-Taste of American Graffiti

Chef View By Dana Johnson A Taste of American Graffiti by Dana Johnson With American Graffiti running rampant throughout Modesto as the excitement builds as George Lucas will be the Grand Marshall in this year’s parade, I thought it fitting to visit our local drive-ins and see what smells so dang good and what’s shakin’! […]

By June 14, 2013 Read More →
George Lucas Interview

George Lucas Interview

George Lucas Cruises Again! Pictures courtesy of George Lucas Family and Lucasfilm LTD. On June 7, 2013, George Lucas will cruise 10th Street in Modesto USA for the first time in maybe 51 years. The streets and the city that inspired the 1973 groundbreaking film American Graffiti will again be the place where more memories […]

By June 7, 2013 Read More →
KFIV is Live

KFIV is Live

KFIV is LIVE Back in the days of the cruise, there was only one radio station that played the rock and roll hits. KFIV 1360 AM was for many the soundtrack of our lives. Sometimes it was even broadcast live from Burge’s Drive in a 9th and O Streets. American Graffiti was the first movie […]

By June 7, 2013 Read More →
InterView-Keeping the American Graffiti Torch Burning

InterView-Keeping the American Graffiti Torch Burning

InterView Steve and Linda Pedego – Keeping the American Graffiti Torch burning since ‘62 Where were you in ’62? So asked the movie poster for George Lucas’ film American Graffiti. If you lived in Modesto during the 50s and the early 60s, you knew exactly where you were in ’62. The Downey High class of […]

By June 3, 2013 Read More →
GreetingsView- Graffiti Summer!

GreetingsView- Graffiti Summer!

Caption: Congrats to All Ages Abbey Murphy on her IB Graduation from Modesto High. Soon she will be turning her All Ages Pages to another amazing Girl Scout when she goes off to UC Berkeley in the fall. Greetings Modesto Fans! 1.2.3.O’Clock 4 O’clock Rock.. Wow, what a way to start a song, or even […]

By June 3, 2013 Read More →
RockabillyView – Cash Profits

RockabillyView – Cash Profits

RockabillyView Chris Murphy’s Publisher Note: Modesto is the birthplace of Rockabilly and is the ‘Root’ that put the “Rock” in Rock and Roll. We are continuing our music history series and this month we bring Rockabilly to life at the Modesto Boogie Woogie Rock’n Roll’n Music & Art Dance Party, June 22, 4 -10 pm […]

By June 3, 2013 Read More →
AllAgesView- Happy Summer Everyone

AllAgesView- Happy Summer Everyone

Caption: All Ages Editor Abbey Murphy celebrates her Modesto High graduation with her friends that all went to school together since Lakewood Elementary. Flashing the Lakewood L are Mia Skowron, Jake Callizo, Olivia Peltier, Abbey, James Zhou AllAgesView By Abbey Murphy Happy Summer Everyone! School is out and it’s time to go out and enjoy […]

By June 3, 2013 Read More →
George Lucas Grand Marshall 2013 Cruise Parade

George Lucas Grand Marshall 2013 Cruise Parade

Modesto, USA- The members of The North Modesto Kiwanis Club are proud to announce that Modesto’s Favorite Son and legendary film director and producer, George Lucas, will be the Grand Marshall of their 2013 Modesto American Graffiti Car Show and Festival parade. The parade will take place June 7, 2013 at 7:00.  There will be […]

By May 20, 2013 Read More →
The Birth of Rock and Roll

The Birth of Rock and Roll

The BigView – Monthly Feature Rock and Roll is Born in Modesto. History of Rock and Roll Roots First in a Musical Series. By Chris Murphy The trail of the history of Rock and Roll and the music and the people that inspired Rock and Roll leads directly to Modesto’s doorstep. Yes my friends, Rock […]

By May 9, 2013 Read More →