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  • Ceres Stand-off Ends Peacefully
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    CERES - Authorities took a suspect into custody after a standoff at a mobile home park that lasted several hours. Authorities responded to the mobile home park near Central Avenue and Service Road at about 10:30am for a disturbance at one of the units. Early reports indicate a relative of… Read more »
  • Multi Alarm Fire Damages Modesto Home
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    MODESTO - Firefighters responded to a multi alarm fire at a home on Scenic Drive Monday evening. The fire was dispatched at about 7:18pm at a home on the 3000 block of Scenic Drive. Arriving crews found a home with significant fire activity. The fire was upgraded several alarms, bringing… Read more »
  • Shooting at Vigil Injures Five
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    STOCKTON - Police responded to a shooting that sent five people to the hospital Saturday night. The shooting happened in a strip mall near March Lane and Holiday Drive at about 7:45pm. Police arrived to find a large crowd gathered for a vigil. Authorities described the scene as chaotic initially,… Read more »
  • Three Shot, One Fatally in South Modesto
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    MODESTO - Police investigated a shooting that wounded three people, one of them fatally Sunday afternoon. The incident happened near Lita Court and Pecos Avenue at about 2:30pm. Authorities responded to a report of several people shot and found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle… Read more »
  • West Modesto School Placed on Lockdown
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    MODESTO - James Marsh Elementary School was placed on lockdown due to police activity late Wednesday morning. A police SWAT team and several officers surrounded a home near Sutter and Rouse Avenues. At least one person was brought out in handcuffs. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ”This is… Read more »
  • Schools Placed on Lockdown During Police Search
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    MODESTO - Two South Modesto schools were placed on a lockdown as authorities conducted an operation Wednesday morning. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bret Harte Elementary and Hanshaw Middle School were both placed on lockdown as police served a search warrant near Hatch Road and Dallas Street officials… Read more »
  • Fire Tears Through Waterford Restaurant
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    WATERFORD - A Fire caused major damage to restaurant Friday morning. The fire was reported shortly before 10:30am at a restaurant near the corner of Yosemite Boulevard and F Street.  Arriving Firefighters noted smoke from the front of the building. Soon after, flames and heavy smoke tore through the roof… Read more »
  • Man Shot in West Modesto
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    MODESTO - A man was shot while walking in a West Modesto neighborhood Tuesday night. The shooting was reported in the area of Walnut and Jefferson Streets shortly after 9:00pm. Early reports indicate the victim may have been approached by someone acquainted and shot in the arm. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle… Read more »
  • Fundraiser Established for Child Who Drowned at Knight’s Ferry
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    KNIGHTS FERRY - A fund raiser via GoFundMe was established for Matilda Ortiz, the child lost in the Stanislaus River Sunday afternoon. The 5 year old child was recovered after a nearly four day search by volunteer divers Wednesday afternoon who were experienced with swift water rescue. Her body was… Read more »
  • Several Displaced by Fire as Building Burns Twice
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    STOCKTON - Firefighters battled a blaze that burned a residential building twice Friday afternoon, displacing several occupants. Shortly before 6pm, firefighters responded to the home near the intersection of Channel and Aurora for a report of a fire. Arriving crews were met with heavy fire from the rear of the… Read more »
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ArtView – Graffiti Creations

ArtView – Graffiti Creations

Art-View-June-20191.docx Art View By Jim Christiansen June for me often opens at the Riverdance Farms Pick and Gather festival, where I started with a watercolor for their fliers, and show art, and help get local bands on our shade house stage. It’s a fun project, and again opens June 1 and 2, with artists, crafters […]

What If ?

What If ?

What if? We had a way to celebrate our American Graffiti History? We had a museum to share our Graffiti USA history? We had a place where we could show our classic cars and collectibles? We had a showplace for cars, rock and roll history, radio history, educational space, Modesto history? We took our place […]

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView – Happy Summer

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn Happy Summer Readers! May your days be filled with adventure, exploration and wonders. If you are looking to enhance your artistic and dramatic flairs consider attending a summer camp in theater, dance, singing, music or art. Camps are offered at Gallo, Hammonds House in Oakdale and local theater and dance companies. […]

ModestoView Wins Gold!

ModestoView Wins Gold!

ModestoView Wins Gold! I am so very proud of our design team of Pete Grimaldi and Micheal J Mangano. They take our piles of “ murphyglyphic” scribbles, snippets of text and boxes of photos and turn them into an amazing magazine each month. This is nothing short of a monthly miracle. We have won an […]

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

GreetingsView – Happy Graffiti Summer

Greetings Friends, I’ll bet you can’t guess that I love Graffiti Summer in Modesto USA. This is one of the best seasons of the year where our city shouts out to the world that we are a really authentic cool city and are the #homeofamericangraffiti. Why is this so cool? It is more than just […]

PlaygroundView – Party for the Park

PlaygroundView – Party for the Park

Go Hollywood to help East LaLoma Park – June 29 Yes friends, we need your help to build a new playground. A few years ago, all of the playground equipment was removed, with nothing left for kids to play on. East LaLoma Park is important to the community and families need a safe and fun […]

GoModesto – Happy Birthday Lonny

GoModesto – Happy Birthday Lonny

Go Modesto Happy Birthday Lonny Davis! – June 8 Our friend Lonny Davis does so much for our community and his Hope Haven West non-profit delivers and fits wheelchairs around the world. You can help Hope Haven and celebrate Lonny’s birthday at the same time at the State Theatre. This party features Live Again and […]

ZenView- The American Spirit

ZenView- The American Spirit

ZenView By Mary Layton The American Spirit There’s definitely something uniquely American about American Graffiti – whether we are talking about George Lucas’ movie that made Modesto famous or the American graffiti as an art genre. As far as I know, graffiti is about recognition. It’s a way of stating one’s identity on a wall […]

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz & WorldView By Eric Benson Hey, folks, the Porchfest endured despite a wet soggy day, the weather may not have cooperated but the will to come out for some music and festivities, rain or shine prevailed. People with umbrellas or without soaked up the music and vibes. I think next year we should have […]

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Memoriam Modesto lost two of our cultural characters. Harley Cooney, also known as the Mayor of J Street has passed away. The former Army Vet owned Action Rubber Stamp in downtown from 1962-1989. He was a regular fixture in downtown Modesto, in particular at his table at Deva Cafe and was loved by so […]

Stray Cat Lee Rocker

Stray Cat Lee Rocker

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MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100

MoBand Turns 100 By Chris Murphy For as long as we can remember, these amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand and 3,000 of your friends in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening; a hall of fame slice of Modestocana. This 100-year season […]

MemorialView

MemorialView

Memorial Day is celebrated on May 27. It is a day to remember and honor all those who died serving in the American armed forces. Here is where you can join others in remembering family and friends who have died in the line of duty. 8 am VFW Wreath Laying 7th Street Bridge, 9 am […]

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

Chef View By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Nobody’s got Ralston’s Goat One of my favorite places in Modesto is the corner of 10th and J. This means downtown to me, it is the epicenter. 10th St just has some magic to it as the site of our legendary cruising and the cruise route, […]

InterView – DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice

InterView – DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice

InterView By Chris Murphy DeSha McLeod Community Hospice Death with dignity is probably something every one of us wishes for. Death is a certainty, but it comes to us in many ways. When death is caused by cancer or some aggressive disease, not only is it terrible for the patient, it can also one of […]