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InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView – John Sanders – 2017 Legend of the Cruise

InterView By Chris Murphy John Sanders 2017 American Graffiti Car Show Parade Grand Marshall and Legend of the Cruise The spirit of American Graffiti in Modesto would not be alive today without John Sanders. John was part of Modesto’s beginning car culture in the 1950’s. Not only that, he has worked hard to continue the […]

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Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Big View- Exciting Graffiti Summer Highlights

Summer 2017 Highlights www.graffitisummer.com This is the month to get our your poodle skirts and saddle shoes, leather jackets, slick back your hair, polish the chrome and get into gear. People from all over the world will be heading to Modesto to experience a slice of ModestoCana served up during Graffiti Summer. There are some […]

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GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

GreetingsView – I Love Graffiti Summer!

Greetings Modesto Friends, I look forward to Graffiti Summer every year. We are just coming off our May the 4th Star Wars day celebration. Characters from all over the galaxy came to celebrate. So now we go from one George Lucas hit to another. There is so much energy in our community as the classic […]

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RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Graffiti Rods N’ Rockabilly Graffiti is now well on its’ way in Modesto, the home of the American Graffiti Movie and home to George Lucas as a young man. We have been paying tribute to Graffiti in Modesto for many, many years. Some events are all old school car shows and […]

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Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding is taking the thing that is your soul, your […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
FitView – May Running

FitView – May Running

FitView By Efren Martinez It’s Run Time This May gives us plenty of opportunities to get your run on for a good cause. We all know how healthy running is, but did you know it can extend your life too? According to the research that will be presented in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, May 5th […]

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UnpluggedView

UnpluggedView

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Two months ago I was invited to join the panel of judges for the annual ‘Roosevelt’s Got Talent’ competition, held at Roosevelt Junior High. International opera performers Roy Stevens and Annalisa Winberg oversee this contest, and mentor students as they share their gifts of song, dance and more. It was […]

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BargainView

BargainView

BargainView By Monica Barber Enjoy Modesto! Getting out of the house and enjoying the beautiful weather is a great way to change your perspective. As Ms. M approaches change & life boldly she makes her way through the crowd at Farmers Market in Downtown Modesto this morning realizing the new month has great things to […]

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Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you love music, you’re gonna love this I know it’s time to get my tomatoes and veggies in the ground when I go down to the downtown Farmers’ Market – fresh bouquets of spring vegetables and wares for sale with customers strolling along with their bags of goodies and kids […]

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DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView – Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling

DesignView by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Garbage Design: Modesto Invented Curbside Recycling The first Earth Day on April 22,1970, launched the modern environmental movement. It’s also a seminal day in Modesto’s design history. The first “Survival Walk” began that day with activists walking down the Central Valley, through Modesto. The six-week walk from […]

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ArtView – May Day!

ArtView – May Day!

Art View By Jim Christiansen May Day! May Day! With all the Art Events converging on April, got a May Day message for Chris Murphy I’d gone past deadline. Holdovers still going on include the Central Valley Artist Showcase at both Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center into the first week of June. Stanislaus Artist […]

Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well as I wrote in the 5th grade when asked to write a verse about this time of year about the seasons; “Yes spring has sprung and with it we full of weeds”. Yes the blossoms are blooming and ‘tis the season to […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
DesignView – Modesto is Not Only a City, It’s a Font

DesignView – Modesto is Not Only a City, It’s a Font

DesignView Modesto is not only a city. It’s a font. by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design School Every letter of every word you’re reading here has been designed. Each character of every font has been meticulously drawn by a typographer to ensure legibility, to be aesthetically pleasing, and to convey a style or symbolic meaning. […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th Anniversary

InterView: Paul Tischer and the MPA 50th By Chris Murphy   “Paul Tischer” and “performing arts” are synonymous. From the annual performances of the Nutcracker, high school shows, to the elaborate stagings of the Modesto Performing Arts, to roles both on stage and off, Paul has been one of the guiding talents in a community […]

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