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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance opens Friday, July 7th!

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance opens Friday, July 7th!

The harsh reality of frontier life. A love triangle that echoes the Arthurian myth. Education and progress vs. a gritty status quo. Humor, hope, and idealism. Gunfights in a saloon with an imposing outlaw. The last show of Prospect Theater Project’s 2016-17 season has a little something for everyone. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance […]

The Writer’s Studio – July 14

The Writer’s Studio – July 14

The Writer’s Studio Featuring Sarah Scoles By Dana Koster This month we are lucky enough host science writer/journalist/all-around hilarious human being Sarah Scoles! She’s come all the way from Denver to talk about her brand new book, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a biography of famed astronomer Jill Tarter. The […]

SwissView – Time to Yodel!

SwissView – Time to Yodel!

SwissView Get your Swiss on! Friends, it is time to yodel. Our area has a very active Swiss Club many local people with Swiss heritage. There will be big horns, lederhosen, dirndls, accordion, dancers, youth choir, Swiss food and drink and an international Swiss experience. The festival is a four-day event that begins with a […]

By June 24, 2017 Read More →
Modesto Cooling Centers

Modesto Cooling Centers

Greetings Modesto Friends It is going to be toasty this weekend. Take care and make sure you do the following: Drink lots of water. More than you think you should. Never leave kids or pets in a hot car, not even for short times Check on your pets, fill their water dish Wear lots of […]

Modesto Sound – Arts & Public Media Grant Winner

Modesto Sound – Arts & Public Media Grant Winner

Modesto Sound Awarded California Arts Council “Arts and Public Media” Grant State funds support media projects that build public awareness for arts, culture, and creative expression The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $8,608 to Modesto Sound as part of its Arts and Public Media program. The Arts and Public Media program is […]

Afternoon in New Orleans, PTP’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser

Afternoon in New Orleans, PTP’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser

An Afternoon in New Orleans,” PTP’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser by: Laura Dickinson-Turner Last year, those who attended Prospect Theater Project’s 1st Annual Fundraiser & Membership Drive walked into “An Afternoon in Cuba,” featuring live Cuban music and an on-the-spot dance lesson for all those wanting to learn Latin dance steps. It was a truly lovely […]

By June 3, 2017 Read More →
MoBand 2017 Coming June 8!

MoBand 2017 Coming June 8!

MoBand is Coming! By Chris Murphy The time has come Modesto! Summer is here and it is time for the biggest party all summer long. Picture this; a big brass band, a bandshell, a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening. Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, […]

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 […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 Schedule

Graffiti Summer 2017 By Chris Murphy Graffiti Summer is here! Where were you in ’62? Where were you in ’47? Where were you in ’53 ’65, ’79, ’83 or ’92? Modesto has an amazing history. No matter where you go, or what current events happen, one thing sets Modesto apart from every city in the […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
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 […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

2017 Legend of the Cruise Bobby Gaines

Bobby Gains Downey High – 1962 Robert N Gains has one of the best reputations for making the cars of the Modesto Graffiti era go as fast as possible. Born in Missouri, he came to Modesto in 1949, attending Orville Wright, LaLoma and Downey. His dad had Gaines Texaco on Yosemite. Bobby worked at the […]

Legend – Rick Walker

Legend – Rick Walker

Rick Walker – Al’s Furniture Downey High School – 1969 Rick Walker got the automotive bug from his grandfather Bill Walker. He was an LA Mechanic with this own shop grinding cams for famous racers. He got a ¼ midget when he was six and raced it at Playland on Kansas. “When I was growing […]

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Modesto Throttlers

2017 Legends of the Cruise – Modesto Throttlers

Modesto Throttlers This legendary car club is alive, well and racing. This club was there at the birth of our car culture. Founded in 1949 with club bylaws as old as 1952, it was the second car club in our read and it is still active today. At the time, the other car club was […]

2017 Legend of the Cruise – Worth Weldon

2017 Legend of the Cruise – Worth Weldon

Worth Weldon Modesto High – 1955 By Dawn Brinkhaus, Daughter “He never had a favorite car, he loved all of them” Worth Weldon went to Modesto high school and graduated in 1995. He had a passion for cars his entire life. He had a collection of amazing cool cars, and he loved racing, and even […]