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K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute

K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute

K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute By Wes Page On June 20, 2020 I lost my best friend and the Modesto Radio Museum lost its president, John Chappell. He was quite a guy. He was a teacher, a mentor and most of all, he was a friend to everyone. He was a radio DJ in the […]

WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView By Victoria Popoff What’s there to be positive about in a world of NO? Uncertainty leads to anxiety, stress and feelings of overwhelming emotion. The unknown, and loss are traumatic and heavy. Here are some ways you can boost your mood, naturally. Science shows being around positive, happy people is contagious. We can socially […]

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto East LaLoma Park needs you One of the things that is keeping us all sane is the access to our public parks during COVID. The outdoors, the fresh air and the ability to keep distanced makes our parks the go to space. The East LaLoma Park needs you as the playground was removed […]

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto Modesto Children’s Museum One of the most exciting developments is the possibility of building a Modesto Children’s Museum. In the meantime, you can get involved, help fundraise and also support the learning packs, children’s tips and ideas that are available at the Modesto Children’s website. You can help support this effort, learn more […]

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto – Andy Soderstrom Fund

Go Modesto Andy Soderstrom had compassion for children and our community, Andy’s family created a fund in his name through the College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) for the development of the children’s play area in Enslen Park. This fund will continue the work started last fall from the generous financial support of Boyett Petroleum, along […]

Food & Drink

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView Dining Al Fresco By Chris Murphy There is a huge change happening in our world of dining. Outside is the new inside and our local restaurants are fighting hard to stay alive and there’s creativity in the streets and parking lots and even drive-throughs. With the closing of indoor dining, outdoor became the solution […]

Modesto Openair Initiative

Modesto Openair Initiative

MODESTO OPENAIR INITIATIVEThe City has launched the Modesto OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative. This initiative is in response to Governor Newsom’s July 1, 2020 and Stanislaus County Public Health order of July 13, 2020 prohibiting indoor food service. Restaurants may use this opportunity to expand seating outdoors to remain open while mitigating the spread of […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView My Mimosas

BrewView My Mimosas

My Mimosasby Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell    My Mimosas, the brand new breakfast & brunch restaurant owned by Ediun Gallon, opened on July 12th in downtown Modesto, which is good news for locals. With the bar scene being non-existent these days, we know you’re always looking for alternatives. Never fear, My Mimosas is handling […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza at Home

Edible Extravaganza at Home

Edible Extravaganza at Home Center for Human Services’ Long-Running Fundraiser Goes Virtual  Eat, Drink and Do Good from the comfort of your own home. This year, Edible Extravaganza looks a lot different, but the essence of this 34-yearlong fundraiser for Center for Human Services (CHS) remains the same.  Edible Extravaganza has been a successful fundraiser largely in part to the amazing, generous […]

By July 27, 2020 Read More →
FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView – Get Yer Hot Dogs

FoodView By the View Crew Hot Dogs! Who wants Hot Dogs! You can’t have 4th of July, or heck a picnic in July without having hot dogs. Hot Dogs and baseball go hand in hand, so many are grateful for the abbreviated 60 game season. Of course, there is always the basic hot dog with […]

Event Calendar

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
Livin in These Tryin Times

Livin in These Tryin Times

Jazz and BluesView: Livin’ in these Tryin’ TimesBy Eric Benson Where have you all been? It has been a minute but I have not got out much Governator’s orders. It has been a while since I have seen a lot of my friends except on social media sharing what juice they had for breakfast, belting […]

By May 31, 2020 Read More →
Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

It’s Virtually Graffiti Summer! By Chris Murphy @modestochris So much has changed in the last few months and things continue to change daily. There were some really big plans that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are some smaller events that still may happen. We will do our best to keep our […]

Pride is a State of Mind

Pride is a State of Mind

PRIDE IS A STATE OF MINDBy Patty Castillo Davis The Coronavirus Pandemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of 475 Pride events from coast to coast. Celebrations are racing to digitize to happen at all. The Virtual Global Pride, organized by InterPride will happen online Saturday, June 27, cycling through time zones and will include […]

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feeds Buttery Goodness

Crab Feed Buttery Goodness By Middagh Goodwin   Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events […]

By January 30, 2020 Read More →

Music

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of SummerBy Patty Castillo Davis What did the song of Summer sound like? Did we even have one? Who could have predicted that the Summer of 2020 would feel like whiplash? While we made small progress to curtail the spike for a few months, those “bad actors” we were warned about, […]

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgotby Aaron Rowan There is an old mining town up in Calaveras called Jenny Lind, named after the ‘Swedish Nightingale,’ one of the most highly regarded opera singers of the nineteenth century. Her U.S. tour from 1850-1852 was backed by circus master P.T. Barnum and launched a wave of […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson And so it goes, I am doing my thing seeing my patients in primary care with the Fiesta De Mascara, the festival of masks with a lot of stress on top of the usual issues of sickness and health. Please take a minute […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMAView: Is that Freedom Rock? Turn it Up!By Middagh Goodwin It is a scientific, social-political and economic fact that the greatest decade of music was the 1970’s. If you think, otherwise you are just wrong. Ok it is my personal opinion(but you know I am right.) Musicians were much freer to experiment with what they […]

By July 30, 2020 Read More →
The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto By Willie Hines    The 70’s, like any decade, didn’t really kick into gear until, say, 1973. Call it the hangover effect. Cultural changes, much like personal relationships, need a couple of years to shake off some of the old baggage and get into the new groove. Musically, the ’60s, after […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →

Stage Art

Art Alternatives

Art Alternatives

Art View: Art AlternativesBy Jim Christiansen      Well into Summer, and well into the pandemic age.  Galleries and shows were recently open for a short time in July, with show openings, classes, that again are rescheduled, postponed or cancelled.  Many of us have created masks or purchased them from artisan, crafter and artist friends. I have been […]

By August 2, 2020 Read More →
ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: A.J. DeMello Comedy Special available on Amazon Prime Everybody knows that to be a good comedian, you need three things: A sense of humor, horrible self-esteem, and reliable transportation. Well… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Local comedian A.J. DeMello comedy special: I Didn’t Drive Here Either is now available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3jeYVSY […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

By July 2, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Summer Solstice

ArtView: Summer Solstice

Art View: Summer SolsticeBy Jim Christiansen      I am writing my column on the eve of the Summer Solstice. Summer is upon us.  Working no this during the Covid19 virus season is not a bright and sunny task to find out who and what’s re-opening? what is scheduled, rescheduled, or online for our local artists and […]

Community

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of Summer

Songwriting View: The Voice of SummerBy Patty Castillo Davis What did the song of Summer sound like? Did we even have one? Who could have predicted that the Summer of 2020 would feel like whiplash? While we made small progress to curtail the spike for a few months, those “bad actors” we were warned about, […]

K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute

K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute

K5 Radio John Chappell Tribute By Wes Page On June 20, 2020 I lost my best friend and the Modesto Radio Museum lost its president, John Chappell. He was quite a guy. He was a teacher, a mentor and most of all, he was a friend to everyone. He was a radio DJ in the […]

WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView By Victoria Popoff What’s there to be positive about in a world of NO? Uncertainty leads to anxiety, stress and feelings of overwhelming emotion. The unknown, and loss are traumatic and heavy. Here are some ways you can boost your mood, naturally. Science shows being around positive, happy people is contagious. We can socially […]

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto – East LaLoma Park Needs You

Go Modesto East LaLoma Park needs you One of the things that is keeping us all sane is the access to our public parks during COVID. The outdoors, the fresh air and the ability to keep distanced makes our parks the go to space. The East LaLoma Park needs you as the playground was removed […]

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto – Modesto Children’s Museum

Go Modesto Modesto Children’s Museum One of the most exciting developments is the possibility of building a Modesto Children’s Museum. In the meantime, you can get involved, help fundraise and also support the learning packs, children’s tips and ideas that are available at the Modesto Children’s website. You can help support this effort, learn more […]

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