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PSA: New COVID Vaccine PODs Opening

PSA: New COVID Vaccine PODs Opening

New COVID-19 Vaccine PODs Opening in Stanislaus County Stanislaus County – In partnership with California State University – Stanislaus (StanState) and the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County Public Health will be opening two COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Distribution (PODs) sites next week. The new sites will be located at Modesto Centre Plaza and\ StanState starting […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →
Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

OAK VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT PROMOTIONS OAKDALE, CA – Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and their Eastern Sierra Community Bank division, recently announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group, and Cathy Ghan to Executive Vice President, Commercial […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a new year a new decade, and usually, we would all be planning for great things in the months to come. We continue to be in the worse pandemic any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Several vaccines present the proverbial light at the end of […]

By January 2, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ART VIEW: New Year Subject to ChangeBy Jim Christiansen Art in the Time of COVID. Nice to have the vaccine news hitting as I write the Art View column. There is still disruption in all our lives, as more reschedules, cancellations affect everyone. That includes the local artists. Many of us still creating, painting, adding […]

By December 29, 2020 Read More →
Toy Drive for PRC

Toy Drive for PRC

Modesto company holds toy drive to benefit child abuse prevention agency Contacts:Pierce Brooker, Piercing Instincts Property Management (209) 818-9550 Nicole Bravo, Piercing Instincts Property Management (209) 534-2459 Susan Mendieta Beasley, Parent Resource Center (209) 549-8193 Piercing Instincts Property Management in Modesto is collecting toys and gifts for the Parent Resource Center’s (PRC) client children ages […]

By December 9, 2020 Read More →

Food & Drink

Crab Feed

Crab Feed

8th ANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO:               Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT:              Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the Crab Feed is drive-thru or delivery, but […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →
FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

FoodView – The Boardroom Gets Back to its Roots

Food View By Chris Murphy I have been a fan of The Boardroom since it was a blueprint many years ago. I have had many a cocktails, great lunches and even had our first May the 4th Celebration there. Owner Roman Wagner is one of the best in our region about creating a theme for […]

By December 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Holiday Treats

BarView – Holiday Treats

By Chris Murphy Well the weather outside is frightful, but cocktail season can still be delightful. America is going to learn what Europe has known all along; outside dining and café seating is part of our year-round experience now. We call it #cafelife. As we get into winter, we look for some of those amazing […]

By December 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView Harvest Moon By Chris Murphy I learned to love Harvest Moon soon after moving back to Modesto in 1996. After we bought our house, we decide to remodel and had no kitchen. So with our 1-year old and our 6-year old in tow, we explored looking for places to dine out. We had already […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Shop Local

GoModesto – Shop Local

Go Modesto This year, it is more important than ever to shop local. Our local businesses have been hit so very hard this year. Even if you are not confortable dining indoors, or being inside, you can purchase a gift card at nearly every local restaurant and business. Please consider starting here. Local businesses like […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Event Calendar

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

By December 18, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

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 →

Music

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a new year a new decade, and usually, we would all be planning for great things in the months to come. We continue to be in the worse pandemic any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Several vaccines present the proverbial light at the end of […]

By January 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz/Blues View: Things Will Get Better By Eric Benson Well, 2020 certainly has been one of the most challenging years I have ever lived through bar none, With COVID, extreme heat, California on fire but sometimes you just got to roll with it. I continue to suspend disbelief and keep going forward. My job as […]

By December 31, 2020 Read More →
Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

By December 18, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020

SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020

SongwriterView: Hindsight in 2020By Patty Castillo Davis The past year has been full of paradigm shifting moments, too many to count. January was ushered in with velocity and literally set the tone for 2020 when it found the U.S. creating a substantial initiation of force in the President’s authorized assassination strike against Iraq’s Gen. Qasem […]

By December 4, 2020 Read More →

Stage Art

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ArtView: New Year Subject to Change

ART VIEW: New Year Subject to ChangeBy Jim Christiansen Art in the Time of COVID. Nice to have the vaccine news hitting as I write the Art View column. There is still disruption in all our lives, as more reschedules, cancellations affect everyone. That includes the local artists. Many of us still creating, painting, adding […]

By December 29, 2020 Read More →
Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

Annual Concert to Benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center

John McCutcheon performs live-streaming concert Jan. 9 to benefit Modesto Peace/Life Center Six-time Grammy nominated folk musician John McCutcheon has been performing a yearly benefit concert for the Peace/Life Center for nearly 20 years. This year the concert will be streaming on Sat., January 9 at 4PM Pacific Standard Time. Johnny Cash called John McCutcheon “the […]

By December 18, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Shades of Red and Purple

ArtView: Shades of Red and Purple

Art ViewBy Jim Christiansen Last month, we entered the Holiday season in the Red Zone. As I write the column, we are back to the purple, but there seems to be some changes that aren’t quite a full step backwards. There are some December art events still on the schedule. Galleries still on restricted hours, […]

By December 3, 2020 Read More →
Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superhero

Unplugged View: Music Box Superheroby Aaron Rowan “I can do this nightlife all day long.” – Garth Brooks If you have something fresh to offer as either a performing musician and/or as a presenter thereof; AND if you make it a priority to support and attend the events of others who do…you might be a […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →

Community

Crab Feed

Crab Feed

8th ANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO:               Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT:              Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the Crab Feed is drive-thru or delivery, but […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →
PSA: New COVID Vaccine PODs Opening

PSA: New COVID Vaccine PODs Opening

New COVID-19 Vaccine PODs Opening in Stanislaus County Stanislaus County – In partnership with California State University – Stanislaus (StanState) and the City of Modesto, Stanislaus County Public Health will be opening two COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Distribution (PODs) sites next week. The new sites will be located at Modesto Centre Plaza and\ StanState starting […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →
Let’s NOT Make a Deal

Let’s NOT Make a Deal

Let’s NOT Make a Deal Or How to be the Worst Contestant EverBy Felicia Aleman This is a true account. Everything you will read happened to me. I finally made my lifelong dream of being on Let’s Make a Deal and not only did I not win, but my segment was cut from the episode. […]

By January 16, 2021 Read More →
MSO Present Virtual Recital

MSO Present Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT   PIANIST STEPHEN HOUGH VIRTUAL RECITAL JANUARY 14  MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring renowned pianist Stephen Hough and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature a variety of works by Bach, Schumann, and Liszt.   “We were lucky […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →
Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

Oak Valley Community Bank Announces Executive VP

OAK VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT PROMOTIONS OAKDALE, CA – Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and their Eastern Sierra Community Bank division, recently announced the promotions of Julie DeHart to Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Group, and Cathy Ghan to Executive Vice President, Commercial […]

By January 5, 2021 Read More →

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