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March for Climate Change

March for Climate Change

March With Us to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2020 The Modesto Peace/Life Center is collaborating with people and groups throughout our county to organize for April 2020 an historic March and Rally to Combat Climate Change. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, the date the City of Modesto will sponsor Earth […]

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Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209

Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209

Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209 By Carrie Shea Photos by Gerald Shea  On Valentine’s Day 2020 the 209 was stirring with romance. People were dressed in their best running out to their Valentine’s Day date locations. In Turlock, CA there were people dressed in their finest for another reason. […]

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BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

By Monica Barber It’s said that home is where the heart is and there’s plenty of love to go around in our hometown. Ms. M has spent this winter morning enjoying a Mocha at Preservation Coffee before devoting a little love to her favorite downtown Modesto locales. While taking a stroll in the wonderfully cool […]

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ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

ZenView – Benevolence

ZenView – Benevolence

ZenView Mary Layton Benevolence Do you know that song “Show me what love is“? Just heard it again the other day on AGT. Pets, no doubt, are the best in showing us what love is. Thank God for them. But when it comes to relationships with humans many of us wonder what love is, how […]

By February 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

Hey Positive Peeps! It has been a while since I have shared a “Fun Food Ride” with you guys and it sure feels good to be back! I couldn’t have returned at a better time either, because I’m covering my favorite food subject: SOUL FOOD!

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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 […]

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FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

FoodView – Chefs of Italy for 2020

Chef View Chef’s of Italy By Chris Murphy Chefs of Italy Goes Big for 2020 If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and […]

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spirit

Let Spirits Warm Your Spiritby Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Looking to warm up your innards as we finally welcome cooler weather? Or want the best places to take your relatives and friends to warm them up when they visit you for the holidays?Impress them with these drinks. Some are local annual favorites and some […]

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BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru

BrewView: Simmer Down at the Grand Cru by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We try to stay on the up-and-up on hot new liquor creations for you, and we have accidentally stumbled across the valley’s hottest new concoction while browsing Facebook the other day. We love it when new libations fall into our radar! The […]

By December 1, 2019 Read More →

Event Calendar

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 →
MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Women’s March

GoModesto – Women’s March

Go Modesto Women’s March – January 18 In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country – let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start […]

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

Music

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane Interview by Middagh Goodwin Stroll Down Penny Lane line up: Joe Anastasi aka Prof. Stompensplatt (leadvocals and rhythm guitar), Winter (lead guitar and vocals) and MikeSugar (bassist, electric cellist, melodica, synthesizer, and vocals), MarkAbbott (drums and vocals) and Matt Twain(Keys and vocals). Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi, I am Joe Anastasi, the executive producer of the show Stroll Down Penny Lane […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
Waiting for Our Ship

Waiting for Our Ship

SongwriterView: Waiting For Our Ship By Patty Castillo Davis Hearts and flowers, the ultimate culmination for the Church of the NFL, a groundhog, some dead presidents, letting the good times roll, the Day the Music Died-all worthy of observance this month, this Leap Year, this last time before the thaw.February ushers out the frigid temps […]

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Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Featuring the 2017 winner of Best Male Vocalist at the Gallo Center’s Valley Talent Project, this performance will showcase Joe Barretta’s exceptional artistry as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, and as a HUGE bonus Joe will be joined by a line-up of Modesto music all-stars: pianist/vocalist Tim Allen, bassist Steve Ashman, guitarist/vocalist Patty Castillo Davis, […]

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Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Blue Monday Party Jam goes to twice a month Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano downtown Modesto every second and fourth Monday of the month. The blue Monday House Band will continue to have special guests and help promote other live music events in the Downtown. Monday […]

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Service View

Service View

ServiceView By Chris Murphy The best communities are filled with people who get involved and give their time, talent and money back. Sometimes it seems complicated to do, but it is really easier than you think. This is where our local service groups come in. It is the power of a group that makes this […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Stage Art

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the ArtsBy Tasha Wilson This month is almost over. However, you have just about 48 hours – Enough time for you to go out and get your tickets to see August Wilson’s Seven Guitars! It’s playing at the Gallo Center for the Arts this weekend! The show will go […]

By February 12, 2020 Read More →
ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

ArtView – New Beginnings

ArtView – New Beginnings

Art View By Jim Christiansen January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020. This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, […]

MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView – Snappy New Year

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform Snappy New Year! Hope this year brings fresh starts and new beginnings. Embrace the sunrise of a bright future. Hard to believe it’s a new year and a new decade. Consider this month a blank slate. You can fill it will all things theatrical! The schools are […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Community

Free Transit During Go Green Week

Free Transit During Go Green Week

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During Go Green Week Modesto, CA — The four transit providers in Stanislaus County, including Ceres Area Transit (CAT), Modesto Area Express (MAX), Stanislaus County Regional Transit (StaRT), and Turlock Transit announced today that all rides on all fixed route buses will be free for passengers during […]

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Waiting for Our Ship

Waiting for Our Ship

SongwriterView: Waiting For Our Ship By Patty Castillo Davis Hearts and flowers, the ultimate culmination for the Church of the NFL, a groundhog, some dead presidents, letting the good times roll, the Day the Music Died-all worthy of observance this month, this Leap Year, this last time before the thaw.February ushers out the frigid temps […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the ArtsBy Tasha Wilson This month is almost over. However, you have just about 48 hours – Enough time for you to go out and get your tickets to see August Wilson’s Seven Guitars! It’s playing at the Gallo Center for the Arts this weekend! The show will go […]

By February 12, 2020 Read More →
BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

By Monica Barber It’s said that home is where the heart is and there’s plenty of love to go around in our hometown. Ms. M has spent this winter morning enjoying a Mocha at Preservation Coffee before devoting a little love to her favorite downtown Modesto locales. While taking a stroll in the wonderfully cool […]

By February 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

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