Author Archive: Sam Pierstorff

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Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis

Thoughts on Stella Beratlis By Sam Pierstorff If you are lucky enough to call Stella Beratlis a friend, you are truly lucky to have a fighter (metaphorically speaking) on your side. Stella knows the pen is mightier than the sword and she wields it well. Stella is an academic and an activist, a poet and […]

By March 5, 2021 Read More →

Turlock High Wins Mock Trail

Turlock High School Wins Stanislaus County Mock TrialsStudent teams from local high schools had their day in court. The annual Stanislaus County Mock Trials was virtual this year due to COVID-19. Virtual trials, via Zoom, took place on January 26, February 2, 9, and 11. The top two teams competed in the Championship Round on […]

By February 19, 2021 Read More →

Tech View

TechView By Chris Murphy There is a big shift happening in the world right now as literally the entire world has changed some big habits and large numbers of people are shifting locations, enabled by a new digital work-style.  Tech leaders are buying up most of Lake Tahoe real estate accelerating and already steep price […]

By February 17, 2021 Read More →

MSO Virtual Concert March 18

MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL CONCERT MARCH 18 MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), led by Music Director Ryan Murray, will stream their virtual Spring Concert on Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm on the Modesto Symphony YouTube channel. The virtual concert will feature both MSYO orchestras performing movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Dvořák’s […]

By February 17, 2021 Read More →

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During Go Green Week

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During Go Green Week Modesto, CA — The three transit providers in Stanislaus County, including 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 Go Green Week (March 14-20, […]

By February 16, 2021 Read More →

THIRD ANNUAL VALLEY AGTECH SUMMIT

THIRD ANNUAL VALLEY AGTECH SUMMIT  TO BE HELD ONLINE MARCH 23 & 24, 2021 Event to Accelerate Innovation in Central Valley Agriculture  by Highlighting New Technologies and Workforce Readiness MODESTO, Calif., February 9, 2021 – The Third Annual Central Valley Ag Technology Summit – this year entitled “Adapt & Thrive” will focus on the changing face of […]

By February 12, 2021 Read More →

SkateView

All Skate!: It’s the 70s in the new 20s! Get your rainbow suspenders out, get your glitter as COVID has helped bring back roller skating.  In all seriousness, there are many people that skating has never left their lives and Modesto’s Roller King lives on in so many Facebook groups, but roller skating is really […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →

In Memoriam – Pete Hischier & Bob DeLeon

In Memoriam By Chris Murphy How many times have you been asked if you actually know someone that got COVID, or worse yet, did you know someone who died? This has happened more than we would like to remember There are so many tragic stories and there are deaths that we have not been able […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

ValentineView

LoveView By Chris Murphy There is nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that isn’t sung Nothing you can do that you can never feel inside. It’s easy. All You Need is Love. The Beatles – 1967 First off, now matter what your significant other says. “It’s no biggie, we […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Rockin Thank You!

The Holidays need to be magical. It was really hard to see through this in December, but it was still important to make sure we had some drive through beauty. We are able to get our Rockin’ Holiday decorations up and thanks to the AMAZING teamwork of Nick Crockett and our crew from Sierra Pacific, […]

By February 11, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

LoveView

LoveView By Chris Murphy There is nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that isn’t sung Nothing you can do that you can never feel inside.  It’s easy.    All You Need is Love.  The Beatles  – 1967 First off, no matter what your significant other says.  “It’s no biggie, we […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →

StageView

Set in New York during WWII, a lone soldier explores the city with only a 48-hour pass before shipping out overseas. A chance encounter with a young lady results in them spending two days together, and along with a friendly milkman, the sites and sounds of the city provide a backdrop for them falling in […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Zen View Chinese New year of the White Metal Ox

Zen View Chinese New year of the White Metal Ox

ZenView: Chinese New year of the White Metal Ox By Mary Layton Given that the previous Metal Rat Year hasn’t been easy at all I have been extra curious about finding out the predictions on the web for this Year of the Ox. At any rate, we are done with the Year of the Rat! […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →

Interview: Chris Ricci-It’s Is A New Day In Modesto

InterView: Chris Ricci-It is a new day in Modesto   By Chris Murphy By the time you read this, we will have a new mayor and we can see how the City of Modesto will move forward. We have had a lot of tough times over the last year so say the very least, but with […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →

Arts Champion Tony Mistlin

Arts Champion – Tony Mistlin  By David Schroeder It’s been a rough year for all of us coping with COVID-19.  At Mistlin Gallery it has meant being open, then closed; making a schedule and then rescheduling; planning and replanning.  And still, there’s no clear end in sight.  But our mood remains upbeat and we look […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →