Community

Modesto is our town. There are tons of things that make it great. There are a bunch of things that we can do to make it better. We can volunteer, help others, give ideas, talk a lot, gather together, get a new job and a variety of things. We try to make it easier to find some community resources to make life better and more fun.

When a friend comes up to you and complains, “I would really like to volunteer, but I don’t know where to go”, you have a snappy answer. Here are some organizations that really need help. Whether you have time, money, ideas or all of the above, please contact these organizations and help our community. Every project, no matter how small will have a positive impact. There are so many things in Modesto that make our community great. This page has a variety of resources to help make you aware of things that we all can do in our city. Here are some main issues that you need to know.

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DMC Nurse Shaina Vales Wins Super Heavyweight in Strongman Competition

DMC Nurse Shaina Vales Wins Super Heavyweight in Strongman Competition

One of Doctor Medical Center’s emergency department nurses, Shaina Vales, took home first place in the Women’s Super Heavyweight Division at the United States Strongman National Competition earlier this month in Minnesota! She won her weight class overall. In order to win, Shaina competed in a series of events throughout the day that she trains […]

By June 21, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to “Moderate” Orange Tier Stanislaus County – California Department of Public Health announced today that Stanislaus County hasmet the requirements to move into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy effectivetomorrow, June 9th, 2021. This tier allows many activities to resume, according to the State’s expandedcapacity limits and […]

By June 8, 2021 Read More →
StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During July 2021  Modesto, CA — The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) and Turlock Transit announced today that all rides on all fixed-route buses will be free for passengers during July 2021 as part of a joint, free ride promotion.  This includes MAX to BART Commuter Express, MAX […]

By June 7, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe ReopenBy Patty Castillo Davis 19 is a fool’s errand. Not wearing a mask is a fool’s behavior demonstrated by this country’s previous administration which put us in this predicament of mistrust, misinformation and remaining in the Red Tier indicating that we have a consistent substantial spread of the virus in […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!By Monica Barber Welcome to Summer! It’s that lovely time of year where an ice-cold lemonade sounds heavenly as the temperatures make their way toward the 90s and today Ms M is sipping a pink lemonade she picked up from the Queen Bean. As she sips slowly she ponders how wonderful it […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMA Records: timmi-kat Turns 30By Middagh Goodwin I first remember meeting Moon Trent and David Cole the owner/operators of timmi-kat ReCoRDs(who recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary as a couple in April), after Modesto Organization of Bands was formed, Originally I had several band members over to my apartment to discuss the discourse in local music […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Soulsby Aaron Rowan What’s the coolest band name you’ve ever seen? Mine might just belong to the posse of players that songwriter Marty O’Reilly has backing him, because it combines two of the things I appreciate most. The musical highlight of my June is happening on Thursday the 10th, in a cozy […]

By June 3, 2021 Read More →
New Empire Library set to open June 9

New Empire Library set to open June 9

New Empire Library set to open June 9 Dedication ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the successful completion of the new Empire Library! The new Empire Library, located at 98 I Street in Empire is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 9. A dedication ceremony […]

By June 2, 2021 Read More →
AuthorsView: Soccer is Everything and more

AuthorsView: Soccer is Everything and more

AuthorsView: Soccer is Everything and more By Tasha Wilson As one of the first nurse practitioners in Stanislaus County since 1977, author, Kathleen Leatherbarrow has lived an exciting life. Even as a mother of five, she attended the UC Davis Nurse Practitioner Program, and is still working part-time at our county Opiate Addiction Clinic. Clearly, […]

By June 2, 2021 Read More →
Modesto High School Student Appointed to State Board of Education

Modesto High School Student Appointed to State Board of Education

Modesto High School Student Appointed to State Board of Education Modesto High School’s Rana Banankhah will serve a one-year term beginning August 1 MODESTO, CA (June 2, 2021) – Modesto High School student Rana Banankhah was appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Newsom. She will serve a one-year term beginning August 1. Banankhah […]

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Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues AwayBy Eric Benson I heard a rumors things will be opening on June 15th, I think the cat is out of the bag already. The smile are returning to our faces and here comes the sun…It’s all right! Our numbers are down for the virus and more people […]

By June 1, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitVeiw: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance

FitView: Bicycle Safety & Maintenance By Efren Martinez Now that Spring has sprung I’ve been noticing more cyclists on the road during my own rides. With more people on the road biking, I also have been stopping more often along the way to help a fellow cyclist do some onsite repairs. All too often many […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]