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.

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 […]

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 […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

Graffiti USA Museum – Time to Start our Engines

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We have the keys! It is time to start the engines. It’s time to rock and roll and build the Graffiti USA Museum located near downtown Modesto on historic US99. A group of local businesspeople and car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, […]

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings to August – Good Things are Happening

Greetings Friends, There are good things happening, and in fact, this last month was one of the greatest ever. Becky and I joined the grandparent club, thanks to the amazing effort by our daughter Madison and her super supportive husband Ryan with the arrival of James Michael Leupp. It was truly the most magical day […]

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 →
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 →
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 →
Casa de Modesto Brick Fundraiser

Casa de Modesto Brick Fundraiser

Casa de Modesto’s brick fundraiser is up and running!  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the fundraiser, you are encouraged to go to the Casa de Modesto website https://www.casademodesto.org/   and click on “donate a brick”, the words are on a gold background so you can’t miss it (click on “donate a brick”, […]

By July 30, 2020 Read More →