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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UnpluggedView: Lockdown

UnpluggedView: Lockdown

Unplugged Viewby Aaron Rowan     My first official act when life after lockdown begins: an entire week of nightly Young Artist shows at the Dragonfly art gallery downtown, featuring some of our greatest hits. Until that day comes, I’ll just turn the spotlight on a few bright stars of the next musical generation I’ve had a […]

By May 8, 2020 Read More →
FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet Apart

FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet Apart

FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet ApartBy Efren Martinez      The new normal in life is 6 feet apart with good measure. This has helped us Californians to really slow the spread of Covd-19. Great job everyone! Let’s keep rocking strong with this and perhaps even take it one step beyond when practicing your outdoor […]

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SongwriterView: Meeting the Moment

SongwriterView: Meeting the Moment

SongwriterView: Meeting This MomentBy Patty Castillo Davis      One of the things that I admire most as part of Governor Gavin Newsome’s addresses to the state of California during the Coronavirus Pandemic is his frequent assurance about how the thoughtful policies he implements will “meet this moment”. Meet. This. Moment. I am so proud […]

InterView Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely?

InterView Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely?

Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely? By Abigail Murphy Chelsea Foy, Modesto native and current College-Area resident, has become one of Modesto’s most popular and creative social influencers and bloggers over the past few years. Remember when all those adorable chalk messages popped up around downtown? That was her! Chelsea grew up on an almond […]

BigView – Modesto in the 1940s

BigView – Modesto in the 1940s

The BigView The 1940s were a decade of change in Modesto USA. As the depression of the 1930s slowly changed into a wartime America, Modesto would be home to one of the largest military hospitals, but underneath the war effort, Modesto survived the depression better than many other areas. Our agricultural economy really took hold, […]

AllAgesView – April Showers Bring May Flowers

AllAgesView – April Showers Bring May Flowers

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson April Showers bring May Flowers ​As a sixteen year old, I, just like the rest of you I am sure, am struggling to entertain myself during this time. The urge to go out and enjoy our city is almost unbearable. The good news is: you can. Biking or walking on Dry […]

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

The Birth of Cruising By Chris Murphy During World War II, gas was rationed, rubber was rationed, food was rationed, metal was rationed and recycled to build planes, tanks and ammunition. In 1945 and 1946, soldiers would return home, the cars of the 30s and 40s now had plentiful tires, fuel and many of them […]

BargainView – May is Here

BargainView – May is Here

Bargain View By Monica Barber May is here! With the change of month comes frequent sunshiny days, a rise in temperatures, and plenty of time to enjoy it. Ms. M has enjoyed taking many moments after working each day to pause to enjoy the beauty of the season. The best part of being home more […]

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView: Delicious and Deliverable

FoodView By Chris Murphy I love Grab N Go and hope you do too. ModestoView has been out there doing GrabNGo every day, making sure we know who is open, new hours and our job is to make sure that we support our local restaurants and help to it in a safe way. We have […]

MayorView – May Outlook

MayorView – May Outlook

Greetings. Every day I receive nearly a hundred emails and texts from constituents who want to know when Modesto will be open for business. This shelter-in-place order has us all in a state of uncertainty as we look to our health experts for guidance on when it will be safe to re-open. I am concerned […]

SupervisorView – May Outlook

SupervisorView – May Outlook

As the weather warms up, we continue to adjust to this new way of life, marked by face coverings, 6-foot social distancing, learning and working from home, and greeting people without handshakes or hugs. We have come to live with it, but there is nothing easy about this new norm. If you are like me, […]

1940s Modesto Time Line

1940s Modesto Time Line

1940s Timeline 1940 Modesto population is 16,379. 1941 The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 pushes the United States into World War II. Modesto and Stanislaus County put their emergency defense plan into effect on Dec. 8. Modesto has its first blackout drill on Dec. 13. 1942 First California Relays take place at the […]

WellnessView – Virtual Fitness

WellnessView – Virtual Fitness

WellnessView By Victoria Popoff Local Virtual Fitness This one hits home for me. As an owner of a small fitness studio in Modesto, I know the realities for so many of my fitness entrepreneurs locally. This pandemic has forced closures and created 180* changes with the fitness world. Many of us are not tech savvy, […]

GeekView: May the Force Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With You

GeekView: May the Force Be With YouBy Middagh Goodwin Modesto is known for many things but one thing that geeks around the world know it for is being the hometown of George Lucas the creator of Star Wars and American Graffiti. Modesto was the first city to make an official proclamation making May the 4th, […]

By April 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in PlaceBy Middagh Goodwin First off I can not believe no one messaged me about my profile picture in the magazine last month? It was a picture of Jack Black not me, a little April Fools prank or Easter egg if you will. I am not sure about you but I have […]

By April 27, 2020 Read More →