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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Variant B.1.351 Detected in Stanislaus County

Variant B.1.351 Detected in Stanislaus County

Variant B.1.351 Detected in Stanislaus County Stanislaus County, CA — First two cases of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.351 have been detected in StanislausCounty. This is the variant that was first identified in South Africa and is more infectious withapproximately 50 percent higher transmission rate. The cases are not believed to be travel related.“The detection of the […]

By April 8, 2021 Read More →
SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for TiersBy Patty Castillo Davis Spring Fever AND Cabin Fever.We haven’t had the opportunity to live life as normal and continue a sense of well-being that comes from a healthy social circle -you, like me, might be ready to run screaming. Health experts say that guessing at a reopening timeline is no easier […]

BargainView: Amazing April!

BargainView: Amazing April!

BargainView: Amazing April!By Monica Barber Spring has sprung and brought with it the loveliest of flowers and greenery this year. Much like the bloom of flowers, things are slowly opening back up for enjoyment. Ms M takes in a book paired with an iced coffee outside of Preservation Coffee on a warm afternoon while enjoying […]

By April 3, 2021 Read More →
BaseballView: Play Ball

BaseballView: Play Ball

PLAY BALL! By MJ Mangano “Take me out to the Ballgame” Many of us get excited when April comes around, but not only for the beautiful weather, but the start of Baseball season. Already the A’s and Giants have shown up to spring training back in February and plans are to start the season in […]

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JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year Out and Out of LockdownBy Eric Benson   We celebrated one year since the world changed with Chris Cain Band out of lockdown and it was smoking. Big shout out to all the Blues family that came out to celebrate Chris Cain Band Sunday, March 21st, record crowd of people moving and […]

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ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers By Jim Christiansen April showers bring May Flowers and sunny spring days, gardening and Earth Day. Good month for Plein Air painting, activities in the park. Art Skulk Number 2, the daytime version, takes place April 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 224 and 230 Sycamore across from Graceada […]

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UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
ZenView: Detaching from the Past

ZenView: Detaching from the Past

ZenView: Detaching from the PastBy Mary Layton Looking back to my old life I feel a sense of bereavement and loss. As much as I wish that things were still like before I am learning to accept once again that everything comes to an end at some point. My schedule and routines have changed and […]

By March 31, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing ByBy Middagh Goodwin It is spring, and the weather is getting warmer, and we should all be planning on what bands we are going to see. Unfortunately, even though things are getting better, we are not quite there yet. Stanislaus County has entered the Red Tier and more people are getting […]

By March 31, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Stanislaus County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Stanislaus County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Stanislaus County, CA — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to people aged 50 and over, beginning on April 1st, 2021. In conjunction with this expansion of eligibility, the CDPH allows provider discretion to vaccinate those who live in high- […]

By March 30, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Moves to the Red Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to the Red Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to the Red Tier Stanislaus County, CA — California Department of Public Health announced today that Stanislaus County has met the requirements to move into the Red Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This change is based on the accelerated health equity metric with a percentage of positive tests (5.0%, […]

By March 23, 2021 Read More →
Community Hospice Offers New Virtual Quaran-Teen Challenge Program

Community Hospice Offers New Virtual Quaran-Teen Challenge Program

Community Hospice Offers New Virtual Quaran-Teen Challenge Program  MODESTO, CA (March 19, 2021) –Community Hospice Grief Support Services Department is pleased to introduce Quaran-Teen Challenge a new virtual program for teens, ages 13-17, who are experiencing issues due to loss. During this time of tremendous uncertainty due to the COVID-19 public health emergency crisis, many have […]

By March 19, 2021 Read More →
Libraries to Open at Limited Capacities

Libraries to Open at Limited Capacities

Libraries to open for browsing and checkout at limited capacities Most Stanislaus County Libraries will open for browsing and checkout of materials beginning Monday, March 22. Capacities will be limited, in keeping with the State of California’s current guidance for opening. Masks and social distancing will be required. In order to maintain capacity limits, libraries […]

By March 18, 2021 Read More →
Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
9-2-99 Cleanup

9-2-99 Cleanup

  A big thank you goes out to everyone who came out and participated in the latest river cleanup on March 13th.  This was the 66th cleanup event and they were able to clean a big part of Legion Park on the north side of the river.  They had 65 volunteers who helped collect 59 […]

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