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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FitView: Summer Fitness Family Fitness

FitView: Summer Fitness Family Fitness

FitView: Summer Fitness Family FitnessBy Efren Martinez Summer came roaring back along with our State re-opening. Although we may not be out of this global pandemic entirely, our State and County are able to enjoy some of the loosened rules. This is due to your diligence and good behavior in following the Covid restrictions and […]

By July 5, 2021 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz-BluesView: Back in Business

Jazz BluesView: Back to BusinessBy Eric Benson Well now is the time to get back to living our lives and getting on with our bad selves! I walked into a store wearing a mask and the grocer said you don’t have to wear a mask! I retorted yes they make it hard to breathe, itches […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer

MAMAView: Sounds of Summer By Middagh Goodwin It is Summer and usually, that means lots of live music being played out on the patio and in the bars. Last year, for the most part, was silent, this year we have been able to hear music on the patio and in courtyards and things are picking […]

By July 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Dying Breed

BrewView: Dying Breed

Dying Breed Brewing: A Valley OasisBy Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell There isn’t a perfect way to describe Dying Breed, because it is hard to describe a feeling. This place was a welcome break in all the best ways. Walking into the brewery and taproom, the welcoming atmosphere took us for a ride that we […]

By July 2, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Song of the Southpaw

UnpluggedView: Song of the Southpaw

Unplugged View: Song Of The Southpawby Aaron Rowan David Finley does much of his best songwriting from behind the wheel, whether on an interstate highway or a back road somewhere. His musical journey has taken him from singing gospel at family gatherings in Arkansas from an early age to a tenure as a performing songwriter […]

By July 1, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July! Dive in!by Monica Barber Summer is here and it is time to dive into everything that is happening right now! Ms M. is taking in a pleasant afternoon sipping an iced lemonade while running errands in Downtown Modesto. She knows that there are no worries involved in making plans to enjoy the […]

By June 29, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: Modstock

GoModesto: ModStock With the state opening up and more and more people being vaccinated Modstock presented by Robert Automotive is returning to Graceada Park on August 8th from 10 am to 8 pm. The last few years before the pandemic ModStock has grown beyond the Mancini Bowl which will feature 50 VMI bands to include […]

By June 25, 2021 Read More →
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 →