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AwarenessView

AwarenessView

Understanding Systemic Racism By Wendy Byrd As America celebrates the Fourth of July amid an uprising against police brutality, and a pandemic that has claimed 125,000 lives, let us open dialogue about re-imagining what the next 244 years could look like. In order to do this effectively and truly create change, one must know and […]

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle Cars

King of the Muscle CarsBy Middagh Goodwin The world may soon know about Modesto’s legends of the cruise and classic car culture.   Modesto is classic cars and cruising.  This, of course, stems from George Lucas’s 1973 film American Graffiti that focused on the stories of four young men with the backdrop of one last night of cruising 10th Street in Modesto, […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
StarView

StarView

StarView By Chris Murphy In the words of Grandaddy, “So You’ll Aim for the Sky” and raise your eyes to the sky, where there is always a good FREE show. James Taylor also sang that the sky at night will put on a show for free. While you are at it, you might as well […]

Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

Graffiti USA Museum – Coming Soon!

GraffitiUSAView By Chris Murphy We are bringing 1962 back! There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA. This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto JC before heading off to USC […]

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 →
PSA: Health Recommendations

PSA: Health Recommendations

To stop the spread of COVID‐19 it is critical to adhere to these recommendations:Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.1. Do not hold social visits and play dates with anyone outside of your household2. Keep children that are at home entertained by playing games, reading books, or going for walks3. […]

By April 14, 2020 Read More →
Stay at Home Modesto

Stay at Home Modesto

While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There are so many resources to keep […]

By April 12, 2020 Read More →
Earth Day InterView – Vicki Rice

Earth Day InterView – Vicki Rice

InterView Vicki Rice – Recycling is What We Do By Chris Murphy The City of Modesto has so many functions. The number one is to make sure that the citizens of Modesto are safe and be a part of the community. From the basic utility billing to the parks and neighborhoods department, the City plays […]

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

Modesto’s Rockabilly Roots put the “Rock” in the Roll By Chris Murphy In 1937, the first notes of Rock and Roll aired over Modesto radio station KTRB 860. The trail of the history of Rock and Roll and the music and the people that inspired Rock and Roll leads directly to Modesto’s doorstep. Yes my […]

Roots of Rock Legends

Roots of Rock Legends

By Chris Murphy Rockabilly is without a doubt the most exciting, artistic and raw form of early rock and roll today. Originally a term used an an insult, “rockabilly” became the foundation of rock with its simple slapping bass percussion and a boogie beat that’s guaranteed to make you dance, just like it did in […]

GoUSA – Be Counted

GoUSA – Be Counted

Be Counted. Let’s make sure that everyone in the USA is counted. Don’t miss out. Tell your friends. Don’t wait for people to come door to door. If you want to get this done now, go online and get it done. Let’s make sure California counts in! 2020census.gov/

Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online

Keep Occupied Online By Middagh Goodwin While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There […]

By March 23, 2020 Read More →
9-2-99 Clean Up

9-2-99 Clean Up

Saturday, March 14th – North Bank – All Reaches Clean Up Details● The clean-up is from 9:00 AM – NOON.● Meeting place is The corner of 10th St. and S. Morton Blvd in the parking area under the9th St. Bridge on the north bank of the river.● This cleanup requires a lot of walking and […]

By March 5, 2020 Read More →
Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane

Joe Anastasi Explains Stroll Down Penny Lane Interview by Middagh Goodwin Stroll Down Penny Lane line up: Joe Anastasi aka Prof. Stompensplatt (leadvocals and rhythm guitar), Winter (lead guitar and vocals) and MikeSugar (bassist, electric cellist, melodica, synthesizer, and vocals), MarkAbbott (drums and vocals) and Matt Twain(Keys and vocals). Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi, I am Joe Anastasi, the executive producer of the show Stroll Down Penny Lane […]

By February 18, 2020 Read More →
Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209

Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209

Leading Democratic Presidential Hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg Comes To The 209 By Carrie Shea Photos by Gerald Shea  On Valentine’s Day 2020 the 209 was stirring with romance. People were dressed in their best running out to their Valentine’s Day date locations. In Turlock, CA there were people dressed in their finest for another reason. […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →