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  • Shooting at Vigil Injures Five
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    STOCKTON - Police responded to a shooting that sent five people to the hospital Saturday night. The shooting happened in a strip mall near March Lane and Holiday Drive at about 7:45pm. Police arrived to find a large crowd gathered for a vigil. Authorities described the scene as chaotic initially,… Read more »
  • Three Shot, One Fatally in South Modesto
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    MODESTO - Police investigated a shooting that wounded three people, one of them fatally Sunday afternoon. The incident happened near Lita Court and Pecos Avenue at about 2:30pm. Authorities responded to a report of several people shot and found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle… Read more »
  • West Modesto School Placed on Lockdown
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    MODESTO - James Marsh Elementary School was placed on lockdown due to police activity late Wednesday morning. A police SWAT team and several officers surrounded a home near Sutter and Rouse Avenues. At least one person was brought out in handcuffs. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ”This is… Read more »
  • Schools Placed on Lockdown During Police Search
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    MODESTO - Two South Modesto schools were placed on a lockdown as authorities conducted an operation Wednesday morning. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bret Harte Elementary and Hanshaw Middle School were both placed on lockdown as police served a search warrant near Hatch Road and Dallas Street officials… Read more »
  • Fire Tears Through Waterford Restaurant
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    WATERFORD - A Fire caused major damage to restaurant Friday morning. The fire was reported shortly before 10:30am at a restaurant near the corner of Yosemite Boulevard and F Street.  Arriving Firefighters noted smoke from the front of the building. Soon after, flames and heavy smoke tore through the roof… Read more »
  • Man Shot in West Modesto
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    MODESTO - A man was shot while walking in a West Modesto neighborhood Tuesday night. The shooting was reported in the area of Walnut and Jefferson Streets shortly after 9:00pm. Early reports indicate the victim may have been approached by someone acquainted and shot in the arm. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle… Read more »
  • Fundraiser Established for Child Who Drowned at Knight’s Ferry
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    KNIGHTS FERRY - A fund raiser via GoFundMe was established for Matilda Ortiz, the child lost in the Stanislaus River Sunday afternoon. The 5 year old child was recovered after a nearly four day search by volunteer divers Wednesday afternoon who were experienced with swift water rescue. Her body was… Read more »
  • Several Displaced by Fire as Building Burns Twice
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    STOCKTON - Firefighters battled a blaze that burned a residential building twice Friday afternoon, displacing several occupants. Shortly before 6pm, firefighters responded to the home near the intersection of Channel and Aurora for a report of a fire. Arriving crews were met with heavy fire from the rear of the… Read more »
  • Police Investigate Shooting in Business Center
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    MODESTO - Police investigated a shooting early Friday afternoon at a strip mall. At about noon, police responded to a report of a person shot on the 3100 block of McHenry Avenue. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One person was transported to the hospital, their condition was unknown.… Read more »
  • Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle, Highway Closed
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    MODESTO - Authorities closed Highway 99 early Thursday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. {loadposition banban} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   At about 12:49am, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on the highway near Pelandale Avenue. Early reports… Read more »

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MemorialView

MemorialView

Memorial Day is celebrated on May 27. It is a day to remember and honor all those who died serving in the American armed forces. Here is where you can join others in remembering family and friends who have died in the line of duty. 8 am VFW Wreath Laying 7th Street Bridge, 9 am […]

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

ChefView – Nobody’s Got Ralston’s Goat

Chef View By Chris Murphy Photos by MJ Mangano Nobody’s got Ralston’s Goat One of my favorite places in Modesto is the corner of 10th and J. This means downtown to me, it is the epicenter. 10th St just has some magic to it as the site of our legendary cruising and the cruise route, […]

InterView – DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice

InterView – DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice

InterView By Chris Murphy DeSha McLeod Community Hospice Death with dignity is probably something every one of us wishes for. Death is a certainty, but it comes to us in many ways. When death is caused by cancer or some aggressive disease, not only is it terrible for the patient, it can also one of […]

Mother’s View

Mother’s View

Mother’sView By Chris Murphy You know the truth, every day is Mother’s Day, but every May, we make sure to all be on our best behavior and make sure that our Moms are truly celebrated. This is a special time to remember how important our moms are. Also, note, there are a lot of dads […]

BigView – Let’s go to the Park

BigView – Let’s go to the Park

The BigView By Chris Murphy Let’s go to the Park! Some of history’s greatest moments have happened at a park. Seurat’s famous pointillism A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, concerts in Central Park in NYC, speakers corner in Hyde Park, the show Parks and Rec, Summer of Love in Golden Gate […]

DesignView – Bauhaus to Courthouse

DesignView – Bauhaus to Courthouse

DesignView From Bauhaus to Modesto’s Courthouse by Lee Davis, Founder, Modesto Design Collective (MO.DE) For many Modestans, Bauhaus is an awesome tapas haus off of Downey and Kimble Aves serving delicious cured and smoked meats, pickled seasonal vegetables, and a wide selection of international and local craft beers. And so it is. But Bauhaus is […]

Unplugged View – You Say You Want a Revolution

Unplugged View – You Say You Want a Revolution

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan You Say You Want A Revolution “Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” – Napoleon Bonaparte. Seven years this month. Hundreds of distinct musical acts showcased in intimate spaces from small recital rooms to art galleries to black-box theaters. Exotic instruments […]

ArtView – May the 4th Be With You

ArtView – May the 4th Be With You

Art View By Jim Christiansen May the Fourth be with you. Reminder George Lucas Star Wars started a whole trend in popular sci-fi art. Check out any cos-play event, comic con, and see where that fits in. May blooms with art events all over the area, and plenty of workshops and classes local and regional. […]

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn May Madness is here! Many students will show case their talents at dance and music recitals. It is a time of celebration and graduation! Our community has many offerings in the performing arts regardless of age. It is delightful to watch the Lakewood Sign Club, K-6, perform their show: Lakewood Sign […]

All AgesView – May is Blooming

All AgesView – May is Blooming

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson They say April showers bring Mayflowers and Modesto has proven this to be very true. This whole area is blossoming with all kinds of beautiful wildflowers. We are beyond lucky for all the amazing wildlife native to the central valley. Our beautiful state flower, the California poppy can be seen all […]

GreetingsView – Mom, Bikes, Porches, Parks and the Force!

GreetingsView – Mom, Bikes, Porches, Parks and the Force!

Happy May Friends! Mom, Bikes, Porches, Parks and the Force! First things first; some thank yous are in order. I want to tell all of my friends and colleagues thank you for taking my calls, answering my emails when I repeatedly ask you to donate to the causes and organizations that need our help. I […]

Modesto’s GOAT

Modesto’s GOAT

Modesto’s GOAT? By Chris Murphy I was chatting with Stanislaus County’s PR Ace Amy Vickery and Modesto’s Chief of Police Galen Carroll at Love Modesto and we got to talking about GOATS. What kind of goats you ask? Well, as you may know, Modesto’s original slogan, before Water, Wealth, Contentment, Heath was “Nobody’s Got Modesto’s […]

MoBandView – MoBand turns 100

MoBandView – MoBand turns 100

MoBandView By Chris Murphy MoBand Turns 100 For 100 years, a big brass band has entertained the people of Modesto. For as long as we can remember, these amazing summer Thursday nights with MoBand in the Mancini Bowl bandshell at Graceada park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds have made the perfect evening. Add […]

BikeView – We Love Cycling

BikeView – We Love Cycling

Bike View By Chris Murphy Our love of cycling connects to Modesto Porchfest which connects to celebrating our Mothers at Ride for Mom and Mother’s Day connects to the Family Cycling Festival and all of these things are connected by The Force as we celebrate May the 4th Day. Yes friends, we really have a […]

GoModesto – Opera Modesto Presents Carmen

GoModesto – Opera Modesto Presents Carmen

Go Modesto Opera Modesto The opera group formerly known as TOP, or Townsend Opera Players, underwent a huge transformation last year and has now become Opera Modesto, under the leadership of opera veterans Roy Stevens, Annalisa Winberg and Ryan Murray. They really want to open Opera up to more of our community and in fact, […]