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ZenView: Necessity

ZenView: Necessity

ZenView: Necessity Mary Layton  I knew a wise man who always used to ask : “Is it necessary ?” – I think this is a really good question that I can apply to anything I think or do all day long! It is amazing when you find out that a lot of what we think […]

By October 6, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!By Monica Barber         The change of season is marked by a briskness in the air that creeps in slowly, bringing with it a coolness that lets you know that Fall is all around. Ms M feels a chill up her spine as she walks through the early morning Farmer’s […]

By October 2, 2021 Read More →
RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Cruise NightBy Middagh Goodwin Rockabilly music owes a debt to Modesto and more directly to the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose and to be specific Fred Maddox big thumping slap bass sound. One of the key components to any good rockabilly act is that rhythmic slap bass that we hear from everything from […]

By September 27, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With YouBy Middagh Goodwin A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating […]

By September 12, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Falling Back into the Season

BargainView: Falling Back into the Season

BargainView: Falling Back into the SeasonBy Monica Barber Falling back into a routine as the season is quickly changes can be tricky. The chill in the air makes people yearn for pumpkin spice lattes and all things fall. Ms M is enjoying a quick bite at Fuzio’s this afternoon and takes in the sounds of […]

By August 12, 2021 Read More →
2021Graffiti Legends of the Cruise  Sam Gottshall

2021Graffiti Legends of the Cruise Sam Gottshall

Sam Gottshall By Gayle Gottshall Sam Gottshall was born and raised in Modesto. Sam attended Downey High School and Modesto Junior College. He has been involved with old cars and hot rods since the age of 12. Sam’s cousin, whom was 6 years older, had a 1941 Willies Quarter mile car, and from that time […]

2021 Legends of the Cruise  Mike Fenley

2021 Legends of the Cruise Mike Fenley

Mike Fenley By Chris Murphy Mike Fenley met his future wife Lisa when she picked him up to cruise McHenry in 1968 and the rest is history. Mike worked in his family business of the 5 Minute Car Wash since he was 12 years old. The first location at McHenry & Mensinger opened in 1963 […]

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May Love

BargainView: May LoveBy Monica Barber There are plenty of reasons to love May. It’s the start of summer, flowers are blooming, and you can finally begin entertaining outdoors again without worry again. May ushers in the warmer months with fun holidays and food days, from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day. Ms M is enjoying […]

ArtView: Art from Chaos

ArtView: Art from Chaos

ArtView: Art from Chaos By Jim Christiansen I don’t know if “Beware the Ides of March” appropriate this year. Mid-month may see the further recovery of the Arts Scene as more of us get vaccinated, more venues begin to open once again.  Mistlin Gallery has had a slow open after Valentine’s Day and Life Drawing […]

By March 4, 2021 Read More →
Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History

Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History

Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History by Stella Beratlis Hazel Houser Spencer, Stanislaus County lyricist and composer of many country and gospel songs of renown, is not widely known outside of country music and bluegrass history circles. I’ve been on a personal mission, of sorts, to change that. This year, I nominated Hazel Houser Spencer […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →
PetView: Haute Dog

PetView: Haute Dog

Over the last year, people have gotten more into their pets than ever before, and during the pandemic, many have gotten new furry friends. Along with that, there appears to be a new creativity in pet ownership and at least one person in our community has taken it to a new level. You have heard […]

By February 28, 2021 Read More →
Modesto Women  Making History: Marcella Arguello

Modesto Women Making History: Marcella Arguello

Modesto Women Making History Comedian Marcella Arguello By Middagh Goodwin   Marcella Arguello has become one of Modesto’s greatest comedic exports. Arguello grew up in Modesto, born of Salvadorean immigrants who fled El Salvador during the Civil War. Graduating from Johansen High School in 2002 and active in the theatre program. A self-proclaimed class clown, […]

By February 27, 2021 Read More →

THIRD ANNUAL VALLEY AGTECH SUMMIT

THIRD ANNUAL VALLEY AGTECH SUMMIT  TO BE HELD ONLINE MARCH 23 & 24, 2021 Event to Accelerate Innovation in Central Valley Agriculture  by Highlighting New Technologies and Workforce Readiness MODESTO, Calif., February 9, 2021 – The Third Annual Central Valley Ag Technology Summit – this year entitled “Adapt & Thrive” will focus on the changing face of […]

By February 12, 2021 Read More →

SkateView

All Skate!: It’s the 70s in the new 20s! Get your rainbow suspenders out, get your glitter as COVID has helped bring back roller skating.  In all seriousness, there are many people that skating has never left their lives and Modesto’s Roller King lives on in so many Facebook groups, but roller skating is really […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →

LoveView

LoveView By Chris Murphy There is nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that isn’t sung Nothing you can do that you can never feel inside.  It’s easy.    All You Need is Love.  The Beatles  – 1967 First off, no matter what your significant other says.  “It’s no biggie, we […]

By February 11, 2021 Read More →