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Greetings from ModestoView | 02-04-2020

Greetings from ModestoView | 02-04-2020  
ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends 

Happy February.   It is the month of love and we love so much about what is happening here in our community.  The new ModestoView is out on the stands and in the mailboxes. It is loaded with LOVE! Puppy Love, Love for our community, Love for our history, Love for our diversity and Love of being engaged in our community. Thank you MJ Mangano for the beautiful Puppy Love cover, featuring rescued stray Truman the Norfolk Terrier with his bow tie and the the adorable Lucy the Lab as they enjoy a candlelight dinner in the Modesto Art Alley. Please check out this amazing issue and learn about and enjoy our community today and learn how to rescue a pet.  

Tasha Wilson has done an amazing job highlighting Black History Month and some of our early settlers with the family of Sterling Fountain.  Our friend Carl Baggese has created a great look back at Modesto from 1900 – 1920 as we continue to celebrate the Modesto 150 each month.  We are taking on the roaring 20s next month so let me know if you have any info.  

This weekend is some amazing music as our friend and national songwriting talent Joe Barretta puts on an all-star show Saturday night at the Gallo Center featuring his original music and other faves.  Don’t miss it.  You can laugh it up with Mystery Science Theatre 3000 at the Gallo Tuesday night and Trax on Wax celebrates 4 years and Blades and Bottles celebrates 1 year!  Then this weekend is the Radio Cavalcade at the Prospect and we can all glam up, walk the red carpet and watch the film awards at the State Theatre Sunday evening.  Such fun to be had.  

If you haven’t read our February issue, click here to read it on any device 
If you have cool history facts from the 20s until now, email me at 

I look forward to seeing you all out and about and make sure you say hey.   
– Chris Murphy  

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Tuesday 7:30 pm Mystery Science Theater 300 at Gallo Center
Wednesday 6:30 pm Llama Llama Live at Gallo Center
Wednesday 8 pm Trax on Wax 4 Year Anniversary at SpeakEasy
Thursday 7 pm Blades&Bottles 1 Year Anniversary with Us4Love
Friday 7 pm Minor Birds/J Martin at Queen Bean Coffee House
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm MSO Rachmaninoff/Rimsky-Korsakov at Gallo Center 
Saturday 7:30 pm Radio Cavalcade at Prospect Theater Project
Sunday 3 pm Valentines Cabaret and Tea at Congregation Beth Shalom
Sunday 4 pm Red Carpet Party at the State Theatre
Sunday 5 pm Angela Aguilar at Gallo Center 

Thursday 6 pm Killer Dueling Pianos at Grand Cru, Turlock
Saturday 9 pm Left of Centre at Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne
Sunday 11 am Turlock Comic Con at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

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GreetingView: The Month of Love

By Chris Murphy

Greetings Friends
February is the month of Love. Well heck, every month should be the month of love right? But this is a really special month at our house. Not only is this the month of love, but it is also Heart Health Month and that means a lot to me. It is also special as both of our girls, Madison and Abigail were born in February, there is Valentine’s Day of course, but it is also about loving our community, our history, and even more important, loving the diversity that is Modesto as we celebrate Black History Month. Read More

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s 

By Tasha Wilson 

Hey Positive Peeps! It has been a while since I have shared a “Fun Food Ride” with you guys and it sure feels good to be back! I couldn’t have returned at a better time either, because I’m covering my favorite food subject: SOUL FOOD!

Nothing says, “YAAAAAAAS,” like some good old-fashioned Soul Food and nothing says Soul Food, like Modesto’s own Doc’s Q’ n’ Pit Shop! Doc’s restaurant has the best barbecue in Stanislaus County and with the business being open here locally for more than fifteen years – that has to tell you something! Read More

MAMAView: Rebirth

By Middagh Goodwin

It is a brand new year and what kind of resolutions as musicians, have you made? Are you going to play out more, record a new album or release a video for a new single? It is important to make plans and follow through to develop not just as an artist but your fanbase. Even mixing up the setlist you have been using for years, add a fun or unique cover or even better some new originals or old favorites that you have not played in a while. Read More


by Chris Murphy

You know we love photos of Modesto and the surrounding area. Heck, we even have a VIEW in our name. Every year there is a great show presented in February called fotoModesto. This is run by local photographer David Schroeder who also currently runs the Mistlin Gallery. Read More

Pick up a copy of the ModestoView Magazine on newsstands and drop off locations all over Modesto and Stanislaus County. or read online at

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print run of 56,000 copies, 36,000 home delivered and over 800 dropoff locations in Stanislaus County. If you are interested in advertising email for our rate card.

If your event is not on this list, please email it to and check out calendar at before you leave the house. Read More

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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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