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Greetings from ModestoView | 03-03-2020

Greetings from ModestoView | 03-03-2020  
ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends!

It is March already. Even that extra day in February didn’t slow this year down. Most exciting though is the news that the March ModestoView is already out, on the newsstands and in the mailboxes this last weekend, right on time as always!  We love bringing you the great positive events, activities and people in the pages of ModestoView. We continue our year-long celebration of the Modesto 150 with a celebration of the 1920s in Modesto.  We have our Prohibition-busting, speakeasy-visiting and freshly voting flapper women on our cover.  We celebrate the Speakeasies, National Women’s History and women operated and led businesses and  so much more as we all learn more about this city we live  in and visit.   We really hope you like it.  If you have any photos or stories to add to this project, please send them to me at 

This week is going to be fun and you can see the results of the 48 Hour Film Festival this weekend at the State. It was so cool to see people all over Modesto, writing, editing and producing these short films that will compete this weekend.  Support these fun and creative people in our community and please take the time to get involved and go out and experience the great music and culture in our community.    

We need you to help us walk!  We have no use for Spousal Abuse or Domestic Violence. The men of ModestoView and Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group will be walking a mile in high heels to raise funds and awareness of this important issue and want to deliver assistance at the most critical times.   Please donate to or join our team, we welcome and thank you in advance.     

I thank you for reading ModestoView and being a champion of good news in our city.  We all need to work together to make this the greatest place to live, work, raise a family and have fun.   Hope to see you out and about and say hello when you get a chance.  Read it online now at 
Chris Murphy  –

P.S.  Thank you to our friends at Daydreams and Nightmares Costume shop for providing us the amazing clothes on this and many other of our covers.   @daydreamsnightmarescostumes

Tuesday 8:30 pm Comedy at Che’roots
Wednesday 8 pm Trax on Wax at Speakeasy Lounge
Thursday 7:30 John Denver Tribute at The State Theatre
Friday 7 pm 48 Hour Film Festival at The State Theatre
Friday 7:30 pm MSO That’s Entertainment at Gallo Center
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm The Effect at Prospect Theater Project
Friday 8:30 pm The Good Ones at P.Wexford’s
Friday 10 pm 80’s Night with Dj Chopstiqs at Blades&Bottles
Saturday 7 pm Unlucky Fest at The Other Place
Saturday 7:30 pm True Life Trio at Moon & Sixpence

Tuesday Election Day
Tuesday 8 pm Black Violin at Turlock Community Theatre
Saturday 8 pm Morris Day & the Time at the Grand Theatre, Tracy

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GreetingView: Greetings from the Murphys!

By Chris Murphy

Yes, March is our month. Our area, even with the lack of recent rain, looks nice and green and we all gather together as Irish on St Patrick’s Day so we wish you “Erin Go Bragh” and we welcome you as a family and hope to tip a pint or two of Murphys with you. Friends and family are the main reasons we love to gather here in Modesto. Speaking of family, I am proud to be in a family of strong women and it is great to celebrate National Women’s History Month and turn most of this issue over to the women in our community. My wife Becky and I were laser focused on raising smart, friendly, kind and independent women in a fun and creative environment and we are proud of who they have become. They are the foundation of my life and feel so fortunate. Read More

National Women’s History Month

The Future is Female
By Patty Castillo Davis

While the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad vastly increased the pace of urbanization, agricultural development, and industrialization which integrated California, the women who lived in and around 1870 in the newly established albeit, an unruly village of Modesto did not enjoy progress the same way as their male counterparts. Employment roles of servitude in saloons and in brothels were the eventual offerings in this wild west settlement for many women. On September 6, eleven hundred miles away in Laramie, Wyoming, Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election. A fete hard-fought against was the belief that cooking, cleaning and raising children is the sole submissive duty of every woman. Read More

Jazz/BluesView: Chris Cain and MAMA Blues

By Eric Benson

Sometimes things have an organic feel to them, they flourish and fall apart and they come back once again. One of my favorite Bands the Chris Cain Band we used to have come through every three months to the formerly Clayton’s Café over the years. Clayton’s closed and we lost Mitch Mazetti one of the coolest club and restaurant owners in the valley but we are back. The location now is Café Urbano with new owner Noel Sanchez and now we are going back to bringing Chris Cain back on Sunday, March 15th. Robin Ford one of my favs’ on guitar said if there is one guy today singing, playing and writing in the Blues idiom to listen to, it is Chris Cain. And also on the Blues front, we lost Ron Thompson this month, of Ron Thompson & the Resisters. 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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Thanks for reading, Middagh Goodwin, ModestoView Senior Editor.
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