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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 →
UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

By July 2, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us ForwardBy Patty Castillo Davis Songs give protest language words won’t suffice to convey.A compendium of unjust events in succession have created conditions for mass protest and finally change on the front of the fight for racial justice which is alarmingly familiar to the urban unrest of the 1960s. The […]

ArtView: Summer Solstice

ArtView: Summer Solstice

Art View: Summer SolsticeBy Jim Christiansen      I am writing my column on the eve of the Summer Solstice. Summer is upon us.  Working no this during the Covid19 virus season is not a bright and sunny task to find out who and what’s re-opening? what is scheduled, rescheduled, or online for our local artists and […]

Missing 4th of July 2020

Missing 4th of July 2020

The 4th of July Parade has always been a special event in Modesto. It brings people together, we celebrate, we connect and we feel like we are a close community. Unfortunately, the Parade has been cancelled and we will all have to share our memories. We will be looking forward to reconnecting with our parade […]

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming By Middagh Goodwin We have been separated by a global pandemic that has had us sheltered in place for the better part of 2020. We have missed the interaction of friends and family in social situations as varied as Sunday Brunch at Deva to Music in the Plaza. Live […]

By June 29, 2020 Read More →
Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

Larry Neville of the Legendary Neville Brothers

By: Abigail Murphy and Harrison Power In 1947, twin brothers Willis and Willard Neville opened up the classic institution that we know today as Neville Brothers. Located at 723 Needham Street and recognizable by the beautiful cars and murals that grace the exterior of the building, Neville Bros is known as a historical landmark and […]

ModestoView is Back Downtown

ModestoView is Back Downtown

Go Downtown Modesto ModestoView is back downtown! Once again, we are partnered up with our friend John Black and ModestoView is moving to the Historic Cruise Route on 10th Street! We are so excited to have a new location where we can do intimate performances, showcase our amazing magazine and display our art. This will […]

June Message from Kristin Olsen

June Message from Kristin Olsen

Following a lot of hard work from a lot of folks, Stanislaus County is open for business! I am so proud to live in a County where the private, non-profit, and public sectors continually demonstrate their commitment to working together for the betterment of all people in our communities. Because of these dedicated leaders’ hard […]

June Greetings from Mayor Brandvold

June Greetings from Mayor Brandvold

Greetings fellow Modestans, I have talked for quite some time about budget difficulties facing our City. We have known what was lying ahead of us regarding retirement and medical insurance liabilities for some time now. What could not have been foreseen is the COVID-19 pandemic we are in, and our City is facing severe budget […]

BigView – The 1950s A Decade Full of Optimism

BigView – The 1950s A Decade Full of Optimism

A Decade of Optimism, Growth, and Prosperity By Ken White Let’s rewind to a valley not so far away, not so long ago. To a nostalgic decade when the world was simpler, Ike was president, the music sweeter, and cruising was king. It was an innocent time in Modesto. Native-son George Lucas described it as […]

BigView – The 1950s

BigView – The 1950s

The BigView by Chris Murphy There is really nothing like the sound of a hot rod motor, the squeal of tires and the sounds of the radio playing your favorite songs. Pulling in to a drive in, attended by a car hop on roller skates delivering a burger, fries and shake to you and your […]

Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Marirose Powell, Hero On The Frontline: Music Is Good Medicine Part 2By Patty Castillo Davis Marirose Powell currently lives in Lodi, a Stockton native, former Modesto resident, whose face is familiar in the Central Valley music community. A former constant in the downtown Modesto festival scene and in most every venue therein, it is a […]

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView – Velvet Grill and Creamery

FoodView By Chris Murphy Classic Fresh Tastes for All There is really nothing that goes with classic cars, cruising and rock and roll like a cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake. This is the very foundation of the drive-in, diner or juke joint. As Modesto’s classic history has evolved, so have our diners. The early drive-ins […]