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ZenView – Life’s Lessons

ZenView – Life’s Lessons

By Mary Layton Life’s Lessons The best thing about getting older is that we may actually learn from our mistakes and change the way we have been thinking. I love how Abraham Lincoln puts it: “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Looking back on my own life I […]

BargainView  Sizzling Summertime

BargainView Sizzling Summertime

Sizzling Summertime By Monica Barber Summertime pairs warm sunny weather with many things to do in the sun. But there is also plenty to do while staying cool. Ms. M’s sipping an iced tea lemonade and trying to keep up with her summer reading challenge from the Stanislaus County Library which ends in August. Don’t […]

FitView – Recumbent Bikes

FitView – Recumbent Bikes

By Efren Martinez Recumbent Bikes Are Really Fast When I think of a Recumbent bike, I think of our Uncle Bob. It wasn’t too long ago when Uncle Bob got one and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it. At first look I thought of it being odd and it […]

ArtView- No Art Drought

ArtView- No Art Drought

By Jim Christiansen Into the heart of Summer, no drought in Art in Modesto. Summer classes and workshops going on at Mistlin Gallery, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, Dragonfly Art for Life. First Friday Market will open the month, July 1, an extended 4th of July weekend. Kristy Moore and the BlackHearts artists among the […]

Jazz&BluesView – Summer Blow Out

Jazz&BluesView – Summer Blow Out

By Eric Benson Live Music in the downtown Blue Monday party goes to twice a month! Well things are beginning to turn to normalcy a little at a time and the “smile is returning to their faces” as the song goes. Blue Monday Party now goes to twice a month with good turnout and the […]

FamilyView: Pageo Lavender Farm Photo Ops

FamilyView: Pageo Lavender Farm Photo Ops

FamilyView: Pageo Lavender Farm Photo OpsBy Brandilyn Mitchell Pageo Lavender Farm, owned and operated by George & Patty Kapor, has a romantic back story. The Kapors bought the property in 1998, with an inkling that they wanted to have a herb farm. They had visited a herb farm-restaurant combo in Connecticut called Capriland, and wondered […]

Legend of the Cruise: Jenny Kenoyer

Legend of the Cruise: Jenny Kenoyer

Jenny Kenoyer Modesto High  –  1953 Jenny has been honored by the North Modesto Kiwanis as the Grand Marshal of the 2022 American Graffiti Festival Cruise Parade.  As Modesto High’s first woman yell leader, Jenny has been a champion for Modesto’s Graffiti scene for as long as she can remember.  Born in Patterson, she moved […]

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Legend of the Cruise: Dan Vierra

Legend of the Cruise: Dan Vierra

Dan Vierra Our Lady of Mercy High, Merced – 1961 Dan grew up on a dairy east of Turlock and attended Our Lady of Mercy High School in Merced. One of his earliest memories was receiving his first car – a pedal car – at age four. Since then he’s owned Studebakers, Pontiacs, Chryslers, Corvairs, […]

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Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Legend of the Cruise: Vern Silva

Vern Silva Turlock High School- 1965 My car was a 1957 Chevy. My senior ditch day was spent at a friend’s working on his car. Now I am helping friends with repairs and building cars from the ground up. I went to Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 and came back and started a family with […]

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Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees

Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees

Legends of the Cruise 2022 Walk of Fame Inductees By Chris Murphy As George Lucas once said about American Graffiti, these were the stories that he grew up with cruising on 10th and 11th Street in those formative high school years.  Everything was about your boyfriend or girlfriend, being seen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, driving, racing, […]

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FamilyView: VanderHelm Farms You-Pick Blueberries and Tractor Rides

FamilyView: VanderHelm Farms You-Pick Blueberries and Tractor Rides

FamilyView: VanderHelm Farms You-Pick Blueberries and Tractor Rides By Brandilyn Mitchell VanderHelm Farms is open for the season! Just in time for summer break. An afternoon at VanderHelm is a great way to have fun, teach your kids about our local agriculture and eat healthy, too. The farm has blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apriums and zucchini. […]

Greetings Friends – It’s Graffiti Summer

Greetings Friends – It’s Graffiti Summer

I’ll bet you didn’t know that I love all things American Graffiti. Yes friends, it is Graffiti Summer, a time when we celebrate the cool classic things about our community. I love the music, the chrome, the art, the history, the stories, the legends and the fact that Modesto is the only city in the […]

FitView: Invest in your Health & Fitness

FitView: Invest in your Health & Fitness

FitView: Invest in your Health & FitnessBy Efren Martinez What do we spend most of our time focusing on, and what’s important to each of us?  Of course, there are lots of different answers for different people.  I had been thinking about this lately since my attention had been drawn to what I see a […]

By June 4, 2022 Read More →
UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery

UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery

UnpluggedView: The Amtraker’s Guide To The Gallery (volume one)by Aaron Rowan This summer, I’ll complete my goal of visiting all fifty states, many of which I’ve seen while riding the rails. After a five-year hiatus, I’m soon to embark on another train tour with one of the most stunning songwriters I’ve worked with – the […]

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AllAgesView

AllAgesView

By Grace McNamara Hey Modesto! I hope you all had an awesome May. As you all know, one of the main things Modesto is known for is the Modesto Graffiti parade. This year it will be held from June 10th through the 12th. Dive into the rich history that Modesto has. The 10th will begin […]