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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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

It’s Virtually Graffiti Summer! By Chris Murphy @modestochris So much has changed in the last few months and things continue to change daily. There were some really big plans that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are some smaller events that still may happen. We will do our best to keep our […]

UnpluggedView: Lockdown

UnpluggedView: Lockdown

Unplugged Viewby Aaron Rowan     My first official act when life after lockdown begins: an entire week of nightly Young Artist shows at the Dragonfly art gallery downtown, featuring some of our greatest hits. Until that day comes, I’ll just turn the spotlight on a few bright stars of the next musical generation I’ve had a […]

By May 8, 2020 Read More →
FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet Apart

FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet Apart

FitView: Outdoor Fitness 12 Feet ApartBy Efren Martinez      The new normal in life is 6 feet apart with good measure. This has helped us Californians to really slow the spread of Covd-19. Great job everyone! Let’s keep rocking strong with this and perhaps even take it one step beyond when practicing your outdoor […]

By May 8, 2020 Read More →
InterView Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely?

InterView Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely?

Chelsea Foy: Because Isn’t Modesto Lovely? By Abigail Murphy Chelsea Foy, Modesto native and current College-Area resident, has become one of Modesto’s most popular and creative social influencers and bloggers over the past few years. Remember when all those adorable chalk messages popped up around downtown? That was her! Chelsea grew up on an almond […]

BigView – Modesto in the 1940s

BigView – Modesto in the 1940s

The BigView The 1940s were a decade of change in Modesto USA. As the depression of the 1930s slowly changed into a wartime America, Modesto would be home to one of the largest military hospitals, but underneath the war effort, Modesto survived the depression better than many other areas. Our agricultural economy really took hold, […]

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

BigView – Late 1940s Modesto – The Birth Of Cruising

The Birth of Cruising By Chris Murphy During World War II, gas was rationed, rubber was rationed, food was rationed, metal was rationed and recycled to build planes, tanks and ammunition. In 1945 and 1946, soldiers would return home, the cars of the 30s and 40s now had plentiful tires, fuel and many of them […]

MayorView – May Outlook

MayorView – May Outlook

Greetings. Every day I receive nearly a hundred emails and texts from constituents who want to know when Modesto will be open for business. This shelter-in-place order has us all in a state of uncertainty as we look to our health experts for guidance on when it will be safe to re-open. I am concerned […]

1940s Modesto Time Line

1940s Modesto Time Line

1940s Timeline 1940 Modesto population is 16,379. 1941 The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 pushes the United States into World War II. Modesto and Stanislaus County put their emergency defense plan into effect on Dec. 8. Modesto has its first blackout drill on Dec. 13. 1942 First California Relays take place at the […]

ArtView – Art to Survival

ArtView – Art to Survival

Art View By Jim Christiansen We are aware that the recent virus emergency has wrought havoc on event schedules, with cancellations and postponement of Events. Third Thursday Art Walk was called off March 19, and that will continue through this month, and won’t know until next column if that will hold for May or June. […]

SmileView

SmileView

SmileView By Tasha Wilson During times like these, with the COVID-19 scare, we must ALL come together! Thankfully, Positive Peeps: We know that Modesto is a not only the city of “Water Wealth, Contentment Health,” but even more than that, we are truly, A CITY OF LOVE! I know I am not the only one […]

By April 13, 2020 Read More →
Stay at Home Modesto

Stay at Home Modesto

While you are at home why not take the time to explore all the fun, fascinating and educational things to do on the internet? You can download audiobooks or read a magazine on the Stanislaus County Library website. How about taking a virtual tour of a museum or aquarium? There are so many resources to keep […]

By April 12, 2020 Read More →
Earth Day InterView – Vicki Rice

Earth Day InterView – Vicki Rice

InterView Vicki Rice – Recycling is What We Do By Chris Murphy The City of Modesto has so many functions. The number one is to make sure that the citizens of Modesto are safe and be a part of the community. From the basic utility billing to the parks and neighborhoods department, the City plays […]

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

Modesto’s Rockabilly Roots put the “Rock” in the Roll By Chris Murphy In 1937, the first notes of Rock and Roll aired over Modesto radio station KTRB 860. The trail of the history of Rock and Roll and the music and the people that inspired Rock and Roll leads directly to Modesto’s doorstep. Yes my […]