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HOLIDAY TOP TEN DEC 15 & 16

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Nutcracker – Central West Ballet – Gallo Center December 5 – Acoustic Christmas – Ed Kowalski and Flying Blind! – State Theatre December 15, 16 – Notcracker – State Theatre – Strut School of Dance December 21- End of the World Beatles – Fat Cat Music House

December 14 - Christmas with Aaron Neville

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– Turlock Community Theatre December 8 - The Ill List -  State Theatre December 15, 16 – Irish Christmas  – Gallo Center  December 8 - Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell Run – Downtown Modesto December 10 – McHenry Mansion Christmas Tea  – 2 pm Reservations Needed

December 15 – Gift of Laughter Comedy

December 25 – Merry Christmas December 26 – Kwanza Begins December 8- 16 – Happy Hanukkah

– Barkin’ Dog Grill 8 pm December 14 – SantaCon – Fat Cat and Downtown Modesto December 31 – New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – Doubletree Hotel

To get details and up to date information on these Top 10 events, please check out the following places and follow us on Twitter so you are always up to speed: Modestoview.com • Facebook.com/modestoview • Twitter.com/modestoview • Instagram #ModestoView • Radio 1360 KFIV AM

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Greetings Modesto Fans! I

love the Christmas Holiday spirit.   I love the feeling you get, the friendship, the colors, the smells and the camaraderie that you feel through the season and into New years is amazing.  I love baking in the kitchen with my girls, watching Christmas Vacation for the 1,000th time and walking and driving around Modesto looking at lights.  It is especially nice this year as our beloved McHenry Mansion is back and our hometown has its house back again. Looking back on 2012, it is amazing how much a part of our lives the mansion is and how much the history of Modesto is really becoming important.  This year saw the 100-year anniversary of the Modesto Arch, the McHenry Museum, and the Chamber of Commerce with a variety of 100 year old companies.  It was amazing that Modesto has always been at the front of culture over the years.  In 1912, we were quite amazing with our Modesto Theatre and our irrigation system bringing Water, Wealth, Contentment and Health to our city. As we turned on the new LED lights of the restored arch, it brought back all of the memories.  American Graffiti turned 50 this year when “Where were you in ‘62” was actually happening and George Lucas returned to town for his 50th reunion with his childhood friends.  The more you get to know the history of Modesto and the people that make Modesto happen, the more interesting it gets.   That is why I started ModestoView back in 1997 and that is why it exists today.   The more we know about our fellow citizens and how we all connect, makes our lives more interesting and more enjoyable.   We really are a community and our wonderful writers share their lives and interests with you each month.  You can never have too many friends and we really feel like our ModestoView readers, our 6250 Facebook friends and Twitter followers all feel like family in some way.  We make and read ModestoView because we like the good things in Modesto. Modesto is a giving city and we rally for each other, whether it was the Modesto Rocks show for 911 back in 2001 or the Concert for Hurricane Sandy this month, or raising $184,681 at the Salvation Army Kettle Kick off, our people look out for each other.  We live local, give local, we eat, drink, learn and listen local and we realize how important it is to shop local and pump up our own economy.   Now and most all year long I have shopped local and all of my holiday gifts will have some sort of interesting Modesto connection.   It is amazing how easy it is to shop local if you love music, arts, food, and cool crafts, whether it is a McHenry Mansion tree ornament, or a new CD from a band you saw at the Thursday Ramble, a historical picture book at the Museum,  olive oil gift pack from Sciabica, a bottle of Gallo wine or sip of Cold House Vodka there is really something for everyone. This holiday season, my family wishes the very best to you and your family. We remember our friends here, abroad and those that are not with us anymore.  We hope that your holiday experiences are joyful, warm and rich with friendship.  Together we all make Modesto USA the place it can be.

Chris Murphy Published and Founder ModestoView Serving Civic Pride Daily since 1997 chrism@modestoview.com

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On This Month’s Cover: As we finish off a year full of centennial events, we brainstormed and thought about a truly dazzling way to see Modesto and the 2012 Snow Globe was born.   Our ever intrepid designer Noel Rocha turned a cocktail napkin sketch and some photos into the gift that I wish I could get everyone this year.  Someday we will make this a reality but now you have it on the cover of our December ModestoView. - Chris ModestoView is made possible by : 

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Jim Christiansen Mike Vanek Kaye Osborn Jennifer Alsup Kate Serpa Efren Martinez Javier Lopez Abbey Murphy Dana Jonson Matty Comer Earl Mathews Lauren Porras Ray Vazira Mary Layton Monica Barber CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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am sitting here looking at a calendar and trying to figure out where in the world time has gone this year. It seems like yesterday that I was toasting the new year with friends. That same event is less than a month away now. November could definitely have been easier for me but I learned a great deal from it and that is what matters to me. I was doing pretty well in regard to health but I was recently stopped in my tracks by a new prognosis that is not all that positive. I have learned that many of the people that read this column have been reading it month after month for a couple of years at least. Those folks know about what I have dealt with in regard to medical issues. Some of you don’t. I’ll explain a bit. I moved back to Modesto just about 15 months ago to focus on a new life. The community here gathered around me and helped me get through Cancer and a liver transplant a while back. I need to ask for that support again. The outlook is not very hopeful, but I’m going to be ok. I’m prepared for what will happen. I’ve accepted the reality of my situation. Take some advice from me and listen to your kids more now than you may have before. I was heartbroken to explain my health situation to my 16 year-old daughter but she really surprised me with her massive heart and ability to see the positive. She looked at me and said, “We were already given 10 years that we weren’t supposed to have dad. We can get through this.”  I have no idea where she gets all the strength and courage that she has but I love it and I love her. She’s right. Each day needs to be treated like a special gift and cherished. As the holidays approach, make sure to get out and support local business as much as you can. Check out our gift guide in this issue and make the most of it. Modesto is a very special and beautiful place to shop and dine. I learned on Black Friday that I can outfit every man on my list at Crescent Supply and every woman at Intrinsic Elements. I’m not a huge fan of shopping. Both of these places are within

By ModestoFamous / Ruben Porras

Photo by Ruben Porras / Edited by Adrian Mendoza walking distance of my home. That works for me! The photo included in this month’s column is one that I took from just outside of my front door. It was edited by award-winning photographer Adrian Mendoza. It became somewhat of a local viral sensation by racking up nearly 1,000 “likes” and re-tweets on various social networks. Many have expressed interest in getting a print of the image. If all goes as planned, ModestoView will be selling prints with all proceeds going toward the restoration of the McHenry Mansion. Follow us on Facebook at face-

book.com/modestoview for updates. Enjoy the beauty of the holidays in Modesto. Catch the light parade and the lighted bike parade, enjoy a live stage performance, attend the annual Ill List poetry slam and get lost in holiday movies and parties. Life is good in Modesto. Life is going to be just fine if we stick together. Follow me at facebook.com/rporras writer and at sushitacocafe.tumblr.com where I maintain a journal of my health ups and downs. Stay positive and smile. I’ll stay happy if you do the same. Thanks for reading!

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David Schroeder gional artists. This juried show  has several categories and prizes for artists and is often well attended. The show takes place in the tasting room of Delicato Family Vineyards in Manteca. Mistlin Gallery is seeking student artists for the Central California Art Association 38th Annual Young Masters Show to be held from January 15 to February 9, 2013. Entries will be received January 11 and 12 for artists in pre-school through high school.  Categories include painting, drawing, photography and sculpture and are grouped by age. All participants receive a certificate and award winners receive art supplies and ribbons as prizes. The show will be featured during the January Third Thursday Art Walk.

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Jim Christiansen and Jordi Camps My work is on display with price tags attached at Mistlin Gallery, Picasso’s, Three Little Birds Boutique (on Glass Lane) and All Knotted Up. Stop by one of these locations to find one of my art pieces to consider. Consider buying the works of Jordi Camps, David Beinkowski, Jeff Moore, Mark Holden, Suzanne Staud or any of the many other talented local artists in our area as a gift that can be treasured and enjoyed year-round.

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buying and local artists have their wares and art on sale at the local galleries and often in the various restaurant venues you find us hanging in. I have a month long stay at Picasso’s with 11 paintings on display with price tags, along with owner/artist of Picasso’s Jordi Camps. You can also find art on the walls at Deva Cafe and I’ve seen some displayed through the windows of Concetta. Serrano Social Club has art on the wall opposite the FASM mural and upstairs. Check your local downtown eateries on and off the Art Walk to see if there is a local artist on display, and feel free to ask if the art is for sale. Mistlin Gallery is featuring its “Home for the Holidays” Central California Art Association members show and gift box artists through December 20. Mistlin has become a regular stop to window shop and purchase locally made art, jewelry and other items year-round.  Gift Box items are listed at less than $100.  Other good spots for locally crafted art, jewelry and other objects include the Chartreuse Muse and Beads of Contentment.  Great Art Walk spots that are open on days other than Third Thursdays are Intrinsic Elements and Crow Trading Co. Both feature local art and offer good values for shopping. The Third Thursday Art Walk this month is December 20, so drop in on Paper Planes Tattoo and Art Gallery,  Barkin’ Dog or the Building Imagination Center and get a map to all the venues. Artists will have some special values for the holiday shopper. For more Art Walk information visit modestoartwalk.com. December wrapped up entries to the 2013 Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour. Judging and announcement of the 2013 Purchase Prize Awards to be given away during the April 6 and 7, 2013 event will be announced next month.  Tickets and maps for the event will go on sale in February and a preview show will take place at Gallo Center for the Arts on April 4. The annual Delicato Family Vineyards Fine Art Show entries are now available to re-

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Modesto Holiday Bar Stumble By Kate Serpa

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Also, remember to celebrate Repeal Day on December 5th! On this date in 1933, Prohibition officially ended and America was given back her right to a legal drink.   What better way to celebrate my favorite holiday then with a visit to your favorite bar!

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othing gets me in a festive spirit quite like drinking. The holiday season is exhausting, and I think we all need a delicious December cocktail or two (or four) to keep us all in a merry mood. Thus, Philip and I decided to embark upon a bar crawl, a ‘stumble’ if you will, of downtown Modesto’s finest drinking establishments.  All of these locals, mind you, are within a short walking distance of one another.  We have, in short, provided you with directions that can be used as a terrific excuse for a ‘get-out-of-the-house-stroll’ after family festivities. Tell them you want to check out Modesto’s downtown culture, or that the exercise would do you good.  Philip and I won’t tell them otherwise.  Consider this our holiday gift to you.  Just for you, Philip and I visited various places downtown to catch willing bartenders completely unawares and bully them into telling us what is in their December holiday cocktail arsenal.  These are the winning results:

First stop: Tresetti’s with Jessica Ybarra

Second Stop: Boardroom with Sean Devlin

Third Stop: Galletto Ristorante with Spencer Jones

Fourth Stop: Che’root with Megan Monaco

“T.H.B.R.” – The Hot Buttered Rum -Combine sweet butter, brown sugar, holiday spices, and vanilla ice cream in the bottom of an Irish coffee glass. -Add 3 oz. of rum and hot water. -Stir like crazy. -Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. -Try to keep moans of ecstasy to a low volume.  

“Pumpkin Pie Martini” -Combine and shake 2 oz. of Smirnoff Marshmallow Vodka, 3 oz. Fireball, splash of half and half, and 2 tsp. pumpkin pie puree -Serve in a graham cracker-crusted martini glass and finish with whipped cream. -Enjoy with a slice of pumpkin pie. Better yet, skip the pie and enjoy with another pumpkin pie martini.  Two hands, two martinis!

“Christmas Collins” -Combine and shake a dash of fresh squeezed lemon juice, a pinch of sage, some simple syrup, 2 oz. Crème de Casis, and 5 oz. Hendrick’s Gin. -Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sage leaf. -Try not to die from deliciousness. It’s difficult, but try.

“Gingerbread Espresso Martini” -Combine and shake 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka, 1.5 oz. Crème de Cacao, a shot of espresso, however much Baileys you deem right, and a splash of gingerbread syrup -Top with whipped cream, cinnamon, coffee beans, chocolate flakes, glitter…. wait, no glitter, and/or a candy cane. The more decorated, the better.

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Storytelling by Kim Gyurun Dec. 11 7:30pm  

This time of the year is filled with many school and social activities. It is time to celebrate the holidays with singing, food, family, friends and a live performance or two!  I am excited because the Lakewood Youth Theater will be holding their auditions.  It is always fun to produce, direct, choreograph and perform a show with talented elementary children.  Save the Date:  The Nifty Fifties will be performed March 15 and 16. Drama is the glue that creates a very special family. You should try it sometime!  I promise it will be memorable and magical.  A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 and 2 Here are some of the theatrical events 2 Pm and 7:30pm happening in our area.    The Elves and the Shoemaker Gallo Center for the Arts Dec. 9 Modesto Performing Arts 2pm and 4pm

Prospect Theatre Project Anna in the Tropics Through Dec. 9 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm Sundays

Center Stage Conservatory Lower Level Studio The Giving Tree a special adaptation of Shel Silverstein’s wonderful book! 948 11th at Lower Level Tickets are a $2 donation at the door. ALL AGES WELCOMED! Dec. 8 and 15 10am, 11:30am and 1pm

The Nutcracker Dec. 14,15,16,21,22,23 2pm and 7pm  

Modesto Junior College Elephant’s Graveyard Dec. 1,2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2pm and 7:30pm

*** The 1pm Dec. 15th performance will be interpreted for the deaf. I will be signing the part of the tree.

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Oh Sweet Christmas! I found peace on Earth right here in Modesto at the Institute of Technology (IOT) where I visited the Culinary Arts Program. The 1st stop on my guided tour was the baking and pastry specialist’s hands on, fully equipped kitchen classroom. Spectacular holiday cakes galore are magically created by pastry chefs in training and decorated like works of art. I was captivated as I watched the students practicing their new skills that will one day adorn someone’s dessert plate. I’m thinking it is going to be mine! On my second stop, I had the excellent fortune of being in the right place at the right time! The Culinary Arts Professional (CAP) program was featuring Garde Manger and Buffet Catering; it was the day the chefs in training prepare a specialty menu for a grand buffet.  They invite their own family as their guests, supporters, and honest critics. For the feast, I dined on smoked turkey, butternut squash gnocchi, roasted veggies, and tender cheesy scalloped potatoes cooked to perfection. Yes, it was Dana~licious and most impressive from the passionate students and the dedicated staff rich in talent! Lillian Enger has been the campus president there for over 10 years. At the accomplished age of 47 she is content in her career. Lillian has been in a 20 year relationship with her partner Priscilla and they have a Chihuahua appropriately named “Chili”.  She started at IOT as a student in a human resource class back in the 2nd graduating class.  She had an eventful array of jobs she performed before achieving this top position. At age 12, she was motivated to mow lawns. She then cleaned construction windows, fetched golfballs, cooked for

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100 people after working in the pro shop, stocker at Castle Air Force Base until it closed in 1995. She also worked for Gallo Winery for 3 1Ž2 yrs. as a clamp lift truck driver, a cat rescue shelter, and remodeled homes before becoming the 1st telemarketer at IOT in career services. On 9-11-01, Lillian was deeply affected like many of us, and asked herself “Am I doing what I want to be doing?” and she focus on this goal. Chef Alex Moreno, Culinary Division Director, has been with IOT since 2008. He is 35 yrs. old, married, and plans on continuing his prestigious position at IOT. He does have his own catering business and would like to also open his own restaurant as well. At age 18 (on his birthday!) he worked in a restaurant as a busboy when the cook called in sick and he was promoted! He said he fell in love with food. I so get that! Chef Alex still loves anything food related in his free time. He loves to dine in Modesto and walk around in the downtown. Both Chef Alex and Lillian find pure satisfaction when their students succeed and feel for them when they struggle. I wanted to share this awesome Modesto story with readers for a few reasons; IOT

is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges by the U.S. Department of Education. Many of the students reside in our Modesto community, work in Modesto, and IOT directly supports numerous charity events in our Modesto community. Francisco Daniel, student, is currently doing his externship at Vito’s on 13th St. IOT graduates also are employed at P. Wexford’s, Redwood Café, Doubletree Hotel, and Village Bakery. John Surla of Surla’s Restaurant works with students on last modules and is a member of the IOT Advisory Board. IOT also offers several other courses like Criminology, Heating/air, Medical Office Administration, Web/Graphic Design, and more. So proud of all IOT brings to Modesto! Signature Modesto View question to Lillian; Beatles or Stones? “STONES!” Yeah it’s the Stones as they are more my time frame, but she listens to every genre. But funny, she is a closet Glee fan, too! Institute of Technology (IOT) 5601 Stoddard Road Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 545-3100

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Hey Modesto Viewers it’s that fabulous time of year again, Christmas. This morning as I stand among the golden autumn foliage christening my yard and wave goodbye to the last out-of-towners departing I realize that with Thanksgiving just behind us that he Christmas season is here and we are almost upon a New Year! Welcome the season in right by letting those sleigh bells start jingling ring-ting tingling and make certain you’re a part of all the yuletide activities around town. And no need to worry there’s always a great deal for everyone! Remember the 1st of December and make your way downtown to take in the Dickens Fair. The annual event takes visitors back to the Victorian era with costumed carolers at McHenry Mansion amid the weekly Farmer’s Market. The house is newly refinished and decorated in glorious Christmas brilliance.   After you’ve wandered the streets in the morning take in the Celebration of Lights Parade that evening. This year’s theme is Holidays in Whoville, a tribute to Dr. Seuss.

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Can’t get enough of Santa you say? Then the 2nd Annual SantaCon is just for you! Fat Cat hosts a great tribute to that man in red on December 14th with a no-holdsbarred Santa invitational. Be there or be square. Meet at 11th Street between I & J Streets at 7:30pm dressed in your best Santa or Mrs. Claud outfit. You never know who’ll show up! Ho. Ho. Ho! More details: facebook.com/events/486811844672495/   On the tamer side of things, parents can find Jolly ol’ Santa located in Mchenry Village until December 23rd. Santa Village’s is busy with the bustle of daily wagon rides and other holiday fun Monday through Saturday from 10am-8pm & 10am-4pm on Sundays. Drop by and get your photo with Santa! Pets are welcomed too. More details: mchenryvillage.com/events.php  It’s time to officially break out the Holiday music, a bit of Eggnog and get spotted under the mistletoe before the clock strikes on December 31! Merry Christmas Viewers and a have a Happy New Year! Enjoy! 

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Modesto USA is home to one of the most famous filmmakers ever. Ever since George Lucas memorialized the Class of ’62, there is a next generation of filmmaker that is waiting for their time, and that time is happening for film making bothers Greg and Mark Runnels.   From origins in LA and the East Bay, they now call Modesto home and manage film projects everywhere and currently are the film makers in residence at the Building Imagination Center in Downtown Modesto.     Greg and Mark have been working together creatively since the early 1990’s.  Their feature film “Youthanasia” was shown nationally on Palm Pictures Video On Demand Film Festival and acquired by York Entertainment.  Their animated short film “Breakfast With Bukowski”, with music by Tom Waits, had its world premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2011, and this year won the Slamdance Social Shorties Film Festival.  For the last three seasons, the brothers have worked as on-camera design assistants on the Bay Area based HGTV show “Curb Apeal”.  In May 2012 they completed the short film “Reunion” (starring Jack Souza) for the PlayGround Film Festival, in association with Berkeley Repertory Theater.  They have been given a grant for the Filmmakers in Residence program through CSU Stanislaus, where they are mentoring students and producing a documentary about the emerging arts scene in downtown Modesto.  In November of 2012 they were awarded a second grant through PlayGround to produce and direct the short film “The Secret Life of a Hotel Room”.  Forest Whitaker’s JuntoBox Films has optioned their feature film “Bukowski: An Animated Life”, an animated bio-pic about the Los Angeles writer Charles Bukowski.  They are also in development for the live action cycling film “Alleycat”.  They are acting as writers and co-executive producers at a production company in L.A., where they have several television projects in various stages of development. This month, ModestoView catches up with this amazing talented team. 

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Photo by Sheena Marie ModestoView: How is it that you are here in Modesto and manage projects everywhere? Greg: Modesto has been a great place for us to develop our own projects. L.A. is a great place to be once you have a project that is ready to go or you are working on somebody else’s project but not a great place to be when you are sitting idle. Last year I was a Producer and Mark was a Story Editor on a TV show in LA that will never see the light of day, the unfortunate reality of the film business, for that we subletted a place for the run of the show. Mark: We are Bay Areans, but we also live a transient nature.  We never stay in one place for a long time.  Our entire existence is driven by our creative propjects; all of our work in film and television is either in L.A. or the Bay Area. Much like migrant workers we go where the work is, just like our grandparents who came traveled back and forth from Texas to California to work the fields.  Our parents first moved to Modesto in the early 1990’s, while Greg and I moved to Los Angeles in 1992, just after the riots.  Currently we have a place to stay in Oakland and a place in Laurel Canyon when we have to go to L.A.  In between gigs we stay in Modesto, where we have the luxury of time to develop our projects.  Right now we have ten projects in various states of production and development, from feature films to television shows to short films to

plays. ModestoView: Do you feel that as filmmakers, you view everything as a voyeur or as a participant? Greg: Students starting out in photography are usually given only a 50mm lens which is the perspective of the human eye. I have been using that practice in the documentary that we are producing for the Imagination Center when interviewing subjects because I feel that it forces you (the filmmaker) to be a participant as well as a voyeur. If I want a closeup I can’t just sit back with a long lens, I have to get in their personal space which forces you to develop more of a relationship with the subject. Mark: Any artist, regardless of their medium, has to be able to recognize what is brilliant work, which means they must continue to study and immerse themselves in the work of other artists. We are all shaped and hone our voice by what we like and don’t like.  At the same time, an artist has to participate in life to know and recognize all aspects of what it is to be human.  The job of any creative person is to present the truth in an interesting way. ModestoView:  What are the quirks of society that interest you the most? Greg: People who follow their passion and convictions even if it alienates them from the majority. Mark: I like subcultures.

ModestoView: Do you feel each of you has a different perspective to filmmaking? Greg: One perspective that Mark and I have learned along the way is that you have to tackle each project with the mindset of a Producer. It has proven to be a good checks and balances, there are times that I may be looking at something outside of the reality of the production and Mark will reel me back in and vice a versa. In the end we both agree that without story, you don’t have a project. Mark: Greg and I divide and conquer by taking on different duties; that being said, there is always a check and balances system. We are both free to make independent choices, but everything must be brought to the table of our two man committee.  In terms of cinematic elements, and this is a loose breakdown because we are constantly moving in and out of each other’s departments, Greg is more in charge of picture and editing, I’m more in charge of writing and dealing with actors.  We both act as producers.  As far as artistic perspective, Greg and I generally agree on everything

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as far as film, music, literature, theater and art is concerned. We both have the same tastes, so we are always in pursuit of the same objective. ModestoView: As a filmmaker, what do you find to be the most interesting aspects of Modesto? Greg: When we were in Pre-Production for our first film we were living in L.A. As we began scouting locations we were met with the harsh reality that everybody had their hands out even though we were a microbudget film, when we turned our attention to Modesto as our primary location we were welcomed with open arms. We have since looked at the city as our little studio filled with inviting backdrops that continue to inspire us. Mark: Having worked for years in L.A. and the Bay Area, at the same locations over and over again, for us the Central Valley is a fresh milieu.  Also, Modesto and the surrounding areas have really welcomed us when it comes to shooting.  The rolling foothills, waterways and vast farmlands are visually stunning to us.  We didn’t grow up here, so we’re constantly discovering things.  It’s like living in a Terence Malick movie.   ModestoView:  Is there a person or subject that you really want to explore in film or a feature project? Greg: The Charles Bukowski project has

in Modesto to make it the way you want it to be? Greg: I like what has been going on downtown with the opening of the Building Imagination Center and the Center Stage Conservatory but I wish there was more foot traffic. Can somebody please turn the old Extreme Pizza place into a Lanesplitter pizza place? Mark: I’d like to see the following establishments open up: A Jewish been a labor of love that we have been working on for years, with Linda Bukows- deli so I can get matzah ball soup, a proper ki’s support and a home at Forest Whitak- craft beer pub, a Lanesplitter pizza place, a er’s production company it looks like it is Burma Superstar restaurant and a Whole right where it needs to be. I think it would Foods. I’d also like to see more bike lanes.   be fun produce a horror film. Mark: We are getting very close to getting ModestoView: You have been to Sundance our Bukowski film off the ground.  I’ve re- many times. What is your most amazing cently become intrigued with the classic memory? blues singer Lucille Bogan.  She was popu- Mark: Well, we’ve only been once to meet lar in the 1920’s and 30’s, and her lyrics that a distributor, but while we were there our were so filthy they’d make Too Short blush.  friend’s film was part of the festival.  He had Metallica play at his party.  Later that night I think she’d make for a good story. our friends (who lived in Utah but we actu  ModestoView: What do you think the big- ally met in Modesto) took us up to the Owl gest misconception is about filmmakers Bar at the Sundance Institute.  We almost hit an elk on the drive up.  At the Owl Bar and directors? Greg: One of the biggest misconceptions we stayed beyond closing doing ‘Drewski’ which I wish was true is that they all have tequila shots.  It was a blast but I still get a headache thinking about the day after. money. Mark: That they wear baseball caps and po-   ModestoView: What advice do you have nytails and yell a lot. for young filmmakers?   ModestoView: What feature film to you ad- Greg: With the introduction of HDSLR’s and some pretty amazing video quality that mire the most? Greg: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest be- cell phones can capture anyone can shoot a cause it had one of the greatest ensemble film these days. I think it is important for casts and was able to combine very pow- filmmakers of any age to remember that erful dramatic elements with moments of capturing good clean sound is as important or maybe even more important than the comedy. Mark: That’s almost an impossible question image. Mark and I are putting on The Tebut I’ll play ball and throw out two.  The nacious Dreams Film Festival in February in Downtown Modesto and we have had to Godfather Part 2 and Drugstore Cowboy. turn down so many films that would have   ModestoView: What would you want to do made the cut had they given more atten-

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tion to the sound. I would also say keep it short and keep doing it, it is the only way to learn. Mark and I are constantly learning new things. Mark: If you want to learn how to make movies, go to work. Get a job as a production assistant on as many indie films as possible, pick a department and work your way up.  Use your money you would have spent on film school and buy a decent camera and sound gear.  Shoot a ton of short films before tackling a feature.  Don’t spend a lot of money, use your time wisely, and get as close to perfection as your budget will humanly allow.   ModestoView: What do you want to accomplish as the in residence Filmmakers at the Imagination Center? Greg: We want more people in the community to be aware that it is there. Come on down to 1009 J Street in Downtown Modesto...it’s free! Mark: We want to learn as much as we teach, and inspire as much as we’ve been inspired.   ModestoView: What is your perfect day in Modesto? Greg: Getting up not too early, having a nice cup of coffee at Serrano’s, hopefully running into some familiar faces. After that getting the creative work done throughout the day. Since injuring my knee I have not been able to run so I like to end my night swimming laps at the club. Mark: Getting up early in spring and having a healthy breakfast, getting a little work done, then heading out for a run or a bike ride in Dry Creek.  After that working in the yard with the lady and three cats keeping me company.  Later that night, dinner at home with the Lakers playing on TV.   ModestoView:  Beatles or Stones? Greg and Mark: Stones Building Imagination Center 1009 J Street in Downtown Modesto http://www.modestoartmuseum.org/

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New Year’s Eve

Celebrations!

It’s hard to believe the New Year’s Eve has arrived already but it has and we might as well do it right! This is the information that we received for NYE events as of press time. Check out our To Do Calendar at modestoview.com regularly for further updates as we get them.

• Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve - Book a room pool-side and leave your car in the parking lot. The Clarion hotel has everything

December 8, 2012 Spirit of Giving 5k Run Get out and run for fun and a great cause.  Proceeds from the race are going to the Park, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department’s recreation scholarship fund, recreation programs & Howard Training Center’s Meals on Wheels. There will also be a canned food drive at the event benefiting the Modesto Gospel Mission. Bring your non-perishable items to the event & get a raffle ticket to win one of many great prizes including dinner at a Modesto Restaurant, a car wash, gym memberships & much more. Bring 10 cans of food & be entered into a drawing for a bicycle.  Register at www.shadowchase.org  

At ModestoView, every day is small business day as we give you helpful tips so that you can shop, listen, eat, create, drink and live local.  Our event calendar is filled with local things to do and our ModestoView Magazine, Facebook, Twitter and modestoview. com highlight the best of our local companies and people. Ad space donated by ModestoView

you need in one place. Packages available at fireandicenye.com. Book early for the best room choice.

• NYE Around the World – Fat Cat Music House and Lounge - KWIN is helping bump the New Year in to a beat with plenty of popping corks and hot DJs. Visit fatcatmodesto.com for details.

• Party with Rock Lobster at Nino’s Place on McHenry Avenue. Call (209) 544-2050 for details and ask about their free shuttle service.

• The NYE Extravaganza and Comedy Night at the Doubletree will have you laughing your way to 2013. Book a room and party package for the ultimate convenience at doubletree.hilton.com

• The Host House of Patterson will benefit from a party featuring a Johnny Cash tribute with concert by James Garner at the West Side Theatre in Newman. Details and tickets at westsidetheatre.org.

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What’s New with Jazz and Blues? By Eric Benson What’s New with Jazz and Blues? The slow and steady acceleration to Christmas is upon us and then racing on to New Year is under way. The bird has barely grown cold from the day of giving thanks and now the shoppers, bargain hunters and people of merriment are on the move. Yes, there is plenty we all need, and then plenty we desire. Ghosts of Christmas past are looking down and ghosts of present waiting in the wings. Let’s hope that Ebenezer will give all the Cratchet’s of the world some time off to cool the goose with family and friends. Let’s hope that ghosts of yet to be will bless us and help us remember the reason for the season.       More bright moments are in store for the month. The State Theatre continues with quality musical offerings including Cruise’n Good’s Acoustic Christmas on Dec 5th with Flying Blind, Shaylin Nicole, and others to benefit Center for Human Services. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers come through for their annual gig Dec7th. Tommy sells out early so get ‘em while they’re hot. The Ill List poetry slam will feature eight renowned spoken work artists steeped in a battle of word and verse, and oh yeah- money! Tower of Power plays on Jan. 13th.. Buy tickets early to experience their old school vibe and sweet of soul music. Check out thestate.org for more details.             The Gallo Center for the Arts continues featuring quality shows. Catch Straight No Chaser on Dec 3rd. They are an a cappella pop group that delves into Jazz, Doo Wop and Pop. Turlock community Theatre has another Christmas pleaser with the legendary Aaron Neville of the Neville Brothers focusing on the New Orleans side of things on Dec 14th.             CSUS music department hosts a Carolfest Dec 2nd with their choir and chamber orchestra. See csustan.edu/soa for more details.  If you want a little bit of church on the Jazz side, the Jazz Vespers with the Fred Randolph Trio rejoice in spirit and music Dec.

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Jeremy Norris and The Dangerous Mood 2nd at First Methodist Church on 16th street in Modesto. On the non-sectarian side: The Acoustic Rock Society showcase features the Josh Rosenblum Band, Patty Davis, and others at Center Stage Conservatory Theatre on Dec 8th: The theatre is located at 948, 11th street. What could be more Christmassy with a good vibe than a Beatles Tribute Dec. 21st at the Fat Cat? Acts announced so far for the event include Elementary Penguins, Josh Rosenblum Band, Third Party, Marirose Powell and Patty Castillo. This is gonna be fun, fun, fun! Reg Evans of Central Valley Music group continues to promote a showcase of local bands at the Clarion Hotel on Friday nights. On Saturday nights a DJ night of spinning Soul music is on tap for listening

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and dancing. Tuesday is Salsa night with a DJ, Wednesdays feature Dixieland Jazz with the Creole Jazz Kings starting at 6:00pm. Highlights for T’s Cocktails on 9th Street include a Dec 14th show featuring guitar slinger Jeremy Norris and The Dangerous Mood,  a Dec 15th  show featuring Big Earl and The Crying Shame and the Poor House Millionaires on Dec 21st. The Barkin’ Dog Grill on 11th Street serves up some good food with a big side of music for people of all ages. The Dog’s highlights in December are Big Earl and The Crying Shame on Dec 3rd, Christmas Sampler on Dec 8th, Art Walk on Dec 20th with David Dow running the Jazz Jam and Nappy New Years with Ernie Bucio’s Little Big Band. Contact me at: mbenson@fire2wire.com, or give me a holler at (209) 918-7033. Peace out.

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2012 ModestoView Holiday Gift Guide • 2012 Modes Challenge yourself to support the Modesto business community this holiday season and you will soon realize that everything that you need to live an active and comfortable life is available at businesses owned by your neighbors and friends. Get creative and get personal to show everyone on your list that they are special by finding gifts that are unique and interesting. Buying gifts at locally-owned businesses is also a way to offer a gift to your hometown by showing your appreciation and by keeping our local economy thriving. Use this handy list for gift ideas and tips on how to give the gift of listening, eating, creating, drinking and living local.

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• Donate a little of your time to help others. The Modesto Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, United Way and other local organizations need your help to keep their efforts moving forward. Give the gift of helping others by showing your support. Being a community is a team effort.

•  Check out our local guide in this issue to learn about local restaurants and cafes that are known for unique drinks, eats and special tasty treats. A gift certificate to a shop such as Yogurt Mill will give your friends and family a chance to sample holiday goodies infused with peppermint, pumpkin spice, eggnog and other holiday favorite flavors.

•  Give the gift of fitness and health by giving a new pair of running shoes from On The Run Shoe Store, comfortable outdoor gear from Royal Robbins or a new bicycle from Fun Sport Bikes. All of these shops are locally-owned and located in the McHenry Village shopping center.

•  Show someone that local restaurants are special and affordable by providing them with an opportunity to sample local cuisine. Locally-owned restaurants focus on locally-produce ingredients and that helps everyone from their employees to local farmers.

•  Offer up warmth and comfort by making a unique crocheted or knitted scarf or hat. Everything that you need is located at The Urban Sheep in Roseburg Square.

•  Rogers Jewelry on Sisk Road is a Modesto original and they stock thousands of sparkling gift ideas. Go one step further and have them create a unique piece for the person that you love the most.

•  Visit Sciabica Olive Oil on Yosemite Blvd for a gift pack full of tasty gifts. Choose from pre-made selections or get creative and design your own.  

• The McHenry Mansion Gift Store sells a number of beautiful Modesto-themed gifts at prices suitable to every budget. They are well-known for the selection of holiday adornments and tree ornaments.  

• Give the gift of music lessons from Skips, Ingram & Braun, Gottschalks or Barkers or outfit your family and friends with a new Strat, Ukulele, Banjo or keyboard. The gift of sound can be celebrated and practiced year-round.

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stoView Holiday Gift Guide • 2012 ModestoView Hol • Check out the BarView column by Kate Serpa in this issue and follow her footsteps downtown for a fun outing of exploring unique local libations.

•  Everyone needs some bliss and bling in their lives on occasion. Visit Intrinsic Elements on J Street or Unique Boutiques on Leveland Lane to find the perfect gift to fit your favorite friend or family member.

• Everyone needs a cool box to stash important keepsakes, check these out and the Peer Recovery Gallery on J St. Peer Recovery also sells local music, art and jewelry.   •  Cool vintage postcards and other pieces of Modesto history can be purchased at the McHenry Mansion Gift Store, the McHenry Museum Gift Store and local antique dealers such as Crow Trading Co. on J Street. Buy a gift from one of these businesses or take the time to explore them with someone special.

•  Just because you are little, doesn’t mean you can’t dress fun! Get the child on your list a unique outfit or special accessory from ragamuffin in the McHenry Village.

•  Vinyl Records are all the rage right now for audiophiles, DJs and casual listeners. Salty’s Record Attic on 9th St has thousands of titles for you to choose from.  

•  For 100% unique gifts, to yourself or a friend, give artwork from a local artist. The Chartreuse Muse or Picasso’s on 10th Street or the Mistlin Gallery, Deva Cafe, Paper Planes or Serrano Social Club on J St are god places to start your art local search.

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•  If you know someone that is planning a wedding, consider purchasing a special gift or gift certificate from Mira’s Bridal on J Street or Elegant Bride And Quinceanera on H Street.

•  Help spice up the home of someone special with candles or incense. Fleur De Lis on 16th Street has a wonderful selection.

•  Big box stores lack the personal touch and one-on-one assistance that local shops offer. Shop or cameras and accessories or give the gift of a photography class from Camera Center on J Street.  

• Celebrate the nostalgia of Modesto with a copy of American Graffiti on DVD and be ready when George Lucas himself comes to Modesto next summer to be the Grand Marshal of the American Graffiti cruise parade.

•  The View Crew wishes you a beautiful and exciting holiday. Hold someone special just a bit tighter, practice random acts of kindness and laugh and play as much as possible. We live in a special place. Keep your dollars where you rest your head.

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Publishers Note By Chris Murphy M

odestoView loves Rockabilly. This is truly some of the most exciting music ever and it has a unique history here in Modesto.   The roots of Rockabilly lead back here to Modesto USA when Fred Maddux started slappin’ his string bass in late 1930’s for some “Hillbilly Boogie” and the rest is history. The Hillbilly music of Chester Smith and other radio stars and the railroad that carried the musicians up and down the valley from the canneries and farm helped blend and develop the rockin’ sound to make Rockabilly.  Maddux Brothers and Rose were possibly the first “Rockabilly” group.   Today, Rockabilly lives large and is a big part of car shows, pin-ups, lowriders and a new generation of fans that live to this Rockabilly and Psychobilly beat where retro is the future.  Our own Refuzniks, Pendletons, Rockin’ Rick and so many others like Unity Music and Wreckin’ Rita make this the most happenin’ thing going.   ModestoView is proud to help sponsor the Saints and Sinners Ball and hope you can go check it out.  Read the latest from our own Rockabilly princess Jennifer Allsup.  Log on to ModestoView.com and read back copies of the monthly RockabillyView.   O

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Pachuco Jose Y Los Diamantes (L.A) JailBreak(Fresno) Vintage Vandals (Sacramento) UNITY STAGE: Blacktop Tragedy (Co Co County) Rocketship Rocketship (San Francisco) The Pendletons Cuttin’ Loose! (Stockton) Eli Goodtime & the Oldtimers ( Modesto) The Bastard Makers Swamp Angel(Santa Cruz) Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devils (Portland) Dee Jays Miss Cherry Bomb Dr. Scott Monster Juke Box Burlesque Competition Special Guests Tom Ingram Roy Varga Tess Boyd Pin-Up Competition Hosted by the Lovely Devils Pin-ups Sponsored by El Gato Negro & Marilee Caruso. The following participating hotels are available. Be sure to use the group code: Saints&SinnersWinterBillyBall Knights Motel $39 4540 N El Dorado St, Stockton, 209-478-2944, Clarion Inn & Suites Stockton $62 4219 E Waterloo Rd, Stockton, CA Best Western Plus Heritage Inn Stockton $64.99 111 E March Ln, Stktn. (209) 4743301 El Rancho Motel $55 5936 California 99 Stockton, (209) 931-0593 Tickets:  http://www.flavorus.com/event/ SaintsandSinners-WinterbillyBall/143866 https://www.facebook.com/messages/ WreckinRita

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by Earl Matthews Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you all had as great of a year as I did and that next year will be even better. December is here and there are some fun shows to see and hear this month. Choose to get dressed up and hit Congregation Beth Shalom’s Latkes and Vodkas annual event on Dec 8th or relax at Tresetti’s and listen to one of the great solo artists playing there every Friday and Saturday night. Check out the event calendar at modestoview.com for more details. I am happy to announce that the Poorhouse Millionaire will be doing a soft release of our first full-length recording, “Prevention Intervention” starting on Dec 11th. You will be able to find it on iTunes for $9.99. Sometime in January we will have some CD release parties where you will have the chance to pick up a physical copy if you would like. This project has been a lot of fun for us and we are excited to see it go out into the world. There is a lot of heart, soul and sweat embedded into every song. We appreciate your support very much. There are only three more Thursday Night Rambles at Deva Cafe left this year. Don’t miss your chance to pick up one of our

from Dec 20th through Jan 11th to allow us to spend the holidays with our families and friends. We will be back to our old tricks on Jan 17th. That’s all for me this month folks. Remember to keep your headlights on in the fog and your eyes on the road.I look forward to seeing you out at one of the many great music events happening all around town this month. Do what you can to support the amazing musicians and other artists that make our city more vibrant and colorful. None of us can do what we do without you.

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Bagels n’ More 1532 Lakewood Ave, Suite 5 Bagels n’ More keeps it simple yet spicy during the holidays. Drop by for a pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin pie shake and stick around to try a breakfast bagel sandwich. The staffer that we spoke to was excited to talk about the store’s jalapeño cheese bagel. Sounds like a solid way to start a day.

Cafe Deva - 1202 J St Cafe Deva is known for being one of Modesto’s most popular music venues and for having a long list of food and drink offerings. Try the Caribe which adds steamed milk, white chocolate and coconut to a base of rich espresso. The drink is topped with whipped cream and coconut shavings. For a bite of citrus, try the Borge which tastes like a Terry’s chocolate orange. The Borge is made up of Mexican chocolate, orange, steamed milk, and whip cream and topped with orange zest for a lively spark of flavor.   Queen Bean - 1126 14th St Queen Bean is also a popular music venue and one of the most comfortable places

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in town to sit and relax for a while. Enjoy your drink or lunch inside a renovated Victorian home or outside on a vast patio. Try the Azteca mocha which combines highimpact espresso, steamed milk and Ibarra Mexican chocolate to create a unique favor experience that you will likely crave often. Serrano Social Club -  1030 J St Serrano Social Club is not your average coffee shop. Tony and his crew have had their work featured in magazines all over the world and they are proud to have received hundreds of positive online reviews from their customers. Every drink that is made by the crew is a work of art. Try the Serrano Mocha - The drink that serves as the foundation of the business. It is made

up of organic whole milk, cocoa powder, honey, chili powder and the finest espresso available. Local organic ingredients are used. Old Plantation Coffee and Cafe 3020 Floyd Ave Old Plantation has been a popular stop in Modesto for years and is known for their gourmet eats as well as their gourmet drinks. Try their takes on classics such as the white mocha or the caramel macchiato or opt for their signature Giraffe which combines caramel and white chocolate. Sip while eating a chicken pesto panini or a salad that features toppings such as cranberries, fresh feta cheese and homemade Balsamic vinaigrette.  

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CHS - Pathways invites you to an Open House. Join CHS Pathways, a shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness, for an Open House at 608 E. Granger Ave. #25 on Dec 14 from 3pm to 6pm. Volunteers will show you how the space has recently received an extreme makeover and share more about the program and the young people who live there. Call Les Clements at (209) 527-6589.

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It was amazing how all five, creative friends worked well together. Everyone took a part that fit their talent or time restraints. We wanted the apartment to look good…but, most importantly…. our goal was to make them feel like they were home. Through our journey we found two wonderful gals doing their best to move forward in life. They are working, drug free and continuing their education. Bianca, one of the girls who lives in the apartment has a shinning personality that is thankful for where she is today. Pathways has been there for these young adults by providing guidance, care and respect. They are the most- kind group of people, asking why we were so nice to them. It is funny that as we were helping them…they were helping us. Our hearts are full. We discovered that we have good hearts, wonderful friends, fun memories and best of all a place called Pathways, here in Modesto, CA to help young fostered adults grow to become self efficient great people. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

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Oh how I love baking! Especially Holiday Baking! It is one of things that gets me into the holiday spirit along with my favorite holiday movie, Christmas Vacation.   In between all of the college applications, the essays, the break we all need is a treat now and then and the smell of fresh cookies and pies are the perfect holiday remedy for a stressful college planning day.  This is the perfect all ages time of the year and so many things are easy on my wallet. The open mics at Queen Bean, the decorated McHenry Mansion, and pumpkin lattes at Queen Bean, music at the Barkin’ Dog and walking around the boutiques and galleries in downtown Modesto, especially when they have hot cider. The smells are amazing.  It seems like there are a ton of good movies at both the State and Brenden.  Twilight premier was a blast and I loved Lincoln.   A cool fall night and a movie is a great night.   A really cool show this month is the VMI Rocks Christmas Concert at  Club Max December 16 at the Doubletree.  This is an all ages show with bands like the Resistance, High Voltage and 14 other band and they will be doing Christmas songs.   How fun! 

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Abbey, Saul Trujillo, Jake Calizo, Parker Steward One of my favorite classes at Modesto High is my IB Photography and I love to take pictures around town.   If you really want to create personal gifts this year, I would recommend photos and videos.    Everyone can watch videos, and it is a really cool personal thing you can do.    This season, make a photo book like a miniature momento book.  Photobooks are cool in that you can hand make the book, use some stamps, some fabric and really make something unique for each person. So much fun to make and so much fun to give.  And of course, wrap up your amazing creation and attach a little bag of home made cookies from your late night baking session.  Have an amazing holiday season and an amazing new year with good wishes to all of you. 

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Music has really been in the air in Modesto lately and that has created a whirlwind of different types of music to enjoy. Keeping an open mind is important when it comes to listening to music. I’ve known people that have been stuck on the same genre or playlist for as long as I can remember and I do what I can to encourage them to give other music a chance when given the chance to. More often than not, they end up enjoying what I suggest. I was contacted Recently by Jonathon Jennings of Quote Your Pulse Records - a Turlock-based independent record label - and he encouraged me to download a copy of his label’s latest compilation. The compilation - simply titled “Cover Compilation” - is an ambitious effort that includes 25 tracks that vary widely in style. Each track is a cover of a track made popular by another artist. Many of the covers are performed by Modesto-area talent. The following is a list of a few of my favorite tracks on the compilation along with my take on them. 1.“Oh to be a Wagon Wheel” - not an Airplane breathes a new sense of life into this Bob Dylan classic that is also known as “Rock Me Mama.” Dylan’s version was done in the style of many 60s folk hits while not an Airplane slows it down and delivers the track with more harmony and a deeper sense of passion that almost makes it sound sad. Both versions are fantastic in their own unique ways but I actually prefer not an Airplane’s delivery better. The harmony that rings through the track is haunting and tender and nobody does haunting and tender quite like not an Airplane. 2. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” - Taylor Swift has mastered the art of pumping out catchy pop tracks that appeal to a wide audience. This track blasted its way onto the pop charts and the country charts and has become one of the pop phenom’s best-selling singles. The Rocket injects a bold dose of teen angst into the track that is blended with just a dash of playful humor and sets it to life with a lively almost punk guitar sound. If you enjoy the original like so many other millions of Swift fans do, you might enjoy a chance to hear it in a different way. This is a lot of fun.

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3. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” - Guns N’ Roses made this track a staple of the rock n’ roll genre and their version will always be a classic. The Josh Rosenblum band flips the song up in big way with their version. It is much slower than the original. Rosenblum’s vocal talent is evident here. He is able to give the classic song the feeling of romance and passion. Rosenblum and company don’t have the over-the-top flare that Axl Rose and Slash have on the original track but they don’t need it to make this version a winner. Download a copy of their version and add it to a romantic mix tape. This is how a cover song should be done in my opinion. If the song was only ever released this way it would have still ended up a favorite of mine. 4. “Iron Lion Zion” - The original version of this track by Bob Marley has been covered by by countless reggae acts and artists of other genres over the years. A’ La Lune takes the track apart and puts it back together with a raw sense of power. The guitar work at the end of the first minute of the track makes this track worthy of mentioning. A’ La Lune could very well be a big name act one day. Their work is very impressive. 5. “Eyes on the Prize” - The Airlings have created a it of magic with this effort. This version of the M. Ward classic will have you and your special someone swaying back and forth together and getting lost in the moment. This cover is downright beautiful. The Airlings clearly know how to convey passion and sincerity. I’d love to hear this live. Download these and the other 20 tracks that make up this compilation for free at quoteyourpulserecords.bandcamp.com. While you are at that website, take a look at some of Quote Your Pulse’s other offerings. There is quite a bit of music to be had for free but I encourage you to push a few dollars toward one of the featured artists. Support local independent talent. These acts work hard for you.

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clothes may cover us during the winter but it won’t be cold forever and when summer hits, you’ll look and feel better. You stuck with your fitness all winter long and won’t hesitate to whip off your shirt and or strap on that bikini. This December many fitness clubs are offering deep discounts for you to join and if you mention my name as well as this Modesto View Fitness piece when you join, chances are it won’t save you a lick of money. But, it should guarantee you an extra smile when you inquire about signing up or continuing your gym membership. All kidding aside friends, to be as healthy as you can be you must live a healthy lifestyle 365 days a year through nutrition, fitness and whatever else nurtures your body and soul through your own personal faith. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone! December Fitness Event The Spirit of Giving 5K Run/Walk happens on December 8th in Modesto.  There will be loads of raffle prizes, a photo opportunity with Santa and a free kids fun run. “Chase The Grinch Out Of Town.” Canned food donations will be collected in exchange for raffle tickets. Food collected during the event will be donated to The Modesto Gospel Mission. Proceeds to benefit children from low-income families entries into recreational programs provided by The City of Modesto Parks and Recreation scholarship

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programs and The Howard Training Center- Meals on Wheels. For more information log onto www. shadowchase.org

When a salad isn’t appealing for dinner on a cold winter night, try steaming your vegetables as well as having a vegetable loaded soup regularly for your dinner. Drinking refrigerated water prior to a winter workout may have serious effects in regards to keeping your core warm thus effecting your workout session. Keep your core warm!

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t first, Aki Starr’s name may strike you as unique. “Aki” is of Japanese origin, and translates to “autumn; bright; glistening.” It turns out that his name reflects his personal image and level of talent. As a singer,songwriter and producer, AKI Starr of San Francisco has been featured on MTV’s “Sway’s Universe” as a top music video was in Los Angeles this past weekend filming a music video to his latest single “Illusion.” Sources tell me that Starr held the title of the track back from the public until posting a Facebook post titled “Illusion” video shoot day 2... Dancers getting’ down!!!” Starr has been taking the stage by storm Across the United States and around the world. He has performed in front of thousands of fans that have been devoted to his evolving music trough his years of hard work and dedication. Locally, the young Latin/English singer has performed at the Fat Cat in Modesto. His single “The Closer I Get to You” was featured on Hot 104.7 here in the valley. Starr is currently devoting his free time to planning concerts to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on the east coast. He will take his act to Staten Island, Long Island and Manhattan to perform scheduled benefit concerts. Starr’s accomplishments include writing hits for popular a number of television

shows including “Knock First”, “Jake 2.0 “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Desperate Housewives”. Starr is best known for his work as a singer with the group Spanish Fly. The group is signed to Warner Bros. Records and has created a list of hits that includes “Daddy’s Home”, “Treasure Of My Heart”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Visions”, “I Can See”, “One Last Try” and “Who You Loving Tonight?” Many famous DJs, singers and television hosts have made great statements and comments throughout the years in reference to Starr’s work. I had a chance to work with Starr in the studio and my experiences with the artist not only showed me that his talent is worthy of the praise heaped on him. He is very professional and humble in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Starr’s dedication and work ethic combined to create music that will live on as solid examples of excellence in the history of urban music. Find Aki Starr on Facebook at facebook. com/aki.starr.

•  Participate in the Center for Human Services and Clear Channel Radio’s 92.9 for the ‘Tis the Season for Bidding Online Auction. The auction will go live on Dec 5 and end on Dec 15. Bid on weekend get-aways, an autographed guitar, hot air balloon rides and more.  A portion of all bids will benefit the Center for Human Services. Visit http://tinyurl.com/bidforgoodmodesto to place a bid.

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United Way of Stanislaus County has been serving this community since 1953. Our mission has always been simple: enhance the community through programs that improve the quality of life. Recently we have narrowed our focus to greater impact the common good by highlighting education. We partner with several agencies and support them in their endeavors, offering financial resources raised through company workplace campaigns. With our assistance, these nonprofits have a greater chance of achieving their objectives and are free to focus on what they do best…provide for the underserved. As a fundamental component of this partnership, we oversee these organizations to ensure the financial responsibility and integrity of each program we support through regular audits and outcome reports, respectful of our duty to be good stewards of hard-earned dollars entrusted to us. Currently we partner with 24 local agencies in a collaborative effort to address the multiple hardships we face in Stanislaus

County. Homelessness, child abuse, life limiting disabilities, hunger and literacy have been top priorities among the long list of afflictions many residents face. Last year, in collaboration with our partners, we provided over 630,000 services to people in this community. Currently, Stanislaus County has a high school graduation rate that hovers around 75%. Through our new education initiative, we are collaborating with experts in education to identify obstacles students face and aggressively combat the county’s high dropout rate, leading to more opportunity, better jobs and a safer community. Meeting the basic needs of those who are struggling remains a top priority for us

moving forward. Because the needs continue to grow, we’ll need individuals living in this community to help us. If you are interested in an individual donation or starting a workplace campaign at your place of business, reach out to Amy Vickery at avickery@uwaystan.org  If you are looking

for a volunteer opportunity, you can contact the Volunteer Center at 209-524-1307 or volunteer@uwaystan.org and they will find you the perfect match. 422 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95354     209.523.4562      www.uwaystan.org    

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What 9-1-1 is to emergencies and 4-1-1 is to information, 2-1-1 is to crisis intervention. It is a call center that anyone in need can call and get a referral to literally hundreds of safety net services (help paying utilities, food, shelter, counseling services) Keep this info handy and tell someone who may need assistance.

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et. “Have you not seen the flowers along the path we take every day?   They grow where the water has fallen from you. I cannot replace something that helps such beauty and joy to flourish.”

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December 1 4th Annual Breakfast with Santa A Christmas Carol Anna In the Tropics Bacchus Happy Hour Beard & Moustache Competition Breakfast with Santa Carlos Martinez LIve Celebration of Lights Parade “Dr. Suess” Central West Ballet Ceres Flea Market Christmas Car Show Crows Landing Flea Market Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Dickens Faire & Certified Farmers’ Market DJ Skewers Doc Holliday Live Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Elephant’s Graveyard Fantasy Of Trees Glo Karaoke Hospice Foundation Fantasy of Trees Ice Skating at Del Osso Joe and Tim Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Live Music Saturdays McHenry Mansion Dickens’ Tours Mistlin Holiday Show Modesto Certified Farmers Market Modesto Flea Market MSO Holiday Pops Railtown’s Engine #3 RockLobster Live Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Soul Saturdays Sunday Group Run SVAVOTH Live Traxamillion Unleashed Live Weekend Dance Party Winter Craft day Winter Poetry Submissions Word Basics December 2 A Christmas Carol Anna In the Tropics Breakfast with the Millionaires Ceres Flea Market Chafetz Champagne Sundays Christmas in Knights Ferry Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel DJ & Karaoke Fun Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Modesto Flea Market Posada Navidena Queen Bean Open Mic Night Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Sunday Night Football Very Merry Holiday Happening Very Merry Holiday Happening Winter Poetry Submissions December 3 Arbitrage Boardroom Karaoke Chafetz Christmas Train Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel DJ Hector Moralez Free Pool Tables - Yosemite Bowl Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm MIlonga Tango “Practica” Monday Night Football Open Mic Comedy Night Open Mic Night W/ Shaylin Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Spinning Vinyl Story Time Straight No Chaser Wiggle Worms

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Wiggle Worms Winter Poetry Submissions Youth Harp Ensemble December 4 75th Annual MJC Men’s Basketball Tournament Arbitrage Authority Zero Live Bacchus All-Day Beer Specials Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train CWB Pilates Based Mat Conditioning Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel Friends of the Library Meeting Ice Skating at Del Osso Internet Basics Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm Miki Industry Night Mistlin Holiday Show Neil Buettner Live Open Mic Night Salsa Dancing Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Story Time Story Time Story Time Thursday Group Early Run Tim Quinn and Travelling Circus Tuesday shots Wiggle Worms Winter Poetry Submissions December 5 75th Annual MJC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bacchus Happy Hour Bottle Cap Magnets Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Circus Latin Nights College Nights Creole Jazz Kings Cruise and Good Acoustic Christmas Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital DJ & Karaoke Fun DJ Jason Gulley Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Half-Off Pasta Nights Ice Skating at Del Osso Internet Basics Johnny&Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke Night Karaoke w/ Brad Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show MJC presents “Electronic Oscillations Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Soul Heart Live Story Time Story Time Tango Dancing Lessons Toddler Time Toddler Time Turlock Library Book Club Winter Poetry Submissions December 6 75th Annual MJC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bacchus Happy Hour Band Showcase Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Light Night Bike Ride Christmas Train Computer Basics CWB Pilates Based Mat Conditioning Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Dave Dow open jam session Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Elephant’s Graveyard Glass Staining Craft Ice Skating at Del Osso Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Night Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Karaoke w/ Brad Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Modesto Certified Farmers Market Neil and Matt Live Release Thursdays at ClimaX Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Story Time Story Time Story Time The Big Lebowski

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Winter Poetry Submissions December 10 Boardroom Karaoke Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel Free Pool Tables - Yosemite Bowl Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm MIlonga Tango “Practica” Monday Night Football Open Mic Comedy Night Open Mic Night W/ Shaylin Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Spinning Vinyl Story Time The Big Lebowski Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Winter Poetry Submissions December 11 Bacchus All-Day Beer Specials Bluegrass Jam Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Neil Buettner Live Salida Library Book Club Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Story Time Story Time Story Time Wiggle Worms Winter Poetry Submissions December 12 Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour Candy Cane Craft Christmas Train College Nights Creole Jazz Kings Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital DJ & Karaoke Fun DJ Jason Gulley Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Half-Off Pasta Nights Ice Skating at Del Osso Internet basics Karaoke Night Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Modesto Library Book Club Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Soul Heart Live Story Time Story Time Toddler Time Toddler Time Winter Poetry Submissions December 13 Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Dave Dow open jam session Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso Intermediate Internet Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Night Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Neil and Matt Live Release Thursdays at ClimaX Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Story Time Story Time Story Time Therapy Thursdays Thursday Night Ramble Winter Poetry Submissions Winter Wonderland Craft December 14 Bacchus Happy Hour Carlos Martinez LIve

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Christmas Train Christmas with Aaron Neville CHS Pathways Open House CWB - The Nutcracker Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Flavor Fridays Glo Karaoke Healing and Psychic Development Class Ice Skating at Del Osso Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood Johnny & Kelly Karaoke at the Bowl Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lady Kate Fridays Lights on the Farm MCW Band Mistlin Holiday Show POD Live Research and Development RockLobster Live Santa Con 2012 Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Tongue & Groove TVIF at ClimaX Weekend Dance Party Winter Poetry Submissions December 15 “Santa By Daylight” Train Rides An Irish Christmas Bacchus Happy Hour Big Earl & Cryin Shame Carlos Martinez LIve Ceres Flea Market Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market CWB - The Nutcracker Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Expendables Live Gift of Laughter Night Glo Karaoke Ice Skating at Del Osso Joe and Tim Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Modesto Flea Market Radio 92.9 Radio Auction Santa By Daylight” Train Rides Seduction Saturdays Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Soul Saturdays Sunday Group Run Tequila Mockingbird The Notcracker Weekend Dance Party Winter Poetry Submissions December 16 An Irish Christmas Brave Bull Christmas Party & Show Breakfast with the Millionaires Ceres Flea Market Champagne Sundays Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market CWB - The Nutcracker DamFamily Reunion Lance Lopez DJ & Karaoke Fun Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Modesto Flea Market Queen Bean Open Mic Night Realtors Can Tree Breakfast Santa By Daylight” Train Rides Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Sunday Night Football The Notcracker VMI Rocks Christmas 16 Bands December 17 Boardroom Karaoke Christmas Train Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital

Sierra Railroad Turlock Community Theatre 608 E. Granger Ave. #25 Gallo Center CSU Art Gallery State Theatre Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Studio 47 Glo Worm TheSpiritualChurch Turlock Del Osso Farms T’s Cocktails The Boardroom Yosemite Bowl MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Sushi Del Osso Farms The Boardroom Mistlin Gallery Fat Cat Music House P Wexfords Blue Horse Lounge Fat Cat Music House Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire Nino’s Place ClimaX Nightclub Crocodile’s Nightclub Via E or Mail Railtown 1897 Gallo Center Bacchus T’s Cocktails Gervasoni’s 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sierra Railroad 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Gallo Center CSU Art Gallery Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Fat Cat Music House Barkin’ Dog Grill Glo Worm Del Osso Farms P Wexford’s The Boardroom MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms Mistlin Gallery 1107 South 7th Street Location TBD Railtown 1897 Studio 47 Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire Shooters / Clarion Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Nino’s Place State Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Via E or Mail Gallo Center Brave Bull Deva Cafe 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sips Bistro Sierra Railroad 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Gallo Center Fat Cat Music House Nino’s Place Carnegie Arts Center Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms 1107 South 7th Street Queen Bean Cafe Bianchi Community Center Railtown 1897 Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire Crocodiles Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale The Boardroom State Theatre Club Max Doubletree The Boardroom Sierra Railroad CSU Art Gallery

Free Pool Tables - Yosemite Bowl Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm MIlonga Tango “Practica” Monday Night Football Open Mic Comedy Night Open Mic Night W/ Shaylin Read to a Reindeer Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Spinning Vinyl Story Time Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wii Game Day December 18 Bacchus All-Day Beer Specials Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Christmas Train Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital Family Movie Night Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show MSO Holiday Candlelight Neil Buettner Live Read to a Reindeer Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Story Time Story Time Wiggle Worms Word Basics December 19 Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Christmas Train College Nights Colorful Paper Snowflakes Creole Jazz Kings Daryl Joseph Moore / Represent the Digital DJ & Karaoke Fun DJ Jason Gulley Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Half-Off Pasta Nights Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Read to a Reindeer Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree Soul Heart Live Story Time Toddler Time Toddler Time December 20 3rd Thursday Art Walk Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Dave Dow open jam session Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Eve of the End Party Ice Skating at Del Osso Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Night Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Lights on the Farm Mistlin Holiday Show Neil and Matt Live Read to a Reindeer Release Thursdays at ClimaX Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Story Time Therapy Thursdays Thursday Night Ramble December 21 Bacchus Happy Hour Carlos Martinez LIve Christmas Train CWB - The Nutcracker DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Emerson Biggins End of the World Beatles Concert Flavor Fridays Glo Karaoke Healing and Psychic Development Class Ice Skating at Del Osso Johnny & Kelly Karaoke at the Bowl Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King

Yosemite Bowl Del Osso Farms Ridgeway’s Lounge Del Osso Farms Jacob’s Fine Dining P Wexford’s Clarion hotel Firkin and Fox Modesto library Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire Speakeasy Riverbank Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Bacchus Brave Bull Sierra Railroad Sierra Railroad CSU Art Gallery Modesto Library Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Del Osso Farms Mistlin Gallery St Stanislaus Church P Wexfords Modesto Library Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire Ceres Library Oakdale Library Modesto Library Modesto Library Bacchus Brave Bull Sierra Railroad Sierra Railroad Theatre 417 Riverbank Library Clarion Hotel CSU Art Gallery Nino’s Place The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center Fuzio Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Del Osso Farms Mistlin Gallery Modesto Library Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms Vintage Faire P Wexford’s Oakdlae Library Turlock library Turlock Library Dowtown Modesto Bacchus Brave Bull Sierra Railroad Barkin’ Dog Grill Carnegie Arts Center The Boardroom Del Osso Farms P Wexford’s MIdway Lounge Skewers Clarion Shooters Del Osso Farms Mistlin Gallery The Boardroom Modesto Library ClimaX Nightclub Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms Hughson Library Studio 47 Deva Cafe Bacchus Gervasoni’s Sierra Railroad Gallo Center Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Nino’s Place Fat Cat Music House Studio 47 Glo Worm TheSpiritualChurch Turlock Del Osso Farms The Boardroom Yosemite Bowl MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge

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Miki Sushi Del Osso Farms T’s Cocktails P Wexford’s The Other Place Del Osso Farms State Theatre ClimaX Nightclub Crocodile’s Nightclub Nino’s Place Bacchus Gervasoni’s 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sierra Railroad 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Gallo Center Miki Sushi Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Glo Worm Del Osso Farms State Theatre MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms 1107 South 7th Street P Wexford’s The Other Place Studio 47 Del Osso Farms Shooters / Clarion The Boardroom Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Fat Cat Music House T’s Cocktails State Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Deva Cafe 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sips Bistro Sierra Railroad 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Gallo Center Nino’s Place Carnegie Arts Center Del Osso Farms State Theatre MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms 1107 South 7th Street Queen Bean Cafe Del Osso Farms Crocodiles Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale The Boardroom The Boardroom Yosemite Bowl Del Osso Farms Ridgeway’s Lounge Del Osso Farms Jacob’s Fine Dining Clarion hotel Firkin and Fox Del Osso Farms Speakeasy Modesto Library Modesto Library Doubletree Hotel All over the world Bacchus Brave Bull Theatre 417 Clarion Hotel Nino’s Place The Boardroom Carnegie Arts Center Fuzio Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Del Osso Farms Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms P Wexford’s Oakdlae Library Turlock library Turlock Library Bacchus Brave Bull Sierra Railroad Barkin’ Dog Grill Carnegie Arts Center Del Osso Farms P Wexford’s MIdway Lounge

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Lady Kate Fridays Lights on the Farm Poor House Millionaires Research & Development Rock Lobster Live Snow at the Farm The nightmare before christmas TVIF at ClimaX Weekend Dance Party December 22 Anthem Live Bacchus Happy Hour Carlos Martinez LIve Ceres Flea Market Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market CWB - The Nutcracker DJ Hector Moralez DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Glo Karaoke Ice Skating at Del Osso It’s a wonderful life Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Modesto Flea Market Neil Buettner Rock Lobster Live Seduction Saturdays Snow at the Farm Soul Saturdays StrengeBrew Sunday Group Run Talk of the Town Presents The Honeywilders The nightmare before christmas Weekend Dance Party December 23 Breakfast with the Millionaires Ceres Flea Market Champagne Sundays Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market CWB - The Nutcracker DJ & Karaoke Fun Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso It’s a wonderful life Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Modesto Flea Market Queen Bean Open Mic Night Snow at the Farm Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Sunday Night Football December 24 Boardroom Karaoke Free Pool Tables - Yosemite Bowl Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm MIlonga Tango “Practica” Open Mic Comedy Night Open Mic Night W/ Shaylin Snow at the Farm Spinning Vinyl Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms December 25 Christmas Brunch Merry Christmas Modesto December 26 Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour College Nights Creole Jazz Kings DJ & Karaoke Fun DJ Jason Gulley Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Half-Off Pasta Nights Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Lights on the Farm Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Soul Heart Live Story Time Toddler Time Toddler Time December 27 Bacchus Happy Hour Brave Bull Happy Hour Christmas Train Dave Dow open jam session Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Night

Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Lights on the Farm Neil and Matt Live Release Thursdays at ClimaX Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm Story Time Therapy Thursdays Thursday Night Ramble December 28 2nd Tradition Band Bacchus Happy Hour Bobby Love & Sweet Sugar Carlos Martinez LIve Christmas Train DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Flavor Fridays Glo Karaoke Healing and Psychic Development Class Ice Skating at Del Osso Johnny & Kelly Karaoke at the Bowl Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lady Kate Fridays Lights on the Farm Snow at the Farm Soul Heart TVIF at ClimaX Weekend Dance Party December 29 1 Zilch Comedy Night Bacchus Happy Hour Carlos Martinez LIve Ceres Flea Market Christmas Train Crows Landing Flea Market DJ Nino’s DJ Skewers Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Glo Karaoke Gotcha Covered Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm MC Kooch and DJ Pidge Vicious Live Modesto Flea Market NYE Party -Kickstart Seduction Saturdays Snow at the Farm Soul Saturdays Sunday Group Run The Nines Weekend Dance Party Zion 1 w Cobalt December 30 Breakfast with the Millionaires Ceres Flea Market Champagne Sundays Crows Landing Flea Market DJ & Karaoke Fun Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Lights on the Farm Modesto Flea Market Queen Bean Open Mic Night Snow at the Farm Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run December 31 Boardroom New Years Karaoke Fire & Ice New Year’s Party Free Pool Tables - Yosemite Bowl Ice Skating at Del Osso Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm New Year’s Eve w/Rock Lobster New Year’s Eve World Tour Party New Years Eve Extravaganza! RocKHaven New Years Eve Bash Snow at the Farm Spinning Vinyl January 1 Bacchus All-Day Beer Specials Brave Bull Happy Hour Happy New Year Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Lights on the Farm Neil Buettner Live Sips Happy Hour Snow at the Farm

Skewers Clarion Shooters Del Osso Farms The Boardroom ClimaX Nightclub Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms Hughson Library Studio 47 Deva Cafe T’s Cocktails Bacchus Nino’s Place Gervasoni’s Sierra Railroad Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Studio 47 Glo Worm TheSpiritualChurch Turlock Del Osso Farms The Boardroom Yosemite Bowl MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Miki Sushi Del Osso Farms Del Osso Farms P Wexford’s ClimaX Nightclub Crocodile’s Nightclub Fat Cat Music House Bacchus Gervasoni’s 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sierra Railroad 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Nino’s Place Skewers Lounge Carnegie Arts Center Glo Worm The Boardroom Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms Nino’s Place 1107 South 7th Street T’s Cocktails Studio 47 Del Osso Farms Shooters / Clarion Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale P Wexford’s Crocodile’s Nightclub Fat Cat Music House Deva Cafe 1651 East Whitmore Ave Sips Bistro 3113 Crows Landing Rd. Nino’s Place Carnegie Arts Center Del Osso Farms MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Del Osso Farms 1107 South 7th Street Queen Bean Cafe Del Osso Farms Crocodiles Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale The Boardroom Clarion Hotel Yosemite Bowl Del Osso Farms Ridgeway’s Lounge Del Osso Farms Nino’s Place Fat Cat Music House Doubletree Hotel Farnesi’s Chowchilla Del Osso Farms Speakeasy Bacchus Brave Bull All over the world MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Del Osso Farms P Wexfords Sips Bistro Del Osso Farms

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Downtown Modesto is the place to be late Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is live music every night of the week in one of our great clubs or restaurants. After the show, stop and enjoy a nightcap.

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There are parking garages at 9th and L Street, 11th and K Street, 11th and I Street and 12th and H Street. Parking is close to all restaurants!

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It’s getting easier to catch a cab, bothtodowntown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way... Affordable Cab 209-753-8005 Touch of Class Cab  209-575-0609 Cash Cab 209-740-1390 Checker Cab: 888-487-5411 City Cab  209-818-4144 DeSoto Cab: 209-577-8888 Edith’s Cab: 402-0377 Lucky 7 Cab: 209-985-8533  209-877-7676 Metro Cab: 209-533-3333 Modesto Cab Company:  209-521-7320 Quality Cab: 209-552-9898 Red Top Taxi Cab:   209-524-4741 Taxi Taxi Cab:  209-756-1035 Town Cab:  209-404-2727 United Cab:  209-888-8888 Urban Taxi Cab:  209-351-0222 Yellow Cab of Modesto: 209-524-8294 Oakdale Taxi:  209-869-5552

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• The McHenry Mansion at 15th and I Streets is up and running after this year’s restorations. Come be a part of the Modesto community by giving tours and maybe serving on a committee. Docent training begins the end of January. Call (209) 549-0428 for information. • Christmas Tea is scheduled this year at McHenry Mansion Dec 10 at 2pm. $25 per person. Reservations required. Call (209) 578-1524 for details. • Decorate and Light your bike and join us for the Christmas Light Bike Parade - A leisurely attention-grabbing ride through downtown Modesto. Go all out with tinsel, ornaments, stuffed animals, streamers, ribbon, fabric, etc... Fully altered mutant bikes encouraged! Meet at Serrano Social club on Dec 7th by 6:30pm. The ride begins at 6:45pm. Stops will be made at local galleries and the Thursday Night Ramble at Deva Cafe. Fugly Christmas Sweaters encouraged. Event will be rescheduled if heavy rain. Hoping for a clear night. Participation is free. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to attend.

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1. Aaron Durr returns to Modesto for a special performance at Camp 4. 2. Mary Ann Sanders goes head to head finger painting with Keith Boggs for Murals for Motown. 3. Melissa Nethercott gets interviewed by Central Valley TV about the Breaking Dawn 2 premier. 4. Modesto Symphony conductor David Lockington lays down some awesome cello. 5. Grace Lieberman and Kenni Friedman share a laugh at the Murals event. 6. The Turkey Trot Winner Roman Garcia sprints toward the line. 7. Christine Meredith and Irene Carillo make music together. 8. Madeline Lopes stays warm at the Farmer’s Market. 9. Sam Pierstorff strikes a winning pose as he preps for Turkey Trot. 10. The Sloshball team gets ready for the monthly game! Join in 3rd Saturdays. 11. Commuters Maxx their way to the mall. 12. Birds are a common sight in Modesto this time of year. 13. The Kettle Kick off gets Salvation Army off to a good start for 2012. 14. Drew, Greg and Ashley Kyler warm up for the Turkey Trot. 15. The youngest Turkey Trot participant is 5 weeks old! Check out Nick, Blake and Dana. 16. The Central Valley Professional Exchange was part of the winning fundraising team! 17. McQueen the Pug enjoys the patio at Queen Bean. 18. Musicians jam at a weekly Modesto house party. 19. Ultra-marathoner and climber Adrian Crane and the Grinch hang out after the Turkey Trot. 20. It has been fun working with the City of Modesto on the Parkets, Christian & Aaron Vickery, Josh Bridegroom, Jordi Camps, George Osner and Chris Murphy. 21. Andy Rehm of the Hooten Hallers gets into it. 22. The fall sun was brilliant on Thanksgiving morning along Scenic. 23. Goalie Abbey Murphy was named an MVP for Modesto High Water Polo. 24. ModestoView friends Adrian Mendoza, Diane Moody and Hannibal Yadigur hang at the Barkin’ Dog on Small Biz Saturday. 25. Monique Padron Tews won the ModestoView/Brenden/Fuzio Twilight VIP Contest! Thanks to these photographers for their talents this month. Ruben Porras: 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25. Diane Moody: 4, 5, 10, 21. Efren Martinez: 6. Chris Murphy: 2, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24.

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