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SEPTEMBER 2012

MAMA Gets DAM Big News! page 12

Cool Cat Rockin’ page 14

T’ai Chi and Chi Kung Are Good For This page 23

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Sept 29 September 8 – Picnic at the Pops, Music of Motown

September 9 – The B52s – Gallo Center

September 24 – Rock of Ages Gallo Center

September 27, 28, 29 – Manhattan Global Short Film Festival, State Theatre

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September 7 – Rick Derringer, State Theatre

September 22 – Comics That Don’t Bite, Joe Klocek and friends, Barking Dog

September 29 – Dirty Cello - West Side Theatre

September 28, 29, 30 – Three Days of Rain Prospect Theatre -

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September 15 – Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr Gallo Center

September 15, 16 – Greek Food Festival, Greek Church

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Event Note – Crosby, Stills and Nash, Sept 25 at the Gallo Center is basically sold out,just a few single seats available. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TIX!

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EDITOR’S Greetings, The Kids are Alright! As we are putting the September issue together, the news flash was that Neil Armstrong

had died.   One of the true last American heroes and above all, truly inspiring, truly ethical, truly humble, truly brave and was truly the right stuff in every sense of the word.  Who is next? What it next, where do we go now? Our youth need to be inspired!  Our youth need to be taught pride. Our youth need to understand that there is so much yet to be discovered and so much to be learned.   We need to teach our youth that brains and science are so very very cool and music and the arts expand the mind and teach our kids to be understanding intelligent thinkers.   The current political process and the media celebrate the mediocre, the loud and false celebrity.  One guest star on a cable TV show, and you get on the A,B,C,D list.  We have to change this and celebrate the talented, the great and the inspiring.  That is why this issue is dedicated to the Youth Bands and we are here to say that “the Kids are Alright”   That is why ModestoView exists, to showcase the people that make a positive difference.  People that encourage and teach kids how to be amazing adults, to reach high and challenge themselves to be great are our heros! Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. represent the artists of the 60s and the 70s that chose greatness and love to have a long and meaningful career.   Last month we interviewed Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh who challenges us, and our city, to be better and make something special out of all that we have.  This month, he is encouraging exceptional youth with the Modesto Teens program (see page XX).   Each and everyone of us can teach the value of education and awareness.  We can teach the value of community giving and compassion for others.   We can teach that we need to invest to make our families, cities and country to be great.  It is not about taking and off-shoring, it is about investing and creating.    With every issue of ModestoView, we hope you learn about something new and amazing and about people of all ages that are making a difference and champion excellence!  This way, we can all live like Neil Armstrong, and every thing we do can be more than just a small step, but a giant leap. Enjoy Modesto and please make sure to send me your comments about what you like and what you think we should do better.  ModestoView is 100% local and 100% positive and our goal is “Serving Civic Pride Daily since 1997”  Thanks to you all Chris Murphy Publisher ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com facebook.com/modestoview

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This Month’s Cover: “This month’s cover was shot with a nod to the Who Album, ‘The Kids are Alright’ by local photographer Michael Fowler. The “kids” from High Voltage (Page 16) joined Michael at 10th Street Plaza between school and football practice to get this shot ... alright.”

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PUBLISHER

Chris Murphy chrism@modestoview.com SENIOR EDITOR

Ruben Porras SALES AND ADVERTISING

Advertising@modestoview.com Republic Marketing todd@republicmarketing.com DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART

Republic Marketing Managing Director

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Art Director/Designer

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Madison Murphy Ruben Porras

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Jim Christiansen Claudia Newcorn Mike Vanek Kaye Osborn Jennifer Alsup Kate Serpa Efren Martinez Shasta Boss Javier Lopez Abbey Murphy Dana Jonson Debi Campbell Matty Comer Monica Barber Lauren Porras Ray Vazira Mary Layton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Efren Martinez Diane Moody Ruben Porras Michael J Mangano

©2012 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The photographs, graphics, artwork and advertisements are the property of Modesto View Magazine. The magazine assumes no responsibility or liability for claims made by the advertisers. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflectthe views of Modesto View Magazine or the owners. Modesto View Magazine is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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“Love Thy Neighbor” I am sitting here typing this at Serran So-

cial club and for the first time in a very long time, I am not wearing any sort of cast or brace. My arm is sore and my flexibility will not fully return for several more months but I am happy to be working with my words again. I am happy to have control back. The last couple of months have been a real learning experience for me. I have had the chance to attend a number of events without lugging a camera around. I have been able to be nothing more than some guy in the audience and I have had a lot of fun. The high point of my recent experiences was a trip to Merced to see Grandaddy. Modesto View publisher Chris Murphy emailed me one day and wrote that he had a ticket for me to see the show. Being the curious guy that I am, I made the journey. This my friends was a wise choice on my part. This my friends changed my outlook on everything from community spirit to art. Murphy and I stood in front of Jason Lytle and the band in our light blue matching “It’s on...again” t-shirts and we melted into the sensory overload that swept over The Partisan like a cloud. Critics speculate that Grandaddy quit music several years ago because they failed to attain “mainstream success.” The music scene is different now than it was back then

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Jim Fairchild and Jason Lytle rock The Partisan in Merced during their first of a series of comeback shows. - Photo by Ruben J. Porras and the band has risen from the ashes at just the right time. Young hipsters and us middle-aged folks swayed back and forth together to songs laced with deep passionate lyrics and wrapped together with thick layers of perfect tone and raw energy. I’ve never had a better concert experience. I can honestly say that I have a new sense of purpose lately and that feels good. I have started to write a book, picked up a camera again and I have taken a closer look at my personal relationships. I have made so many friends here in Modesto and I love that these people are honest, real and caring. I am working on some new projects and I hope to make a splash one day. I don’t

need to be rich and famous. I need to help people. I need to travel. I need to feel alive by doing good things for good people. Take some time to explore Modesto this month. Go somewhere that you would not normally go. I want to see Michael Bolton fans at a rap show at Fat Cat and rap fans dancing along to a musical at the Gallo Center. Diversity and experimentation have helped me find myself. Modesto has inspired me and forced me to challenge myself to get out of my own way. That is something that I really needed to happen. Do good things this month folks. Be good humans. Love thy neighbor. Connect with me on Facebook • facebook. com/rporraswriter

If you follow Modesto View on Facebook or Twitter you are bound to see photos of some of the amazing delights that we are lucky enough to partake in from time to time at local eateries. Sure, we get some special treatment, but you might be surprised that you will also get VIP treatment if you take the time to dine locally. These are the five reasons that we enjoy local dining in no particular orderwith a bit of friendly advice thrown in- They say that variety is the spice of life and that, my friends is true! You will feel that at local establishments. Feel free to explain that your taste buds can’t survive flaming curry. Locally-owned eateries are more helpful when it comes to tweaking recipes that are not designed in corporate food labs. Dare to dream and try something off the menu. - Eat to a beat! Have Sunday brunch with a blues band, enjoy a pint on Thursday night with a bunch of local rockers or relax on a Tuesday to smooth jazz and a gourmet meal. You will be supporting local business and local talent. Teamwork is the key! - Take a world tour! Start on a Monday night on one end of J Street. By the end of the week you will have been to Japan, Greece, Italy, China and Thailand. Visiting local cultures at home is possible and incredibly fun! - Experience the buzz of life around you. Outdoor patio dining is gaining popularity. Summer nights and brisk Fall evenings bring the Delta breeze right to the tables of local restaurants that offer patio seating. Enjoy the weather and breathe a breath of fresh air! - Take advantage of the local agriculture that surrounds us in the Central Valley. Ask your waiter for suggestions that include locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices. We live on some of the most fertile soil in all the world. Support local growers!

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Long lived artist resident Mary O. Bucknam wished to have an Art Open Studio event at her studio until the day she passed.  Her family is planning an event at her studio at 2704 La Palma in Modesto on Sunday September 16, 11 am to 4 p.m..  This is an opportunity to see so many of her paintings she planned to show to the public before she fell ill.  Also September 13, join Central West Ballet and their “Ballet in the Park” in Graceada Park.  Members of the Carnegie Arts Center, Stanislaus Arts Alliance, and Central California Art Association/Mistlin Gallery will have informaJazz Series by Jim Chirstiansen tion tables at this celebration of the ballet dance form. Dan Peterson will  open a show at the Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, East Campus titled “Work since I’ve Worked – Shadow Brook by Dan Petersen Retirement Watercolors.”  Show runs from September 10th to October 11th with a rt in the Garden comes up September reception Sunday, 16th from hours  2 to 29. Tickets/maps are $20, with kids under 5 p.m..  Dan will be the artist in residence 12 free.  Venues include the Mistlin galand manning the gallery during the show, lery, McHenry Mansion gift center, Deva, while also painting more new work.  Good Galletto  and seven homes in the Graceada chance to meet the artist, well known to Park  and La Loma neighborhoods. thirtytation of CSU Stanislaus, MAM will move many in Stanislaus County, for the quality eight Central California Art Association into the Center at 1009 J Street. The center of his work, and long teaching career.  members will be on display.  Featured stops includes a movie making lab and theatre.  The MJC Gallery has not been open reginclude Ed Cesena’s home studio with six The 5th annual Modesto International Arularly since last year’s budget and faculty decades art experience and young artists chitecture Festival is 9 days of events, accutbacks.  Gallery hours for this show are at Deva.  Tickets benefit Mistlin Gallery. tivities, movies, tours, talks, and workshops Monday through Wednesday 10 am to 5 Most art on tour is available for purchase.  that will run September 15 – 23, 2012.  p.m., and Thursdays 5 to 8 p.m. The Complementary Therapy Art Group The Chartreuse Muse is celebrating ten Carnegie Art Center is hosting a Garden annual show will also open at Mistlin this years of operation in downtown Modesto.  Party at The Greenery in Turlock, Septemmonth. Partners Sandy Veneman and Ellen Roehn ber 8. Center Stage Conservatory at lowSeptember is a busy month in art and arwill have a partners duo show, and some er level 11th and J has my art up in their chitecture for the Modesto Art Museum. sort of street fair event for the Muse in midtheater through their production of “The The Building Imagination Center will open September.  This will be a good stop on Art Betrayal.”  An  October event to look forin September on Tenth Street. At the inviWalk September 20.  ward to is the Edgar Degas show at Carnegie Art Center. Work Since I’ve Worked – Retirement Watercolors of Dan Peterson

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1Ž4 Nectarine, muddled 3Ž4 oz. Lemon Juice 3Ž4 oz. Peach Schnapps 2 oz. Kettle One Vodka -Shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass -Garnish with a bit of nectarine peel.

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riting about Surla’s is easy as pie because 1) I already love Surla’s, and you should doubt the integrity of any person who doesn’t.  2) I am an eager supporter of the behind-the-bar prowess of the Surla’s mixologist trifecta of Matt, Sonya, and Amanda.  3) The bar freaking lights up red!  This is a no-brainer, people.  Those of you who have been to Surla’s are already aware of the excellent Asian-fusion based menu, the extensive wine list, rotating taps, and the 100+ bottle bar (complete with a creditable whiskey and rye selection, and a constant bottle of Sazarac) which serves as the foundation for the tempting selection of both new and old school cocktails--- Those of you who are unawares of the above should not hesitate to call the number at the bottom of the page.             I think my alcohol tolerance level jumped ten points the day I met Miss. Amanda Spinnato.  Not only does she fill the shoes of being a formidable drinking partner and good friend, she’s also a very charismatic and talented bartender.  The girl can make you a mean cocktail and couple it with some pretty incredible stories; it’s a winning combination, but will encourage you to drink more just so you can hang out with her longer. Amanda has not always been behind the bar, however.  Previously, she was in administrations and marketing for ten years before making the big switch (there was something she off-handedly said about training with nun chucks for a while…).  She enjoys the fact that in bar tending “you never know what you’re going to get.”  She states about Surla’s: “No matter who your bartender is here, you can give them a flavor/spirit profile, and we’ll always deliver.  We use fresh produce, quality spirits, and I guarantee being here will put you in a good place.  And always be sure to stay for one more, because that’s when the fun happens.”  And so, ModestoView readers, here are three lovely Surla’s cocktails for your taste buds’ sensory pleasure to kick start your September, courtesy of Miss. Spinnato.

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Surla’s Spritzer 1 oz. Passion fruit puree 1Ž2 oz. Lime juice 1Ž2 oz. Lemon juice 1Ž2 oz. Blade Gin 1Ž2 oz. Tatiana Sauvignon Blanc Splash of simple -Shake it up -Pour into a large wine glass full of ice -Top with soda water -Garnish with mint *Spinnato fun fact and my favorite part: Give mint leaves a good hand smack to ‘express’ the flavor. Like I need an excuse to smack more things... **Expert level: If you’re at that right stage of ‘everything-for-some-reason-is-justworking’ buzzed ability (you know what I’m talking about), attempt to further fancy up your Surla’s Spritzer by rimming the glass with three orange slices—as pictured. Not for the uncoordinated, but results in a pretty presentation which is sure to earn you points.

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Disclaimer: As the Cucumber Cosmo is the most popular cocktail at Surla’s, I will resign to being a tease and only give you the ingredients, sans measurements. This way, after your many futile attempts at trying to recreate this delicious beverage, you will finally admit defeat and come into Surla’s and have it done properly for you by Miss Amanda. Unspecified number of cucumber wheels. Hint: it’s fewer than 5 - Muddle, and then add: X oz. of lime juice X count simple X oz. cranberry juice Unknown amount of gin Mysterious quantity of St. Germain -Shake and strain into a martini glass -Garnish with a cucumber slice * For a low-fat version of the above cocktail, omit the garnish.

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Back in Full Swing By Kaye Osborn Gallo Center for the Arts Rock of Ages at the Foster Theater ost schools are back in full swing and Sept. 21- 23 Friday @8 p.m. soon college classes will be gearing up.  Sat @ 2 & 8  p.m. Sunday @2 & 7 p.m. Soon there will be many theatrical oppor- In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town tunities.  girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club they fell in love to the The Modesto High School Theatre De- greatest rock and roll songs of the 80’s. It’s partment will produce the comic farce five-time 2009 Tony® nominee and worldLend Me A Tenor on September 28, 29, wide party musical,  Don’t miss this magi30.  The show will run in the Gallo Center cal good time about dreaming big, playing HS Auditorium (9/28, 29 at 7:30 P.M. and loud and partying on! This event is for ma9/30 at 1:30 P.M.) ture audiences. Lend Me A Tenor is a comic ramp about the inner working of the Cleveland Grand Prospect Theater Project is proud to preOpera Company and their plans to host a sent Richard Greenburg’s Three Days of gala fundraiser with a world-famous tenor.  Rain. Picture the 1960s, sometime between However, things go terribly wrong with the beatnik and hippie eras in an appealing more than one case of mistaken identity.  shabby apartment in rain-soaked GreenThe show takes place in 1934 and features wich village. A newly discovered journal, a cast of eight.  Ticket  $5.00  students $ filled with enigmatic entries, recalls two 6.00 adult/general. young architects, unaware they’re on the

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FB: Dana’s Family Kitchen FOX40: see Chef Dana every 1st Friday of the month

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kitchen?  Anyone spending too much time preparing those over-used, predictable meals for their family, friends, and those must haveover guests? Come with me! Break the monotony of traveling down those gigantic supermarket aisles and get to know some new specialty food products in the cozy setting inside Greens Market.  Greens Market opened in February 20 11. You may also be familiar with Greens Central Bistro located @ 953 Tenth Street here in Modesto serving tasty breakfast, brunch, and sandwiches. Greens Market also serves food to eat on site. I recommend eating before shopping or end up like me, buying everything that I want to taste in my mouth!  Before we begin shopping I’d like to share a lil’ about Ann Endsley, owner of Greens Market, Greens Central, and opening this month Greens Table @ 500 Bangs Road Modesto featuring communal farm tables for dining in, as well as grab n’ go prepared foods to enjoy at home. Ann has lived in Modesto for 20 years. She is passionate about making sure our community has good healthy foods regularly available from local businesses that she consistently supports. Ann’s favorite and most surprising aspect of Greens Market is how the people in the community actually and naturally hangout there! Yes our own Chris Murphy is often spied there eating the signature Heritage pork, applewood smoked, glazed with pure maple syrup, and a hint of chili, tah~dah Bacon on a Stick! Yes, it is Dana~licious!!! Let’s get shopping and I do mean everyone!  Savory or spicy, gluten free or sugar free, vegan or vegetarian, and you cake, pie, and pastry lovers can indulge to the extreme! Say “local” cheese! Fiscalini Farms, Nicalou Farms, Burrough’s Family Farms, sprinkled over some Hickman Chicks Eggs seasoned with Mohini Spices or locally grown herbs. Scones drizzled in Pure Valley Honey,

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Beekman and Beekman Honey, or perhaps Lou Lou’s garden jam. Can’t forget the veggies, all locally grown from Ratto Brother’s, Cline-Cushing, DePalma and Four Seasons farmers! Greens Market also carries their own product line including pasta sauce, BBQ sauce, chutney, jams, and rich caramel and chocolate sauces! Whew! I’m exhausted! I’ll cook tomorrow! Lucky for us Greens Market has a Daily Hot Case Menu including dishes such as Baked Penne w/ Sausage, Meatless Manicotti, Greens Creamy Polenta, and Vegan Stuffed Peppers. Purchase in store, plus you can pre-order from daily menu on FB: Greens Market. Ann told me the carbon footprint of Greens Market is what’s coming off of the farms. Taste the freshness of each season. September is prime season for heirloom tomatoes and fabulous figs.  Greens Clean Gelato coming soon! Modesto View signature question: Beatles or Stones? Without blinking Ann said “Stones! I love their music. I can’t believe Keith Richards is still standing petrified in place in concert. All creatures that are still going!” We double high-fived on that!

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Modesto Arch Opening and Fund Raiser!

In 1912, the Modesto Chamber, then the Modesto Business Men’s Association, raised the money to design and build Modesto’s best known icon, the Modesto Arch. Water, Wealth, Contentment and Health are still foundations of our community and now the arch needs you.  Please donate to help a dedicated group of volunteers and business people restore this grand Modesto monument. 

We are looking for cars from each year from 1912 to 2012 Call 526-5588 to have your car considered

You can buy a $3 Arch bar that may contain a “golden ticket” or you can donate to the non-profit Stanislaus County Foundation to fund the work. Join the team at  Facebook.com/ savethemodestoarch

The huge re-opening party will be October 26. Send your checks to:

Stanislaus County Foundation City of Modesto City Manager’s Office 1010 10th St Modesto 95354.

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The MAMAs are coming! By Chris Murphy

Mark your calendars for October 23 at the

State Theatre.   The 13th Annual MAMAs will be celebrating the best of local music, events, venues and is the best night of the year for everyone that loves music in town.   This year there are is an exciting new category for Youth Bands and there will be some amazing surprises in our performers schedule.  In between the 10 live performances, the 6 music videos, the 18 Award categories, it is a great night to celebrate our music talent and the places and events where there is live music.  Stay tuned to www.modestoareamusic.com and follow @modestoview on Twitter to get the lasted on our local bands and the music scene.   The Modesto Area Music Awards. Oct 23 – Live from the State Theatre. www.modestoareamusic.com   DAM Big News Mike Allsup just got confirmation that DAM will be playing Monterey’s 45th Pop Festival on Sept.29th sharing the stage with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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This is one of the legendary concerts and DAM will take this event to a new level up there with Jimi and the Who!  Rock N Roll Tequila and DAM are trying to rally up a party bus for those that want to attend.  Stay tuned to ModestoView.com to get the updates.   MAMA View Home Grown is enjoying its 39th year of making music together.  We are so fortunate to have each other and to have your smiling faces in the audience.  Thanks for listening! Sept 8 – Annual Garden Party – Turlock Sept 22 – Modesto Certified Farmers Market – Greenery Center - Turlock Sept 22 – Think of Me Fundraiser for George Rogers Park – Endsley Home Michael, Bruce and Patrick www.homegrowntrio.com   Tasty Sampler Greg Edwards, presenter of Off The Air events has given the community a huge gift.  He has  uploaded “Portraits: 32 Singers, 32 Songs” at offtheairrecordings.com where you can now grab the compilation for FREE for like ever! “This project was a HUGE amount of work, but undoubtedly one the best memories of my life so far,”  says Greg. The stellar individual portraits, by monster-mountain-of-talent Doug Holcomb, of all 32 songwriters involved in this endeavor can be viewed at: 32singers32 songs.blogspot.com. http://offtheairrecordings.com/album/portraits-32-singers-32-songs   Sneak Peak – Delenora Green CD, Many of you have heard Delanora Green singing in downtown Modesto.  She is a one-woman Motown jukebox and has a wonderful voice.  She has been homeless and sings to help pay for shelter and now

she has been able to get a basic apartment.  Hopefully now she can really take her music to the next level and maybe even make a living with her voice.  Thanks to John Black at the Peer Recovery and Gordon Grotts at G- Cubed productions, there is a new CD in the works for Delanora featuring her first song “Woman of the Ghetto”.  Stay tuned for the October CD release information and we will be posting her music track during September on ModestoView. com   If you see or hear her singing, stop and let her know you appreciate music in Modesto.     Mike Allsup of DAM at XFest

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Once,again Unity Music, Tony T. the Barber and guitarist/vocalist for The Pendletons and his lovely side kick Lauren T. did an amazing job with their Rockabilly, pinup, Burlesque stage at XFest 2012.  I want to thank them for doing a super fabulous job !!  Can’t wait to for what they have in store for us next year. Keep your ears and eyes wide open for upcoming events with Unity Music, you will not be disappointed. As many of you know The Refuzniks (another fantastic rockabilly band out of Modesto) has released a CD. You can purchase the cd and swag at CDBABY.com I personally suggest you grab a copy and put on your dancing shoes. It’s a superb, stylish, cool cat rockin’ CD. Devon Boyd, Chef Keith Breedlove and Mr. Mason are the tremendous trio of The Refuzniks.  Maybe one day they will all perform here again... just keep those ears to the world and you might see a show. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/therefuzniks Tony T. the Barber made a special appearance at Respect on the River Event put on by Mike and me.  Alongside him on stage was Nathan Ignacio (bass), Ray Vizera (drums) and Richard Meeker (harmonica).. Man, Oh Man what a jam those fellas were busting out.  I was super excited that my husband booked Tony T. as a solo artist !! I spoke with Tony after his set and he was thrilled all those musicians stepped up to jam together...one other purpose for Respect on the River know your fellow campers and play together ! Awesome it was can’t wait for next years. For us it was a busy, busy month of August

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with preparations for XFest, Respect on the River, we had a chance to have a surprise visit from my Columbia Missouri friends John Randall and Andy Rehm of the Hooten Hallers, they played an intimate acoustic show at Casa de Allsup. I truly believe that if you get a chance to hear them play it is an uplifting, joyous experience. We will be hosting them here again in November at Thanksgiving. HOORAY!!!!!!! Now, that August is coming to a most pleasurable end. Modesto Burners are gearing up for Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada for one week. There is about twenty Modesto Burners that ban together and help each other prepare for the crazy conditions on the Playa. My husband Mike Allsup started attending in 2000, I shortly followed in 2003 and look forward to going home every year!  We camp with a theme camp called The Petting Zoo, address is 2:00 and Edleweiss. This years BM theme is Fertility. Burning Man is a creative arts festival with all walks of life from all over the world. Black Rock City, Nevada is the 3rd largest city for one week. When we all leave the desert we all LEAVE NO TRACE we were there. Tess and Devon Boyd (The Refuzniks) are burners as well. Unfortunately, they will not be going home this year. If you caught the Dancetronauts at XFest they are our Burner friends as well. Thank you James and Philip Plastina for joining us in Modesto.  Happy trails my default world until we return. Much love to you all Smiles, Jennifer Allsup 209-214-0137

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ore bright moments in store. I fell by a garden party fundraiser for the Forakis Memorial Music Scholarship party August 18th and was treated to great music for a good cause. One of the brightest moments was the Josh Rosenblum Band. Comprised of four young blood musicians that were smokin’, playing rock, R & B, Funk with great original vocals and arrangements, not to mention Josh’s guitar slinging and singing that was outstanding. I foresee another Johnny Valdes in the making for our Modesto scene. The event had plenty of other young talent from classical to folk, to singer-songwriter. To contribute to the scholarship or for info on the yearly event: email danzzz@yahoo.com. The State Theatre continues with an eclectic lineup of music. Coming soon: Johnny Winters’ partner in crime Rick Derringer comes through 9/7, Leo Kottke 10/12, and my favorite of all time, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks featuring the Lickettes on 10/06. If you have not heard of Dan Hicks check him out, encompassing swing, incredible musicianship, harmony and humor drier than the dust bowl. Check out www. thestate.org And the mighty John Griswold of Samba Arts Group brings back Slim Man, the Elvis of smooth Jazz, with a CD release party at the Tuolumne River Lodge September 4th, Web: www.eArtsNews.com. And come on down to the Barkin’ Dog Grill in downtown Modesto.  The Dog serves up some highlights for September: 1st Tendancy Quartet, 8th Black Velvet, 14th with Martin Martinez having good Sax with Blue and Beige Band, 19th 2nd Tradition Funk & Blues Band, and the 29th Roger Perry Blues Band. The Jazz Jam is kickin’ with David Dow on Thursdays where musicians can sit in and network. Google the: http://www.barkindoggrill.org for the lineup. And right here in the downtown the Acoustic Rock Society Summer Series on

Friday night’s winds down but the Society hosts their FAIR WEATHER FESTIVAL, (hopefully) September 10th at the Whitmore Mansion in Ceres. Cover charge 7 bucks, under age 12, free!  More music on the local scene: Deva Café Thursday Night Ramble features the house band Big Earl & Poorhouse Millionaires. Big Earl & the Millionaires is also doing a Sunday morning gig at Deva’s so come down 10-12 noon, sorry no Bloody Marys available on site. Try a mimosa! The Boardroom supports live music with Tim Allen doing his piano and vocal thing with some Elton and Joel covers as well as the standards on Tuesdays. Thursdays feature Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington, Friday’s the best duo in town Johnny & Kelly kickin’ the groove tunes and Jazz, and Saturdays rotate with: MCW Band, Strange Brew, The Nines, & Public Domain.  And on the house party scene like the original rent parties of the Jazz era more is in store. Brought down John Stowell, extreme jazz guitarist with local guitarist Johnny Valdes with gumbo and a good time. Shoot me an email if you want an invite to the next gig. Off the beaten path: the West Side Thea-

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The result of that project is now one of the most consistently popular rock bands in the central valley- the young punk/rock n’ roll trio High Voltage. Young brothers, Matt Grattan, age 14 and Paul Grattan, age 15 form the voice and percussion for the outfit while bassist, Nolan Harris, age 12 keeps the rhythm tight on bass guitar while providing vocals as well. Together, the trio has created a rare quick following in the Modesto area by playing a relentless schedule of live shows and forming partnerships with other local performers, instructors and venues. A positive byproduct of their efforts is that High Voltage has helped to create a resurgence in the level of awareness for youth bands in the central valley. The band works to schedule their shows to incorporate other local young acts and has established a scholarship fund to help fellow bands get the training that they need to develop their own talents. Teamwork and community focus are essential elements to the band’s game plan. The band’s hard work has garnered them a nomination for this year’s first-ever MAMA award for youth bands and if their constantly growing army of fans has any say in the matter, the boys will take home the trophy. The fans charged with voting for the award are the same loyal fans that have been with the group every Thursday night at P Wexford’s for over a year. They are also the same fans that packed the State Theatre to see the band during their first Future of Rock mu-

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sic festival in April and this August’s Modstock. Band dad and acting manager, Thomas Grattan and his wife Janette along with Harris’ parents, Chris and Lisa have helped to clear the way for the boys to go as far as they want with the project by providing financial support and guidance. Together they are clear that the decision to keep the band moving forward is ultimately up to the group members themselves. “The band enjoys what they are doing and they have fun with it,” said Grattan. “They all make the honor roll in school and they all participate in sports. They

are excited about playing as much as they can and they work very hard. They get along very well.” Grattan has assembled a tight network of support for the band that is made up of some of the most respected talent in the area. The band is currently under the musical direction of Johnny Valdes and Kelly Ramirez, known to audiences as the duo Johnny and Kelly. Individual instruction comes from Dave Hawkes who teaches drums to Paul, Neil Buettner who instructs Matthew on guitar, Mark Hatchfield who instructs Nolan on Bass and Hari Kari who acts as both a vocal coach and overall band advisor.

Hari Kari won the 2011 MAMA award for Best Blue Collar and has been in the music business as a performer, technician and instructor for over 30 years. According to Hari Kari, bands come and go in the industry because they can’t find a sound or a niche but he does not see that as an issue for High Voltage. “These kids have that rare ‘x-factor’ that many acts never find,” he said. “Think about what would happen if someone combined Aerosmith with Greenday and set their sound to life with a series of pop-driven songs that easily stick in the minds of listeners.

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That is what these boys have done. Their future is bright.” Johnny Valdes who is one of Modesto’s most regular acts also has high praise for the band and notes that their sense of teamwork and desire is what he believes will help them the most to succeed.

with fans and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They are also in the process of finishing a website to market a complete line of custom-designed band merchandise. The site will also serve as the band’s main news and information portal.

“I am most impressed at how well the boys get along and how ready they are to experiment with new sounds,” said Valdes. “They are lucky to have a great support system that includes parents that stand behind them and dedicated friends and fans.”

Local singer-songwriter, Neil Buettner expresses his thoughts about the potential future of High Voltage in a way that he believes explains what has happened and what could happen with the band. If what Buettner says rings true, the band could quite possibly have a long successful future ahead of them.

Look for High Voltage to grow rapidly in the near future. The group is nearly ready to head into the studio with four self-written songs and they are constantly booking new gigs. Social media is also a key factor of their growth plan. The group is constantly looking for new ways to interact

“They started earlier than most performers have the chance to and were immediately introduced to positive role models,” said Buettner. “They are clearly hungry and ready to make this happen. If they can stick with it, success will come. They certainly have the support and the talent.”

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protests were common and the summer of love was over.  There was a feeling angst in the youth culture. (See August ModestoView, the Summer of Love)   Out of the haze of war and angst, The 5th Dimension rose to fame.  In 1967 Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson topped the charts with Up, Up and Away. The 5th Dimension became superstars with 1969s Aquarius /Let the Sunshine In from the play Hair and the rest is history and many years of hits followed.  ModestoView got to catch up with Marilyn McCoo as she and her husband Billy Davis Jr. gear up for their show at the Gallo Center on September 15. Chris Murphy: I was a massive 5th Dimension fan and you have such a unique perspective for the music. You have seen the music world change so much.  Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In was a breath of fresh air in 1969 in a difficult period. How did you feel about that kind of transition?   Marilyn McCoo:  We were not the political types. We all had our own individual opinions about politics and life, and we didn’t agree, so we didn’t broach the subject.  I addition, we always felt we were entertainers and we didn’t feel it was our job to impose our opinion.   CM: You have hits in all the recent decades and you still continue to tour today, how would you feel the music business has changed? MM: One thing we have always realized, that to be there for along time, the hits are going to change to reflect the tastes of the youth who are coming up.  They are making the music that will make their memories.  Each group wants to have their own group, their sensibilities and what they are going through, just like we did during our

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time.   I don’t try to do music that  we think the young people are going to relate to, but basically sing about the basic things about love and what is going on around you and that connects. But our approach will be different as our lives are different.  What Billy and I like to do is mix up our show, do hits from our era and do hits from today or hits from the past decade, that if we were recording in this era, would be songs that would represent what we would like to do.     CM: It seems like young people are getting more experimental in their music tastes. MM: One of the things we like about the young people of today is that they have a wider range of music that are interested in. Thank god for YouTube as the youth like to explore different music. When they hear our music, they are enjoying the different approaches of a variety of music.     CM: You were a big part of Solid Gold and all of these other early “Star Search” type of shows were so groundbreaking.  How do you feel the music business is different now? MM: They way they are doing things now, there are new opportunities and so many ways to be heard and to break through. You don’t have to live in LA, Chicago or in Detroit during the Motown era anymore.  Years ago, you didn’t have a chance to be heard unless you lived there, but now you can live anywhere and get discovered.   I would like to see these artists have a chance “develop” more before they make it big and refine their own gift more as they break through.   CM: If you have to go back and look at your time with the 5th Dimension, what was one of your most memorable shows?  MM: Early on, we were playing this huge

show in Toronto and there was a sea of 40,000 faces. It was just amazing to see that many people to show up to see us play.  One time, we played the White House when Nixon was president, there as a 50 Governor conference on Drugs.  One of the songs that the 5th Dimension did was a musical interpretation of the Declaration of Independence.  If you read the Declaration, it is very patriotic, but it was really talking about revolution, so here we are in the midst of the Vietnam War, singing about revolution at the White House. When we finished the song, no one applauded, utter silence.  When Nixon started applauding, everyone applauded, a very awkward interesting moment.    CM: Big props to you and Billy, you have been married for so long in an industry that is loaded with scandal and break up.  What is one of your secrets? MM: One of the big secrets to our relationship is our friendship.  We were best friends long before we were married.   We have been married for 43 years now, a long time to live together.  One thing that holds us together is he is my best friend and I am his best friend.   Also, one thing we learn is how to pick your battles and know when to bring things up.  We respect each other.   CM: Who inspires you now? 

MM: We are doing an Alicia Keys song in our show and we love the way she expresses herself.  We like a lot of the young artists and we like the way young people say what they want to say.   We know it really gives audiences something to latch on to.   CM:  The people of Modesto are excited to see you. What are some of the treats the crowd at the Gallo Center MM: Of course, they will hear our big hits and we will honor the wonderful hits of the 5th Dimension that brought us to where we are today and play some of our hits together as a duet act.  Billy is going to do some Blues and we both sing some Jazz.  One thing people are not aware of, Playboy used to have a Jazz poll, and we were very honored by them for 4 years in a row, the 5th Dimension was selected by Jazz musicians as the best Jazz band. Our show is a mixture of music from our era, from today and before our era, it is so cool, young people hear it and they say, “Wow.. it is so cool, we love the way you sing that.” The people who come to see us are the ones that love music. We are ready excited to come to Modesto and we are going to have a fun evening with our audience. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Gallo Center for the Arts Sept 15, 8 p.m. www.galloarts.org

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learn more about area architecture.  Check the ModestoView calendar and follow @ modestoview on twitter for daily info on the Architecture festival. The Building Imagination Center will be opening in September 2012, in downtown Modesto thanks to a grant from ArtPlace, the Building Imagination Initiative, California State University Stanislaus, and the Modesto Art Museum. The Center will feature a visual art gallery, a theater forscreening films, and will also foster the creation of new and original documentary films about the local community, involving them in the production. The Center will also be holding workshops on video editing, video production, and critical film viewing. Free Video Workshops! Free Film Screenings! Free Gallery Receptions!

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an unmistakable chill that mixes with the heat of the morning sun and reminds me of those days when September marked the beginning of the school year. As a sense of nostalgia washes over me I think of those youthful days when there wasn’t a care in the world except having a bit of fun. The school days may be over but the days of a having fun are definitely still in the air. Around Modesto the Fall Scene is in full swing and there’s plenty of fun to be had without breaking the bank. Here are 5 scenes to make in September: 5) Treat yourself to an impressive feast! On September 6th, The Center for Human Services plays host to the 26th annual Edible Extravaganza. The cuisine, company and cocktails are simply TO DINE FOR! Price of admission gains you access to taste some the area’s finest cuisine. Delicious and Delightful! All proceeds from this event go to a great cause! facebook.com/CenterForHumanServices

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  3) Get into the groove with a blast from the past. The Fall Concert Season kicks off at Gallo Arts Center with Picnic at the Pops, a great Motown tribute with a night out under the stars. Don’t forget to look at their Fall concerts roster which includes legendary acts as the B-52s. If that’s not your cup of tea take in a night at the Fat Cat. Fat Cat Modesto welcomes Prong September 3rd among a plethora of other acts. Pick up your tickets quick! fatcatmodesto.com www.facebook.com/ModestoFatCat www.galloarts.org

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Of time, the day makes way the year. Life will leave, as each tree finds orange in a green leaf; Will name the lines where One looks, one sees, the life that changes and changes me: You will go and this place will feel each sound I felt you say. I’ll leave the door open and talk as if you are there, As a child I would hold the part that makes you cry In my arms and say few things. You are far now and perhaps cannot hear me say the few things that I say as I hold the part that makes me cry ! a photo with your hair cut short I love you and… if in your new life you should think of me, call me so you can hear me say I love you ! and some things will never change. You’re packing your bags, “Do you know that I love you and always will?”

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“High School Hero” By Javier Lopez There is a new kid on the block! Still in high school and fresh off the plate, This young 17 year old Rapper is making wave in the sea full of MC’s, not on the radio, but on the world wide web. Perhaps his 33,000 + hits on youtube (http://www.youtube. com/user/domo95368) crown him a local celeb? Perhaps this kid is looking towards a stretch of highway with much needed speed to keep up with the rest? Only time will tell! “The Name” D o m z had this to say:   I released my first single “Baby Call Me” freshmen year and it got a lot of buzz. By the end of freshmen year a lot of people knew me and were blowing me up, I came up with my name because my name is Dominic and my last name is Dominguez, so I sorta just combined them both and came up with Domz, and since then I’ve stuck with it and grew. “His ambitions” I don’t strive to get signed or make it big.  The strive behind most of my music is simply because I love it and love how it has evolved my life into a local celebrity. I am constantly in public signing autographs and taking pictures with my supporters. My parents are sometimes in shock at how often it occurs but now we are all getting used to it and it is becoming part of my life to be recognized. As of right now I am focused on adding on to my fan base. I am constantly releasing new work to keep everyone in touch and up to date with what I am doing. “The Music” My singles on YouTube are “Like you” and “Coming Home”.   I self produced  “Like You”  the beginning of this year and it

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is  currently hitting around 300,000 views on YouTube. All  my YouTube views put together top out at 1,200,000 million.  I recently released my second single “Coming Home” produced by Epid featuring Kris Kay of the bay area. That video hit  5,000 views over night and is currently growing at a steady pace of a couple thousand daily. “The Album” “High school Hero” I came up with this name to show everyone I am still in high school and let them know I am making a name for myself at such a young age.  A lot of the tracks on there are all self produced and mastered so it its hard and takes a lot of time to get the work done. It has been in production for about a year now. I have a wide variety of genres on this album and I am taking my time on it since it is my first album I want to make it perfect.  For more information on his upcoming shows add the kid twitter @officialdomz instagram @officialdomz Facebook@dominic.dominguez.31 This has been and interview by TL.  Follow me TLexusmusic@facebook Big Birth Day shout out to a friend and a brother “Jesse Ramirez” September 19.

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Train on the Heavy to train on the heavy. When you lay down miles upon miles on a heavy bicycle, it helps you build up strength and endurance because it’s tacking your body outside of the normal. So, when you ride with a faster group on your carbon-framed racing bike that can be as much as 15lbs lighter, you will be able to go faster for longer with less of an effort compared to your competitors. Ingenious? You bet! Some cyclists have been know to achieve this very same concept by filling their water bottles with rocks or cement while others simply strap on a weight vest for their training rides. The concept is solid; I too decided to add on more weight to my training bike as well as my racing bicycle by adding gizmos and gadgets for comfort and safety. But on race day, I strip it down to the bone and the benefits I gained added as much as 5MPH on my average speed. As I pried into Vernon O

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achieving a meditative state.    After sifting through libraries on this subject, you might find some common ideas about meditation.    The most prevalent concepts in reference to this journey of focus are: relaxation, breath, acknowledging but not attaching to thought, and awareness.  The practitioner of meditative focus should begin by relaxing.  Relaxation techniques can be learned in the study of disciplines such as T’ai Chi or Yoga. Generally people think they have to sit down to meditate, but you can meditate anywhere like when you’re

standing in a line.    Some people may not be able to be still to meditate.    For those who prefer motion, T’ai Chi and Chi Kung are good for this and are known as ‘Moving Meditation’.    Give breathing your attention.  Just know that you will eventually breathe deeper and slower but do not make an effort to do so.  After practicing this for awhile, it will happen on its own.  As you focus on your breathing and listen to your body, unrelated thoughts will pop into your head.    Don’t try to stop thinking, but instead acknowledge each thought and let it move away from you like a leaf on a stream of water.    Just be aware as each thought appears and disappears.    By practicing to focus regularly, you will be well on your way to achieving a quiet mind. In the next issue,we’ll see how T’ai Chi Ch’uan is used to achieve a quiet mind and how this affects the body.

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By Efren Martinez It was on one of my group rides when my friend Vernon Dupree showed up on his 36lb. 1974 Schwinn Varsity road bike. It caught my attention and I was thinking, “this guy will never be able to keep up with our high end, very light road bikes. What’s he thinking?”  Vernon was thinking outside of the box with his vintage Schwinn that he modified considerably, with time trial bars and a single speed but still looked original and maintained a 1974 heavy-weight ride. Vernon is an experienced cyclist with over 25 years in the saddle so I wasted no time getting the skinny on Vern’s thoughts behind his modified prehistoric bicycle. Vern shared with me that he has two bicycles, his 20lb carbon Bianchi C2C and his vintage Schwinn. Vern explained that training on your racing bike is essential. The more you ride it, the more comfortable you become with it in a race. But, it’s also a good idea

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Inspect your bike, test your brakes & inflate your tires to proper PSI prior to each daily ride.  Refuel every 30-miles with 150 calories. A few cranberries mixed in with salted soy nuts are packed with protein in the nut and the salt on the nuts helps you retain water so you don’t cramp up. The cranberries are a natural sugar balance to sustain the hunger so you don’t bonk on the ride.   Putting a hairnet over your helmet keeps bees from getting caught in your helmet during your ride and may prevent a bee sting. “They can be purchased at any restaurant supply store or drug store”  Carry 2 water bottles and rehydrate every 15-miles; top off 1 bottle with h20 & the other with an electrolyte 80 calorie sports drink.  Invest in a Road ID & or have some kind of contact info on you. Apply sun block, ride with others and carry a cell phone. Carry a few dollars as well as a spare tube, air cartridges & a tire patch kit.   Obey all traffic laws while cycling as if your where driving a car, clip out and stop at stop signs. Be aware and be careful out there and have fun.

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Feinstein Visits Modesto Senator Dianne Feinstein spent time here in Modesto reviewing many important issues. It is good for our politicians to make Modesto and the central valley a priority. Modesto and the Central Valley need to be bold with our needs and issues to make sure that our voices are heard.

Pictured here are Modesto Chamber Chairman, CEO Ralph Curtis, Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh, Sen. Feinstein, Chamber CEO Cecil Russell. All Ages Editor and Modesto High Senior Abbey Murphy talks about the issues with Sen. Feinstein.

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The school year is now in swing and it’s time to get back to the early mornings and late tired nights! There is so much going on in our lives from the constant homework, weekly football games, and afternoon naps, but sometimes we want to add more to our schedules! This is the time to attend your school’s club events and decide where you want to be active. Are you one of those young adults that wants to make a change in the world? Do you want to work for peace every day? Well there is a major event going on this September that emphasizes exactly that. The Social Justice Youth Conference is an event connecting all the high schools and junior highs in our area to combine and make sure that we work to connect on a personal level and understand the needs of people around the world. The event will have live music entertainment, an Iraq War veteran’s keynote address, lots of food, representatives from activist organizations throughout our community, T-Shirts, and

lots of dessert provided by the one and only delicious YogurtMill! This event will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at the Modesto Church of the Brethren and is absolutely, 100% free! You can contact me or Michael Chiavetta to get involved and we hope to have every high school represented. Happy September and good luck on your new school year!     Chiavetta.mi@monet.k12.ca.us  or allages@

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fun, food and frolic of Edible Extravaganza. This year won’t be any different as the Central Valley’s most anticipated food and beverage show kicks off on the evening of September 6th at Modesto Centre Plaza. For those of us who go each year, do we know what our ticket fee really does to help those less fortunate than us? Here’s a small sample of how our support for the Center for Human Services has impacted the life of someone in our community; Emma is a 14-year-old lovely and intelligent girl. Sadly, her dark eyes reflect pain no young girl should have to endure. After a childhood of physical and sexual abuse, where she lived with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother, Emma has finally found some peace and safety at Hutton House. “Being here, I feel more alive”, Emma says. “When I was with my dad and then with my mom, there was always this big weight of stress.” Coming to Hutton House, the staff was able to “grab that weight” from Emma and never give it back. Emma now looks at her future with hope. “I will not let my past take over my future,” she says. She is currently enrolled an accelerated education program at her high school as she chases here dream -to attend Princeton University. This is a real life example of how CHS is in the business of changing lives, building futures and helping families through programs in the areas of shelter, juvenile jus-

tice services and mental health counseling. CHS also provides school based services, family resource centers, and substance abuse prevention and treatment. The Center’s focus is on the youth and families of Stanislaus County. How can you help bring hope to others like Emma? Join CHS celebrate the 26th Edible Extravaganza! Along with support from underwriting sponsors Prime Shine Car Wash, Save Mart Supermarkets and Valley First Credit Union, this year’s event will feature the some of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakers, confectioners, vintners, beverage purveyors and local growers. After a courtyard reception the main event will open to the public at 6:00 pm. Live music will be performed from two stages throughout the evening. As always, Edible Extravaganza will help raise funds for Center for Human Services, a private, local, non-profit agency. CHS has been a part of our community for over 40 years thanks to generous support and

volunteers. Programs operated by Center for Human Services (CHS) include: Hutton House, Friday Night Live, Community Counseling Services, Pathways, Youth Court, Student Assistance Program and more. For More information or assistance, call 526-1476 or visit www.centerforhumanservices.org

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Champagne Sundays Karaoke Fun Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Architecture, Art and Poetry Walk Queen Bean Open Mic Night Ruby Sparks Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Sunday Night Football Sundays at Running Iron To be or Not to Be Viki Carr Vintage Faire Farmer’s Market September 17, 2012 Boardroom Karaoke w Markie CWB Season Kick Off Free Pool & Poker Tournament Free Pool Tables Free Pool Tables Karaoke with Clovis King MIlonga Tango “Practica” Modesto Architecture Festival Monday Night Football Nick Shattell Live at Camp 4 Open Mic Comedy Night Ruby Sparks Spinning Vinyl Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms Wii Game Day September 18, 2012 Brave Happy Hour Club Pure Rainbow Tuesdays Comedy Show Computer Basics CWB Pilates Based Mat Conditioning DJ Tiki Style Doubletree Tuesday Sampler Family Movie Night Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Light the night Miki Industry Night Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Library Passport Applications Open Mic Night Ruby Sparks Salsa Dancing Shooters and Jello Night Sips Happy Hour Story Time Story Time Story Time Tim Allen Live Tim Quinn and Travelling Circus Trivia & Irish Pint Night Tuesday shots Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit September 19, 2012 2nd tradition Funk and Blues Band Adult Ballet Barre Brave Happy Hour Circus Latin Nights Creole Jazz Kings DJ Jason Gulley Excel Basics Free Dance Lessons & Karaoke Johnny&Kelly Karaoke at Tiki Karaoke Fun Karaoke Night Karaoke Night Karaoke w/ Brad Light the night Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Library Book Club Modesto Library Passport Applications National circus of china Neil Buettner Live Open Jam at the Bowl Ruby Sparks Sips Happy Hour Story Time Story Time Tango Dancing Lessons Toddler Time Toddler Time Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Wiggle Worms Wiggle Worms September 20, 2012 Apple Stamping Craft Band Showcase Brave Happy Hour Computer Basics CWB Pilates Based Mat Conditioning Dave Dow open jam session DJ Tease Speakeasy

Sips Bistro Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Downtown Modesto Graceada Park Gazebo Queen Bean State Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Boardroom Running Iron State Theatre Gallo Center Vintage Faire Village The Boardroom CWB Studios Nino’s Place Yosemite Bowl Yosemite Bowl Ridgeway’s Lounge Jacob’s Fine Dining Downtown Modesto P Wexford’s Pub Camp 4 Clarion Shooters State Theatre Speakeasy Modesto Library Modesto Library Oakdale Library Brave Bull Club Pure Studio 47 Barkin Dog Grill Modesto Library CWB Studio Tiki Lounge Doubletree Lobby Bar Salida Library MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Miki Sushi Downtwown Modesto Modesto Library Theatre 417 State Theatre Clarion Shooters Yosemite Bowl Sips Bistro Ceres Library Ceres Library Oakdale Library Boardroom Speakeasy P Wexford’s Pub Nino’s Place Chartreuse Muse Barkin Dog Grill CWB Studio Brave Bull Circus NightClub Clarion Shooters The Boardroom Modesto Library Nashville West Speakeasy Tiki Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge T’s Cocktails Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Downtown Modesto Modesto Library Modesto Library Gallo Center P Wexford’s Pub Yosemite Bowl State Theatre Sips Bistro Empire Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Turlock Library Turlock Library Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Salida Library Empire library Theatre 417 Brave Bull Salida Library CWB Studio Barkin Dog Grill Speakeasy Lounge

DJ Tiki Style Duct Tape Craft Flyboy’s House Party Free Dance Lessons & Karaoke Free Jukebox Jam Friends of the Library Board Internet Basics Johnny & Kelly Live Karaoke Night Karaoke Skewers Style Karaoke W Seve Karaoke w/ Brad Light the night Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Art Walk Modesto Certified Farmers Market Modesto Library Passport Applications Neil and Matt Live Open Jam Night Sips Happy Hour Story Time Story Time Story Time Story Time Thursday Night Ramble Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit September 21, 2012 A&W Summer Nights Anthem Crime Stopping Cuisine Food So Good It’s Criminal. DJ Big Whyte DJ Skewers DJ Tiki Style Downtown Music Nights Downtown Plaza Street Faire Family Friday Night Films Fancy Friday Party Glo Karaoke Great Valley Acoustic -Keith Greeninger King Clave Noches del Nostalgia Johnny & Kelly Karaoke at the Bowl Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Kool Shade Reggae Light the night Live Band w Shot Girls MCW Band Modesto Architecture Festival Neil & Matt Live Paradox Research & Development Rock of Ages The fight for water Turlock Farmers Market Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Weekend Dance Party September 22, 2012 A&W Summer Nights Beginner Salsa Lessons Bringing them Home Broken Trojan Live Dinner trip on the train DJ Daniel Mendez, Phlim, Zya DJ Skewers Glo Karaoke Harvest Hoedown: Stories and Song Harvest Hoedown: Stories and Song Homegrown Live Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Light the night Live Band w Shot Girls Modesto Architecture Festival Modesto Certified Farmers Market Modesto Library Passport Applications Neil & Matt Live R & B, Hip Hop show Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Sandy Fields / Comics that Don’t Bite Saturday Comedy Series Scrapbooking Fun at the Modesto Library Soul Heart Live Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs Tequila Mockingbird Think of Me Fundraiser Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Weekend Dance Party September 23, 2012 Breakfast w/ Millionaires Champagne Sundays Karaoke Fun Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Modesto Architecture Festival Queen Bean Open Mic Night Recognizing and Conquering Fear Rock of Ages Rock of Ages Ruby Sparks Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run

Tiki Lounge Ceres Library Copper Rhino Nashville West Yosemite Bowl Salida Library Modesto Library P Wexford’s Pub MIdway Lounge Skewers Lounge Clarion Shooters Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Downtown Modesto Barkin Dog Grill Downtown Modesto 16th St Modesto Library The Boardroom Nino’s Place Sips Bistro Hughson Library Salida Library Turlock Library Turlock Library Deva Cafe Chartreuse Muse A&W Drive In Nino’s Place Peterson Hall 720 12th St The Peterson Hall Clarion Shooters Skewers Lounge Tiki Lounge 10th St Plaza 10th St Plaza Mancini Bowl Copper Rhino Glo Worm Central Grace Baptist Church Fat Cat Music House The Boardroom Yosemite Bowl MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Theatre 417 Mistlin Gallery Nashville West The Boardroom Downtown Modesto Speakeasy Barkin Dog Grill P Wexford’s Pub Gallo Center West Side Theatre Downtown Turlock, Main & Broadway Chartreuse Muse Crocodile’s Nightclub A&W Drive In VBoogie Dance Journey State Theatre Grizzly Rock Turlock Sierra Railroad Oakdale Miki Sushi Skewers Lounge Glo Worm Turlock Library Turlock Library Modesto Farmers Market MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Mistlin Gallery Nashville West Downtown Modesto Downtown Modesto 16th St Modesto Library Speakeasy Theatre 417 Gallo Center Gallo Center Barkin Dog Grill Theatre 417 Modesto Library The Boardroom West Side Theatre Nino’s Place Home of Steve & Anne Endsley Chartreuse Muse Crocodile’s Nightclub Deva Cafe Sips Bistro Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Downtown Modesto Queen Bean State Theatre Gallo Center Gallo Center State Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale

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Boardroom Running Iron Vintage Faire Village The Boardroom Salida Library Nino’s Place Yosemite Bowl Yosemite Bowl Salida Library Ridgeway’s Lounge Jacob’s Fine Dining P Wexford’s Pub Camp 4 Clarion Shooters Speakeasy Modesto Library Modesto Library Oakdale library Brave Bull Club Pure Studio 47 Gallo Center CWB Studio Tiki Lounge Doubletree Lobby Bar MJC/Gallo Center MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Miki Sushi Modesto Library Theatre 417 MJC - Music 108 Recital Hall Riverbank Library State Theatre State Theatre Clarion Shooters Yosemite Bowl Sips Bistro Ceres Library Ceres Library Oakdale Library Boardroom Speakeasy P Wexford’s Pub Nino’s Place Chartreuse Muse Modesto Library CWB Studio Brave Bull Circus NightClub Modesto Library Clarion Shooters The Boardroom Nashville West MJC/Gallo Center Modesto Library Speakeasy Tiki Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge T’s Cocktails Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Gallo Center Modesto Library P Wexford’s Pub Yosemite Bowl State Theatre Sips Bistro Empire Library Oakdale Library Modesto Senior Center Turlock Library Turlock Library Chartreuse Muse Salida Library Salida Library Theatre 417 Brave Bull CWB Studio Barkin Dog Grill Speakeasy Lounge Tiki Lounge Copper Rhino MJC - Art 100 - Gallery Nashville West Yosemite Bowl MJC/Gallo Center P Wexford’s Pub MIdway Lounge Skewers Lounge Clarion Shooters Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Gallo Center Downtown Modesto 16th St Modesto Library The Boardroom Nino’s Place Sips Bistro Hughson Library Salida Library

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Story Time Story Time Thursday Night Ramble Train ride and lunch Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Wine, Jazz and a Movie Wine, Jazz and Movie event September 28, 2012 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival A&W Summer Nights Betrayal by Harold Pinter Brian McKnight David Baggett DJ Big Whyte DJ Skewers DJ Tiki Style Downtown Music Nights Downtown Plaza Street Faire Eli Allsup & Friends Fall of Versai Fancy Friday Party FOM Guitar -Masterclass - David Chapman Glo Karaoke Guitar Festival “Guitarraganza” Johnny & Kelly Journey Tour straight from Jamaica Karaoke at the Bowl Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Light the night Live Band w Shot Girls Los angeles guitar quartet MCW Band Neil & Matt Live Prospect- Three Days of Rain Research & Development Turlock Farmers Market Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Weekend Dance Party September 29, 2012 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival 3rd annual Out of the Darkness Walk Amerikana Author Methamphetamine Discussion Beginner Salsa Lessons Betrayal by Harold Pinter Central West Ballet Rocks Dirty Cello DJ Daniel Mendez, Phlim, Zya DJ Skewers Glo Karaoke Insane Wayne Comedy Jam N Jive - Performance #4 Joe Barretta Live Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Level 12, South of Sanity + Light the night Live Band w Shot Girls Love Modesto MCS 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert Milonga Tango Milonga Tango Workshop Modesto Certified Farmers Market Modesto Library Passport Applications Murder mystery dinner on the train Neil & Matt Live Oakdale Education Foundation Dinner Oakdale Kiwanis Golf Tournament Prospect- Three Days of Rain Rock Lobster Roger Perry Blues Band Saturday Comedy Series Sleepwalk without Me Strange Brew Live Team up for the Tuolumne Tuolumen River Clean Ups Valley Sun Plein Aire Exhibit Weekend Dance Party September 30, 2012 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival Betrayal by Harold Pinter Breakfast w/ Millionaires Champagne Sundays Jam N Jive - Performance #5 Jam N Jive - Performance #5 Karaoke Fun Karaoke Night Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Live Music Peace Officer Memorial Run Peace Officer Memorial Run Prospect- Three Days of Rain Queen Bean Open Mic Night Sleepwalk with Me Sunday Golden Oldie Dance Party Sunday Group Run Sunday Night Football Sundays at Running Iron Vintage Faire Farmer’s Market

Turlock Library Turlock Library Deva Cafe Sierra Railroad Oakdale Chartreuse Muse State Theatre State Theatre

State Theatre A&W Drive In Center Stage Theater Gallo Center Barkin Dog Grill Clarion Shooters Skewers Lounge Tiki Lounge 10th St Plaza 10th St Plaza Queen Bean Nino’s Place Copper Rhino MJC - Art 100 - Gallery Glo Worm MJC/Gallo Center The Boardroom Theatre 417 Yosemite Bowl MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Mistlin Gallery Nashville West Gallo Center The Boardroom Speakeasy Prospect Theatre Project P Wexford’s Pub Downtown Turlock, Main & Broadway Chartreuse Muse Crocodile’s Nightclub State Theatre Mancini Bowl Gallo Center Oakdale Library VBoogie Dance Journey Center Stage Theater Central Valley Chrysler Dealership West Side Theatre Miki Sushi Skewers Lounge Glo Worm Theatre 417 MJC -Auditorium P Wexford’s Pub MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Yosemite Bowl Mistlin Gallery Nashville West All Over Modesto Modesto Christian School Jacob’s Fine Dining Jacob’s Fine Dining Downtown Modesto 16th St Modesto Library Sierra Railroad Oakdale Speakeasy Oakdale Golf & Country Club La Contenta Golf Course Prospect Theatre Project Nino’s Place Barkin Dog Grill Theatre 417 State Theatre The Boardroom Legion Park Modesto Legion Park & West Modesto Chartreuse Muse Crocodile’s Nightclub State Theatre Center Stage Theater Deva Cafe Sips Bistro MJC -Auditorium MJC -Auditorium Nino’s Place MIdway Lounge Ridgeway’s Lounge Circus Nightclub Gallo Center Gallo Center Prospect Theatre Project Queen Bean State Theatre Crocodile’s Nightclub Save Mart Scenic&Oakdale Boardroom Running Iron Vintage Faire Village

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DOWNTOWN MODESTO

Many restaurants start serving dinner early so that you can get a nice meal in before the shows and movies that begins at 7 or 7:30.

Downtown Plaza Markets and Music You always have a downtown Modesto date on Friday nights for the 10th St Market and Music in the Plaza. Enjoy café dining and great sounds. Take in a movie or a show at the Gallo or the State and then party the night away at the Fat Cat, Copper Rhino, Boardroom, Skewers, Modesto Sports Bar, Studio 47 or Palladium. So much to do and it is all downtown. 10th St Place 7 – 9 p.m. Sept 7 -Joe Barretta Sept 14- Cartel Sept 21- Wrong Doers Sept 28- Poor Hours Millionaires

Open Late!

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.

Parking 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!

Try a Cab 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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Locally Owned Most all of the down restaurants are locally owned. They hire local people and the money you spend stays right here in town. Local restaurants purchase from local farmers and feature local ingredients.

Check out the Modesto Certified Farmers Market

Thursdays & Saturdays 7 am to 1 p.m. From now until December, mark your calendars for Thursday and Saturday mornings in Downtown Modesto on 16th St, where you will find the tastiest and the freshest local good, fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, music, chef demos and so much more.

3rd Annual MoPride Festival on September 15 “Pride keeps us together” is

the themes of the 3rd Annual Mo-Pride Festival 2012. September 15, 2012 at Graceada Park downtown Modesto, please join our community to welcome and celebrate unity, inclusion, awareness and acceptance of all people The festival will run from 11 AM to 7 PM. Followed by the Official Mo-Pride after Party at Modesto’s newest gayowned and operated nightclub, “CLIMAX” Bar and Nightclub. Located at 607 7th Street, Modesto, CA. Hope to see you all there http://www.modestopride.org/

Community Brunch

Dan Costa and the Costa Family Foundation developed an idea to give back to the community, specifically with agencies that work with youth, by creating a highly delectable champagne community brunch event that will serve approximately 3,000 people. This event will give five nonprofit youth charity organizations the opportunity to compete and raise funding for their cause,while also initiating a one-of-a-kind community event that will be providing a sophisticated brunch and enjoyable entertainment in a pleasant setting. The Community Brunch Serving Youth Fundraiser will be held on Sunday September 9th, 2012 at John Thurman Field in Modesto, CA Sponsor and sign up today. http://stancopal.org/communitybrunch

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Tag your pics #modestoview and they might show up here in the Rear View Mirror! 1. ModestoFamous hangs out with Tiger Honey Pot during X-Fest. 2. Japanese students enjoy the August issue of Modesto View. 3. ModestoFamous has a chance to meet one of his heroes, Willy Tea Taylor. 4. Aaron Burtch and Chris Murphy catch up before Grandaddy goes on stage at OutsideLands. 5. Aaron Vickery shows his art during Art Walk at Paper Planes. 6. Nick Shattell and Tony Pennington talk shop at Serrano Social club. 7. Danielle Bachman passes out gifts to strangers to celebrate her 19th birthday downtown. 8. Nick Shattell rocks Merced with one of his latest songs. 9. Night at the Old Library goes 1912 retro at the McHenry Museum. 10. The chart topping local boys Moonshine Bandits were kings of X Fest 2012 Raise your glass! 11. Rockin Rick and the Rhythm Wranglers tore it up on the Rockabilly Stage at X Fest. 12. Jason Lytle plays for the hometown fans at their world tour warm up show at the Partisan. 13. Harmony Tye Dye took the Modesto spirit to OutsideLands. 14. Check out the new sidewalk at the State Theatre. 15. What do MoBand conductors do off season? Rock at ModStock, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what. 16. Field by #xavierjoven. 17. Little boy by #modestofamous. 18. Artist Jordi Camps enjoyes Third Thursday ArtWalk. 19. Derby girls by #russelreno. 20. Jessica and Kat are all smiles in Stockton after winning tickets from Modesto View to see Gavin Degraw. 21. Emily Hoinghaus of Germany tries her first root beer float at A & W. 22. Motorcycles by #centralvalleyridersforum. 23. Megan Roberston takes no prisoners during her set with The Resistance at Modstock 2012.

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