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MSO Pixar at the Movies January 17 & 18 - Carole King’s Beautiful – Gallo Center

January 10 - RFKC Benefit  – Danny Serephine’s CTA Chicago Tribute   - Gallo Center January 15 – Invincible – Pat Benetar Tribute – West Side Theatre January 14 – John McCutcheon -  Church of the Brethren January 24 -  MSO Pixar at the Movies -  Gallo Center January 21 – The Price is Right Live – Turlock Theatre January 11-12  Modesto Jane Con – State Theatre January 11 – David Victor Supergroup – Gallo Center January 10-26 – Lend Me A Tenor – Prospect Theatre Project January 25 – STRONG The Destry Abbot Story – State Theatre FOLLOW US 30,000+

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I hope that you all had a very happy holidays and great New Year and wish you an exciting new 2020.  Wow, we are at the doorway to an exciting new Roaring 20s, the 2020s that is.  There are so many parallels in where we are as a culture, but we need to act responsibly in planning this decade so it doesn’t end like the last 20s.  I encourage you to really get involved this year, find local projects that mean something to you and let’s make our community with more participation, more activism, more engagement so that we are all working together, making the city that we want.  This should be a decade of historic preservation and creativity.         Modesto turns 150 years old this year.  Sure there are cities in Europe that are 2,000 years old and in the middle east and china that are thousands of years older, and there were native villages here before us, but we have accomplished a lot in our 150 years and have a lot to be proud of and do we have stories to tell.  This year will be a special project with ModestoView and the City of Modesto as we try to condense our 150 years of history into something fun and readable that will make you want to learn more.  We are going to look at each of the decades each month this year and please let me know if you want to contribute to this effort. We want to make Modesto history fun and interesting.  We are unique, have some very special stories and people that have brought us to where we are.  I am convinced, that if we draw on our history, and what makes us unique, we will have a brighter future.  We have so many local resources that we can go to like the McHenry Museum, the McHenry Mansion and www. historicmodesto.com and we are all richer

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and more independent when we know our history. It will be fun as we go through the 10s and 20s and lead up to the cruisin’ and midcentury 50s and 60s and then finish the year in real time. Please contact me if you want to be a part of this at chrism@ modestoview.com The most exciting thing happening this year is the creation of the Graffiti USA Museum. Finally we can create a cultural experience, celebrating our classic car, cruising and rock n roll history that will attract fans from all over the world.  Modesto native George Lucas gave Modesto a great gift in the film American Graffiti.  Celebrated as one of the top 100 films of all time, it captures a great time in Modesto.  People already come from many countries to experience Graffiti Summer, and now we will have a museum that will bring it all together, attract more tourists, and educate our own citizen about how cool we are and why our history is important for our future.  Millions visit the retro CarsLand at Disneyland because of a movie, let’s make the same magic happen here.  Read more on page 8.       As we begin our next 150 years, we need Modesto’s brand to include our history and future. Please watch the Final Cut Podcast Community Branding with Mike Daniel and me.  It is a great new series where we can talk about the opportunities that we have to build our community connections and celebrate who we are.   Check it out here https:// www.facebook.com/finalcutmediainc/videos/460304354864973/ Speaking of fun. ModestoView in a Box?  One of the highlights of our hear is the annual ModestoView commercial for  the

Ill List. We are so proud to sponsor the Ill List and this commercial is a Hall of Fame.  Watch at your own risk.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJD1MGOhG8U 2020 is about new beginnings, fresh ways of looking at our history and our future and just figuring out how to make living here better and more fun.   We welcome Victoria Popoff to the ViewCrew with her new WellnessView column that will cover a wide range of Wellness issues throughout the year.  None of this would be possible without our ViewCrew of promoters, creators, artists, musicians and athletes that care a lot about making a great positive message for Modesto and our local businesses that advertiser here so that we can create, print and distribute this publication each month.  We are here for you, Serving Civic Pride Daily. Have a great 2020 Chris Murphy, Publisher and Founder – ModestoView     chrism@modestoview.com

Remembering

Dave Lopez

We lost one of Modesto’s champions last month. David Lopez, former Modesto City Council member passed away last month at the age of 53, an innocent victim of a car accident.  Dave believed in “ModestoCana” our own brand of hospitality.  He was long time local businessman and  an advocate for community service and had a smile for all.  He is survived by wife Sheri, children Josh, Chelsea, Boyd, Amanda, and Desi, and granddaughter Claire. Dave’s passion for our community will be missed.

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ROCKIN’ VIEW

By Chris Murphy

Yay, Rockin’ Holiday 2019 was a big success! Thanks to all that made Rockin Holiday

2019 a Rockin’ success and make it better every year. We delivered a lot of magic to the Modesto holiday season and put a lot of smiles on kids’ faces with our Rockin’ North Pole, Rockin’ Santa and the Rockin’ Elves, the Rockin’ Snow and Rockin’ Music in the Plaza with special amazing Rockin’ Tree animated  light shows. It takes an amazing team to bring Rockin’ Holiday to Modesto each season and we could not do this without the amazing teamwork of our supporters and sponsors. Working together, we are creating new spaces, events and activities that make Modesto vibrant and interesting.  We made it through some vandalism that set us back, but we delivered on our mission to create classic Modesto winter wonderland, that is free to all that visit and encourages people to come to Downtown Modesto.   Thank you Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, our ModestoView Crew, Modesto Toyota, W Stuart C Steakhouse, Brian Friend / Laser Voodoo, the Modesto Downtown Entertainment Group and Collins Electrical Company for the amazing support, hard work and creativity over all these years.

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By Chris Murphy

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nel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common?   Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more.  He is also a multi-album producing singer and songwriter with songs that you

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There is a big crew that makes each night come to life and huge thanks to our Rockin Sponsors: the City of Modesto, Fores & Macko Attorneys, Plink, Visit Modesto, Ralston’s Goat, Graffiti Dogs, Rodin Ranch Farmer’s Market, Fuzio Universal Bistro, Brenden Theatres, the Patch Crew, Modesto Area Music Association – MAMA, Downtown Modesto Partnership (DOMO), Modesto DID, and cheerleaders Sammy D and T for the amazing support that makes things real. Thank you to our Rockin’ Santa, Elves, North Pole Staff, and sound crews and the bands that played. Thank you Rockin Santas Mike Allsup & Steve Waldron, North Pole production team Jennifer Allsup, Eli Allsup, Christian and Zach Boyatt, Krista Lyons, Hannah Griffith, Leah Palleschi, Jackie Gonzales and the amazing sound skills of Mark Oseau and Modesto Sound and the Modesto City Staff that made it possible to do this in 10th St Plaza. Rockin’ Holiday will be back on December 5, 2020!   Hopefully you like twinkle lights over 10th St the rest of the year and we are already working on some new surprises for next year.  Thank you Modesto. Check out www.facebook.com/rockinholiday to see photos from this fun event. will love and could be hits.  Joe performs in a variety of bands in our community and I have been honored to perform with him as well.  He is gearing up for an amazing showcase presenting the music from his two CDs Barretta and Not Satisfied.  Please check these out at his website and really listen to the song “World’s Gone Crazy” and explore others. Joining Joe will be Steve Ashman, David Rogers, Patty Castillo Davis, Tim Allen and Gary Nelson.   Joe Barretta and Friends Live at the Gallo Center Feb  8th - 8 pm www.galloarts.org

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It is amazing to be able to deliver mobility in some of the poorest parts of the world. It

really means the difference between life and death to the disabled and is transformative for their families that have cared for them. Upcoming wheelchair distribution trips are Puerto Escondio Mexico from March 21-28 and Cuernavaca Mexico April 18-25.  Volunteers pay their own way, but the costs are reasonable and you will return transformed by the project of delivering mobility to those that have never had it.    Volunteers are needed to continue to complete the assembly of the Hope Haven pediatric chairs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Wheelchair assembly will resume the second week of the new year.   If you’re interested in joining the assembly team, notify Nick Mascitelli “nicamas@yahoo.com”, careful though, he will put you to work. www.hopehavenwest.com

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It’s ski season and it is wonderful when people of all abilities are able to do sports like skiing. Join the Society for Disabilities for their Winter Ski program! The adapted ski program is for children and adults with diverse abilities. The program provides access to the sport of snow skiing with helpful volunteers that utilize adapted equipment to assist with the learning process.  The following ski dates scheduled for the upcoming season: January: 11 & 25, February: 1 & 29 & March: 14 The annual SnowFest is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. It’s time to start thinking about creating your team...so get it going!   To sign up or to learn about being a volunteer:  www.societyfordisabilities.org

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In solidarity with women’s marches all over the country - let’s join and march with our sisters in Modesto! We will meet at the Starbucks near the rally spot at 9:45 a.m. so we can find each other. There will then be a one-hour rally that will start at 10:00 a.m. on the corner of Briggsmore and McHenry. The rally will last an hour at the corner then will continue with a march down McHenry Avenue and ending at Graceada Park (approximately 2 miles). At Graceada park there will be tables with information and speakers supporting women in government and leadership positions and time to mill around with women’s march allies! Signs optional!

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ART VIEW

Thank you for your support in 2019

By Jim Christiansen

NEW BEGINNINGS January starts at that nexus of out with the old, and new beginnings. Auld Lang Syne to favorite all woman cooperative Tri-Chromatic Gallery, closing early 2020.  This hot spot will be missed, but indelible impression on Modesto Art Scene, with it’s on the edge and mystical art presentations, performance art, poetry, artist talks and workshops.  The Writer’s Workshop was held there, craft nights, parties, Broadsides, concerts and music, hosted by a vibrant group of partners.  Chelsea America, Brook Heathcoat, Zoe Toscano, founders, with Dana Koster and Summer Kraft added in, ran an all-female managed gallery, with massage therapy studio up on J Street. If you believe in reincarnation, there may be a future ahead, but the lease at current location will not be renewed.  New artists and old can still participate as exhibiting artists in Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour.  Final registration deadline is January 15.  The event is April 25 and 26, and maps this year will be FREE.  Look for the new Instagram page for this Ninth Annual event at #stanislausaos.  30 artists had signed up by the October 31 early bird entry deadline, and is open to Stanislaus County artists in any media, with studio, or by arrangement to share a space.  Originally developed from the Stanislaus Travel and Tourism Roundtable, the studio tour focuses on how and where art is created locally, and art is for sale during the event.  The Purchase Prize Awards will continue this year, so fill out your forms to enter the drawing to win an original participating artist creation.  Leonardo: The Works, remembers Leonardo Da Vinci’s career in an 85 minute documentary January 8 at 7 pm.  On the Big Screen at the State Theatre, the film features some biography and history of Leonardo, and images of his attributed paintings and drawings of the Renaissance Genius. I have art at Barkin Dog Grill this month, until a new artist opens the new year for the January 16 Art Walk opening of the 2020 season.  The art is for sale, with a mix of watercolors, ink wash and acrylic paintings.  If interested in purchase, call me at 209-241-7130.  Across the street during Art Walk is the 11th and J Street, Tresetti’s – Preservation Coffee Artists Corner.  Nearby the Mistlin Gallery, and Chartreuse Muse.  In the morning and lunch time, Picasso’s Gourmet Deli and FOLLOW US:

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Gallery. Over on K Street is Carolyn Huff ’s Photography gallery.  Up J Street is Still Smoking and the Dragonfly Art for Life studio.  While downtown check out the art in the downtown restaurants and shops for works by local artists.  Crow Trading, Intrinsic Elements, and Beads of Contentment are stops of interest, each loaded with creativity.  Make a New Year’s Resolution to support Local Artists.  Take a class, buy a painting, make some pottery.  Check out First Friday Downtown Market, Third Thursday Art Walk and the galleries.  Walk by the Art Alley with the Classic State Theatre Mural and the DoMo Walls murals, and start looking for new murals to pop up in new locations during the Modesto 150 celebration to join the many murals already in downtown.  If you have new art exhibits and events, please send your information to events@ modestoview.com   To reach me, email mercenary_graphics@yahoo.com

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W E I V W E R B m r a W s t i r i p S t Le Your Spirit

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u o y e r e w e Wher in ’62? By Chris Murphy

Looking to warm up your innards as we finally welcome cooler weather? Or want

the best places to take your relatives and friends to warm them up when they visit you for the holidays? Impress them with these drinks. Some are local annual favorites and some are brand new seasonals that you can only get while ingredients last! We hope you enjoy these “warm-your-bones” cocktails this season because we enjoyed researching them for you!

Coffee Break

Twisted Pig, 2717 Coffee Rd., Modesto

This gets you going with a double punch of caffeine and sugar! A butterscotch Irish coffee garnished with a house made cinnamon sugar donut hole, topped with whipped cream. Dessert in a cup! Or try their Hot Toddy, we recommend it as well.

Biscotti Cookie Surla’s, 431 12th St., Modesto

A sweet twist on a holiday favorite cookie! Made with Faretti Biscotti Liqueur, Absolute Vanilla, Bailey’s Irish Cream, chocolate sauce and sprinkles.

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The Hot Buttered Rum

Tresetti’s 927 11th St, Modesto

It looks like a milkshake, but don’t let it fool you! Sweet butter, brown sugar, “holiday spices”, rum, and vanilla ice cream in the bottom of an Irish coffee glass with whipped cream and cinnamon. This is a city favorite and we treasure it all winter long!

White Russian

American Graffiti, one of the 100 greatest movies of all time was made about growing up in Modesto USA.   Those who where were there will tell you, the film got it right.  Others will tell you that it was the greatest time to grow up, the cars, the fun, the boys, the girls and of course, the music.  There is only one home of American Graffiti in the whole galaxy and it’s here in Modesto USA.  Even though the film was made in Petaluma, Modesto’s where it’s all about.  This is were George Lucas grew up, went to school, created his stories and raced his cars and then went to Modesto JC before heading off to USC.   A group of local businesspeople, car and history fans have gotten together to create a place to celebrate our Graffiti, Car and Music culture.  The Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum is a 501(c)3 corporation and is now ready to come to life!   The museum will celebrate our love affair with the automobile, celebrate the 10th and 11th streets that were home to Modesto’s cruising experience.  It will bring to life a night in 1962, immerse the visitors in the sights and sounds of the Graffiti USA experience.   Guests will be able to walk “10th” Street, check out KFIV radio station, check out the stores of the time, go to the Drive In and even grab a burger and fries in a functional recreation of our classic diners.   We will celebrate our Legends

of the Cruise and will create a place that will attract classic fans from around the world and build an educational center that will excite the next generation of little cruisers.  This interactive museum experience will tell more of the stories that created the Graffiti days.   This is not just a car museum, it will be a immersive experience, like Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure that will take you to another place.  There will even be a functional hot rod shop that will be making new cars, and celebrating the creations of the legendary Modestan Gene Winfield.  Hopefully soon, there will be a new building to house this museum. The Graffiti USA museum needs you, your donations, your ideas, your collectibles and possibly even your cars. We are looking for community minded people to help up build this museum and make it a reality.  Isn’t it past time that we bring our history to life, create this place for the people of the entire world to come visit and celebrate Modesto USA?  Isn’t it past time that we bring our history to life, create this place for the people of the entire world to come visit. You can help us tell our story, change our future and become the Graffiti USA center of the universe.     Please visit www.graffitiusemuseum.com and see what is happening and to make a tax-deductible donation.   For more informationinfo@graffitiusamuseum.com

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Give this a good stir to combine coffee liqueur, vodka and half and half. If a bar can make this for you with a splash of peppermint schnapps, try it that way because oh my stars is that a party in your mouth! (Pictured with it is a pint of Gilman Peanut Butter Stout on Nitro.) If you love Irish Coffees in their various incarnations, be sure to check out these establishments, which serve up some of the best in the valley! Ralston’s Goat (a caramel Irish Coffee, a super delish rendition!) 1001 10th St, Modesto Divine Swine (a good ‘ol Traditional Irish Coffee-photo above) 825 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto Fuzio Universal Bistro (just a touch of sweetness with whipped cream, definitely the strongest version we’ve yet to find! Will warm you up from your toes!) 1020 10th St Suite 100, Modesto

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PERFORMING VIEW A Time to Perform in January By Kaye Osborn & the ViewCrew

UP NEXT at the gallo center! Snappy New Year! Hope this year brings

fresh starts and new beginnings. Embrace the sunrise of a bright future. Hard to believe it’s a new year and a new decade.  Consider this month a blank slate.  You can fill it will all things theatrical!  The schools are working on new drama presentations for the spring semester  and there are exiting new seasons from our local groups at the Gallo Center, the Prospect Theatre, Stage Conservatory and Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and more.   Take a look at their upcoming seasons and plan your theatre viewing.  Let’s see what is behind this month’s curtain! Gallo Center for the Arts  Broadway Dreams Young artists sing, dance and act after intensive week-long training Sat., Jan. 4: 7 PM   PJ Masks Live Live musical featuring the heroic trio Sun., Jan. 5: 4 PM   Beautiful: Carole King Musical (don’t miss this) Jan. 17 & 18 (three performances)  

The Piano Guys Tues., Jan. 21: 7:30 PM Cirque Flip Fabrique Fri., Jan. 31: 8 PM   Prospect Theater Project Lend Me a Tenor (winner of three Tony Awards and Four Drama Desk Awards) Jan. 10-26   Sunday Afternoons at CBS Duo Gadjo Jan. 12: 3 PM Congregation Beth Shalom   CSU Stanislaus Three classic fairy tales (The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears) begin in their usual “once upon a time” fashion; however, this time things change on the way to “happily ever after” as the pigs wonder what life would be like if the wolf were not always at their door, the billy goats gruff decide they can’t face another trip-trap over the troll’s bridge, and Papa Bear has had enough of the meddlesome little Goldilocks! January 24, 25, 26 Shows at 11am 2pm & 7 pm Tix and show info at www.csustan.edu/theatre

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W E I V F E H C

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Chef ’s of Italy

Chef’s of Italy Goes Big for 2020  

If you are craving authentic Italian food, you need to look no further than Chefs of New York. Vinnie Altadonna and his daughter Kim have been serving up amazing flavors for years at their original location on Oakdale Road, and their location at 14th and J Street, has become “the corner” for great food and now it is becoming known also for great music. Chefs of New York has also become a destination for diners from Napa, Sacramento and outside of Modesto at the same time remaining a local favorite. But first, it is about the food. The word here is “legit”.   The Chefs of New York delivers a rich variety of flavors, from chicken, veal, to salmon and some of the most tasty sauces that grace their favorite dishes like their lasagna.   The sauces are based on Vinnie’s mom’s recipes.   These are 300 year-old recipes, handed down for generations and the sauces and flavors are amazing.  I asked Vinnie what he was still the most excited about and he was quick to respond about his lasagna, made from his Mother’s recipe.  “My mother, Emilia Galati Altadonna is an amazing chef.  She turned 100 years old this 4th of July.  Her cooking methods and sauces are what really sets Chefs of New York apart.”   The Chicken Piccata is stellar, the Shrimp Scampi is so flavorful, the Veal Marsala is amazing and you can order the marinara sauce options on most entrees and should not to be missed. You can also find lighter options as well with the Tarragon Salmon and Vegetarian Baked Manicotti. But, if you can’t decide, the Lasagna is a winner.  Diners will regularly see Vinnie in and out of the kitchen, greeting diners and making sure everything running well.  This is the key reason why his new partner, Clay Rosson invested in the company to help make sure that the restaurants run well, with great consistency while allowing Vinnie to be more involved in the dining rooms.   Clay, a local business owner, has long been a fan of the food and now had the free time and the resources to help take Chefs to the next level, offering stability and guidance and a dose of classic rock, blues and jazz.  The fact that Chefs of New York occupies a former record store from the 50s and 60s is not lost on Clay and he hopes to create a better link to the music. You can find blues and jazz Thursday through Saturday nights with David Cutler doing both acoustic and small combo sets right inside the front window for all to see. Clay and Vinnie want music to be a big part of the experience and have even added a Sunday Blues Brunch beginning 11 am.  And, the breakfast sandwich as a fresh Italian roll and is super delicious.    One of the great things about Chefs of Italy is the dining experience with great servers like Terri Utne who will guid you through the variety of options and make sure you close out with a tasty dessert.   We talked about the benefits of delivery via Doordash and Clay and Vinnie were very strategic about this.  Vinnie feels that it exposes their restaurant to more people that may want to try their Italian food and they may turn into regulars.  So when

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January 11 5 pm Marinated Crab Feed at Modesto Portuguese Hall 11 5 pm Merced High Crab Feed at Merced Fairgrounds 11 5:30 pm Crab Feed at Portuguese Hall, Tracy 18 5 pm Crab Cioppino at Modesto Portuguese Hall 18 6 pm Kiwanis Crab Feed at Escalon Community Center 18 5:30 pm Crab & Pasta Feed at Escalon Sportsman Club 18 4 pm FES Crab Cioppino at Oakdale FES  18 6:30 pm POA Crab Feed at  St Bernards, Tracy 18 5:30 pm Club Crab Feed at Boys & Girls Club, Manteca 18 5:30 pm BVCA Crab Feed at Bella Vista Christian Academy, Tracy 24 6 pm Crab & Tri-Tip Feed at Manteca Senior Center 25 5:30 pm Rotary Crab Feed at Manteca Senior Center 31 6 pm Crab Feed & Auction at Gene Bianchi Center Oakdale February  01 5 pm Post 3199 Crab Feed at VFW Hall

01 6 pm Lobster Fest at APC Hall Atwater 01 5 pm OST Surf & Turf Crab Feed at Gene Bianchi Center Oakdale 07 6 pm PER Crab Feed at Modesto Elks Lodge 07 5:30 pm Crab Feed & Auction at Howards Training Center 08 5:30 pm Crab Feed & Auction at Howards Training Center   08 5 pm Lodge Officers Crab Feed at Modesto Elks Lodge 08 5 pm Crab Feed at Grace Lutheran Church 08 6 pm Crab Feed at VFW 5059, Turlock  15 5:30 pm Crab Feed at The Fruit Yard 15 4:30 pm Mary Lyons Crab Feed at Old Fishermans Club 22 5:30 pm Patterson Rotary Crab Feed at FDES Hall Patterson 22 6 pm Rotary Crab Feed at Merced County Fairgrounds 29 6 pm Crab Feed at Modesto Portuguese Hall March  07 Boosters Crab Feed at St Anthony’s Church, Hughson  14 5:30 pm TLL Crab Feed at Tracy’s Elks Lodge 21 6 pm MPD Canine Crab Feed at Larsa Hall, Turlock 28 6 pm GFWC Crab Feed at Tracy’s Elks Lodge

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Modesto Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s Todd Aaronson We need to respond to every negative comment with one great thing about Modesto after another until we all have a dozen or more great things to share about Modesto!

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Joining Todd and Sarah are children L- to R  Daniel - Senior Strategist, Trust & Safety (he does super secret stuff) at Google, Zachary - Business Intelligence Consultant at Oracle, Levi - Fine Arts Major at CalPoly SLO If you’re reading this, you already are pretty darn passionate about Modesto. You are proud of our culture and history; be it innovations in agriculture or irrigation, the awesome graffiti car culture or as home to great companies like E&J Gallo, the rockabilly underbelly we cherish or our incredible symphony, the family oriented neighborhoods or the genuine warmth of our people. Yet how do we want the rest of the world know about us? There are conventioneers, sales/business travelers, tour groups in buses, sports teams and even weary travelers on 99, 120, 132 or the 5 who all visit can Visit Modesto. In 2018 the City of Modesto chose to reboot and relaunch Visit Modesto. In July of 2019 Visit Modesto became independent again with a new visitors center at 1008 12th Street (between J & K), some new team members and keen focus on sharing the bounties of our community. Tourism includes film crews, business conferences, tour groups from abroad, travelers to/ from Yosemite and more. They all need information about where to stay, where to eat, where to visit, what’s playing, what gallery is open, what car show is happening and how to get there. That’s where Visit Modesto comes in. The new team, lead by CEO Todd Aaronson, is hard at work rebuilding the social, digital and marketing strategy to meet the information flow of 2020 and beyond. The new Visitors Center is a restored mid-century modern building that is warm and welcoming to locals and visitors alike. Todd’s background is steeped in the hospitality industry (Westin, Fairmont, Ritz Carlton) and he’s been marketing destina-

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The Visit Modesto Staff: Clockwise, Todd, Andres Mendes, Jennifer Mullen, Dana Hohn. How travelers and planners make decisions tions throughout the nation as an indepenabout where to stay and go in the 2020’s dent marketer. His plans include how our is significantly different than 5 years ago community insures the visitor experience matches the promise of the marketing mes- or 35 years ago. Helping our community stakeholders understand the value of toursage. Todd’s wife Sarah is also in the event ism and how we present our community and experience planning industry and assets in a contemporary fashion is at the they live walking distance from downtown forefront of our strategy. Modesto (Todd walks to work most days!). Let’s meet Todd. MV: Why do you think Modesto gets such   a bad shake in the outside world? ModestoView: You are a long time Modestan and are part of a long time Modesto TA: Surprisingly we, the citizens of Modesto, are the ones who perpetuate that family, how has this helped in your new image. Think about it; role at the CVB? We have the best weather in the nation; Todd Aaronson:  My wife’s family has been no humidity, no bugs, never shovel the here for over 120 years. Understanding driveway in the winter. We have 300+ days the history of our community, the natural of great weather (so it gets hot for 15-20 culture, the legacy families/businesses and days year – that’s what makes the peaches embracing the 21st Century needs of travso sweet!) Our agriculture is off the hook. elers help me and my team create a plan to Peaches, Pluots, Apricots, Strawberries, Algrow visitor presence in Modesto. monds, Grapes… shall I go on? I’ve lived all   MV:  What were some of the challenges over the country and there’s no place that you had to overcome in rebuilding the has the fresh bounties like Modesto. We CVB? have kids who graduate our schools who go TA: Having a robust social media presto Harvard, Princeton and MJC. We have ence requires a solid website. First we have vocational schools that train Modestans to rebuild the website that has not been to fix everything from the HVAC in your updated for years – we need to be found on home to the HVAC of a 1M sf warehouse. mobile devices were over 70% of all travel We are tops in the nation for National Night search is conducted. Looking forward, not Out events and our Porchfest draws crowds backward, is truly the greatest challenge. from miles away.

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MV: What do you see as the biggest opportunity for Modesto? TA: Honestly, we need to stop looking in the rearview mirror. No one ever saved their way to innovation. We need to look at our community and invest in the physical assets, invest in our cultural assets, invest in our people, invest in our digital/social presence, invest in education, invest in beautification. I believe we should look at our future as if Modesto is a startup and march forward with a clear vision of embracing the future while honoring our cultural and agricultural heritage.   MV:  This year, ModestoView did a feature on our amazing location in proximity to San Francisco and Yosemite; what kind of opportunity this presents to Modesto?  http://www.modestoview.com/bigviewthe-great-outdoors/ TA: I was interviewed by Yosemite Magazine and they ran a great story about Modesto that says it well in the opening, “Stop in Modesto, half way between Yosemite and San Francisco, for a much-needed break from the car and grab a bite to eat, visit a farm stand or see a show.” Modesto should be the “home base” on everyone’s radar who is considering a northern California trip that includes San Francisco, Yosemite and Sacramento.   MV:  What is the value of a 3% increase in our travel and tourism? TA: Dean Runyan Associates recently completed a study that displayed county tourism as providing over 6,400 jobs, $620M in spending and over $54M in local taxes. Figure 3% growth alone provides 200 jobs, $2M to local businesses and $1.6M in tax revenue. That supports our families, our schools, our roads and much more.   MV: Describe some of the plans being made for to re-launch the CVB during Modesto’s 150th Anniversary ? TA: Visit Modesto is excited about a few specific programs to promote; there’s a 150 Murals group we can promote for walking/ photo tours, there’s a history tour being developed we can promote, we are working

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with a group to create 150 music events in one weekend just in downtown and more in the planning. Our marketing executive, Andres Mendez, is working with the city and local community to promote all the events that support Modesto 150 in the social and digital media. MV: Do you see that we have some really obvious assets that are attractive to the traveling public? TA: Location, Location, Location – we are truly at the heart of traveling North-South and East-West in California. Our agricultural bounty truly is ‘low hanging fruit’ and travelers should know to stop here and enjoy.  Price Value – Modesto is so affordable. Our hotels offer incredible value with fantastic amenities. Our robust dining scene is not expensive plus the variety and quality of cuisine is incredible. Quality – did you know the Chevron station just off 99 on Kansas cleans the pumps, mops the pavement in front of the pumps and more at least 3 times a day? That’s the kind of quality our community offers travelers. Those types of examples are what display the humble pride of Modestans when presenting our businesses to guests. We need to promote the “little things” that make us great!   MV: What fires you up about this opportunity ?   

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TA: We can only grow our visitor/tourism. That means we provide more jobs, which benefits the families of our community. That means more tax revenue to build on our assets. I get fired up thinking of the benefit Modesto and Modestans will receive as we grow our visitor base! MV: Describe your ideal Modesto day. TA: Morning jog on tree lined streets and down the Virginia Trail Coffee before work at any one of the great local shops Meet with at least one ‘new’ Modestan per day to learn about their perspective of our community Our staff shares a quote of the day – that’s always something I enjoy! Grab a webinar to learn something Eat local – try to hit a farmstand for something fresh to take home Have a soft drink or cocktail and hear some great local musician(s) complete my day with music. No day is complete without good music!   MV: Beatles or Stones    TA :That’s mean! Beatles to chill or drive, Stones to get the party started!       

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Modesto turns 150 years old this year.  

Throughout 2020 as part of the Modesto 150 celebration, we will be featuring Modesto’s history all the way from the early days through today.   We will try to make this interesting, fun to read, and lay it out in bite sized pieces that hopefully will encourage you to learn more at the McHenry Museum, and other history sites like HistoricModesto.com where some of these images have come from.  You have heard bits and pieces about our history over the years. You have heard names like Ralston and McHenry.  You see streets named Coffee, Veneman, Briggsmore, Carver and wonder who are they named after.  You see power black outs in other areas of the state but why don’t we have those?  What city was one of the first in the USA to have an electrical grid, or even a municipal airport?  What city became the county seat, thanks to the expansion of the railroad?  Modesto USA.  A Classic American City.   

William Ralston Robert McHenry

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The Railroad changed everything.

When you think about it, the railroad built the USA and created our cultures. In the 1800s, as the settlers spread west, the railroad would link both coasts of our growing country, where people moved safely cross country where just a decade earlier, it would take months and cost lives to venture west. Needless to say, gold changed California in the 1850s and mining cities like LaGrange popped up across the foothills. The regional Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads of Crocker, Stanford, Hopkins and Huntington, aka “the Associates” would create new cities and vital stations for goods and services. Many cities that were on the intersection of the North South and the east west railroads would become major national hubs. When the Golden Spike was hammered in 1869, transcontinental travel was born and our county would be connected. Before the railroad, there were a bunch of towns along the rivers that served as ferry stops as California started to evolve and commerce moved along the rivers. The towns of Paradise, and Adamsville located west of Modesto were early thriving settlements with river ferries.  In an early bout of NIMBYism, Paradise and Empire both rejected this new “railroad”, so it was built through a new area, that would become Modesto.  These towns quickly disappeared when the new town was built.  The Central Pacific Railroad was built through Modesto in 1870, then an unnamed community.

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Robert McHenry and William Ralston were both farmers and financiers.  William   Ralston was a San Francisco financier who founded the Bank of California and built the famous Palace Hotel. He also served on the Board of the Central Pacific Railroad. In the 1870s he was also part of the team that surveyed what would become Modesto Irrigation District and help pass the Congressional act of 1873 to implement irrigation and water supplies. When Modesto was to be named Ralston in his honor, he declined prompting the Spanish word for “modesty” and the city was named Modesto.   He would die in 1873 following a financial collapse of his bank and empire.  Robert McHenry, a descendent of the Mayflower, was born in Vermont, later moved to Ohio and then married Matlilda Hewitt of Farmington, just north of Modesto, and he began his farming and banking career building the Bald Eagle Ranch located north of what’s now Modesto.   In 1883, he built the McHenry Mansion at 15th and I Street that would be one of the grandest homes in the region.    With the railroad and the rivers, Modesto would grow quickly as wheat was planted we irrigation spread.  Soon a wide variety of crops were growing.  Located on the railroad, and now connected to Sacramento and Oakland via rail, Modesto would become fairly cosmopolitan as founders like McHenry began to expand their empires, build churches and many of the early businesses.  His son Oramil would take over the business when Robert passed away in 1890 and Modesto would be begin to grow rapidly, ending the century with a population of 4,500 people.  Images from the McHenry Museum and Historic Modesto.com

We need to preserve what little history we have left. As you can see, we lost so many of our historic structures.  Many cities fight hard to preserve their old buildings and we have a project right now that needs our help.  The 1915 Southern Pacific station (originally Central Pacific) is being upgraded for the upcoming ACE train service.  We can upgrade safety AND keep the historic structure at the same time.  You can see the current plans and there is a 30 day comment period so please urge the city to keep the original structure intact and save the wood walls and the craftsman furniture. Send comments here:  CBrookshear@jrphistorical.com See the plan here: http://www.modestoareaexpress.com/338/Downtown-Transit-Center-Improvements-Pro

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– 1855 - Modesto Cemetery - 1001 Scenic – 1856 - Pioneer Cemetery  -  905 Scenic – 1870 - Oldest House In Modesto is the Church House, located at  302 Burney St. It was originally built in 1868 in the former town of Paradise and then moved to Burney in 1870 after Modesto was designated the rail road path. It was built by Luke Ancil Church (December 28, 1831 – February 6, 1901), who used lumber from his hotel at Don Pedro Bar. – 1871 - The Turner Hitching Post 1104 14th   1871 – This one of the few remaining elements from the founding days you can still visit today.    – 1874 – First 4th of July Parade that still runs today, thanks to the Modesto Kiwanis Club. – 1877 – Wright Irrigation Act passes paving the way for Irrigation Districts – Named for Modesto City Councilman CC Wright. – 1879 -  Modesto starts to “clean up”  with San Joaquin Regulators who, vigilante style, cleaned up and closed down the opium dens of Chinatown and the places of ill repute along Front St, (now 9th) and other downtown places until 1884  – 1882 - The McClure Place was built on the banks of Dry Creek in 1882 to replace an earlier home destroyed by fire in 1875. Bailey Peyton Hogin, a Confederate army veteran, who arrived in California in 1870. The farm was sold after the turn of the century (1904) to Ernest McClure. – 1883 - McHenry Mansion -  The grandest of all of the homes in early Modesto, built by Robert McHenry. Take a tour today at 15th and I St. – 1884  - The first newspaper in Modesto was the Daily Evening News and would later change names and evolve to the Modesto Bee of today. – 1894 - The Modesto Herald Building - 726 10th St was built by J.D. Spencer, editor of the Modesto Daily Evening News stands today as the oldest commercial structure still housing a business – 1890 - Lish Residence, 125 Poplar Avenue, 1890 – 1886 -  Modesto High School’s First Graduating Class with 10 people – 1891 -  Electric lights first lit Modesto  – 1880s  - Modesto’s first baseball team, the Modesto Red Caps evolved from a community team that began in 1872  

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01/19 StocktonCon Winter Stockton Arena 02/01 Chamber Gala at Gallo Center 03/29 Modesto Marathon 04/03-10/02 First Friday Street Fair 10th Street 04/16-10/15 Art Walk Downtown Modesto 04/18 Earth Day at Graceada Park 04/25 Motown FryFest in Graceada Park 05/01-10/02 Music in the Plaza 10th Street Plaza 05/02 TacoFest in Downtown Modesto 05/04 May the Fourth-Star Wars Day 10thSrePlaz 05/09 Gala in Graceada  05/09 Grape City Con, Grape Festival Grounds Lodi 05/09 Central Valley BrewFest Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 05/16 Family Cycling Day Downtown Modesto 05/16 Citywide Open House 05/16-17 Oakdale Chocolate Festival 05/17 PorchFest Modesto 05/21 Bike to Work Day Modesto 06/04-07/09 MoBand at Graceada Park   06/10 Cruise Route Walk of Fame 10th Street Plaza 06/06 PatioFest Downtown Modesto 06/10 Cruise Route Walk of Fame 10th Street Plaza   06/12 North Kiwanis Classic Car Car Parade 06/13-14 American Graffiti Car Show & Festival 06/20 Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard  06/20 Graffiti-Con Modesto Centre Plaza 07/04 4th of July Parade/All American Festival Downtown Modesto 07/10-07/19 Stanislaus County Fair 08/04 National Night Out   08/15-16 Stockton Con at Stockton Arena 10/08 Downtown Sampler Downtown Modesto 10/10-11 Riverbank Wine & Cheese Festival 10/13 MAMA at the State Theatre 10/17 Harvest Festival Downtown Modesto 10/23 Trunk or Treat Downtown Modesto 11/28 ModShop in Downtown Modesto 12/05 Dickens Fair at McHenry Mansion   12/05 Celebration of Lights/Tree Lighting in Downtown Modesto 12/05-12/19 Thurs-Sat Rockin’ Holiday 12/11 Acoustic Christmas at the State Theatre 12/12 Spirit of Giving Run Downtown Modesto 12/12 The ILL List at the State Theatre 12/31 NYE

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2020

By Earl Matthews

Hello everyone and welcome to 2020. I’m excited for a big start to the new year and am grateful to have ended 2020 with a great show at the Prospect Theatre. Thanks to everyone who came out to see any of the bands I play in over the last decade and thank you all for supporting the blues. Big news I will be going into the studio to record an album this month with Gravel & Grace with Producer John Clifton of the MoFo Party Band fame. Look for it to be released this spring. I am sure we will be doing a big release party so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Gravel & Grace will be doing a couple of shows this month too, the closest one will be at Louie’s Place over in LaGrange. I hope you are keeping your eyes peeled for fun local shows this year. I recommend checking out newcomers Western Bound, they play a variety of styles including blues and will be holding court at Bookies, Rivets and Grizzly Rock this month. Check the the calender,for dates

and times.Don’t miss Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw Hearts at Ralston’s Goat for their first show of the year on January 4th. You can check out my friends the Rob Hill Band also at Ralston’s Goat on the 31st. Catch Jeramy Norris performing every Thursday at Garlic Brother in Stockton. As far as big names go this month you have a few cool options. Blues is a Women featuring Pamala Rose is at the Gallo Center in the 25th. Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout is at the Poorhouse Bistro on the 13th. SF legend Tommy Castro and the Painkillersare doing a 2 night stand at Black Oak Casino on the 9th and 10th. I hope this gets you off on the good foot for 2020 friends. Big Love and Hugs to you all.

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MAMA VIEW

Roaring into a New Decade

By Middagh Goodwin It is quite hard to believe that it is the year 2020. It seems like just yesterday that many of us were celebrating a new century or were worried about Y2K. I like the rest of you do not know what the next decade has in store for us but I do know if we do not work together and support each other it will not be what it could be. I hope we will be entering a new era a 21stcentury roaring twenties. I am urging everyone in this New Year to at the very least share your fellow artist’s events, make plans to go out to them and to bring a friend or two. We all need to take ownership of our arts community for it to thrive. Over the last decade, we have lost some key live music venues, Fat Cat, Hero’s, Plea for Peace and annual events like X-Fest are no more. If we want to see new venues open and events to come back or new ones to grow we need to all support what we have. We need to show that there is a market for live independent music in Modesto and the 209. This year make a resolution to go out and support the art. Buy some merchandise, create a podcast, zine or maybe a label and put out a compi-

lation of your favorite band. Help spread the word about your favorite musicians any way you can think of. I have been spinning local music on KCBP 95.5 FM our local community radio station since the end of November, tune in to Modesto Area Music, weekly, Monday 5 pm, Friday 9 pm, and Saturday at 6 pm. Several artists are in regular rotation on the station as well. If you are interested in having your music played email beathappybooking@gmail. com and musickcbp@gmail.com. Hopefully, with regular airplay, we can help build our local music scene. Looking forward to some great events coming up this year booked by the MAMAs, Music in the Plaza, PatioFest, the Sampler, the local stage at the Stanislaus County Fair and bringing back Acoustic Christmas to the State Theatre. We hope to see you at these and many other events in the coming year.

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Barkin’ Dog Grill Great fresh food along with live entertainment. Enjoy music every weekend. Address: 940 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 572-2341 Bayou Grill  New Orleans-inspired Cajun/Creole fare served in upbeat digs with happy hour, live music & karaoke Address 918 13th Street Phone 209-3602983

Beckles Candies & Gifts The most elegant truffles, fudge made from scratch and more at the sweetest spot in town. Address: 950 10th St. ‘Sweet’ 16 Modesto - Phone 523-1818 Chefs of New York These restaurants bring a taste of authentic New York cuisine to Modesto. Fresh, delicious food in a fun and inviting atmosphere.Addresses: 1325 J St. & 2307 Oakdale Rd. Modesto - Phone # 857-5102 Concetta  An ever-changing menu of fresh and local fare makes for a truly unique dining experience. Address: 1205 J St. Modesto Phone # 529-3282 The Fox Pub Modeled after a British pub, this saloon serves up American fare in a great atmosphere. Address: 1111 I St. Modesto - Phone # 575-2369 The Fruit Yard  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. With great a great brunch and buffet and meat-centric meals, you will come back for more. Live music and a full bar. Address 7948 Yosemite Blvd Phone 209577-3093 Fresh Fork Grill It’s not “fast food.” It’s healthy delicious food cooked fast. It’s amazing! Address: 3018 Service Rd. #101 Ceres - Phone # 566-8363 Fuzio Universal Bistro East meets West at this casual spot for global flavors, from fire-grilled pizzas to spring rolls and a full bar. Address 1020 10th Street Phone 209-557-9711 Graffiti Dogs Cruise on down! Get gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Address: 1002 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 238-9990

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Ralston’s Goat Energetic venue offering updated American comfort food, a full bar & regular live entertainment. Address: 1001 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 549-9413 Rivets American Grill The Beer Is Cold and The Whiskey is Old! Great Food & Great Times! Come Join All Your Friends Here! A full bar and live music.  Address 2307 Oakdale Rd Phone 209-8460501 Sabatino’s Ristorante  Upbeat Italian cafe offering a menu of traditional fare, including breakfast in a cheerful space. Address: 421 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 576-7116 Skewers Kabob House Ambient Mediterranean eatery serving mainstays such as dolmas & kabobs plus wine & cocktails. Address: 821 L St. Modesto - Phone # 525-3611 Surla’s Restaurant & lounge serving international dishes from local ingredients in a splashy setting. Address 431 12th Street Phone 209-550-5555 Tresetti’s Restaurant serving an international menu for dinner and lunch in a brick-walled dining room with a full bar and great wine selection. Address 927 11th Street Phone 209-572-2990 The Tap Room Pub & Grub With over 20 beers on tap and great food this place is sure to impress you! Address: 3948 Sylvan Ave. Modesto - Phone # 551-1085

Lula’s Neighborhood Grill Enjoy great tasting burgers and more made with fresh ingredients that will blow you away. 4821 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto Phone # 526-0009

The Twisted Pig Bar & Grill You have no idea what awaits you when you enter this amazing establishment. Address: 2717 Coffee Rd. Modesto - Phone # 248-7243

Monsoon Indian Restaurant & Banquet Hall Don’t miss out on their weekday all you can eat lunch buffet for only $9.95! Address: 950 10th St. #15 - Phone # 2485711

Urbano California Bistro Now open for lunch, dinner, dine-in, and delivery! With some seriously huge and delicious steaks for dinner. 1016 H St. Modesto - Phone # 622-1108

Papachino’s Greco-Roman Restaurant Take a little trip to the Mediterranean with an amazing variety of great food. Address: 1212 J St. Modesto - Phone # 578-5225 30,000+ friends at: facebook.com/modestoview

Piccadilly Deli & Sandwich Shop Right in the heart of Downtown Modesto. Delicious meats cut fresh daily along an all you can eat salad bar. Address: 941 10th St. Modesto - Phone # 523-0748 

Greens on 10th Event venue with a fresh seasonal menu, craft cocktails and full bar. Address 953 10th St Phone 209-572-1700

P. Wexfords’s Pub Modeled after a traditional British pub, this spot has beer plus classic fare like bangers & mash and a full bar and live music. Address 3313 McHenry Ave Phone 209-576-7939

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Velvet Grill & Creamery Classic cars, rock n’ roll, burgers and shakes. All American home town food made fresh from scratch. Address: 2204 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 5449029 Verona’s Cucina Italiana Delicious Italian cuisine in an elegant inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink and be merry. Address: 1700 McHenry Ave. Modesto - Phone # 549-8876

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Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines our evolutionary identity. In 150 years have we been inclusive to diversity? Are there more businesses owned by people of color and women? Are there more spaces available for art? Have women musicians found equal opportunities and pay and sponsorship avenues? Our local culture should influence our values, views and hopes when shared. We all create the change. Make the difference. January at Deva Cafe is overflowing with an abundance of live music. You can enjoy a cross genre selection every Live Saturday Music Matinee from 10am to noon and Sunday Breakfast/Brunch Music from 10 to noon. This month brings Vanessa Valencia 1/4, Tim Allen 1/5, Shella Joyner 1/11, Koala and the Golden Boy 1/12, Seth D Baker 1/18, Ffej Moore 1/19, Ashman, Nelson & Davis 1/25 and Téa on 1/26. The Women’s March-Modesto will feature a rally full of empowering, suffrage and equality minded live music on Saturday, January 18 at Graceada Park.    Mondo Mariscal, the 2016 Best Singer Songwriter/ Unplugged MAMA winner is heading our way from up North. Mondo has a free show at Rivet’s on Thursday, January 16 from 8-11 pm. Catch his original material and

renditions of our best-loved covers. Pamela Rose, Singer Songwriter and Vocalist with the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra is bringing her original musical retrospectBlues Is A Woman, to the Gallo Center for the Arts. On Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, this all-woman ensemble will take you on a musical journey on the lessons of life, love, heartache and tenacity aka The Blues. From Ma Rainey to Janis Joplin and all other SHEroes in between. On Tuesday, January 14, six-time Grammy nominated Folk musician, John McCutcheon returns to the Modesto Church of the Brethren at 7pm to headline a concert benefitting the Modesto Peace/Life Center. Red Tail Ring, a Michigan based duo whose music reflects the current world atmosphere and aspects of social justice, will open this intimate concert. McCutcheonmodesto2020.brownpapertickets.com Resolve to follow local artists’ band pages online, join their email lists and catch a show ( most are free). Here are a few more glimpses at what January holds for a few of our artists- Vanessa Valencia will be at Koru Yoga Studio in Oakdale on 1/5 and at Garden City Healthcare Center on 1/8. Koala and the Golden Boy will be in Stockton at Mile Wine.  This new year, I’d really like to write about those secret songwriters, those up and coming composers in our scene. Please send all artist info to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com Happy New Year!

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If you luv music you’re gonna love this By Eric Benson

Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great food, and music on a blustery Monday night with a full bar. Shout out to Halley Smith, Zowie and Eddie who manned the Merchandise table and played some great Blues for teenagers. The Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty (from Miles Davis Band) on guitar hosted the Jam and was on fire! Thanks all who came out and continue to support all the way live music right here right now Motown Downtown. The Blue Monday Party returns to Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Café & JAX returns January 13th with special guest Barry Finnerty Jazz Guitar. Barry will be playing with house band will feature Johnny Valdes guitar, Conrad Johnson and John Adey bass, Dave Hawks’ drums, horn section Raul Slaps & Jamie Dubberly bone, Kevin Marin trumpet, Andrew Rosenblum sax, and on keys David Dow and Eric Benson. We will be playing some of Barry‘s arrangements as well as some Jazz, R & B, Funk, Rock, Latin and of course the Blues. Gig from the downbeat of 7 PM, goes till 10 PM. I have booked some nice shows upcoming Café Urbano, check it out; Jan 19thJohnny & Kelly appreciation Day Jam celebrating their Best Blue Collar winners Mama awards with special guests, Jan 26th Virtuoso Jazz Guitarist playing Duo with Johnny Valdes with jazz jam to follow, Feb 11th with Blue

Monday Band with Barry Finerty Jazz Guitar, Feb 16th Latin Rock tribute playing the music of Santana and other with front man R.J. Hawks front man and house band Latin Rhythm Rockers, March 15th is the RETURN OF THE CHRIS CAIN BAND!, March 29th theatre piece with Bruce Forman Jazz guitar doing The Red Guitar theatre Piece with to follow playing with Barry Finnerty, Johnny Valdes with Rhythm section for a guitar blow out!. And John Griswold of Red Tie Arts is coming back on the calendar Jan 11th with A Night at the Museum with Boca Do Rio Brazilian Space Funk at the McHenry Museum to start the season. Check out WWW. Redtiearts.org to the lowdown on the how down. The space is a wonderful nightclub experience intimate with table seating with beverage and deserts available. Hope to see you there! And don’t go looking for the Dave Dow Thursday night jam at the Barkin’ Dog as it has changed to the Ralston’s Goat on 10th street. Dave’s Jam has the same hours 7 to 10 PM for people to sit in a play with the house band.   The new season for the Gallo in is with diverse offering. In January featuring: 17th & 18th the Carol King Musical, Beautiful 24th though 26th Modesto Symphony Orchestra playing Pixar and save the date for my fave Feb 22th Sheila Escovedo.  Sheila E formerly of Prince coming! All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com

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2020... This is going to be YOUR year By Victoria Popoff

New Year, New Me! How many times have you said that as a new year has approached? We all want some type of change; less clutter, less debt, less stress, more sleep, better health, more vacation. Sound familiar?   So how does REAL change happen? Change that at the end of 2020, we look back and feel great about our accomplishments? 60% of us make resolutions and research shows only 8% of us actually achieve it. Change is hard, and we start with your big goal. Write it down. You want less clutter in your home? Thats not a one-day goal. Decluttering your home is going to take time, Think about every drawer, cabinet, closet and garage. You have to break down each section, allow time, and schedule it accordingly. Any goal we want has a few elements: organization, time, scheduling, and priority. You need a plan to successfully accomplish any goal. Hence why, just writing down a resolution, without a plan, is not enough and only 8% of resolution makers actually accomplish it.  So, the top three changes people usually make at the new year, are as follows:

Eat Healthier Exercise more Lose Weight

Sart with your total goal. How can you measure the goal? A percentage of body fat lost? A better HDL cholesterol number? More visits to the gym? How will you track it? Quarterly physicals? An app that you log and track your journey? A monthly check-in with your personal trainer? Break down your goal into smaller goals. Each month set a mini goal that are realistic. Then quarterly, re-asses your total goal. How close are you? Make sure your smaller goals are inching your way toward the goal of health. A few helpful hints that I have seen work is recruiting a friend to work towards the goal with you. Anytime we have accountability, or work toward a shared goal together, the likelihood of success increases.  These three goals remind us, the WHY for resolutions - we want to live longer, healthier lives where we feel good. More muscle on our body, eating healthier options, and moving our body more are ways to accomplish that. But also, sleeping more, hydrating our body, and being outside will help us feel better and live longer. Don’t deny the impact of fun and play while you are on your journey of any goal as well.  One thing I have found through chasing a goal, is always have a grateful heart. We won’t always be an easy path in change, you will experience some hard times, but not to allow it to derail you. Feeling gratitude towards our lives will propel us towards success.  Reach out! I’d love to hear about your new years resolutions! IG @VictoriaPopoff Twitter @VictoriaPopoff

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FIT VIEW

Health Versus Wealth By Efren Martinez

As I’ve aged with my friends, unfortunately, I have seen more of us opting out of vacations, working more and leaving the paid daily breaks at the door. Some of us even work two jobs only so we can afford the latest and greatest tech gadgets or that big house we never spend any time in because of our commute. Sure you can afford all of that, but the price is much higher than most can imagine. Here’s an out of the box kind of thought for 2020. Why not spend all that extra time you’d be working and/or commuting and instead invest in a healthier lifestyle? Imagine this, getting up in the morning and spending time exercising instead of in the car sluggishly moving on the freeway during your morning commute for those two hours. Being home shortly after 5 pm every night to either get some fitness in before dinner or spending quality time with your family. Sure this would take a full lifestyle change from where you like to settle on not having the latest gadgets or new car. I choose health over wealth. In my life, I’ve devoted my extra time to health and a few favorable hobbies like writing for the ModestoView. My IPhone is a few years old, I don’t drive a new car, nor do I

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eat out 4-6 days a week. I’m aware that this inspirational thought may not apply to you. Some of us have to work two jobs to keep food on the table, and some are single parents just getting by. I salute you, you’re a champion! Thank you for hanging in there and being proudly self-sufficient. But if you find yourself being some flexibility, think about having the courage to scale back work and invest in your health. The rewards will come in so many ways. You will live happier, longer and healthier. You will be fitter, sleep better and with all that you might even be able to kick most of those meds you may be taking for things that are making you sick. Friends, instead of going with those common un-kept New Year’s resolutions, I’d like you to think about this inspirational fitness piece for 2020. I love you all, I want you to age healthy and well with me. Do it for yourself and do it for your family. Let this new decade be known as the “Healthy 20’s” instead of the Roaring ‘20s. From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

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BARGAIN VIEW Roaring into 2020!

By Monica Barber

wide array of workshops, events and speakers, including a Champagne Tea and Jane Austen Films. Come out and Welcome to the New Year and now you’re party like it’s 1804! Tickets to the opera seeing 20/20  and it’s a fabulous time to look grants to you admission to the con exat the big picture. A century ago it was the cluding selected events. Tickets: $20-30. roaring 20s and Ms. M may not be the best https://www.modestojanecon.com/ judge but she thinks there’s plenty of roaring Break up the month with a little blues. to be had in the new year without completely Drop in at the Moon & Sixpence Music making a mess of that new budget. Let’s get and Art House on January 18th for the ready to roar! sultry sounds of Diana Rein. She’s been Enjoy the charm of the new year with a bit compared vocally and musically to Bonof Scottish music! On January 4th, the Saint nie Raitt and Steve Ray Vaughn and on Andrew’s Society of Modesto presents the currently touring in support of her third 5th Annual Piping at the Mchenry Mansion album “Queen of My Castle” which is contest. The event features some of the leadreceiving great acclaim. Singer, instruing bagpipers in California. Refreshments mentalist and composer Hannah Jane Kile served will include: Champagne, cider and opens for Diana . Tickets:$15. haggis. Tickets: $20.  Info: (209) 380-8683 Start your new year with learning. Science https://www.mchenrymansion.org Saturday’s at the Great Valley Museum For those who love all things Jane Austen, start on January 25th at it’s a great way Modesto’s first JaneCon weekend kicks off for children and all ages to have fun with January 10th and runs through the 12th. science. The last Saturday of every month Centered around Jonathan Dove’s opera, GVM hosts it’s monthly science day for Mansfield Park, presented by Opera Modesto free with museum admission. From 12pm at the State theater the JaneCon welcomes a

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carrying over all the excitement Modesto offered and continues to offer as we enter the 20s! Of course we all make our resolutions at this time so I would like to share mine with you. My goal for the year 2020 is minimalism. I will create minimalistic habits for myself that I hope to carry on even after the year is over. One of the biggest polluting industries in the world is fashion; we buy clothes just to decide they are not in style and throw them out a few months later. Instead, try second hand stores and maybe even clothes swaps with friends. I, personally, am in love with the new Mad Monk on Sisk Rd, Modesto. This store has such a wide selection of used clothing for every style (highly recommended!) Other minimalistic habits would be giving experiences as gifts rather

than material items. This could be taking a friend to a concert, an art class together, a hike, a ski trip... whatever you think they would like. The most significant change that is better financially and environmentally are reusables and compostables! I cannot stress enough how easy this lifestyle change is. Something as simple as a reusable water bottle or a reusable bag to bring to the grocery store with you can make a major impact. I even keep a bag of paper straws in my car so that they are always there when needed. I am going to start my 2020’s embracing ideas from the 1920’s spending time, not things on people and using resources wisely. Modesto has so much to offer to help my resolutions be successful.

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The Chinese Year of the Rat By Mary Layton

Amazing, it is the year 2020! Happy New Year to you! May it bring you success, health and peace. The golden 20ties are here! 2020 is the Chinese Year of the White Metal Rat. It starts January 25th 2020 and ends February 11th, 2021. Because the rat is the first sign from the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Astrology,  2020 is thought of as a year of new beginnings and renewals. It’s a good year for progress, exploration and insight. The number 2020 rolls off so nicely from one’s lips, it has allure and a modern ring to it. May be we will try something new, look into a new direction or improve and revamp our efforts in the areas we have been focusing on already. Hey, how about 20/20 vision? That means we are all going to see better, right?  With the Rat setting the mode of operation for this year that may be quite possible. I read in my Handbook of Chinese Astrology that “Business will be on the upswing”, it will be a good time to make long-term investment plans with an eye to survival and an ability to sense danger which are qualities that the rat is known to be very good at. But we will have fun too. The year of the

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CALENDAR VIEW Enjoy Modesto Night Life! January 1st 80s night/DJ Gully Comedy Open Mic Country Swing Creole Jazz Kings Horseshoe tournament In One Accord Karaoke Karaoke Wednesdays Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch Karaoke with Elly Love Magic Open Blues Jam Poker Night Riverbank Golden Ages January 2nd Blues Jam Bonnie & The Boys Out Back Casanova’s Night Club College Night CSA Crusaders Toastmasters David Cutler David Dow & Friends Jam DJ Tease Kaiser Farmer’s Market Karaoke Karaoke Karaoke with DJ Perfect Pitch North Modesto Kiwanis Oakdale Museum & History Center Open Mic at Brave Bull Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Salsa Dancing Sandy Maule Senior Day Dance Spanish Story Time Sticks & Stones Trivia Night January 3rd Acoustic Music All Things Jane Bringing Veterans Together DJ Invisible DJ Tease Funstrummers Ukulele Rehearsal Great Valley Museum Kid’s Program Hughson Farmers Market Johnny & Kelly Karaoke Karaoke with Clovis King Latin Party Live Again Natural Science Neil Buettner Pharoahs Cruise-In Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time Sandy Maule Science Night Sticks & Stones Teens Rockin’ Jump The Weekend Dance Party Trax on Wax VFW Friday Night Dinners January 4th Angel’s Camp Song Posse B/C Morning Ride Stan Co Bike Bilingual Story Time Brewery Tour Broadway Dreams DJ Invisible First Friday Karaoke Folk Dancing Lessons Industria Del Amor Karaoke Meditation with Susie Michael Walker Oakdale Museum & History Center Open Air Market Piping at the Mansion Poker Rockin’ Saturdays Saturday Easy D Ride Secret Saturdays Sexy Saturdays Sticks & Stones The Weekend Dance Party Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw Hearts Valley Fire Vaxxed II: The Peoples Truth January 5th Acoustic Live Music Champagne Brunch Buffet FOE Breakfast Karaoke

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We are so honored to win two Mar Com Gold Awards for magazine design. This is a really exiting global competition for the best in design and ModestoView has won gold again this year.   These are some of our favorite issues and we are so lucky to have the talents of Peter Grimaldi Creative and Michael J Mangano to bring each of our ModestoView issues to life and create something exciting that people want to read.   Nice to be recognized by our peers for continued excellence.  Congrats to our team. Read our issues online at www. modestoview.com/themagazine

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Open Early!

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

DOWTOWN MODESTO

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

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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!

Try a Cab - It’s getting easier to catch a cab, both to downtown and home from downtown. Why deal with driving and parking? Take the easy way...

L I C E N S E D M O D E S T O TA X I C O M PA N I E S A TOUCH OF CLASS TAXI 575-0690 AMERICAN CAB CO 225-8795 CASH CAB COMPANY 541-7860 CENTRAL VALLEY TAXI 241-6122 CHECKER CAB 596-7919 DE SOTO CAB CO 577-8888 DELUXE CAB 888-8888 EDITH’S TAXI 581-6870 LUCKY 7 TAXI 877-7676 METRO CAB OF MODESTO 222-2222

MODESTO CAB 521-7320 ORANGE CAB CO 238-0500 QUALITY CAB 552-9898 RED TOP TAXI 524-4741 SUPER CAB 497-3393 TAXI TAXI CAB CO 756-1035 TOWN CAB COMPANY 404-2727 UNITED CAB LLC 888-8888 URBAN TAXI CAB 351-0222 YELLOW CAB CO 544-8294

ALSO AVAILABLE: Curb – The Taxi App For iPhone & Android

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Go Modesto Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming to Modesto on January 20 to the Christian Love Baptist Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our efforts in civil rights and the mission that we still have today. There is still much to be done and you can be a part of it.  There will be an annual MLK luncheon January 17 at the King Kennedy Center Center from 11:30 to 1pm.  Reverend Jeremiah Williams will be the keynote speaker. $20 donation at the door  January 17 King Kennedy Board of Directors MLK lunch $20  601 N. Martin Luther King Dr. Jan 17 11:30AM to 1PM January 20 , 2019 10 am   Christian Love Baptist Church, 202 H Street  FREE TO PUBLIC

Go Downtown Modesto You can help send a kid to camp and enjoy a fantastic concert at the same time. Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine and his CTA band will be playing your fave hits and the proceeds for this show send Foster kids to camp.  Additionally they are looking for camp counselors and volunteers. and help make a big difference.  Enjoy the Royal Family Kid Camp Concert at the Gallo Center. Get tickets to enjoy this show at: www.galloarts.org Learn more at @rfkcmodesto or https://modesto.royalfamilykids. org/  

Go Downtown Modesto CityRide is here! Have you seen it?

Need a quick FREE lift?

CityRide began shuttling people around downtown Modesto last month and it is so very convenient. The all-electric vehicle seats 6 and is available to bounce around all over downtown.  You can even call the CityRide at 209-450-5267 to pick you up. #cityride209 is provided by W Stuart Steakhouse and Stuart’s Pizza.   Opening this month, Stuart’s Pizza on 10th St. will offer big boardwalk size slices of pizza as well as many other traditional offerings, including fresh salads, Pizooki and other baked favorites.  There will be gluten free offerings too. www.stuartspizza.com/

Locally Owned

Most all of the downtown 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.

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WATER MATTERS Learn about what we’re doing to protect our rivers, our communities and our environment. mid.org/lastdrop

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