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ter Abigail is engaged to a great guy, Harrison Power. So excited for the addition to our family and so proud that our girls have chosen such wonderful people.  It’s an exciting time and let the wedding planning begin.  As we come out of Graffiti Summer, remembering the times of the 40s 50s when there was a newfound independence and the early 60s where there was a civic engagement with the ability to speak freely like never before. Independence and freedom. That is what it really means to be an American. I was in China last year and experienced what it was like to live with a filter on what you could learn and know. To have freedom taken away, even temporarily makes you realize how important our open and free society is. Freedom to be what and who you want to be and go where you want to go is what we hold so dear and work hard to protect.  We turn to each other to celebrate what makes our community special.  You think about it, there is so much that can go wrong in the world, it shows us that the more we strengthen our community, get to know our people, that a solid community becomes the true strength of America.  We just need to connect more and celebrate and support all of our people.  I am so excited for the 108th Stanislaus County Fair this year. This is a great opportunity to get our community together.  My band, Third Party will be there on opening night, rocking the stage with classic hits for you to enjoy and maybe even dance to. There are so many great local musicians and bands that will be rocking the stage at the Fair, at Music in the Plaza on Friday nights, on the patios of our cafes and the stages of our theatres. 

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Music gets you through any time of year. Later in July, ModestoView is proud to be a sponsor of the Chill List Team Poetry Slam.  This is one of those events, along with the Ill List in December that makes Modesto special.  Thanks Sam and Ruhi for making this happen.       Finally, as we got ready to send this issue to the printer, I was informed that I had been selected by the American Legion Post 74 as “Citizen of the Year”.  I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am to receive this and look forward to the event on August 3 and sharing it with my family and friends.  I am in awe of the people that have been awarded before me, and the sense of pride, and having this responsibility to be someone that can lead by example is not lost on me.  We all really need to be as good as we can, serve others, lift people up, and work hard and give back to make our city a place we want to live in and hope that our children do too.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will continue to be a champion for the good in our community.  This is an extra special moment for me, as I was nominated by someone that I really have respected and admired for a long time. When I moved back to Modesto in 1996, I told my wife Becky that I really wanted to be a person like Al Menshew.  His knowledge of history, interest in what happens, his volunteerism,

friendhips and his pride in his community is something I connected with. Not only did he mentor me as a friend of our family, he later tapped me to take over his role in announcing the 4th of July Parade, one of Modesto’s great traditions.  This parade is a very special event for our family and the pride I feel in carrying on Al’s traditions is great. Maybe someday I will learn how to properly pronounce the names of the various Clamper and Shriner royalty titles. Thank you Al, I hope I have made you proud.   I hope to see you out at the Modesto 4th of July Parade and out and about at all of the many great things happening this month. Whether indoors or outdoors, there is something for everyone to do this July.   I created ModestoView as a place to celebrate the good, promote out local business and showcase the cool things that make our Modesto USA special and I thank you for being part of this.  I love our traditions and hope ModestoView can be one of those too.   See you out and about and I hope you have a grand and glorious 4th and July.    Thank you, Chris Murphy, Founder and Publisher – ModestoView chrism@modestoview.com

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NON-PROFIT VIEW By Chris Murphy We love Love Modesto. This is one of those great events that the entire community

rallies around in April. But how do we make this happen all year long?   Love Modesto has launched Love Our Neighbors, with the goal to raise awareness of volunteer opportunities all year long.  The organizations are vetted to make sure that they are focused on addressing homelessness, strengthening families and education. This is being done in conjunction with the United Way and their Volunteer Center so help people select projects and organizations that are the best fit for their interests.   There are so many non-profits and organizations that need your help of your time, talent, advise or funds.   Please visit www.loveourneighbors.org  Also, jump on their social pages and connect there too. Also in the meantime, to make sure you don’t miss out, please continue to check the Get Connected Board at:  http://uwaystan.galaxydigital.com/need/

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As we celebrate our independence and freedom, we salute the music of our Americana with the great crew of KAT Country 103. Great to have these local DJs on the radio and helping spread the good sounds of great country music and the good word about local things to do.   DJ Walker in the Morning leads the intrepid crew across the mighty waters of the Merced River in the great outdoors of Yosemite. On the bow is Andy West, Intern Maya, Jaimee Lee questions DJ’s directions with her goat Marshall, Erin grabs a selfie while Kenny Jones works hard.  ModestoView’s Chris Murphy attempts to steer the rough waters without spilling a Mai Tai.  Thanks to our friends for being such good sports and for the KAT Country 103 teamwork with ModestoView.  Tune in Thursdays at 8:45am for the weekend report.

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SALES AND ADVERTISING Advertising@modestoview.com Managing Editor Middagh Goodwin DESIGN, LAYOUT, & ART PGrimaldi, Creative Art Director / Designer Peter Grimaldi pete@pgrimaldicreative.com Photo Director Michael J. Mangano Office Adminstration Brandilyn Brown SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS Madison Murphy – Adobe Specialist Abbey Murphy – Correspondent Russ Allsup - Correspondent Brandon Brush - Correspondent CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Christiansen Aaron Rowan Kaye Osborn Jennifer Allsup Middagh Goodwin Efren Martinez Felicia Alemen Patty Castillo Davis Sofia Johnson Sam Pierstroff Earl Mathews Mary Layton Monica Barber Brandilyn Brown Stan C. Countz Tasha Wilson Jessica L. Sule Mick V. Rubalcava CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Efren Martinez Diane Moody Michael J Mangano Philip Johnson ©2019 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. All contributors for ModestoView are independent freelance journalists or photographers. Send ideas, tips & suggestions to: Info@modestoview.com

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4th of July since 1874. For 145 years, Modesto USA has hosted a 4th of July Parade, making it one of the longest running in the western USA.   Held on the 4th, the Modesto Fourth Parade brings out thousands of people, all celebrating out independence and freedom.  People line the streets, enjoy cocktails on restaurant patios and best of all, the parade of people, companies, animals, scouts, bands, public servants and first responders are the real show.  The parade starts at 9:30 am so get there early to get a great spot on 10th, J, 11th and I streets.   It is a really fun, festive and patriotic time and I am very honored to be the parade announcer along with my friend DJ Walker of KAT Country 103 and the legendary Al Menshew. This year we will celebrate as Grand Marshal,  MoBand, (the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County) for celebrating 100 years of serving our community with music and parade Champion American Legion Post 74.  Singing the National Anthem will be American Idol’s Ryan Hammond.   Get your spot on the parade route and enjoy this slice of Modestocana.  The announcing booth is on the courthouse lawn so we hope to see you there.  Look for the ModestoView/SPWG pirate ship!   

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The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. As soon as the parade passes by, please head to 10th Street Plaza for the All American Festival with food, music and fun until 3 pm.   This is a free event for the whole family.   There will be a flag raising right after the parade and the awards from the parade float contest will be announced along with food and drink specials from 10th St Plaza businesses.  There will be a DJ on the ModestoView Pirate Ship with Laser Voodoo to mix up the music.   Please plan on being in the plaza on the 4th.     http://www.modestojulyparade.com/   July 4th Events Around the Region Modesto Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Modesto 8-11 am All American Festival in Downtown Modesto 11-3pm Downtown Turlock 4th of July Parade and Car Show Downtown Turlock 10am-2pm

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Liberty Festival at Big League Dreams Manteca 11 am-10pm 4th of July Celebration at San Joaquin Rivers Club, Tracy 11-5pm Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast at Angelano’s, Manteca 7-11am Fourth of July Celebration at Weber Point Stockton 5:30-10pm KaBoom at the Stockton Marina 6-10pm 4th of July Block Party in Downtown Jamestown 4 pm-8pm 4th of July Celebration at Lincoln Park, Tracy 6am-10pm

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Matt Paine of Collins Electric and Chris Murphy Have you been to MoBand Concert in the Park this year during the 100th Anniversary season? I sure hope so.  This is one of Modesto’s best treasures that you can share with thousands of your best friends.  Grab your picnic basket, some wine, and a great smile and head to Graceada Park on Wednesday July 3 and Thursday July  11 for the last two concerts of the season.   July 3 will be the Fabulous 4th and the season greatest hits formal night will be on the 11th.   Music starts at 8 pm.   If you want to play in MoBand you need to attend the Monday and Wednesday rehearsals at Mancini Hall on Tuolumne St.   

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MoBand is 100 Years Exhibit

You can take a walk down memory lane at the 100 years of MoBand exhibit at the McHenry Museum at 14th and I St. Since 1919, the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County has been providing music and teaching new musicians.  Over the years, the band has evolved, moved to Graceada Park and has rolled with the times, yet keeping the traditions that we love.   Please stop by and see the exhibit.   Learn more and donate to MoBand at www.moband.org

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ART VIEW Summer Underway By Jim Christiansen

Summer is well under way, and

Modesto and it’s art community heating up, with workshops, shows, and Summer time events. Workshops and classes continue at The Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, TriChromatic Gallery, some continuing classes that can be accessed before they end this month, check with the galleries.  Chartreuse Muse featured artist for the summer is Jonathan Troxler and includes some interesting paintings of Modesto icons in the mix.  Tri-Chromatic offers Solo Performance “Saying your Piece” workshop with 9 dates July 7 to September 7, led by Dawn Trook.  Sessions start with guided meditations, chakra work, and leads participants into development of performative work that merges storytelling, writing, vocalization and sound, movement, physical theater, objects/props, and images with the object a public performance. More to the course description on their Facebook event page, but if you ever had the interest in performance art and related expressions, this is one to explore, and likely new to Modesto. Dawn Trook is a writer, performer and educator with 25 years’ experience in workshops and producing performance.  Friday July 26, Tri-Chromatic will present Activism and Ally-ship: A Talk with Brandon Leake, followed up by a 3 session Artistic Performance Workshop series. Shire Community Space presents: Jundaze, The Moonjacks, Rubber Lizard and Killah Wall, July 13th at the Monsoon Restaurant 950 Tenth Street.  All ages, tickets $5 in advance on Eventbrite, or $7 at the door.  Dragonfly Art for Life Gallery continues its Friday FOLLOW US:

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Night Folk Flight in July, with Colourshop July 19, and Melynda and Love Core July 26. Space allows for hanging out or do art while enjoying the music in the gallery/studio space. July 20, Dragonfly and partner Modesto Unplugged will feature Carma Mize in the gallery as part of a young vocalist showcase series.  People, Places and Things will be the featured July show at Mistlin Gallery.  This will lead into the August Autumn Art Festival Show and Fundraiser Gala, with juried prizes for the participating artists.  The Annual Fundraiser Gala is August 24, with a night of fine art, music, gourmet food and drink, art auction and art sale.  $30 Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite and at the Gallery.  To enter art in the show, pick up a prospectus form from Central California Art Association, Mistlin Gallery 1015 J street.  A July session of classes at Mistlin Gallery open July 1, with Mini Art Cap 3, July 8, Junior Art Camp 2, and July 16, Teen Intensive Art Workshop 2.  Wednesday night Life Drawing continues through the summer 7 to 9 pm each

Photo of The Grange by Troxler, Godzilla at the DargonFly week, $10 a session. The Unworkshop artist open studio at Mistlin now every Friday, free to attend, bring yourself and your own media. I am the featured Artist at Barkin Dog Grill this month, with Vann Thompson to replace me in time for July Art Walk. Art Walk venues feature artist each month on Third Thursday, so get a map, see places like Still Smoking, Carolyn Huff Photography, Papachino’s, and other venues open Art Walk night.  And just got an update on my

show in Lodi, “Coffee Cats and Other Genres’ will be continued at Hutchins Street Square another month, with second reception July 5th. Enjoyed the wine last month, and that is the same date as the First Friday Art Hop in Lodi.

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BREW VIEW

Dust Bowl Celebrates 10 Years By Bill Coffey

Mother’s Day, 2009, Dust

Bowl brewed their first ten barrels of flagship Hops of Wrath. Fast forward ten years and they are poised to break the 15,000 barrel annual production mark with their 60 barrel brewhouse Growing from a strong local valley presence, the company now distributes from Los Angeles to the Oregon border, Reno, Tahoe, and select areas in Oklahoma and Vermont. I had the pleasure to speak with Brewmaster Don Oliver about the current state of the industry and Dust Bowl’s future plans. MV  Everyone is familiar with your flagship. What new products are you currently making? Don: We have over twenty beers. Hazies are big now, so we are producing quite a lot of those. We also released a Lo Cal lager, under 100 calories. MV: Any hints, if you can tell us, about future releases? Don: I can see us doing another West Coast IPA, more Tropical, and more single and double hazies. MV: New projects? Equipment upgrades? Don: We started up our canning line about 2 months ago and our taproom is opening in Monterey. MV: What changes have you seen in the industry since Dust Bowl’s inception? What do you foresee in the future? Don: Hop availability. You know that we bought our first hops from you. It’s a problem again. In the future, I see a lot more hazies and a lot more beer varieties, fewer flagships.

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MV: Other than the obvious factor of quality, what are some of the reasons for your continued success? Don: Consistency. We spent a lot of money on our lab. Proper packaging and combining the packaging with our story. MV: Thanks. Great seeing you again. Congratulations. Dust Bowl is a family owned, local business that was started by Brett Tate and later joined by Brett Honore. The imagery and storyline of their products is a homage to Brett Tate’s family’s Depression-era history and John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath. The original location at 200 W Main, Turlock, is open at 11:00 am every day except Monday (Closed). The production facility on 3000 Fulkerth, Turlock is also open at 11:00 am, daily. Both facilities serve pub style food and a variety of quality beers and wines. These locations are both family friendly. The new facility, Dust Bowl Tap Depot in Monterey has 24 taps, including 22 of their award-winning products and food trucks on site. Please support your local brewery and, when in the Monterey area, give their new location a try.

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A Time To Perform in July By Kaye Osborn & the ViewCrew Most companies are gearing up for their new season but there are some good offerings throughout our region. Hopefully you are attending your local concerts in the park.  It is a great way to appreciate our warm evenings, mingle with the crowd, eat, drink and enjoy the music.  Do it weekly and it will become a family tradition!   Be sure to check out the MoBand exhibit at the McHenry Museum!  It is informative and beautifully displayed.

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Purchase your tickets for YES Company’s Singin” in the Rain. Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. This is the first YES season under the guidance of the Gallo Center and a collaboration with MTI.   Connie Ambrosia-Wann, Mark Medina and I will interpret the July 21st performance. July 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 Tix at www.galloarts.org  

Prospect Theater Project A Walk in the Woods By Lee Blessing The place is a “pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva,” where two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and an American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. An important, brilliantly executed and strikingly original play which brings deep perception and unexpected humor to its probing examination of the superpower negotiations on nuclear disarmament. Starring; Jill Taylor Barnes and Joel Eddington-Morrison  Directed by: Michael Hewitt July 19, 20, 26, 27, Aug 1, 2, 3 at 8:00pm July 21, 28, Aug 4 at 2:00pm

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  West Side Theater in Newman Auditions for Robin Hood by Missoula Children’s Theater for K-12 students July 22 @ 10 AM at West Side Theater  No preparations necessary Two performances on July 27: 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM

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The Center Stage Lower Level The Anastasia Trials in The Court of Women, a farce by Carolyn Gage and directed by Traci Sky Sprague.  Participate as judge and jury and have fun as the cast and crew are hard at work, bringing you this interactive production. The Emma Goldman Theatre brigade, made up of strong ideals and stronger opinions, try, with the help of a hat, to put on a dramatic feminist play called “The Anastasia Trial in the Court of Women”. With one foot in the patriarchy while the other explores the boundaries of female agency, these women put each other on trial and ultimately try to answer the question many women have, “what now?”. Women of the audience serve as our jury, reacting in real time to the arguments before them. Comedic, self-reflexive, and honest, the show reaffirms women’s power to make effective change and tell their stories. Featuring: Lara Dirks, Kenzie Harman, Erin Isaacs, Jo Jackson, Maricella Monterrubio, Brittney Smith, Lorelei Sprague, Jewel Whitaker Tickets are $10 advance online; or $15 cash at the door .  Box office opens 30 minutes before each performance. June 28, 29, 30 July 5, 6, 7 at 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, and at 6pm Sundays. www.centerstagemodesto.com/

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Wildfire A Tasty Adventure Public House By Chris Murphy Photos by Michael J. Mangano

Going out to dinner should be an

experience.   You can get “food” anywhere, but when you go out, you should be transported to somewhere else, and enjoy a little escape. I have always believed that restaurants should have a theme.  Long time Modesto restaurateur John Ismail and his partner and brother Bobby have really created a space that not only tastes good, but is beautiful too, taking you away from the daily routine, surrounded in cool lighting and best of all, fire.  Everywhere you look.  Wildfire has been in the works for a while, and the former Uno location has been completely transformed.   From the moment you walk in the new entrance to the bar-centric space, the friendly hostess greeting and seating, to the dining experience, Wildfire has it figured out. “Firespaces” are visible in all directions and the seating and dining spaces are comfortable. Owner John Ismail has been in the restaurant business since he was a busboy while attending Sacramento State. 

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Over the years, he has been involved in 15 restaurants and Wildfire Public House is the culmination of all of these experiences.   John is focused on the experience, from the moment you enter, with ambience that takes you away from the outside world, to the friendly services to the focus on using local ingredients like Fiscalini Cheese and Sciabica Olive Oil, Dustbowl Beer and many others. Wildfire is truly a local creation with local flavors.     Chef Paco Martinez is at ease in the kitchen preparing the delicious treats.  He has had an excellent path here in Modesto, working with Surla’s and Galletto in the past and now has the lead position at Wildfire.  His kitchen runs extremely well with Marlene Sandoval managing the kitchen and everything is plated beautifully.   Chef Paco told us that it was so exciting to introduce new flavors, adding Asian spices to some traditional entrees and blending some classics and some exciting flavors.  This is so helpful as most groups have some that are more adventurous than others so everyone will be happy. The Ahi Tower has an exquisite presentation, and you can eat it layer by layer and one of his specialties are the Lamb Lollipops.  Absolutely delicious, tender and a joy to eat and beautiful when presented covered in a Chimichurri pesto.  But don’t stop there, they have a roasted Garlic New York Steak and Four Mushroom Tratolle Pasta and a fire roasted Chicken.  The pizza line up is strong, offering a Mongolian Pizza in addition to the more traditional with regular, gluten free and cauliflower crusts. One of the key elements of Wildfire is the blend of entry quality appetizers and some fun ones, like Fire Fries that even have Flaming Hot Cheetos on

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them all designed to share with a variety of rich tastes with innovative main courses with a presentation that will impress. Don’t miss the desserts as the Panna Cotta is amazing as well as the deep fried brandy caramel Xango Cheesecake. You are going to want to photo your food and there is even a selfie station and social media walls for your own pics.     Bar Manager Tanya Thomas has many surprises to offer, from a nice Dustbowl beer sampler to a special flaming cocktail and many other specials.  This is good as most of our visits will start and most likely end with some quality time at the bar.  Nice looking space with TVs, but casual and comfortable. The staff is on point, well trained and even in the first days, worked really smoothly.    At the end of the evening, even your departure is an experience, as flames erupt from key spaces on the outside of the building, keeping your escape to a secret getaway in your mind as you leave. It is an impressive sight, even when you just drive by.

This is a place that despite being brand new, feels very familiar as you escape from the daily grind and find a place with excitement and great tastes.   Dining Sun – Thurs: 11 am – 10 pm  Fri & Sat until 11 pm Late hours in the Bar Lounge & Patio Area  Sun-Thurs until 12am Fri & Sat until 1am Serving Bar Menu food until Close  

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“Since I cannot sing, I paint.” - Georgia O’Keefe. It is considered a sign of good luck for a dragonfly to land on you. I’m not certain of the symbolism when one falls right into your lap, but I did luck out in a major way when I first connected with the Dragonfly Art For Life, downtown Modesto’s newest art gallery. Strolling down J St. during one of the art walk nights last autumn, I wandered into this gallery which had just opened its doors. They had the visuals but wanted to add the sweet sounds; and it was the perfect meeting at the perfect time. Our weekly live music series uses a palette as broad as any artist adding color to canvas here: Celtic harpists, Mexican folk singers, keyboard looping artists. Friday night music runs from 7:30-9:00pm, with a $10 charge for music only or $35 which buys you a paint session while listening. Complimentary wine comes with admission.

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July 5, we’ll hear from Katerina Aleksenko, singing in English and Russian. Kat copyrighted her first songs as an early teen, and studied voice in college under a co-chair of the National Board of Opera. July 12: Jim Savarino, whose acoustic style is rooted firmly in Appalachian music. His lyrics include poetic descriptions of the natural beauty of the world. Special guest Nicole Hoke (this year’s Modesto Unplugged-sponsored attendee of the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat) will be singing backup with Jim. July 19: Colourshop, drawing on influences from the folky harmonies of Neil Young to the honest storytelling of Tracy Chapman, mixed with cinematic pedal effects and masterfully gentle guitar. A soundtrack of poignant millennial longing. July 26: Melynda Rodriguez, last year’s MAMA winner for best alt-indie. Jazz

standards, synthpop and more. Irene Carrillo of House Of Orange and LoveCore will also appear at this special double-headline evening. Special events will begin taking place on some Saturdays. 7/6, I’ll host my birthday show starring Alzara & Brother Spellbinder. Indie-gypsycabaret dreamfolk. Looking forward to some special guests as well. 7pm, $10 at the door. Then on 7/20, it’s the first in a Young Artist series. Carma Mize will present a program of musical theater and pop numbers. Carma was a star of Opera Modesto’s young artist Valentine concert earlier this year; and one of two Outstanding Young Women 2019 as named by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. 7:00, $10. Find the Dragonfly at 1210 J St., just a couple spaces past Café Deva, and get your summer fix of fresh live music. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED.  www.modestounplugged.com

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packed days. The 108 year old award-winning Stanislaus County Fair is right in the middle of our year and during July, is the biggest thing going on.  From the fun rides on the midway, to the deep fried foods to the farm animals on display to the great live music performances, there is something for everyone.  Of course, there are healthy food options, but above all, it is a great time in our community where everyone can hang out.   Don’t miss the Kid’s Club with a special Passport Kids area by SkyTrek.  You can rock with free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals. New this year are free bus rides on Turlock Transit fixed routes from July 1-31, 2019, to include the run of the Fair. Turlock Transit will join the other three transit systems in Stanislaus County (CAT, MAX, and StaRT) to provide free rides on all fixed routes as part of a special, grant-funded promotion. You won’t want to miss Ryan Hammond, 2019 American Idol Contestant and Modesto native, perform the National Anthem at the Destruction Derby event on Monday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m.  There is even a maritime exhibit with live Stingrays! As we celebrate our freedom and support our military from today’s War on Terror going back to World War II, including those who have died, while serving the United States, you can experience the Remember the Fallen Exhibit.  Of course, you will love all of the rides on the midway and so much more.  Also important is the “empowHER Lounge”, dedicated to inspiring girls 16 and older to not only empower themselves, but also those around them.       PS. My band Third Party will be playing the community Stage on Opening Night.  Please stop up and rock with us.  Before you go, make sure you get the new Fair Mobile Ap  You can learn more and get tix at www. stancofair.com    

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5 pm Joseph Mikkelson 6:20 pm Koppel 7:40/9 pm Third Party 8:30 High Valley - Coors Light Main Stage   Saturday, June 13th Center Stage 12 pm Borrowed Time 2/3:30 pm MF Silverado 5/9pm Johnny & the Classics 6:20 pm Joseph Mikkelson 7:40 pm Tomorrow’s Sun 8:30 pm Blood Sweat & Tears - Coors Light Main Stage   Sunday, June 14th Center Stage 12-9 pm VMI Rocks 8:30 pm Ulices Chaidez - Coors Light Main Stage   Monday, June 15th Center Stage 5 pm Joseph Mikkelson 6:20 pm Charlize Elizabeth 7:40 pm Ryan Hammond 9 pm Rich Olds 8:30 Maddie & Tae - Coors Light Main Stage   Tuesday, June 16th Center Stage 5 pm TBA 6:20 pm Us4Love 7:40/9 pm Highway 99 8:30 TLC - Coors Light Main Stage   Wednesday, June 17th Center Stage 5 pm Funstrummers 6:20 pm Mondo Mariscal 7:40 pm Ava Grace 9 pm Triple D 8:30 Clay Walker - Coors Light Main Stage   Wednesday, June 18th Center Stage 5 pm Bayou Pete & Frank 6:20/7:40 pm Central Valley Square Dance 9 pm Patty Castillo Davis 8:30 The Marshall Tucker Band - Coors Light Main Stage   Friday, June 19th Center Stage 5 pm TBA 6:20/7:40 pm Bad Neighbors 9 pm Marvin Zeller Band 8:30 pm Magic! - Coors Light Main Stage   Saturday, June 20th Center Stage  12-9 pm GKMusic 8:30 pm 98 Degrees - Coors Light Main Stage  Sunday, June 21st Center Stage

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The Modesto Area Music Association is hard at work making sure the talented musicians of our area get showcased as much as possible. Middagh Goodwin has teamed up with the Stanislaus County Fair to create a fantastic schedule of music this season for the Center Stage.  Don’t miss all the local talent in between your rides and deep fried Twinkies.  Fair food and fair music, great combo.   Subscribe to our You Tube channel at: youtube.com/modestoview

12 pm Melynda Rodriguez 2:00 pm Sincerely Allison 3:30/5 pm David Perez Band 6:20/7:40 pm Third Sol 7:40 pm Tomorrow’s Sun 9 pm TBA 8:30 pm Roberto Tapia Main Stage Get your tickets before you go at www. stancofair.com Checkout our interview with Matt Cranford and Adrenna Ahkas here: www.modestoview.com/interviewfriendly-fair-fun-facts/

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There are people that give back to our

community, and there are people that GIVE back to our community.   I have had the honor so serve on many committees and hosted events with Jeremiah Williams.  There is one thing you can say for sure about Jeremiah, he knows how to bring out the best in people. He is one of those people, like the legendary Bette Belle Smith, that you just can’t say no to.  Why? Because he is passionate about making our community better and he builds people up so that they can deliver their potential.  He reaches through as a preacher would, and he is in fact an ordained minister at the Revival Center United Pentecostal church of Modesto so the passion is evident.  He gives of his time, his treasure and his talent.  Not only does he inspire people in our community and his church, his skill of woodworking through Oak Crafts by Jeremiah, supports many organizations as well as his family.  His woodwork is prominently featured in my and many other homes and he is my “go to guy” for so many community related events and ideas. If you have ever had the chance to hear him sing the national anthem, it is awe-inspiring.  Jeremiah lives in Modesto with his wife and family, and his children are also involved in our community.  He is leading in a positive direction.   Let’s get to know Jeremiah Williams.    ModestoView: You had a difficult childhood; what are some of the moments that gave you the strength to press on? Jeremiah Williams:  What gave me strength was when I had the opportunity To audition to attend Oakland City Vocational Art school in Seventh grade while attending Marcus Foster middle school as well as being in my fourth foster care home at that time. To my delight I was accepted to Renaissance Art school in Oakland which was a K-12 which I had the opportunity to learn and hone my artistry skill of watercolor, pastel, oil painting, sculpture And more while studying the five subjects for 2 1/2 years.  Most importantly my name (Jeremiah) means “God will raise “and I am so glad that we he has had his hand on my life and still does.   MV: When did you discover your talent for woodwork? JW: While attending Renaissance Art School at such a young age I was fortunate to understand that an artistic ability can be applied to any area such as woodworking. I remember being in one foster home where I was fortunate to build a small pool table a

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very nice doghouse And wood repair things around that house. MV:  Why is it that you feel the need to support Modesto like you do? JW:  I have a motto which says “how can we say we care about people if we don’t care about what people care about”.   MV:  You are very supportive of law enforcement and first responders, what ways do you think that our community can be more supportive? JW: The way we support and should support law-enforcement and first responders is to put ourselves in their shoes then we can truly understand how challenging and as well as rewarding it is to serve others without reward or respect at times.   MV:  Family is about strength; how do you motivate your next generation to be involved? JW:  The only way we can motivate the next generation is to help them understand that they have to care about something greater than themselves and that is their fellow man.

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MV:  What are some of the best events you have supported over the years and why? JW: Having been a part of several events in this community like the 4th of July Parade, the Amgen tour of California, the Mini Cart Race, All American Cities competitions , Stanislaus County Fair and many others.  The one that stands out the most was something l created a few years ago that ran for 10 years called Celebration of Dads, where we were able to honor at least 350 fathers in the 95351 zip code in Modesto.   MV:  You are a proud Kiwanian and your efforts to save the Modesto 4th of July Parade and Festival are nothing short of amazing, why should people want to join Kiwanis? JW:  Kiwanis is a family. Kiwanis is a collection of people who want to bring qualityof-life to their community. Kiwanis is a network and a catalyst of building relationships to advance the mission “reaching one Child and one Community at a time”.  

MV: What advice would you give to some one starting their journey in community involvement? JW: If you say you can never do it you never will, if you say I can do my part, then that piece that will complete the puzzle which probably is a beautiful canvas that the whole world will admire.   MV: What do you think the most pressing issue is for our community? JW: Homelessness is a real problem in this Community. It is something we will never truly get a handle on but we should always continue to work on a solution that’s everchanging. So thank you to all of you and Modesto Gospel Mission, Salvation Army, the County/City shelter project and many others for your effort.  It’s not in vain.   MV: You have an amazing voice, have you ever considered laying down some tracks? JW: I would love to be able to take some time to write songs and sing them however I think that all of the singing shows really set in motion the inspiration and the power of a song that so many now have the opportunity to voice.  So people sing ,sing, sing. “Third Party Band rocks”   MV:  Who in the world living or dead would you most like to meet? JW:  “I hope I never meet the man that I should’ve been and I’m hopeful to meet the man I should be”.-JW   MV: Describe your perfect day in Modesto? JW: Sitting at the table either at home or at a restaurant with my entire family enjoy one another’s company.   MV: What is something about you that people may not know? JW: We adopted a daughter named Iris when she was 13 and I am now the grandfather of her children Isaiah (17) and little Savannah (13)   MV: How important is your family to you, who are they and what have they accomplished? JW:  I am blessed and thankful for all four of my children.  You’ve heard a little bit about Iris the oldest daughter and the grandchildren.  I am proud to say that Savannah Maria Williams (32) has a BS in business from Central Washington University and works for Modesto City Schools as an assistant community liaison. Her aspirations are in basketball and as a personal trainer, puts on clinics with nonprofits in the community. I have twin 31 year-old sons.  Joshua Jeremiah Williams is a professional model and a personal physical fitness trainer and runs his own moving company “IM-possible moving” company

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business and take it to the next level and support his family too. He’s a hard-working, determined compassionate great son. Seven years ago, all three of them started an organization called “Thanks for Giving” delivering necessary items; clothing, hygiene supplies as well as feeding those less fortunate. Nancy Williams is my friend and my wife of 33 years, the mother of our children, who through our ups and our downs still stands strong and she’s the reason why I am able to do what I do for the community. She’s quiet, hard-working, faithful to God and her family, strong, compassionate, honest, and loving.  And for that I love you.     MV: What is your favorite classic car? JW: 1960 Pontiac Catalina which I was fortunate to restore four years ago after 28 years in storage which belonged to my dear friend, the late former Councilman David Geer. RIP.   MV: Beatles or Stones? JW: It all depends on what day it is, however thanks for asking.  OK Beatles.

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o o r s d t u O t a e r G e h T BIG VIEW

By Chris Murphy

This is a big world and Modesto USA is a Classic American City. Yep that’s what we are, we have the best of both worlds, our small town community feel and the amenities of a big city and as a bonus, we are close to two of the most beautiful places in the world; Yosemite National Park and San Francisco. In fact, you can virtually draw a line from SFO to YOS and MOD is right in the middle. In fact, you can even see Half Dome on a clear day from Modesto.  Cool huh?  Every person that visits should walk the Modesto Cruise Route, check out the huge Royal Robbins mural on Camp 4 Wine Café, take in a show and enjoy an amazing dinner & cocktail.  So let’s celebrate our big outdoors and many of the things that make July in the greater Modesto a really great time.   

Stay Cool

It is important to not only look cool, but to actually be physically cool. It is great to get out there and run, ride and play but make sure you stay hydrated.  It is funny, but longer sleeves actually keep you cooler. 

The Great Outdoors begins at the ocean and goes to the mountains. Nearly every good trip starts or ends in San Francisco, where the smells of sourdough and crab are the same since the Gold Rush and you can still find places that still have character like the Saloon, City Lights, Tonga Room or Alioto’s. Much to explore.

Stay Hydrated

Eat more & smaller meals

Close the shades in your house during the day. Soak your feet in cold water. Drink water or sports drinks with electrolytes, not soda. Wear loose fitting cotton clothes in light colors.

Sundays in Graceada

Modesto Sundays are getting busy.   There are so many downtown dining options brunch and the bike trails are busy and now there are great new activities for families and kids in Graceada Park.  Thanks to the hard work of the College Area Neighborhood Association (CANA) Graceada Park is better than ever, new upgraded pool and splash pads and Sunday activities for kids.  Don’t miss out on these great resources.  Hopefully it will get so successful it may expand to other parks.        https://www.facebook.com/sundaysingraceada/

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There are a few ways to beat the heat this summer. Even though our nights get a breeze, you need to take care during the day.  Please remember to stay hydrated and that does the most. There are many things to do in nice cool air conditioning like checking out a movie at the State or the Brenden, or finding your inner Royal Robbins at Stonehenge Climbing, but being outdoors is the best.   Take advantage of a restaurant’s covered patio and when you bike along the trails, there are many tree-covered places to take a break.  But here are

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Let’s Raft!

This year is a dream date for running the rivers. The Stanislaus River has some of the best white water rafting for both the expert and the family level rafters.   There are two main areas of rafting, above or below Knights Ferry.  The wild river is really running this year and there are some Class I and II to whiteknuckle rapids.  There are some mellower trips too and for most, some plain old fun float trips.  These are all easy to get to, both to start and to get out of the water.   Please make sure that you raft these rivers with an expert. Even if the water looks calm, it isn’t.  Enjoy the fun and raft to your ability.   Here are the local rafting companies that will get you all hooked up, whether you go as a single, couple, family or group, there is something for everyone.  Some even have raft and camping options so you can make a trip out of it. River Journey Adventures www.riverjourney.com/ Sunshine Raft Company  www.raftadventure.com/ Knights Ferry Rafting  www.knightsferryrafting. com/ For rafting the North Fork of the Stanislaus Class IV+  www.oars.com

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ground removed a few years ago. Along with it, the families left too. We s to be, play and enjoy and the more people that are in our public spaces, the ion or volunteer to help build this park.  You can donate online at https:// neighborhood-improvements and learn more at a-loma-neighborhood-improvements

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Yosemite is absolutely stunning right now.   We had so much fun creating out cover as we are inspired by our amazing location to Yosemite, one of the most beautiful places on THE PLANET.  The waterfalls are thumping this summer which is a rarity. The mist trail up to Vernal Falls is wet and the snowmelt is expected to keep going for a while.   It’s true that the crowds are tough, but once you are in there are places where it is amazing. Camp 4 is where the worlds greatest climbers like Royal Robbins have made their home as they ascended the granite to the sky.  You can feel the history. For those less daring,the 4-Mile trail from Bridalveil Falls to Glacier Point is always a winner and doesn’t require a back-country permit.  There is a lottery system to get a permit for Half Dome that you can apply for the day before.  But no matter what time of year you go, it is always amazing.  Out of protest, I still call the Ahwahnee Hotel the Ahwahnee and it is still Curry Village, and everyone knows what you mean.  Having a cocktail on the patio there staring up at Glacier Point and Half Dome is an essential. Get up and get in early, enjoy the park and rent a bike.  Make sure to wear your rock scrambling shoes and be prepared to get wet. Subscribe to our You Tube channel at: youtube.com/modestoview

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CHILL VIEW When it’s hot outside, you need to Chill indoors with some hot team poetry slamming.

MAMA VIEW It Was Twenty Years Ago Today By Middagh Goodwin

The Ill List is one of our favorite events each year. Not only do we get an

amazing line up of national caliber slam poets, the Ill List team makes out amazing sponsor commercial. This year, the Chill List returns to the State Theatre.  Organized by the Ninja Poet Sam Pierstorff and Ruhi Shiekh, the Chill List will feature four of the best poetry slam *teams* in the country competing for a $2000 prize.  Poetry slam teams are comprised of the top-ranked poets in a particular city who have competed and won their respective slams.  As a team, poets choose to compete in pairs or as a full ensemble of up to five voices through four rounds of performance poetry. So imagine what you’ve seen at the ILL LIST and multiply that by 2, 3, 4 or 5 poets on stage performing at once!  Do not miss this. Presented by Collins Electric and ModestoView. 

July 20 – Doors 6:30 show 7:30 pm Tix at www.thestate.org

20 Years ago, Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci got together with an idea to put on a local music awards show, similar to the Grammy, the Bammy or even the Sammies, but for bands and musicians from Modesto and the surrounding area. Thus the first annual Modesto Area Music Awards(MAMA for short)was born. The first year took place at Club Maxx at the DoubleTreee with only seven awards with Flying Blind taking it for P3(Power Punk Pop Rock), Built for Hard Rock and X-Fest for Large Event. The award show has grown to include 26 different categories from Latin to Large Event, Bar to Blues. About 20 of the coveted carhop trophies are given away each year with the inclusion of the dashboard mama going to categories of one added a few years back. October 15th the Modesto Area Music Awards will take place at the Historic State Theatre which has been the home for most of the last 19 years except for being held at the Fat Cat 2005, the Gallo in its opening year 2007, and DoubleTree Grand Ballroom in 2011. This year the MAMA will continue to recognize our outstanding musicians, venues

and events and pay tribute to those who have helped build the local music community for the last 20 plus years. There will be some very special guest presenters and performances from past winners. For those who are unable to attend, you can watch the event streaming live on modestoview.com. Voting will go live Mid-August until Midnight October 13th. We encourage everyone to check out all the nominees, see the performers live, check out the venues, bars, restaurants and cafes. Have fun getting to know new bands and old favorites so you can vote for who you think best deserves to win. You are the academy, and your votes decide the winners. For those hoping to be nominated, make sure you keep us up to date on everything you are doing, send your gigs to events@ modestoview.com, and we will add them to our online/print calendar. Create an account at plinkyou.com so we can easily find you and listen to your music, watch a video and see your list of upcoming performances. We are all looking forward to sharing the mamanees with you this year and finding out who wins this fall.

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MUSIC VIEW

By Chris Murphy

Great new songs you need to hear... I am a new music junkie. Finding new bands and music is one of mine and my daughters fun things to do. Here are so many innovate new bands, existing artists making amazing new albums.     

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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

Stop Motion Poetry Dead Rose Wow. Just listened to the new single from Stop Motion Poetry, Dead Rose.  It is so good, a little reminiscent to Rooney (a band I love) and Noel Gallagher but really fresh, with fantastic guitar work and great production.  Best part, it is super catchy and makes you want to hear it again.  Please check it out and purchase it and then hit repeat.  Great music from Clark Beggs and the crew.  Find it at www.stopmotionpoetry.com/  

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

TieHead New Item b.2 Multi-instrumentalist Keith Boggs by day is an executive for Stanislaus County, and by night transforms into TieHead.  Keith has a long history of music, from big hair 80 synth bands to spoken word with lots of creativity. He has just dropped his new collection called Item B.2 featuring 8 great tracks; some retro, some raw and emotional like Sundays with Rose Marie, but my fave is Apology Begin.   You really should check it out.  It is available on I-tunes as well.    https://tiehead.hearnow.com/

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

Erik Anderson Transition Project Erik Andersen was a regular local performer in the mid 2000s, winning a MAMA and I even did a duet with him with the Modesto Symphony. After a 10year hiatus, he is back with the Transitions Project. This is a really fun listen, nice album collection with really nice production and some cool stereo fades. The song that jumps out to me is Wake Up, that’s a quick hard driving song with elements of Plimsouls in it.There are some quiet touching songs like Said and Done and then a taste of full throttle punk with Born to Live and Ride.  Check it out on Spotify or get a link on @ ericandersencalifornia FOLLOW US:

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Salacious Wizard Cult Rosebud The Modesto based band sometimes describes themselves as playing “electro sad jazz” but their new collection defies description and every song is engaging and eclectic. I am fond of Getting Lost on the Stanislaus, a perfect description of a floating day.  Also featured is Heaven is a Party in Modesto.  You just need to listen. (note: some explicit lyrics) Find them on Spotify and https:// chefst29.wixsite.com/salaciouswizardcult

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Papapavlo’s Mediterranean Bistro & Bar Relaxed, Stylish Mediterranean restaurant & bar with all of the classics and more. Address: 1320 Standiford Ave. Modesto - Phone # 525-3995 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  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, lunch & brunch in a brickwalled dining room with a full bar and great wine selection. Address 927 11th Street Phone 209-572-2990

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

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

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 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  Subscribe to our You Tube channel at: youtube.com/modestoview

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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BLUES VIEW Summertime Blues

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By Patty Castillo Davis

When Independence Day is upon us, I cannot help but think about the origins of our Patriotic music. It’s a bit supernatural how Roots music is all linked together by a thread of beautiful, diverse, cultural melodies from immigrant contributions. Sacred spiritual melodies have lent some of the richest ingredients to music history. I am proud to count myself amongst the vast numbers of musicians who got their start in church. I am just as comfortable singing Schubert’s “Ave Maria” as I am my own rebellious arrangement of “Ring of Fire” or my original “Ladybug”. The liberty to create art our way is why I will always celebrate women in our local scene and encourage indie-alternative artists to continue the fight, no matter how difficult, no matter the inequity or injustices-eventually the cream will rise to the top and the talent will prevail. Lo-fi is a new cocktail lounge at 1323 J St. that hosts live Blues tinged music every other Sunday from 1-4 pm. Drop by for a delicious crafted beverage in a comfortable community focused space surrounded by music specially curated by the folks at lo-fi.

Deva Cafe will bring a collection of mixed styles in music for July. Saturday Live Music Matinee talent is Party Castillo Davis 7/6, Mattea Overstreet 7/13, Candace Lamb 7/20 and Micah Van Zandt 7/27. Sunday Breakfast Music features Nathan Ignacio 7/7, Seth Baker 7/14 and The Funstrummers on 7/21. The Vibes are at it again!! This SUPER Band is bringing their music experience to the Barkin Dog Grill on June 17 at 7 pm. for a Linda Ronstadt Birthday Party. The Stanislaus County Fair comes to town July 12-21 and features music across all cultural and style genres. Check to see which local musicians will play the support stages for the national acts. I will see you at the fair on Thursday, July 18 at 9 pm in support of the Marshal Tucker Band. The Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk continues to support and share art and music during its family event. On July 18, MAMA nominees, US4LOVE will play the ModestoView Stage at 11th and J at 6 pm. If you are a Singer Songwriter, Female Artist or Acoustic Performer, please send booking information and inquiries to pcdenterprises@yahoo.com. Business owners, please keep opening your spaces to music and patronsDon’t Forget to Tip the artists!

Summertime is here friends and time is now to get out and have some fun. There is a new band on the local blues music scene and they are called Gloria T and the Innervision Band. Gloria has a strong and beautiful voice, dripping with classic blues and gospel style. Her band is tight and has a fat danceable sound that you need to see. She will be at Ralston’s Goat on the 5th and over in Moke Hill on the 14th for their summer Blues concert series. Do yourself a favor and check out this hot act! Jeramy Norris and his band the Dangerous Mood will be working hard this month too. You can catch him up at the Iron Door in Groveland on the 4th and 5th and Black Oak on the 19th. Ava Grace and the New Sound will be doing their thing on the 17th at the Stanislaus County Fair. YOu can catch her again with me on the 19th at the Oakdale concert in the park with our band Gravel and Grace.

It’s going to be a fun night for all ages. Stockton Blues outfit Leilani and the Distractions will also be up at Black Oak Casino this month on the 18th. New Jam alert, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month check out Rob G’s Open Jam at the Blue Horse in Ceres. It’s a lot of fun and they are super welcoming. BLUES IN JULY 2019 4th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland 5th - Gloria T and the Innervision Band at Ralston’s Goat 5th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland 14th - Gloria T and the Innervision Band at the Hotel Ledger in Moke Hill 17th - Ava Grace and the New Sound at the Stanislaus County Fair 18th - Leilani and the Distractions at Black Oak Casino 19th - Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at Black Oak Casino 19th - Gravel & Grace at the Oakdale Concert in the Park

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JAZZ&WORLD VIEW If you luv music you’re gonna love this... By Eric Benson Well it is off to summer camp I go. Been going to Coop Camp Sierra since I was 12 years old every year, carving initials, square dancing, hiking, and fishing and on the go go go. And now turning 62, ah yes gives us time to pause. This year bringing the music gear, PA, Drums, guitars, bass, piano and all the music that I would never play anywhere else. And there will be naps, happy hour, more naps and jamming. On the list: Christopher Robin, Turn Turn Turn, Mr. Tambourine Man, Circle Game, you get the idea. it’s family camp and someone’s got to belt out the old standards while marshmallows are roasting and folks are staring into the afterglow. The Blue Monday Party returns July 8th with special guest back Andrew Rosenblum multiinstrumentalist and Conrad Johnson Bass and vocals. We will be playing

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Some of Conrad’s tunes from Soul, R & B, Motown, Funk and Andrew’s straight ahead Jazz, Latin and vocals. In the Band; Johnny Valdes Guitar, on bass Conrad Johnson and John Adey, Drums Dave Hawks, horn section Jamie Dubberly Bone, Kevin Marin Trumpet and Andrew Rosenblum horns, and on keys David Dow and Eric Benson. Call ahead for best seating.         The new season for the Gallo in is with diverse offerings. Gallo performing arts Modesto for July:19-28 Yes Company Singin’ in the Rain, Little Black Dress July 31st. Save the date August 17th for the Isley Brothers, critics choice. Isley’s have so many no 1 hits, they never disappoint. Another partner in crime for music in the area is John Griswold also embrac-

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ing the classic demographic. Sold out show of Abba tribute June and Slim Man also in June in the basement of McHenry Museum. John transforms the room into an intimate club setting with white table cloths.  John also books the beautiful Lucca Winery in Ripon and will feature the Sun Kings as they play the Beatles on July 13.  Check out his web site for offering in July. Learn more at www. RedTieArts.org.  And the Barkin’ Dog Grill, one of my favorite family friendly venues continues with some live music coming at you for July.   July 3rd Ronnie Wah, 8th Blue Monday Invitational Jam with Eric Benson, 10th Mattea Overstreet, 17th Patty Davis, Steve Ashman & the Vibes, 18th Karen Bucio Jazz Recital 5 PM followed by open Jam with David Dow, 19th Daren Bucio class recital, 20th Mario Flores Latin grooves, 27th Mark Macsenti & Tail Lights.  Check out: WWW.barkindoggrill.

com My partner in crime on the music scene the best host with the most-ess on the band stand, Dave Dow hosts the Jazz Jam session with friends every Thursday night 7 to 10 PM. And the Fruit Yard out on Yosemite Ave is bringing in some Blues you can use; BUDDY GUY, Jimmie Vaughn and Charlie Musselwhite August 11th so save the date.  One the jam session scene:  come back out for Third Thursday Art Walk 5 to 9:00 PM for some great art and music in the downtown! Lowdown on the jam session in the downtown: Queen Bean Sundays open mike night also in an all age environment.  So take some time out to hear some live music and the arts of our own town as well this month, think globally and act locally.  All the best, peace out! Eric Benson, cell 209- 918-7033, email; Mbenson@ fire2wire.com.

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POET VIEW by Sam Pierstorff

FIREWORKS

We stuffed them in mailboxes, lit the fuses and ran like hell as white-haired men— always in slippers and robes— came running out of their homes with broomsticks (or were they rifles?) to swat the flames that crackled inside, burning up all the bills. They should thank us, we joked.

My favorites were the snakes— those thick black dimes that burned and grew into ashy worms that wiggled and writhed as if the ground were too hot for their bodies. Everything seemed more alive when it was set on fire. Smoke bombs gave us cover as we pretended to be ninjas. Spinning flowers burned fiery rainbows across blacktops as I bowled them at my brother, hoping for a strike. We celebrated our independence by lighting things on fire— and then lost it all when our parents found out what we were up to. And no smoke bomb was big enough to make us disappear when our father came home and struck us like matchsticks against the same box they came from.

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FIT VIEW

Celebrate Your Summer Suit By Efren Martinez

New Year’s Eve, you made a resolution, you decided to lose weight and live a healthier life. You joined a gym and exercised regularly. You’ve have been disciplined on what you eat and stayed faithful and loyal to your decision to live healthier. Congratulations! It’s time to celebrate your fitness! It’s time to celebrate your new lifestyle change with a healthy lifestyle. Keep it up! Remember new Summer Suit. it’s a lifestyle. June 21st was the first day of Summer, All too often, once we achieved our and you’re ready to fling off the shirt fitness goals, many of us start to fall with confidence and show off your into old habits only to be in a world of muscular abs and or your new bikini hurt feelings of failure by the time the bottom. There’s no room to be embarrassed any more in your new bathing suit. Holidays roll around. Don’t take five steps back over the summer. Do yourself You’re tone and body shape is bursting ncils, with pride, you did it! Now while you a big happy favor and stay true to your as healthy It’s just toothat hard to lose areThe proudly showing off your summer American Cancer Society Relay For Life is alifestyle. life-changinevent helps ourit’scommunity celebrate have battled can remember thatwho weight and just too difficult to want suit, a good time to reflectthe on lives thoseof people loved ones andtofiyour ght back against the disease. asonsthat for for getting to start over.Your Knowing the avermadelost, to get healthy clean sacrifices involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates age man to lose one pound of weight,  he new look. oping your rich support, a world less cancer and must burn 3,500with calories. When you Byyou. now Because I’m sure allofthose fatty we foodare creating me we more birthdays! This a wonderful in Modesto the track lined with your and average caloricisintake and drink you passed up is don’t seem all eventcompare really incredible booths where teams show their support, sell crafts and food to out, that with your body’s needs to maintain your of a big deal anymore because seven raise funds. There is an amazing luminary walk at dusk that is mazingly powerbeing months later it’s no longer a diet nor even weight, those extra daily calories add up ful. Please consider supporting this event, support a team or just make a donase are a workout andCA before you know it, you are plan but more of aand positive, tion. www.relayforlife.org then type inquickly, Modesto,

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an amazing American Graffiti Month, what a way to kick off summer! Coming up in July is our very own YES Company’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. This performance will take place at the Gallo Center for the Arts on multiple dates this month and more information can be found at the Gallo Center website, www.galloarts.org. Our other amazing theater, The State, is holding an event that I am very excited to share about. They will be showing a sensory friendly film series for children on the autism spectrum and for their families. The movies being shown will be Hotel Transylvania 3 on July 11th at 1, Teen Titans Go on August 28th at 4, and September 28th at 11. Even better, this event will be free to attend! The lights will be up and the volume will be kept low, kids will be allowed to shout, and parents will be allowed to bring gluten- and casein-free treats.  Another reason why I love Modesto is our location and access to so many cool places. One of those places being the beautiful Pinecrest Lake, less than 2 hours up the hill. It is such a fun place to

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It’s time to jump into Summertime Modesto! Which means lots of fun in the sun and the best part, getting more down time. Whether it’s staycationing in town, visiting friends, or sitting by the pool. If you’re worried about finding things to do there are a lot of ways to pass the time this July! Welcome in the Fourth of July in your hometown, Modesto! A historical fact is that Downtown Modesto has been celebrating the Fourth for 145 years with a parade. The parade kicks off the All American Festival held in 10th Street plaza from 11am-3pm. Come out and support local floats from community groups, the schools and marching bands. Parade begins 9:30am. http:// www.modestojulyparade.com/ For those that chose a staycation for the holiday weekend, DoMo First Friday Street Faire Summer Edition takes place July 5th. The downtown area comes together with music, games, artisans and vendor booths amid dancing, dining and more for a family friendly evening that open to the public, free. https://domopartnership.org/firstfridays/ Getting healthy is a priority for all ages.

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Modesto’s Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhoods, and the Tzu Chi Foundation have collaborated to present their Annual Health Fair on July 16th at the city’s Maddux Youth Center. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the health fair will provide FREE clinical services such as dental, medical, acupuncture, pediatrics and more. This is a first-come first-serve event. Info: (209) 529-2625. 615 Sierra Drive. Modesto. The area’s favorite summertime poetry slam, THE CHILL LIST is back by popular demand. The poetry slam, which is similar to the ILL LIST, has its own summertime finesse that definitely brings the heat to the stage. Watch, as some of the world’s best slam poetry teams compete to be number one and win the prize at this free speech event. Tickets: $20-25. Doors: 6:30pm. Show: 7:30pm.www.thestate.org Community makes us whole and summertime is an opportunity to spend time with our neighbors! The College Area Neighborhood Alliance’s Sundays in Graceada hosts community events every Sunday in the park. On July 28th, SiG brings Pilates in the Parked hosted by Studio V and an Open Swim in the afternoon.  From 9-10 a.m. an all levels donation-based Pilates class will be open to the community. The Open Swim starts at 4:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Bring the kids, swimsuits, towels and $1 for a swim at the Graceada Pool. https://www. canamodesto.org/sundays-in-graceada  Enjoy July!  Kisses, m.

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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...

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Go Downtown Modesto: Music in the Plaza

We are in the midst of Summer and we have some hot acts for you this month. Kicking things off on the First Friday, July 5th we have Spooky Mansion this quartet refers to themselves as surf, soul and rock n roll, we just say they are fun and Latin Indie band Valley Wolf kicking the month off. July 12th it is Frida Celebration in the Plaza with the David Perez Band, this Latin band will get you dancing and moving for sure. From Tracy, it is Funky Tim and the Merlots an area favorite playing rock n roll with a smooth Summer Groove. Ending the month is one of Modesto’s best and most loved acts, Tiffany Rose & the Outlaw Hearts if you have not seen them perform live(and we are sure you have) you need to make sure you come Downtown for this show. All shows are 7-9 pm come down early to get a good seat on the patio at Fuzio’s, Ralston’s or Graffiti Dogs or just bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes..

Gallo Summer

The Gallo Center takes a summer breather while YES Company takes over the big stage for the amazing performance of Singin’ In the Rain. The new 2019/2020 season tickets are all on sale now.   Some of the highlights this season are Jason Mraz, Dionne Warwick, Los Lobos and Blue Man Group.  You can check out Broadway shows like Beautiful, the Carole King Musical, comedy from Ron White, great Christmas and Holiday shows and so much more.  You really should consider being a Friend of the Center or a Circle Donor to help keep the Gallo Center for the Arts the premier performing arts center in our region.  There are new shows being added all season, and Friends and Circle donors get first shot at tix. Learn more at www.galloarts.org

Cholo Goth Night at Urbano’s California Bistro

1016 H Street $ 15 July 20th 9 pm 21 and over. Hosted by Dave Parley from PRAYERS-(DJ set)---the man behind the music responsible for creating their own genre, Cholo Goth, which lyrically explores the harsh realities of gang and street life over throbbing beats and swirling synthesizers. Take a trip down the rabbit hole of the surreal, twisted Cholo Goth genre, exploring its sonic influences from Christian Death, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Pet Shop Boys and other Gothic rock and dark 80s music.

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rearview

Time goes by so fast and soon all of our experiences are in the rear view mirror. Here are just a few of the things that went on last month. Don’t miss out this month check our calendar at www.modestoview.com When you are out and about, tag your Instagram pics #modestoview and your creations may be selected to go on our Facebook page and here in the Rear View Mirror.

1. US Rep Josh Harder enjoys Graffiti Summer and checks out the 31 Coupe. 2. Eva Steward, Tina Fenton, Abbey Murphy and Mindy Robertson enjoy the Cruise Parade at Concetta. 3. Classic coups makes the turn on I St for the Cruise Parade. 4. The clarinet section has it going on for MoBand Concert in the Park. 5. State Assemblyman Heath Flora presents George Garner with a MoBand 100 Year Proclamation 6. Lee Rocker delivers the Rockabilly at the Gallo Center 7. St Steve Perry and George Gardner cut the MoBand 100 Year cake at the McHenry Museum 8. Frankie Vallie & the Four Season revs up the crowd at the FruitYard Amphitheater 9. Dub Kyle celebrates his induction to the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame. 10. Josh and Lexi enjoy their night at MoBand Concert in the Park 11. Pete and Shirley Hischier get ready to be Grand Marshal of the Kiwanis Cruise Parade 12. Ralston’s Goat’s Mike Shelton and Joe Wagner check out Night at the Bowl 13. Third Party rocks it for the Walk of Fame Ceremony, playing the classic hits. 14. Ava Grace wows the crowd at PatioFest in downtown Modesto. 15. Bobbin Holly and Kelly Foley play some classic 70s at Tresetti’s for PatioFest 16. Jerry and Toni Sauls celebrate the Legends of the Cruise Induction. 17. Nicole Piccinini Pesco accepts the Legend of the Cruise award for her late father Bob Piccinini. 18. Cheers to Modesto’s Harry Broumas on his 80th Birthday! Thanks for all you do Harry. #harrysaffairs 19. Beauty and the Beast stroll to GraffitiCon, where pop culture meets subculture 20. Retro Rockabilly is beautiful at the GraffitiCon car show. 21. Chris Janson rocks the KAT Country Listener Appreciation Show #katcountry103

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