Eye On Modesto

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Archive for the day “November 25, 2012”

Salida MAC Meets Tuesday Night at 7:00PM at the Salida Public Library


Salida MAC meeting on Tuesday, November 27 @ 7 pm at the Salida Library. Featured speaker is Marjorie Blom, Director of LAFCO (The Local Area Formation Commission) speaking on “LAFCO 101”. LAFCO is the body that approves or denies land annexations in Stanislaus County. Please attend!

Salida’s future is in your hands. Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh has declared war on Salida when he said “It’ll be a knock down drag out fight” to annex Salida. 

Here is the Facebook address of the Salida Mac: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salida-MAC-Salida-Municipal-Advisory-Council/174718949283086?fref=ts

And the website http://salidamac.blogspot.com/

The link where you can watch the past SalidaMAC meetings; http://vimeo.com/52208438

To find out other actions residents can take go to  http://salidaannex.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-you-can-do-about-annexation.html


Modesto Public Art Committee is Staging a Coup d`etat

Public Art in Chicago

Public Art in Chicago (Photo credit: Pam_Broviak)

By Emerson Drake

The Modesto Public Art Committee (PAC) is meeting Monday November 26,2012 to discuss an attempt to control the regulation of Public Art in Modesto. The PAC was formed years ago and despite creating a many page document they could never manage to get it authorized by the Modesto City Council.  I think there are probably many reasons for this and likely for good reason.

The potential regulation of art especially mural art in public places has come to the forefront since Modesto City Councilman John Gunderson brought it to the public eye.  Here is the latest information I could find regarding the Modesto Cultural Commission, its members and the end of their appointments.

Alice Ingham Richards 1/1/2013
Grace Lieberman 1/1/2010
Antony Little 1/1/2011
Henrietta Sparkman 1/1/2012
Kate Trompetter 1/1/2014

It would seem things are just a bit out of date.  The last time they tried to get the following rules implemented was in 2006 and it seems the City Council wasn’t interested. 

According to the City Callender : 3:30 PM – Public Art Committee Meeting  
McHenry Museum, 1402 I Street, Contact Ellen La Coste 577-5235

I encourage everyone interested to attend.  The following link will take you to the Public Art Master Plan.  Sounds almost ominous doesn’t it.


“What’s on America’s Mind” Wed 11/21 7:00PM

Français : Radio Contact 104.9 FM

Français : Radio Contact 104.9 FM (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Topics include a feel of an Oakdale Irrigation District meeting and its participants, An update regarding Salida’s potential annexation by Modesto, Memorial Medical Centers attempt to keep the Nurses Union out and how it reduces The quality of healthcare , an election update and more so listen in live or to our archives at the same link.

Wednesday 11/21/12 at 7:00PM


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