Modesto is a city in, and is the county seat of, Stanislaus County, California. With a population of approximately 201,165 at the 2010 census, Modesto ranks as the 18th largest city in the state of California.
In February 2010, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which interviewed more than 353,000 participants and asked individuals to assess their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, ranked Modesto 161 out of the 162 cities surveyed. In December 2009, Forbes ranked Modesto 48th out of 100 among "Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities"; according to Forbes. In this ranking, Modesto ranked 8th in housing affordability and travel time but also ranked 86th in job forecast growth and 99th in foreclosures. In variety of other past rankings, Modesto has scored in the top ten worst places to live due to its high cost of living, high unemployment, long commutes and high crime rate.
Modesto has a large agricultural industry which is based on the fertile farmland surrounding the city. Despite this the city has traditionally had above average unemployment rates. In July 2010, the Modesto Bee reported Modesto's unemployment rate at 17.3% while the rest of the U.S. was reporting an unemployment rate of 9.5%. Blue Diamond Growers, a nearby almond factory in Salida, is a major nut supplier. Modesto is also home to the largest winery in the world: E & J Gallo Winery.
The Xclamation Festival or X Fest is an annual festival that takes place on the streets of downtown Modesto, California from 9th to 12th between J and H Streets, usually on the first Saturday in August. Begun in 2000 and organized by Chris Ricci Presents, the day is characterized by a Mardi Gras atmosphere, concert performances that go into the late evening hours, and a motto of "Good Times, Downtown." The festival features 50 bands on 8 stages over the course of 8 hours.
Modesto usually has cool winters and very hot, dry summers. Average January temperatures range from 54.0°F in the day to 37.0°F at night. Most of the rainfall occurs during the winter and averages 12.4 inches annually. Since the city does not have full storm sewer systems, many of the streets flood during the winter rain storms.
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Akoss African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 2307 Oakdale Rd ste 502 Modesto, California, 95350 (209) 568-5010
Bonner's Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 2400 Coffee Rd. Modesto CA 95355 (209) 579-0671
J&C Royal Beauty - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 1733 Prescott Rd
Modesto, California, 95350 (209) 238-0311
Royal Cuts - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 518 Scenic Dr. Modesto, California, 95350 (209) 577-3660
The Alley - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 531 7th Street Modesto, California, 95354 (209) 238-0300
Ultimate Hair - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 3025 McHenry Ave Ste B
Modesto, California, 95350 (209) 578-5227
Urban Elegance Beauty Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 2039 Tully Rd.
Modesto, California, 95350 (209) 342-6900
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Modesto Junk Company, Inc. - Category: Recycling - If you need a full-service recycling center, call us today. We will take the hassle out of recycling. We offer the best prices for recyclable materials, plus complimentary bins and hauling services. - 1425 9th Street Modesto, CA (209) 522-1435 - (visit website)
Pierrette Mimi Poinsett, MD, FAAP - Category: Pediatrician - 305 East Granger Ave., Suite 201 Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 526-3336
Ministry Church of God In Christ - 2549 Yosemite Blvd Suite C, Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 572-1796
Prayer Mission Church of God In Christ - 222 Oak St, Modesto, CA 95351 (209) 521-7130 (visit website)
Saint-James African Methodist Episcopal Church - 710 S Martin Luther King Dr
Modesto, CA 95351-2764 (209) 522-7073
Club Max Inside The Doubletree Hotel In Modesto - 1150 9th Street, Modesto, CA, 95355
(209) 585-5169 - (visit website)
Fat Cat Music House and Lounge - 930 11th St., Modesto, CA, (209) 524-1400 - (visit website)
141 Club - 141 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Modesto, CA, 95354 (209) 595-6994 -
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The Xclamation Festival or X Fest
Held usually on the first Saturday in August downtown Modesto, California
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“(X Fest) is a little bit rock, a little bit hip hop, a little bit funk and all Modesto." Recent headlining bands include: Simple Plan, Mix Master Mike, Blue October, DJ Dan, Pepper, Bad Boy Bill, Candlebox, Blake Lewis, Debbie Deb, The Expendables, N2Deep, Eve 6, Mother Hips, Digital Underground, Y&T, Joe Diffie, Pepper, Vanilla Ice, the Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, and the Michael Schenker Group. Performers from previous years include Grandaddy, Tone Loc, Berlin, Young MC, Pat Travers, Fastball, The Busboys, Dazz Band, Rose Royce, Powerman 5000, Sir Mix A Lot, Blessid Union of Souls, and Montrose.
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