“Star Wars” creator and Modesto native George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city’s prized lakefront.
June arrives next week promising not just a new season, but a carload of festivals and fairs as well. Modesto and the Mother Lode rev up this time of year with outdoor events celebrating community bounties, cultures and, yes, classic cars.
It was only April 23 – not quite Graffiti Summer – but it’s always a good time for a car show in Modesto. Classic car enthusiasts turned out for the second annual Autorama Car Show at Modesto High School, hosted by the famed local club the Faros. Proceeds from the event went to the school’s Sober Grad Night activities.