The city of Modesto does not have a venue for exhibiting art of the highest level. Unlike other Central Valley communities such as Bakersfield (established in 1956), Fresno (1949), Merced (1993), Stockton (1928) and Sacramento (1885), we lack a regional art gallery/museum.
The drought forces lawmakers to focus on antiquated notions about water. One such law might have made sense 64 years ago when there were 10 million Californians. With almost 40 million of us, it no longer does.