Manteca's 56 parks run the gamut from the 30-acre Big League Dreams sports complex with six replica Major league baseball fields plus an indoor soccer arena to the 3.7-mile greenbelt park known as the Tidewater that serves as the backbone of a citywide separated bike path system.
SAN TA CRUZ - If you don't happen to have time to tour the entire state of California, we found a place that almost seems like a microcosm of the state. You have your beaches, your surfers, your Redwood forests and, just an hour away, one of the state's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.
MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.
Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.
What's not to love about Victory Park? This jewel in the City of Stockton has history, entertainment, sports facilities, a rose garden, two ponds and, at one time, a totem pole. That 46-foot totem was carved out of red cedar in Alaska by Charlie Joe Tagcook back in the 1930s. From 1932 to 1999, "Tagcook" stood at the corner on North Pershing Avenue and Argonne Drive before being condemned due to dry rot. But real ...
Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.
Gary Soiseth, owner of Turlock's Soiseth Farms, is one of the hundreds of almond farmers across the county who are in the full swing of harvest season.
In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.
Denise Eastburn isn't expecting to see the kind of traffic that she normally does on Labor Day weekend.
Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.
Farmers are changing what they grow, and in effect, how much they make. In a record-breaking crop year that yielded $3.28 billion in gross income, the county's most popular crop in 2012, almonds, almost toppled milk as the number one product in Stanislaus County, according to a recent report by the Stanislaus County Agricultural commissioner's office. The report also comes on the heels of a USDA report released earlier this week which expects the 2013 ...
A Hijacking (R) A cargo ship is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.
We're all being watched. All the time. That's a key message of "Closed Circuit," an entertaining and well-crafted if not overly heart-stopping British conspiracy thriller starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall. Security cameras are everywhere, giving us birds-eye glimpses of each character, and reminding us that we, too, are never really alone. Such a concept is hardly shocking in 2013. After all, we write an email, and soon an ad pops up telling us where ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "You're Next" is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered. Indie film figures Joe Swanberg and Ti West play two attendees at a party where four siblings and their significant others are celebrating their parents' 35th wedding anniversary. Most tolerable among this largely annoying crew are Crispian (A.J. Bowen), a college prof, and his Australian girlfriend Erin (Sharni Vinson), ...
DINNERS & BENEFITS DENAIR Saturday, Sept. 14 FARM & FAMILY FESTIVAL: The fourth annual Denair Farm & Family Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in downtown Denair. Event visitors will be greeted with over 100 vendors, everything from tri-tip and kettle corn to fresh fruits and vegetables, and local companies of all types sharing their services with the community. Live entertainment will also be on tap ...
Is there a Santa Claus?
LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.
The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
Rowena Tebaldi is no stranger to Black Friday, widely considered in the United States as the traditional first day of shopping for the Christmas holidays with consumers taking advantage of such enticements as double-digit discount coupons and price slashes offered by retailers.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford had to buy a gun when he first got involved with city government.
When John Lazar goes grocery shopping on the weekends, he typically spends over an hour at the store. He isn't buying food in bulk or scouring for rare brands, instead he is chatting with citizens of the community over which he presides. As mayor of Turlock, it is these unexpected run-ins that show Lazar how in touch he is with his community.
You're supposed to have a grand vision when you're the mayor of a community.
America is known internationally as a country with a diverse and nomadic population, so it is rare when someone can say that their family has been living in the same town for over 100 years, but for Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra that is the case.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the spirit of the holiday season to its East Sonora stage with Joe Landry's live 1940s radio broadcast version of the beloved film "It's A Wonderful Life", playing now through Dec. 22.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for both professional and amateur bakers; but for the pie makers at Turlock's Latif's Restaurant, it's the pinnacle of their whole year.