Back in the days when the San Francisco 49ers used Stockton as their summer training camp, James Paulk was there.
A master in hotrod restoration, the late John Cambra continues to send teens to college who are interested in a career in Agriculture and Mechanics through his annual car and motorcycle show.
Arguably the world's largest concentration of stunning mountain hiking trails is two hours or less away for almost anyone living in the 209.
For many visiting Yosemite is an opportunity to take the day and explore nature with stellar views and hiking trails. For others, it is an opportunity to make a fun day into a multi-night camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors in a more rustic setting: camping.
It's Yosemite National Park's signature hike.
When tourists make their way to Yosemite they are often called to do one thing: explore.
GROVELAND - Along with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Yosemite is one of my favorite national parks. Unfortunately, more than 3 million annual visitors share my sentiments.
Just before Y2K, and even during the early years of the new millennium, Stockton and Modesto were the nearest places to go for a Japanese sushi or sashimi experience if you happened to live in the South San Joaquin County area.
When it comes to sushi, everybody has their favorite place and go-to dish.
Restaurants come and go in the downtown Modesto scene, but Raw Sushi Bistro seems to be making an impression on locals since its establishment on I Street just eight months ago.
Upon entering Sushi Garden II in Turlock, customers are immediately greeted with the smiling faces of diners past. A wall covered in pictures of locals who have enjoyed the cuisine at Sushi Garden II are framed near the entrance, a testament to the good service and quality food that keeps customers coming back.
The first thing that grabs you is the décor.
RIPON – What do you think of when you picture a garden?
Gardening is a popular hobby in the Central Valley where the ideal California climate is conducive to growing. The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop in Turlock is largely responsible for cultivating many locals' "green thumbs."
MODESTO – For more than 30 years Westurf Nursery has been a mainstay in the Modesto gardening landscape, and with 10 acres of trees, shrubs, roses and more, it's hard to miss.
JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...
Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.
MODESTO – So it's cold outside.
Gabrielle Forrest's downtown dance lessons in many of Turlock's nightlife hotspots prove that there is no better way to warm up this winter ...
STOCKTON – Rains and heavy winds pelted the Central Valley on Friday morning. But for a few folks inside the Weberstown Mall, it was business as ...
COLIUMBIA - If you're looking for a low-key place for a short winter getaway that won't break the bank and has unique outings within ...
While diehard fans can debate for hours which football team reigns supreme, there is one thing they can probably all agree on: the best place ...
In Ripon there is at least one planned Super Bowl party.
So you've got your team colors, your face paint, and your foam finger.
STOCKTON - The great part about any Super Bowl or playoff game is that you don't even have to be a sports fan to enjoy ...
Make no doubt about it.
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco is home to many different cultures; however, one notable community located just one mile west of Union Square is Japantown, which ...
I was a senior in high school when a photographer friend of mine took me up to the top of Telegraph Hill and up the ...
SAN FRANCISCO – Nearly everybody I know that lives within a 200-mile radius of San Francisco has been there at least once in their lives.
The first time I happened along the Warming Hut was about six years ago.