Those driving down Geer Road in Turlock this summer may see the unusual sight of a snowball fight. No, there's not a freak atmospheric condition that turns this part of the Central Valley into a frozen wonderland, but rather the doings of one business owner.
STOCKTON – The patio at Valley Brew during the summertime is fickle.
RIPON – Water parks do a great job of copying it.
When the weather sizzled up to 106 degree last week, Wendy Deulus took her workout to the swimming pool.
Locals looking to beat the heat without traveling to a nearby lake or pool can still cool down at the local parks in Turlock, two of which boast water facilities.
Lake Don Pedro is a favorite summer hotspot for locals looking to beat the heat and enjoy several activities lakeside but this year the ongoing drought has posed a small impact on the lake's recreational facilities.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.
LATHROP – You'd notice that big, toothy grin anywhere.
Weber's BBQ & More may be still considered "out of sight, out of mind."
Mark Twain mined – pun intended – the foothills of Northern California for inspiration.
Venture to the Southern Golden Country in the Sierra foothills for a rewarding stay in one of the charming historic towns along scenic Highway 49.
It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.
Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.
The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.
MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.
Thomas Wolfe never would have written his book "You Can't Go Home Again" if he had grown up in Placer County.
The coolest spot to see spring moseying toward summer in the Manteca-Ripon area can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few ...
PLEASANTON - If you want to get in a hike that offer great views, a healthy dose of wilderness and the ability to get in more ...
PLEASANTON - A pleasant Saturday farmers market outing awaits you in downtown Pleasanton.
Imagine if you can talk to the animals?
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852", their annual living history event May 18-21.
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Victorian Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 16, at Columbia State Historic Park. The free event begins ...
SACRAMENTO - William Land Park - Sacramento's heavily treed 166 acres of low-key family fun - is worth a short day trip from the 209 if you ...
The Manteca Book Exchange has turned over thousands of books and CDs for readers in the community for the past 24 years – each having been ...
STOCKTON - Perhaps the word that best describes Phong To's Miracle Mile Bookstore is 'eclectic.'
MODESTO – They're always the heaviest boxes that nobody ever wants to take with them when they move.
Most books are bought shiny and new, fresh from the bookstore, but sometimes a bit of magic can be found in the pages of a ...
STOCKTON - Imagination runs wild for kids at the Children's Museum of Stockton.
Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.
If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...