TUOLUMNE – Classic Country Star Mark Chesnutt will be performing at Black Oak Casino on July 19.
STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.
The coolest place to be in Manteca the Fourth of July is lining the Independence Day parade route.
What's more American than apple pie, hot dogs, and baseball? Fireworks, of course – those loud, bright, colorful displays of mid-air flames that Independence Day just isn't the same without. Valley residents can get their fill of bombs bursting in air this coming week, with no fewer than 10 firework celebrations planned – alongside countless parades, festivals, carnivals, and car shows. The hardcore freedom-lovers can even structure their week to attend five ...
There are hundreds of Native American tribes in the United States. "In California alone, there are 114 tribes," said Three Rivers Indian Lodge Director Ramona Valadez. And every year, they gather year-round at different places to celebrate a long-standing spiritual and cultural tradition. This gathering is called powwow. One of the most widely attended powwows in the San Joaquin Valley has been going on every year for the last 35 years. ...
SACRAMENTO - At this year's California State Fair there will be two attempts to break Guinness World Records.
SACRAMENTO -- Better hours and a slew of new attractions are among the highlights of the 2012 California State Fair, which runs July 12-29 at Cal Expo.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Ripon's Fireworks Committee will be hosting a Community Appreciation Event beginning today, June 30.
We're coming up on the most patriotic day of the year and it's not too late to make plans for a very special Fourth of July. Certain towns and places in California have better patriotic vibes than others and, if you're interested in a Mayberry USA Fourth of July – or some time paying homage to one of our nation's great military generals – we have some suggestions for you. First a couple of patriotic towns:
JAMESTOWN - The 4th of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit and support Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP)! Special rides behind Sierra No. 3 -- widely known as the "Movie Star Locomotive" -- and aboard the prized Caboose No. 7 are available on the weekend leading up to the holiday (June 30 & July 1) and on Wednesday, July 4, as well. Plus, entertaining and festive live old-time music performed ...
Boom. Crackle. Whistle. Sparkle. Poof. They're all common sounds this time of year thanks to the sale of "safe and sane" fireworks. And they all make me giddy like a schoolchild. For whatever reason, I've always been drawn to fireworks – the smell of burning sulfur and the sight of the flashes and the sparks and the way that the cone sends a final burst when it reaches its end. <p ...
TNT Fireworks OPENING SHOW COLORS: Red, green, yellow and orange PATTERN: Short, flowering burst to tall, Christmas tree-like explosion COST: $59.99 INFO: Despite the name, the large popcorn bucket-sized attraction serves a dual purpose as an opener and a closer thanks to its bright, vibrant colors and it's multiple features – sound, sparkles and variety. STAR ...
Looking to a quick getaway for the Fourth of July? Try parts of the Mother Lode, where plenty of traditional Independence Day events are in the works. Check out the dazzling "Fireworks on the Water" at the Don Pedro Lake in Tuolumne County on Tuesday. This half-hour pyrotechnic display will take place by the Don Pedro Dam beginning at about 9:30 p.m. Make a day of fun in the sun by ...
STOCKTON - Banner Island may be the inspiration of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's famous poem "Casey at the Bat."
Saturday, June 30
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.