Baseball cards. Snow globes. Porcelain figurines.
STOCKTON - Josh Lawson is a Star Wars geek.
Pick almost any coin of any metal and Lee Henderson can probably tell you its story. The year, the history, how many there were, or are, in circulation, and why the particular person or animal was picked for the engraving.
With e-vites, e-mails and all kinds of electronic communication devices proliferating, practically obliterating the popularity of sending mails via the postal service today, one would think philately has gone the way of the dinosaurs, right?
Colin Kaepernick has had one amazing year, and his success on the football field is only a fraction of the reason why. Since taking the reins of San Francisco's offense for his first start on Monday Night Football and snowballing that performance into a Super Bowl XLVII run, the fleet footed and rocket armed quarterback from Turlock has been experiencing a whirlwind of national attention, both for better and for worse.
Ripon's Red Nutt sports a wing-flapping Eagle flying across his broad chest, but he rarely is seen without a shirt in public.
The tattoo on Vern Ring's lower left shin stands out.
It's safe to say that tattoo parlors have always had a bit of a social stigma related to them. In pop culture, they have been associated with a sense of grunginess, anti authority, and a 'get out of the way of my custom Harley or get run over,' kind of feel.
SANTA ROSA - There are sounds of the jungle just outside your tent's thin canvas walls, the incessant birds, the occasional shriek by creature unknown, the rustling of trees. You're frozen in place under your warm blankets not anxious to stick your head out of the tent door because you don't know what might happen to lunge at you from the darkness. It sure would be good to have that bear gun cocked and loaded but, of course, you don't.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
Twisted Oak Winery Twisted Folk Concert Series tonight presents the unique and legendary Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.
ISLETON – Blink and you'll miss it.
STOCKTON - During the Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton's signature event, folks with watercrafts can avoid the hassles of driving by docking along the Deep Water Channel.
With a thousand miles of inland waterways, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta is a boater's paradise. But whether you're an avid boater or not, the Delta offers a unique getaway experience for anyone looking for an adventurous way to enjoy all that California has to offer.
YOSEMITE - Visiting Yosemite Valley in the summer is often as pleasant as getting stuck in a traffic jam in Los Angeles.
A work injury opened a new door for George Toscano.
Authenticity is key to ethnic food stores and Turlock is home to a European grocery gem.
There was a time when Indian spices were traded among colonies like a currency.
My mom absolutely loved Super King Food Center in Stockton.
Spending a day feeding the ducks and geese that inhabit area parks and the Stanislaus State campus is a popular pastime, but serious birders should ...
Think of Yosemite National Park and you have visions of green trees against granite backdrops.
New England is famous for a lot of things – clam chowder and maple syrup and lobsters and lighthouses.
With over 1,000 miles of waterway, the Delta has plenty to offer even during the fall months.
People travel from around the world to visit San Francisco and its famous landmarks and attractions.
National Chocolate Day may have been on Wednesday, but for the chocolate-enthusiasts who think that the delectable treat should be celebrated every day there's ...
Dipping five-hundred crisp Granny Smith apples in a vat of thick, gooey caramel for a school fundraiser is all part of a day's work ...
Ever since I can remember See's Candies has been a fixture at the Weberstown Mall.
MODESTO – Looking for haunts and horrors and fun places for both adults and kids to take in the spookiest holiday of them all?
Jordan Grey rocked hesitantly at the edge of the garage while the sound of electricity pulsed up a Jacob's ladder in the corner.
Although it is the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive candy on Halloween, this year costume-wearers can also expect fresh, locally-sourced produce and handcrafted items during ...