MODESTO - Two special 'Spring Break' performances of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences production of 'Locomotion' at the Gallo Center for the Arts have just been made available to the public. Originally only offered to students through the arts education program, the Center opened the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. shows on Tuesday, April 3, to the community to accommodate others interested in attending the play, including children and their families who may ...
JACKSON - Celebrate Spring by going Up, Up and Away and Letting the Sun Shine In with Florence LaRue & the Fifth Dimension live at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, April 6.
MODESTO - Valley's Got Talent, the popular community talent contest that debuted in 2010 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts, is now accepting contestant applications for the third annual event.
RIPON – Daniel Costa knew that there was a market for indoor roller hockey in the Central Valley.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Natural History at Modesto Junior College is in the middle of a major exodus.
South Stanislaus and Merced counties have a wide variety of public and private channels for golf connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The top three courses vary in landscape, as well as community and features.
You don't have to venture far in the 209 to find a golf course. There are over three dozen within an hour's drive of most spots in the heart of the 209. And prices couldn't be better. The abundance of golf courses both public and private is the direct result of overbuilding courses over the last 15 years to cash in on the game's growing popularity as America rode an economic wave. In short, you ...
MODESTO – Ken Miller might as well have been born with a golf club in his hand. The Modesto native and golf pro grew up prowling the links of the Del Rio Country Club and as he learned the ins and outs of the game quickly saw his profile as an amateur golfer improving dramatically. It wasn't long before he ended up as one of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country, earning him a ...
RIPON - George Buzzini - golf pro and owner of the Jack Tone Golf course - gets a kick out of joking with his customers while his wife Sharon shoulders the chief financial officer responsibilities of keeping the business side on track and profitable.
FRENCH CAMP - Elmer Weintz has a great love for the game. As a golf instructor at French Camp RV Park Resort and Golf Course, he's battled back from a recent illness to resume his duties at the nine-hole facility. "My love for golf has kept me going all these years," proclaimed the 81-year-old Weintz, who is currently working with the Lathrop High golf program along with that of a nearby charter school. French Camp ...
Q: What's your favorite aspect of your job at the Turlock Golf and Country Club? A: "Variety every day, the outside tournaments to memberships." Q: Who is your favorite group of players to instruct? A: "Kids are the most fun, because they absorb everything." Q: What are some useful tips you would suggest to beginners to improve their skills? A: "Definitely using lineup sticks during practice sessions." Q: What is the new computerized swing analysis ...
MODESTO - Golfing options in Modesto. Creekside Golf Course 701 Lincoln Ave, Modesto CA (209) 571-5213 Directions: From Highway 99 take the Tuolumne Blvd. exit and turn left on 9th Street. Make the next right on D Street and continue north until you reach Yosemite Blvd. Turn right. Continue down Yosemite Blvd. and make a left onto Lincoln Avenue. The street runs straight into the golf course. Cost: 9-hole weekday – $17.50 for adults ...
Need to work on your short game? Look no farther than the Escalon Golf Course. This nine-hole course plays the same for men, women, and children regardless of skill level. Electric-powered golf carts are available for those with physical disabilities. The longest hole on this par-31, 1,520-yard golf course is the No. 7 hole. This 260-yard green is one of four par-4s on this course designed by Ken Johnson. Escalon opened in 1984. The course ...
JAMESTOWN - Beginning the weekend of Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Mike Drake grew up with dreams of becoming a race car driver. The allure of finely tuned machines, high speeds, and cheering fans excites most young boys, but the source of Drake's racing dreams didn't stem from TV or the movies, it came from watching his father circle the track at the Merced Speedway.
LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.
Jason Webb knows high performance machines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
By JOCELYN NOVECK
SONORA - When dance teacher Michael Minetti first meets his elderly student Lily Harrison in her Florida-coast high rise, it seems pretty clear these two will barely make it past 'Hello,' let alone their first full lesson. Besides their 30-year age difference, they clash at every turn. A former teacher and minister's wife, she's guarded, uptight and suspicious. A former Broadway dancer, he blurts out jokes and insults and swings from glib to desperate to ...
TUOLUMNE – It's a month of great tribute shows at Black Oak Casino Resort.
STOCKTON - Jerry Seinfeld is appearing on stage on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
STOCKTON - Frankie & Annette are in concert Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Emerson Coffee House at the First Unitarian Universalist, 2737 Pacific Ave.
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
MODESTO - In California, when one thinks of the production of wine, the first place that comes to mind is the Napa Valley. However, 80 miles from the illustrious wine mecca of Napa, located in the heart of the Central Valley is the city of Modesto. For those familiar with the area, Modesto is host to Gallo Winery, one of the largest winemakers in the world and also one of the city's largest employers. However, ...
MURPHYS - Part of the history of wine country in the Sierra Foothills can be traced back to 1948.
Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience?