STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presents the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots. The 2013 Festival is a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covers the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression: live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs), a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and street/community-based jazz events, from Monday, March 18 ...
The sun is starting to chase away winter's chill.
Never wear your hair loose. I learned that lesson the painful way while trying to capture photographs of bees gathering pollen from the sweet-smelling almond blossoms in full bloom.
Roasted, coated in chocolate or in popcorn. Almonds are available in every which way.
The month of February is not only known for the matters of the heart on Valentine's Day, it is also dedicated to heart health among men and women. With February being American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart disease and its dangers is essential to help prevention.
Everyone has heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, through medical TV shows or from real-life experiences; but not enough know how to perform it during an emergency. The American Heart Association estimates that about 30 percent of the population is able to perform CPR in a critical situation.
WALNUT GROVE - An easy drive and great food.
WALNUT GROVE - Want a romantic Sunday brunch with a touch of Italy?
With Valentine's Day a week away, planning a romantic evening for your loved one can be a daunting task. The traditional dinner and movie can often become tiresome options for couples who have been in a relationship for some time. Think outside the box this Valentine's Day with an unforgettable evening you can both enjoy.
"The best things happen while you're dancing;" or so the old Irving Berlin song goes. To make this Valentine's holiday weekend a trip through the light fantastic, join the Modesto Ballroom Club for a special evening event.
The name exudes romance, Old World charm, tradition, and history – The Victorian Gold Bed and Breakfast. This eight-bedroom inn located in the heart of historic Jamestown in the Sierra Foothills was built in the 1890s, but offers every modern amenity there is to make your visit both memorable and comfortable. These creature comforts include central heating and air conditioning, private baths, plus television and Internet access. Even the rooms are named after different rose varieties which further heighten the romantic ambience of the Victorian Gold. In fact, the inn has been the setting for weddings with complete packages to suit ...
LODI - Wine and Roses in Lodi can easily be described as being luxurious, elegant and intimate as a romantic venue in the Central Valley as well as being a desired location for business meetings.
Culture is alive and booming at California State University Stanislaus this spring with a series of events that community members can enjoy.
STOCKTON – He's the National Basketball Association all-time leading scorer not to mention best-selling author and historian.
STOCKTON – The sound of a symphony playing some of Broadway's biggest hits.
At first glance, the immense nature of Turlock's Our Lady of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Stockton, can make it difficult for onlookers to notice all of the little details.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon was created in 1874 when the pastor of St. Mary's in Stockton gifted land for a new "mission" to the community.
What makes a church?
A building is a building, said the Rev. Karl Hauser, pastor of Manteca Presbyterian Church in Manteca. It's the people who "make the church," he said by way of prefacing his comments about one of the Family City's visually prominent places of worship, particularly in the downtown district, and stating his order of priorities first.
The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a jewel of the Central Valley.
The annual green day, better known as St. Patrick's Day, is happening close to mid-week this year. But that's not stopping those who have shamrock celebration in their minds and hearts. There are plenty of places to go to grab a green beer, but only two places – that we know of – to treat one's palate to the day's traditional food fare – corned beef and cabbage – and, maybe, even listen to bagpipe music played by a bagpipe player in complete kilt gear.
It's the one day of the year that everybody is Irish.
For Finnegan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, it's that time of the year.
For those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day without having to leave the comfort of their home, Neto's Catering is the place to go with their annual drive thru event, where customers can pay just $12 for the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.
For David and Melinda Si, first came marriage then a small family business.
It is widely accepted advice to not judge a book by its cover.
When it's time to make a donut run, I know my go-to place in Stockton – Donut King at 6323 Pacific Ave.
For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.
To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.
MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.