MURPHYS - Calaveras County has so many things to offer tourists, frog jumping, gold panning, cave tours, golf, boating, antiquing, but wine is one of the largest draws. Visitors may be surprised to find out that vines are hardly a newcomer to Calaveras. The oldest vines in the county are 110-year-old Zinfandel, organically dry-farmed in the old Italian tradition. Today, there are nearly 700 acres of vines and a yearly production of about 275,000 cases--still small compared to many other wine growing regions in California, but growing.
The kids will vote for Disneyland every time but if you want to try something different this year – if only for a night – try stopping at the Seven Sycamores Ranch on your way up or down the San Joaquin Valley. It's a fun destination that will show your youngsters a little about farm life and help them understand the importance of California's agriculture.
They never talk about why Opie and Andy are walking down to the fishing hole in the opening credits of the "Andy Griffith Show."
MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."
MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.
Frank Vieira is there. So is his best buddy Frank Brazil.
When Don Harmon hopped in his 1955 red and white Plymouth for the very first time, it was love at first drive. His passion for domestic cars has transcended well over six decades through collecting, remodeling and assembling the classic wheels.
Looking for a midweek respite from your usual evening routine?
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.
MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.
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.
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MODESTO – When I was in high school Modesto had all of the allure of the big city.
STOCKTON - I once had a college buddy stop by my place in Stockton.
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If you can everything about a community by how well they take care of their seniors then Lathrop deserves an award.
Jeni Zyski just finished back-to-school shopping for her daughter, Jennelle.
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There are dos and don'ts at Manteca Unified when it comes to the dress code for the district's 23,500 students.
School is coming back into session for many valley schools in the next two weeks sending families shopping for clothes and supplies..
During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.