STOCKTON - It's impossible to miss the Haggin Museum. With a majestic brick façade and towering white columns set back behind the ponds and the shade trees of Stockton's popular Victory Park, the century-old landmark – filled with artwork, artifacts and local historical information – has long been a destination for schoolchildren, curious valley residents and out-of-town visitors. And the museum's staff is now making an attempt at breathing new life into a building filled ...
NAME: John Brennan JOB: Business owner – Roadrunner Glass BORN: Fremont AGE: 55 HIGH SCHOOL: American High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Rode dirt bikes in the hills. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: Work for what you get. GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM: "Having my two daughters born into my life." PET PEEVE: "Nothing really. I kind of take things as they come – let things ...
TULARE - The International Agri-Center has arranged for the Sons of the San Joaquin to perform at the 20th annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show (CAFES) on April 20-22.
MODESTO - More than half the tickets have been presold to support Camp Jack Hazard and to enjoy a night of entertainment featuring folk/pop musician Brett Dennen and brother Nathan Dennen on Sunday, Feb. 26.
BEAR VALLEY - Last weekend's storms brought 39 inches of snow to Bear Valley Mountain, setting the resort up to open its entire upper mountain, including 100% of its beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as several popular black diamond trails.
RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has two programs left in the season. The first is Sister Swing, a Tribute to the Andrew Sisters. This three-member group is backed by a four-member band. The trio changes outfits several times as they share the music of the Andrew Sisters who performed Swing and Boogie -Woogie music during the 1940s, '50s and '60s The Andrew Sisters were in fact sisters. Maxene and Patty decided to stop performing ...
MODESTO - Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, two of country music's most notable female artists, have joined together on the 'Grits and Glamour Tour' that will make a stop in Modesto for a performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
STOCKTON - Friends of Chamber Music presents the bold, exhilarating performance and exploration of interesting repertoire that the Los Angeles Piano Quartet brings to chamber music in a 2:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Sunday concert of piano quartets by Mozart, Stucky, and Fauré in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
Cathie Davis isn't your typical volunteer. Four days out of the week she can be found behind the counter at the Manteca Animal Shelter answering phones, processing paperwork and tackling the office work that allows the two full-time animal control officers to handle the work that only they can do. She treats the position like a job – calling when she's going to be running a few minutes late and giving plenty of advance notice ...
Woodward Park. Woodward School. Woodward Avenue. Woodward Reservoir. Just who is this Woodward who has so many things named after him in the Manteca area? Walter Woodward is considered among the top 12 prominent pioneers in Manteca history. Woodward was Manteca's first real estate agent and an early advocate of irrigation. Born in Vermont in 1858, Woodward's embracing of the economic value of irrigation was gleaned on various stops on his life's journey that eventually ...
Patrice Davidson recalled the scruffy black lab mix that finally found a home. "I want to say his name was Barney," said Davidson, who is the Delta Humane Society executive director. The dog that no one wanted had been at the Stockton SPCA adoption facility at 4590 S. Highway 99 for about two years and was a favorite among the staff. Yet he found a home in what appeared to be an unlikely pairing. "It ...
RIPON - The love of animals is apparent in the "Cagney and Lacey" gals that share the animal control duties for the City of Ripon.
LATHROP – There's something at Pets & Pals in Lathrop that you can't find in any other place like it.
RIPON - One Ripon teacher has become an icon of sorts with his former students for what they learned in his classroom – absorbing "hands on" lessons he made sure they would never forget.
NAME: Les Thomas AGE: 76 HOW LONG IN MANTECA: 30 years BORN: Grand Coulee, Washington WORK HISTORY: Retired from construction working as a carpenter and a supervisor. He worked on a variety of projects ranging from Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River in Idaho to building high rises in San Francisco including the 52-story Bank of America building. He figures he got into construction as that is what his father did going ...
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?
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.
MURPHYS – Ironstone Vineyards, the premiere outdoor entertainment venue of the California Gold Country, has announced the line-up for their 2013 Summer Concert Series.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.
MODESTO - From melodic waltzes to the ab-curving belly dance, Modesto Junior College's Theatre and Dance Department offers a unique assortment of dance classes for keeping the beat.
The nightlife scene in the Central Valley is full of places to boogie. From high-energy dance clubs to low-key bars, there's something for everyone in the 209.
Weekdays are long for Harmony Rebeiro.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - We had been traveling for hours - six by plane from Philadelphia to San Francisco, then nearly four more in a car through city, suburbs, farmland and forest - when we glimpsed our reward from a turnout in the mountain road.
By JOHN PAIN
By DAVID GERMAIN
Mr. D's Pizza & Sports Bar sits in a historic brick building near downtown that was once the engine room of one of the largest tanneries on the West Coast.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) presents its season finale concert on Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at Gallo Center for the Arts.