OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.
STOCKTON – John, Michael and Wendy happened upon their fantasy land after a chance encounter with a flying boy dressed all in green.
MODESTO - Ice cream is nearly synonymous with summer. Nothing soothes the discomfort of a sizzling summer day better than a scoop of your favorite chilled dairy dessert.
LODI – Ever seen a golden mane tamarin?
COLUMBIA - Oklahoma! – Rodgers & Hammerstein's first masterpiece – sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic Park from June 28 through August 18.
HILMAR - Looking to go on a picnic? Well, instead of scouring the aisles of conventional supermarkets why not add a local touch to create that perfect picnic basket? The Hilmar Cheese Company visitors center offers an array of meats, cheeses, spreads and other delectable delights that will make your picnic basket so tantalizing that Yogi Bear might even steal it.
CERES - Summer has often been considered to be the perfect time of the year for family bonding. No school means more time to take vacations, visit theme parks, or even just stay at home and barbeque with loved ones. For Greg Mathews, however, summer bonding with the family takes on a different form-the destruction derby.
STOCKTON - You can take Dad out to the ball game, to a soccer game, to the golf course, or to the movies.
STOCKTON - When Banner Island Ballpark opened some eight years ago, I quickly found Home Run Hill to my liking, especially on those warm summer evenings.
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.
It's not the highest peak in the Sierra but when it comes to vistas Sonora Peak is arguably without peers in the Sierra when ...
STOCKTON - Tony Rivera stood on the patio of the Stockton Golf & Country Club during a recent class reunion.
MODESTO – When my wife and I were looking at houses to rent in Modesto just before moving in together, I thought I had a pretty ...
MODESTO - The McHenry Mansion in downtown Modesto is an unparalleled treasure from the Victorian era.
I'm in love.
Stanislaus State student Maggie White isn't your average scholar. After graduating from the university with a degree in Communication Studies just a few weeks ...
Jack Snyder appreciates the Golden State like no other.
"Wow – those are some big mountains."
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STOCKTON – That quarterly bonus check came in and it's burning a hole in your pocket.
The Turlock Municipal Airport has been in operation since the 1940s. From 1942 to 1945 it was an Army Air Training Base in conjunction with ...
The Galt Market is an expansive open-air mall featuring over 400 vendors.
The Stockton Open Air Market appears the place to be on most Sundays.
Since 1938, The Turlock Flea Market has drawn dealers from the Central Valley, Bay Area and Foothills, providing the community with a variety of trinkets ...
LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake and you'll be struck by two oddities of nature you won't find anywhere else ...