MODESTO - The State Theatre in downtown Modesto is rolling out four concerts over the next eight weeks.
MODESTO – A tribute to the music of American Jazz Musician Glenn Miller and Tex Beneke featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra takes place at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb.10, at 7 p.m.. The show will also star The Four Aces, The Modernaires with Paula Kelly Jr. and Cassie Miller.
TUOLUMNE - Country star Terry Clark will be returning to Black Oak Casino in February after her sold-out show at the casino last year. Clark has had two platinum albums and six No. 1 hits, including "You're Easy on the Eyes" and "Girls Lie Too."
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony continues its wildly popular Pops series with a romantic concert for you and your valentine, when it presents the Valentine Pops: Steve Lippia in "Simply Sinatra," on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets are selling quickly for this concert which begins at 6 p.m. at the Atherton Auditorium on the San Joaquin Delta College campus in Stockton.
MODESTO - Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in 'TAO: The Art of the Drum,' performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than four million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international appeal.
STOCKTON - The hilarious comedy Dearly Beloved is being stagged at the Stockton Civic Theatre through Feb. 5.
RIPON - Fern Bugbee didn't look her age as she played a favorite tune on her violin this week recalling the 1950s in Ripon, mentioning her upcoming birthday bash at Spring Creek Country Club in March when she will turn 90.
LATHROP – Imagine this. It's summertime in the valley. The days are oppressively hot. But the nights are cool with a hint of Delta breezes, and the soft Bermuda grass carpeting the spacious back yard conveniently conspire to create an attractive cocoon for a rendezvous with Morpheus right there under the stars.
It isn't by chance that a baseball field is a common element of Del Webb communities such as Manteca's Del Webb at Woodbridge.
Victor Gully grew up in a much different Manteca. Born in 1934, he used to play on a hill that was eventually cleared to make way for East Union High School and remembers driving past the hog farm that now houses the Walgreens at the corner of Main Street and Louise Avenue. And as a member of the Board of Directors at the Manteca Historical Society, every time he takes a stroll through the museum ...
Sharon and Dino Cunial bought their first home in 1964 on the northern edge of Manteca. They had hoped to buy a slightly bigger house for $18,000 but Realtor George Dadasovich told them point blank all they could qualify for was a $16,000 home. Both of them were working but back then banks wouldn't count the annual income of a wife if she was of child-bearing age. After moving into the home on North Fremont, ...
Nicole Vega remembers the day that her job as a server changed forever. After watching a veteran stack and carry seven entrée plates out to a table on one arm with ease, Vega took a lesson from what became her mentor at The Waffle Shop in Turlock and learned how to do just that. Instantly she was able to cut down the number of trips she had to make back-and-forth to the kitchen to get ...
Name: Jeff Lund Job: English yearbook/journalism teacher, East Union High School, JV boys basketball coach, freelance writer Manteca Bulletin, Norcalfishingnews.com Born: May 2, 1981, Rocky Ford, Colorado Age: 30 High school: Klawock High School, Klawock, Alaska High school activities: Band (trumpet) 9-12, Cross country 9-12, wrestling 11, basketball 9-12, pep club 9-12, student council president 11, Peer helpers 9-12 Teacher or teachers that made the biggest impact on you: Jack Butler (English). We called him ...
MT. DIABLO - The best place to take in all of the 209 is without a doubt high atop Mt. Diablo.
CALAVERAS COUNTY – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 16th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend Feb. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all member wineries. Weekend festivities include new release and barrel tastings, food and wine pairings and live music, as well as a number of special discounts on wines and gifts. Two full days of special offerings can be purchased for $10 per person which includes a commemorative wine glass.
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.