MODESTO – Ken Miller might as well have been born with a golf club in his hand. The Modesto native and golf pro grew up prowling the links of the Del Rio Country Club and as he learned the ins and outs of the game quickly saw his profile as an amateur golfer improving dramatically. It wasn't long before he ended up as one of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country, earning him a ...
RIPON - George Buzzini - golf pro and owner of the Jack Tone Golf course - gets a kick out of joking with his customers while his wife Sharon shoulders the chief financial officer responsibilities of keeping the business side on track and profitable.
FRENCH CAMP - Elmer Weintz has a great love for the game. As a golf instructor at French Camp RV Park Resort and Golf Course, he's battled back from a recent illness to resume his duties at the nine-hole facility. "My love for golf has kept me going all these years," proclaimed the 81-year-old Weintz, who is currently working with the Lathrop High golf program along with that of a nearby charter school. French Camp ...
Q: What's your favorite aspect of your job at the Turlock Golf and Country Club? A: "Variety every day, the outside tournaments to memberships." Q: Who is your favorite group of players to instruct? A: "Kids are the most fun, because they absorb everything." Q: What are some useful tips you would suggest to beginners to improve their skills? A: "Definitely using lineup sticks during practice sessions." Q: What is the new computerized swing analysis ...
MODESTO - Golfing options in Modesto. Creekside Golf Course 701 Lincoln Ave, Modesto CA (209) 571-5213 Directions: From Highway 99 take the Tuolumne Blvd. exit and turn left on 9th Street. Make the next right on D Street and continue north until you reach Yosemite Blvd. Turn right. Continue down Yosemite Blvd. and make a left onto Lincoln Avenue. The street runs straight into the golf course. Cost: 9-hole weekday – $17.50 for adults ...
Need to work on your short game? Look no farther than the Escalon Golf Course. This nine-hole course plays the same for men, women, and children regardless of skill level. Electric-powered golf carts are available for those with physical disabilities. The longest hole on this par-31, 1,520-yard golf course is the No. 7 hole. This 260-yard green is one of four par-4s on this course designed by Ken Johnson. Escalon opened in 1984. The course ...
JAMESTOWN - Beginning the weekend of Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.
SONORA - Reclamation's Interpretive Speaker and Hike Series returns this Spring at New Melones Lake.
MODESTO - Otto Preminger's Exodus, dramatizing Israel's struggle for independence, will screen this Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Modesto's Historic State Theatre.
MODESTO - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will play at the Gallo Center for the Arts April 13 through 15.
STOCKTON – All that Kellie Craig-Jacobs needs to do to gauge how well she's doing as a business owner is look towards her bar.
TURLOCK - Some sons play catch with their fathers. Others work on cars. But Don Oliver, brewmaster for Turlock's Dust Bowl Brewery? His dad taught him how to homebrew beer. What started as a small hobby, doing simple extract-based brewing, soon grew into a full-blown passion for the Hilmar native. He bought book after book on brewing, gradually learning the fine art of all-grain brewing. "I really got into it," Oliver said. "I enjoyed the ...
MODESTO - More and more beer lovers are taking their passion to the next level and brewing their own craft beers. Homebrewing clubs and competitions have grown rapidly since the legalization of homebrewing in 1978. In 2011, there were an estimated one million homebrewers and over 1,000 homebrew clubs in the United States, according to the American Homebrewers Association.
TURLOCK - Turlock resident Mark Ranes is one of the thousands of people who brew their own beer as a hobby. The technology manager said what started out as an extension of his love of cooking has turned into a full-fledged passion.
Is there a Santa Claus?
LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.
The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
Rowena Tebaldi is no stranger to Black Friday, widely considered in the United States as the traditional first day of shopping for the Christmas holidays with consumers taking advantage of such enticements as double-digit discount coupons and price slashes offered by retailers.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford had to buy a gun when he first got involved with city government.
When John Lazar goes grocery shopping on the weekends, he typically spends over an hour at the store. He isn't buying food in bulk or scouring for rare brands, instead he is chatting with citizens of the community over which he presides. As mayor of Turlock, it is these unexpected run-ins that show Lazar how in touch he is with his community.
You're supposed to have a grand vision when you're the mayor of a community.
America is known internationally as a country with a diverse and nomadic population, so it is rare when someone can say that their family has been living in the same town for over 100 years, but for Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra that is the case.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the spirit of the holiday season to its East Sonora stage with Joe Landry's live 1940s radio broadcast version of the beloved film "It's A Wonderful Life", playing now through Dec. 22.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for both professional and amateur bakers; but for the pie makers at Turlock's Latif's Restaurant, it's the pinnacle of their whole year.