Mark Twain said that humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
COLUMBIA - Amidst the rugged oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills lies Columbia State Historic Park - once a busy, brawling gold rush town. The search for gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills offered hope and, for a fortunate few, riches.
COLUMBIA - Columbia was only one of hundreds of settlements that sprang up during the exciting years when the cry of "Gold! " brought Argonauts from all over the world to seek their fortunes in California. Located in the heart of the Mother Lode, a mile wide network of gold-bearing quartz that extends 120 miles along the western edge of the Sierra Nevada, from Mariposa northward to Georgetown, Columbia yielded $87 million in gold at 1860's prices.
Spring in California is the season residents and visitors wait for in eager anticipation. Pacheco State Park in Merced County is just one area in the 209 that bursts into a canvas of unimaginable beauty as delicate wildflowers adorn the landscape with hundreds of lavish colors.
VOLCANO - Are you into daffodils?
YOSEMITE VALLEY - Yosemite is a wildflower enthusiast's paradise, where blossoms are found most of the year.
Central Valley native Jeffrey Murray has spent most of his life looking through the lens of his camera, training his artistic eye to capture stunning visuals of the rustic world around him. After obtaining a degree in photography, and working as a photojournalist for two different papers in Arizona, Murray grew tired of being chained by the constraints of the workplace, and decided to forge his own path amongst the wildflowers.
Looking for an assortment of wildflowers may mean a short road trip.
During her recent commute from Stockton, Krystal Jacks recently noticed a change in the rural area east of West 11th Street not too far from South Bird Road just outside of Tracy.
Ok, Ok. So Manteca means lard in Spanish.
As a modern American, it is rather difficult to imagine the sorts of things that might concern the first settlers of the Turlock area back in the distant year of 1867. It may seem as though there would be countless problems with forming a town from nothing, but two issues dominated the thoughts of those struggling to farm their land: water, and the railroad.
What's in a name? In Stanislaus County, pioneering history.
YOSEMITE -- More than a century after his death, the world hasn't stopped talking about Dr. Lafayette Bunnell's most important diagnosis.
What's in a name?
SONORA - You know you're in Sonora, California, when you see "The Red Church." At least, that is true to a lot of visitors to this historic Gold Country town in the foothills. That's also the nickname that locals simply use to describe this photogenic circa-1860 house of worship for the very obvious reason, and why it's a favorite photographic subject of many a camera-toting tourist.
It would serve as an injustice to give a tour of the Turlock community without visiting the campus of Stanislaus State.
If you want to get a sense for Manteca and its history, economy, place in the world and social fabric all you have to do ...
Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy. There are ...
A new public art piece just surfaced at the DeCarli Plaza in downtown Stockton entitled "Anchored."
MODESTO – So you have some friends in town and you want to show them some of the best public art that the San Joaquin Valley ...
I love every writing assignment I am given but every once in a while I receive an extra perk to an assignment that makes it ...
One need not look much further than the corner of East F Street and First Avenue in Oakdale to find the perfect fixin's in ...
There is a landmark in Riverbank that has been on the corner of Atchison and Second Street since 1945 known as Nifty's Restaurant where ...
Auto enthusiasts, breakfast fanatics and fans of the fabulous 50s have the perfect place to gather at Hot Rod Diner in Turlock and Hilmar.
MODESTO – They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Two restaurants in Ripon are the "people's choice" for breakfast opening before dawn every morning of the week – Frank's Place and My Garden ...
Sam's Cafe in Stockton is reminiscent of one of those greasy spoons in a television sitcom.
Ruben Andujo owner of Andylu Nutrition and Fitness is all about helping people develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
With the start of the New Year, it's natural to set new goals-and if fitness is one of them then Venture Fitness can ...
Bikram yoga may not be for everyone.