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.
Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.
If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...
Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover."
When Michele Flores sees one of her students reach a milestone, she's as happy as any teacher would be.
When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe.
PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.
OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...
VOLCANO - Amador County's 140-year tradition marking the arrival of spring is now in full bloom.
VOLCANO - One of the coziest and unique live theatre stage settings in all of the 209 can be found in what was once Amador County ...
Many locals know Pageo Lavender Farm as a stunning venue for weddings, special events and - of course - the go-to place for all things lavender. However ...
Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.
The late Huell Howser once marveled at Victory Park.
There's nothing that compares with a family picnic in Ripon with its lush riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River and a unique picnic area ...
MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the ...