SONORA - A burst of trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.
It's a scene that proves art imitates life – and vice versa.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The muralist selected by the Manteca Historical Society to create the mural in Library Park that deals with Manteca's industrial past researched the city's industry history prior to submitting his proposal. The following is his research and how he intends to incorporate it into the mural. Altogether five murals are being added to Library Park.
Many of the artists are gone, but their works linger on for others to admire, enjoy and gain some inspiration.
RIPON - One of the most accessible spots in the Northern San Joaquin Valley for walking in a natural wooded area by the river is in Ripon and is visible from busy Highway 99.
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Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.
JACKSON - Experience the best in Southern Rock when Jackson Rancheria presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern on Friday, March 9, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.
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MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Colin Quinn, performing his highly acclaimed show, "LONG STORY SHORT," directed by fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on March 15 at 8 p.m.
MODESTO - The State Theatre is offering a series of classic films in February.
RIPON - It was a day of skating together with many girls who were excited to meet and skate as couples with the soldiers from Fort Baker and GIs who were anxious to share some special time with the girls from San Francisco whether they knew how to skate or not. There was a snack shop at the rink where the couple remembers enjoying sodas and hamburgers with fellow GIs.George Aguiar, 21, and Josephine "Jo" Maniscalco, 20, are now both 91 and live in Ripon's Town Square Apartments at Bethany Home after spending 35 years of their retirement in ...
You might want to take a more pedestrian approach to Manteca and walk.
RIPON – The measure of love is to love without measure, according to St. Francis de Sales.
RIPON – Ripon Christian Schools has consistently sent 98 percent of its graduates on to college – a record that has continued into the 21st century.
TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.
MODESTO – There it was right there practically in his backyard.
MODESTO - When Melissa Besseling came to Central Catholic High School in 1996 as a mid-year replacement math teacher, she did not anticipate that she would become principal.
For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.
RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.
Locals looking for a calming reprieve from the stress of daily life won't need to look far as The Spa of Turlock has all of the offerings of a quiet oasis.
Upon entering The Heavenly Spa in Modesto, clients may be surprised that the relaxing environment is actually a popular hotspot for locals.
LODI - One of the best spa getaways in the 209 just might be in Lodi.
Lexy Nicole pulls the microphone in.
Give the gift of music.
Want to learn the harmonica? The ukulele? Maybe some Spanish instruments? Dale's Guitar in downtown Turlock offers much more than its title indicates.
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By GLENN KAHL