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.
JAMESTOWN - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will offer special, behind-the-scenes Shop Tours of the historic site on three upcoming Fridays in 2012: Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.
COPPEROPOLIS – Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the "4th Annual Copper Chili Cookoff" Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bringing together cooks of all styles.
MODESTO - (Big League Productions Inc. presents a sparkling new production of the musical by which all others are measured, "My Fair Lady", at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for four performances on Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m..
MODESTO – Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Feb.1, at 7 p.m.
MODESTO – Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts for a night of comedy on Saturday, Jan.14, at 8 p.m.
Joan Tilton takes her own advice to heart. "This is the one body I have," Tilton said while talking fitness in one of her favorite environments - the group exercise room at California Total Fitness. That understanding has helped commit Tilton to staying fit and healthy. And taking care of that body is exactly what the 50-year-old group fitness instructor who also serves as Manteca's city clerk has been doing for the past three decades. ...
Jack Tone Road at roughly 40 miles is the longest north-south road in San Joaquin County. It starts just a few hundred yards from the Stanislaus River in Ripon and stretches all the way to the gently rolling terrain of South Sacramento County. Along the way it passes by the almond orchards of Ripon, dairies east of Manteca, the massive Union Pacific Railroad intermodal facility, the burg of Collegeville where a general store is a ...
Manteca firefighter Franco Torrice takes being in top physical shape seriously as do most of the other members of his B-shift at the Manteca Fire Department's Union Road fire station. They devote over an hour of cardio exercise at the beginning of their day.
When it comes to staying fit Andrea Hiatt thinks that living an active lifestyle is the key ingredient.
Yoga isn't just for women. So says Michele Flores, the longtime Manteca instructor of the system of physical and mental practices that originated in India some 3,000 years ago. "These days you're seeing more and more men do Yoga," she said. "But you wouldn't know that based on the stories and (newspaper and magazine) articles – there's always women featured. Flores added: "It's also difficult to find Yoga clothes for men." She currently teaches nine ...
Melvin Luiz will tell you, dairy farmers never take a break from their chores. "Dairy men work seven days a week, 365 days a year!" he said with a chuckle, pausing momentarily from his daily task of feeding the cows at the family-owned and family-operated dairy on Woodward and Oleander avenues in south Manteca earlier this week. Some farmers, such as those who deal with row crops, may be able to take a little bit ...
NAME: Bryson Stonum JOB: Coffeemaker/Barista at Bean and Leaf Café BORN: Manteca AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Set to graduate in the spring of 2012 from East Union High HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Baseball WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: Perseverance. GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM: "Throwing a no-hitter in a baseball game. That's something that I'll never forget: PET PEEVE: "When people scratch their face when talking to you. Reminds me of ...
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.