TURLOCK - Renowned for their connection to audiences worldwide, international piano trio sensation Intersection will share their signature "precision, flair and style" at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - India.Arie, a two-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer, will give a lecture and performance as the keynote speaker for University of the Pacific's Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Bob Hope Theatre.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria will present the classic Southern Rock group Outlaws in concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON – The Stockton Thunder, a two-time recipient of the ECHL "Award of Excellence," is scheduled to host a special New Year's Eve Extravaganza tonight at Stockton Arena in a game against the Ontario Reign at 7:30 p.m.
MODESTO – The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a popular children's story based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, will be performed on stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
There is a week to go before we say good-bye to 2011.
The Chuck's Place bartender isn't somebody that's sentimental about the past year, and she doesn't make resolutions – declaring only her hope to have a better year than the last. And she doesn't have plans for how she's going to ring 2012 yet – claiming that she's going to keep her options open and see what happens.
Ron and Jamie McManis are best friends – owners of McManis Family Winery – and readily admit they are a long married couple, obviously still very much in love with each other and with life.
Chef Isadore Fang enjoys ringing in the New Year with either a nice glass of red wine or sip of Grey Goose.
It must have been a bit of heaven for a 13-year-old Missouri boy whose parents were migrant workers to step through the doors of the Grand Dame of Entertainment during the height of the Great Depression.
Bookkeeper. Finance officer. Human resource director. Marketing. Floor supervisor. Stocking coordinator. Maintenance Customer service. Regulations compliance officer. Energy czar. Back-up clerk.
NAME: Oscar Munguia Jr.
FREMONT – Mission Peak in Fremont is such an easy climb you can even bring your four-legged friend with you to the top.
TUOLUMNE – American Idol rocker Amanda Overmeyer will be performing at Black Oak Casino in January.
JACKSON - It's won't be a Heartbreak Hotel when Jackson Rancheria celebrates Elvis' Birthday with a big bash in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8. The show is at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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.
By VINCE REMBULAT
By GLENN KAHL