At first glance, the immense nature of Turlock's Our Lady of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Stockton, can make it difficult for onlookers to notice all of the little details.
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon was created in 1874 when the pastor of St. Mary's in Stockton gifted land for a new "mission" to the community.
What makes a church?
A building is a building, said the Rev. Karl Hauser, pastor of Manteca Presbyterian Church in Manteca. It's the people who "make the church," he said by way of prefacing his comments about one of the Family City's visually prominent places of worship, particularly in the downtown district, and stating his order of priorities first.
The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a jewel of the Central Valley.
The annual green day, better known as St. Patrick's Day, is happening close to mid-week this year. But that's not stopping those who have shamrock celebration in their minds and hearts. There are plenty of places to go to grab a green beer, but only two places – that we know of – to treat one's palate to the day's traditional food fare – corned beef and cabbage – and, maybe, even listen to bagpipe music played by a bagpipe player in complete kilt gear.
It's the one day of the year that everybody is Irish.
For Finnegan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, it's that time of the year.
For those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day without having to leave the comfort of their home, Neto's Catering is the place to go with their annual drive thru event, where customers can pay just $12 for the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.
For David and Melinda Si, first came marriage then a small family business.
It is widely accepted advice to not judge a book by its cover.
When it's time to make a donut run, I know my go-to place in Stockton – Donut King at 6323 Pacific Ave.
For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.
To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.
MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.
Question: How far can you lob a mini-pumpkin using a 6-foot bazooka-style barrel with sights?
Pumpkin patches aren't hard to find this time of year.
My first trip to Yosemite National Park was through my grandmother's eyes.
I thought the switchbacks would never end.
The last time I was at Yosemite National Park was about a month or so before the Big Rim Fire.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Traffic comes to a crawl at Tunnel View (called the Inspiration Point for ...
For nearly two decades massage therapist Marla Nunes has helped her clients improve their well-being by using various therapeutic techniques such as myofacial release and ...
Bringing up the topic of guns can quickly stir up all sorts of conflict and controversy between people particularly when discussing guns used as weapons.
LINDEN – So you can hit that 100-yard paper target in the black every time you pull the trigger.
Having grown up with a family of outdoorsmen, Luke Castillo admitted that he has always had a passion for hunting and fishing.
Bishop Stephen Blaire of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton is looking forward to Pope Francis' first-ever visit to the U.S.
St. Anthony's Catholic School Principal Mary Lou Hoffman started her Catholic education career as a teacher for St. Luke's Catholic School in Stockton ...
When inquired about the underlying mission of the St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto, Reverend Ramon Bejarano said that the church not only strives to live ...
Sister Ann is a familiar name around Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy as the nun who manages to be there for everyone she meets from senior ...
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States ...