From its headwaters in Yosemite National Park, one extraordinary river winds sharply down the Sierra Nevada. It passes nearly 150 miles through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, foothill villages, and valley farmland before finally emptying into the San Francisco Bay.
MODESTO - When Father Francisco Naranjo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Lathrop was looking for suggestions to help their church-building fund-raiser, his parishioners strongly recommended Sciabica's extra virgin olive oil.
STOCKTON - An Evening with Martina McBride takes place Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre.
MURPHYS - Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series featuring some world-class performers, including John Fogerty on Aug. 3, Heart on Aug. 11, and Jeff Foxworthy on Sept. 8.
STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.
Those people raised on TV westerns like Bonanza will feel like they've stepped right onto the Ponderosa when they take the one-hour drive northeast from Bakersfield to the town of Kernville. There's good reason: dozens of TV and movie westerns have been filmed in the immediate vicinity.
The scenic section of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom is popular with both experienced and inexperienced paddlers due to its outstanding mix of wildlife and variety of topography.
MISTAKE NO. 1: IMPROPER DRESS ON THE RIVER
MODESTO - The New Christy Minstrels will appear in concert on Saturday, July 21, at the State Theatre.
SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.
SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as we present There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.
History buffs could hardly do better than a visit to California's Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where gold was discovered in the mid-19th Century, setting off a population explosion that helped shape what California is today. And maybe the best place to get a sense of what it all was like back then is Columbia State Park, hailed as the state's best preserved ghost town.
You may have played pirates as a wee one in your backyard, digging up and burying hidden treasure. As an adult, you can relive those days of discovery by geocaching. Geocaching is an activity that involves using a Global Positioning System receiver to navigate and find or plant containers, called geocaches, that contain a logbook or small treasure. Presently, with an estimate of over a million such caches all over the world, geocaching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in the world. Because of the popularity of the sport and its nature, the California State Parks became ...
Califia, the 14-foot fountain statue, welcomes visitors to downtown Turlock. Adorned in festive colors, the representation of the mythical Amazon queen is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality. The statue - a bronze and ceramic sculpture/fountain - was created by Davis artist Donna Billick and took a year to complete. Califia had her unveiling in June 2005, and stands on the corner of Main and Market streets.
ATWATER - It was the ultimate Cold War spy plane marvel.
A work injury opened a new door for George Toscano.
Authenticity is key to ethnic food stores and Turlock is home to a European grocery gem.
There was a time when Indian spices were traded among colonies like a currency.
My mom absolutely loved Super King Food Center in Stockton.
Spending a day feeding the ducks and geese that inhabit area parks and the Stanislaus State campus is a popular pastime, but serious birders should ...
Think of Yosemite National Park and you have visions of green trees against granite backdrops.
New England is famous for a lot of things – clam chowder and maple syrup and lobsters and lighthouses.
With over 1,000 miles of waterway, the Delta has plenty to offer even during the fall months.
People travel from around the world to visit San Francisco and its famous landmarks and attractions.
National Chocolate Day may have been on Wednesday, but for the chocolate-enthusiasts who think that the delectable treat should be celebrated every day there's ...
Dipping five-hundred crisp Granny Smith apples in a vat of thick, gooey caramel for a school fundraiser is all part of a day's work ...
Ever since I can remember See's Candies has been a fixture at the Weberstown Mall.
MODESTO – Looking for haunts and horrors and fun places for both adults and kids to take in the spookiest holiday of them all?
Jordan Grey rocked hesitantly at the edge of the garage while the sound of electricity pulsed up a Jacob's ladder in the corner.
Although it is the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive candy on Halloween, this year costume-wearers can also expect fresh, locally-sourced produce and handcrafted items during ...