When Richard Silverman and his wife, Linda, moved to Manteca, he had many years under his belt as a police reserve in Concord where they lived.
On some days, Brandy Clark might stop by one of the Zumba classes offered at the Manteca Senior Center and take part in the cardio workout.
STOCKTON - It's impossible to miss the Haggin Museum.
NAME: John Brennan
TULARE - The International Agri-Center has arranged for the Sons of the San Joaquin to perform at the 20th annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show (CAFES) on April 20-22.
MODESTO - More than half the tickets have been presold to support Camp Jack Hazard and to enjoy a night of entertainment featuring folk/pop musician Brett Dennen and brother Nathan Dennen on Sunday, Feb. 26.
BEAR VALLEY - Last weekend's storms brought 39 inches of snow to Bear Valley Mountain, setting the resort up to open its entire upper mountain, including 100% of its beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as several popular black diamond trails.
RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has two programs left in the season.
MODESTO - Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, two of country music's most notable female artists, have joined together on the 'Grits and Glamour Tour' that will make a stop in Modesto for a performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
STOCKTON - Friends of Chamber Music presents the bold, exhilarating performance and exploration of interesting repertoire that the Los Angeles Piano Quartet brings to chamber music in a 2:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Sunday concert of piano quartets by Mozart, Stucky, and Fauré in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
Cathie Davis isn't your typical volunteer.
Woodward Park. Woodward School. Woodward Avenue. Woodward Reservoir.
Patrice Davidson recalled the scruffy black lab mix that finally found a home.
RIPON - The love of animals is apparent in the "Cagney and Lacey" gals that share the animal control duties for the City of Ripon.
LATHROP – There's something at Pets & Pals in Lathrop that you can't find in any other place like it.
MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.
PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.
STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."
MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"
Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.
Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.
Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.
Fantozzi Farms 12th Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Patterson provides plenty of family fun for the community and visitors with colossal corn mazes, a variety of pumpkins, and fun-filled activities.
For those in search of the Great Pumpkin look no further than Countryside Farms.
STOCKTON – Willie Chan entered through the back door of Mr. D's Pizza and Sports Pub.
The Banta Inn in Tracy is famous for the spirits it serves to its bar guests, and infamous for the spirit that is supposed to haunt this popular watering hole.
TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.
MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.
MODESTO – How much for those Superman comics?