RIPON - One Ripon teacher has become an icon of sorts with his former students for what they learned in his classroom – absorbing "hands on" lessons he made sure they would never forget.
NAME: Les Thomas
STOCKTON – Two-year-old Brandon Lugo was like a child in a fairy tale, playing and enjoying every toy dear to his young heart.
STOCKTON – James Fortune and Deon Kipping, two nationally known gospel music artists, will headline this year's Gospelfest, an annual concert University of the Pacific puts on as part of its Black History Month celebration.
STOCKTON – Toy Story 3, the Academy Award-winning smash hit bursts out of the toy box and onto the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney's Pixar's Toy Story 3.
MODESTO – The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, will hit the road in February for the first time ever on a 15-week nationwide concert tour. They perform at Gallo on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO - Many people associate Roadrunners with the famous tall, blue cartoon character that is always running from a coyote. Now you can see what a real Roadrunner looks like at the Sacramento Zoo.
MODESTO – Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, will perform her multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me – A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.
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.
When Warren White, Tom Osborne and Billy Olsen set out to start what would become the Nuts and Bolts Car Club, they were only looking for like-minded individuals to share their love for restored classic street machines.
Manteca's most unusual park - and most cost effective public-private venture isn't the Big League Dreams sports complex.
The "Wheels of Woodbridge" four-year-old car club has added a unique brilliance to the Del Webb community on North Union Road with some 20 personally owned and restored vehicles.
Pat Kemp's workday starts at 6:15 every morning.
Outlet shopping paradise is just 90 minutes away from Manteca at the Vacaville Premium Outlets.
TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.
LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.
STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.
Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.
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.