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.
STOCKTON - Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience – from start to finish – in every venue he performs in.
MODESTO - Mickey Avalon is in concert Friday, Dec. 30, at the Fat Cat, 930 11th Street.
STOCKTON - One of the top comics in the business for over a decade, Mike Epps is back on tour with a new show with new laughs – "I'm Still Standing Tour."
MODESTO - Medical doctor and praised author of the national best-selling novel Cutting for Stone, Dr. Abraham Verghese will speak at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7: p.m. The performance will benefit the Stanislaus County Library Foundation.
STOCKTON - Upcoming presentations by the Stockton Opera Guild include:
Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.
Do you enjoy a challenge? What if that challenge also raises funds for an environmentally friendly cause? If you answered yes, then Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea paddle-a-thon is for you.
STOCKTON – I've gotten to know the Calaveras River quite well over the years.
It's too bad the Mokelumne River is identified as an underutilized recreational resource with little public access.
Summer heat got you down?
Boogie the night away.
Luis Martinez has played in a few bands in Stockton.
MODESTO – Every generation had its idea of what a dance club should look like.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical runs through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.
BIG PINE - Inyo County is a place of extremes.
MODESTO – The neon lights are the first thing that grabs your attention.
Sam Robinson slides forward on his feet as he approaches the foul line.
Max Garrido Jr. has one perfect game and an 800 series to his credit.
STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.