STEVINSON -After years of conceptual planning and a combined 11 months of actual construction, Stevinson Ranch unveiled its Performance Center and Golf Academy to a group of excited golf enthusiasts in mid-July. The state-of-the-art facilities comprise of a one-acre short game course, which includes an 11,000-square-foot green and a 2,800-square-foot bunker, which is used in conjunction with the three-bay performance center that was erected in October.
MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts' third annual Valley's Got Talent contest will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. Both performances begin at 7 pm. The shows will have 25 acts, comprised of 118 performers, for the Center's live stage variation on popular television shows such as 'America's Got Talent' and 'American Idol.'
ESCALON - Summer offers a unique opportunity to find solitude along the length of the Stanislaus River in the unique string of recreation areas stretching from Knights Ferry east of Oakland to Caswell Park west of Ripon and south of Manteca.
RIPON - The Ripon Garden Club invites the public to its annual September Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 8. Six gardens owned by Ripon homeowners will be open for touring, inspiration and delight.
SAN PEDRO - If you're looking for a chance to walk through history, you could hardly do better than Southern California's latest tourist attraction – the battleship USS Iowa, a vessel with a World War II pedigree as well as a rich history fighting America's enemies for many decades. Visiting a warship like the USS Iowa is a perfect family adventure and appeals to Dad's fascination with all things military yet has enough wow factor to please the kids. Even Mom can appreciate the ship's contribution to history and will grow more and more fascinated as she ...
LATHROP – Della Gaar-Todeschini has a lifetime experience working with horses.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre continues to be an important part of San Joaquin County.
On Dec. 3, 1926, the curtain rolled up on a production of "The Prince Chap" at what was then known as the Turlock High School Auditorium. It was the first show at the theatre that would one day be renamed as the Turlock Community Theatre. From headlining acts to the local youth theater troupe, the Turlock Community Theatre has been bringing entertainment to Turlock for decades and looks to be around for many more.
MODESTO – If The State Theatre could talk, the stories would be as immense and detailed as its iconic interior.
STOCKTON – For decades, it was simply referred to as The Fox. And it's still The Fox as far as some locals are concerned.
SALINAS- They were the stuff of another America: Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath." George and Lenny in "Of Mice and Men." Lee Chong, Doc and the delightfully larcenous Mack and the bums in "Cannery Row." Danny and Pilon in "Tortilla Flat." Adam and Cal Trask in "East of Eden."
TUOLUMNE – Country music star Ty Herndon will be performing at Black Oak Casino in August.
TRACY – Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicks off the sixth Presenting Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.
KNIGHTS FERRY - It was somewhere just below the Knights Ferry Resort and a minute after getting nailed by a kid sporting a water launcher from the safety of the bank that my apprehensions about rafting down the Stanislaus River disappeared.
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.
SONORA - Sonora in the heart of the Gold Country with its historic main street and its colorful mom and pop stores along with many bed ...
SAN FRANCISCO – There are some people who will wait days just to get their hands on one electronic item that's available for blowout prices.
It's always Christmas at this one shop in historic Old Sacramento.
YOSEMITE VALLEY - November is a magical month in Yosemite Valley.
Don't let the unusually comfortable temperatures fool you.
Many Bay Area folks head for the Sierra foothills in search of a picnic area to spend a one day trip to find the perfect ...
LODI – From the outside, Jeremy Wine Company in the historic downtown looks quite unassuming.
Although recent summer-like temperatures may not always show it, fall is officially here and the best place to enjoy it is at Stanislaus State in ...
Forget everything you know about traditional pies this holiday season because Hilmar Cheese Company is switching up those very traditions with its very own unique ...
When people think Thanksgiving they always think about turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and corn and mashed potatoes and all of the other fixings ...
STOCKTON - The Fruit Bowl at 8767 E. Waterloo Rd. is getting ready for pie season.
The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.
Five days a week, a small fleet of the United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program food trucks make their way across Stanislaus ...
While post people think of family feasts as the holidays approach, there are plenty of people among us that have to worry every night about ...
Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently in need of donations for the food pantry.