Fourth of July in Manteca means fireworks, a parade, breakfast, and an old-fashioned family gathering at the Big League Dreams sports complex.
STOCKTON – It's been a few years since the City of Stockton last put together a pyrotechnic display along the downtown waterfront.
COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4.
So you're looking for a Fourth of July celebration that's different than the same one that you've been bringing your family to for the last decade.
About three years ago, I took my son to Yosemite National Park for a day hike. Josh was a high school freshman back then but had done a few mountainous hikes including Sierra Nevada's Horsetail Falls and a few along the Santa Cruz Mountains. He just graduated but wasn't too old to join me on a return visit last week along one of popular Yosemite trails – Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. This nearly seven-mile ...
The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee is gearing up for an action-packed day this Fourth of July. Events include a parade, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, food vendors, concert and, of course, a 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Below is a list of the day's events with times and locations.
MODESTO - More than 20,000 people expected to line the streets of downtown Modesto for the Valley town's 139th Annual Fourth of July Parade.
Might there be a real-life zombie apocalypse one day? Not likely, but then again, the way zombies have chomped their way into our pop culture the last several years, it's maybe a bit less implausible than it once was. What IS increasingly quite plausible, alas, is a scary global pandemic, and "World War Z," the long-awaited Brad Pitt thriller, cleverly melds that real-life threat into the more fanciful zombie premise. Talk about more bang for ...
By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer "Beverly Hills Cop." ''Lethal Weapon." ''48 Hours." ''Tango & Cash." The buddy cop movie is a reliable mainstay of our popular culture. And the cops are pretty much always guys. So the fact that BOTH the cops in "The Heat" are women would be reason enough to welcome it to the genre. Beyond that, though, the movie is undeniably entertaining - if quite uneven, and sometimes truly over-the-top. The ...
Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is refreshingly dumb. Refreshing because carefree action absurdity, once the province of the summer cinema, is on the outs. Solemnity - even for caped, flying men in tight-fitting trousers - is in. But there's an inarguable, senseless pleasure in watching Jamie Foxx, as the president of the United States, kicking a terrorist and shouting: "Get your hands off my Jordans!" Hail to the chief, indeed. "White ...
SACRAMENTO – The fiberglass tubes peek over the tree line, giving flip-flop and bikini-clad visitors their first glimpse of the fun that waits ahead.
With summer now in full swing, a quick getaway to the lake is one way to escape the heat. Fortunately, there's no need to travel far. The 209 has quite a few bodies of water for swimming, fishing, boating or a leisurely float.
LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website. "You'll find clean water and a well-run public beach at this manmade lake fed by the Mokelumne River," said www.sunset.com on a review of inland beaches in Northern California. From lifeguards on duty to the wading pool for the little kids, Lodi Lake also earned high praises for its setting made up of the surrounding oak trees. No alcohol or glass containers ...
LEE VINING - Highway 120 is a magical ribbon of asphalt. Not only does it take you to the Cathedral of the Sierra - Yosemite National Park - it winds through the Yosemite High Country and peaks at the loftiest section of pavement in the Sierra at 9,600 feet before descending down the stark granite beauty of the Lee Vining Canyon. But the real visual, one-of-a-kind treat awaits on the five miles of your descent ...
MURPHYS - In 1989, a team of miners using pickaxes and dynamite set to excavate wine-aging caverns on a ranch in Murphys, at the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills. So hard were the limestone and Calaveras schist the miners were working through that, on some days, the team progressed only one, two or three feet. It was like cutting through iron, the miners said.
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LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.
The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.
The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.
Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.
Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.
There's no such thing as a holiday when you're in the news business.
Rowena Tebaldi is no stranger to Black Friday, widely considered in the United States as the traditional first day of shopping for the Christmas holidays with consumers taking advantage of such enticements as double-digit discount coupons and price slashes offered by retailers.
Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford had to buy a gun when he first got involved with city government.
When John Lazar goes grocery shopping on the weekends, he typically spends over an hour at the store. He isn't buying food in bulk or scouring for rare brands, instead he is chatting with citizens of the community over which he presides. As mayor of Turlock, it is these unexpected run-ins that show Lazar how in touch he is with his community.
You're supposed to have a grand vision when you're the mayor of a community.
America is known internationally as a country with a diverse and nomadic population, so it is rare when someone can say that their family has been living in the same town for over 100 years, but for Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra that is the case.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the spirit of the holiday season to its East Sonora stage with Joe Landry's live 1940s radio broadcast version of the beloved film "It's A Wonderful Life", playing now through Dec. 22.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for both professional and amateur bakers; but for the pie makers at Turlock's Latif's Restaurant, it's the pinnacle of their whole year.