OAKDALE - Murder rides the rails out of Oakdale.
All these thriller and mystery books have one thing in common: "Purgatory Ridge." "Boundary Waters." "Iron Lake." "The Devil's Bed." "Mercy Falls." "Blood Hollow."
For the past six years, mysterious murders have occurred at Minnie's Restaurant in Modesto as hundreds of people try to figure out "who-dunnit."
Manteca Kindred Arts' 27th season line-up features the Sacramento Baroque Soloists ensemble, the Felici Piano Trio, the Golden Bough which is back by popular demand with its "Christmas in a Celtic Land" after its sold-out appearance here last year, and Dr. Kent Cook who is professor of piano and head of the keyboard department at Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the autumn interpretive programs at New Melones Reservoir.
With recreation being a vital aspect of daily life, Turlock residents have a number of City parks to choose from. Whether it is for exercise, taking the family pet on a walk, or merely to socialize, parks continue to serve community members as an outlet for recreation and fun.
Maintaining 75 parks, the City of Modesto has a vast array of facilities available for community members to take advantage of while keeping up with a social and healthy lifestyle. With activities such as festivals, concerts, baseball games, picnics and social gatherings, Modesto parks are filled with all kinds of fun opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.
Manteca's 56 parks run the gamut from the 30-acre Big League Dreams sports complex with six replica Major league baseball fields plus an indoor soccer arena to the 3.7-mile greenbelt park known as the Tidewater that serves as the backbone of a citywide separated bike path system.
SAN TA CRUZ - If you don't happen to have time to tour the entire state of California, we found a place that almost seems like a microcosm of the state. You have your beaches, your surfers, your Redwood forests and, just an hour away, one of the state's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.
MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.
Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.
What's not to love about Victory Park?
Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.
Gary Soiseth, owner of Turlock's Soiseth Farms, is one of the hundreds of almond farmers across the county who are in the full swing of harvest season.
In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.
LODI - Cruise Night is back at A&W Root Beer of Lodi.
The coolest spot in the Manteca-Ripon area without the aid of air conditioning can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few remaining stands of riparian woodland in the Central Valley.
Buckley Cove is one of those tucked away places in the 209.
ESCALON – I used to tell my parents when I was leaving to head out to the river with my friends.
Lodi Lake has something for practically everyone.
A delicate blanket of "cotton" from falling seed pods coated the narrow path amid oaks, cottonwoods, and undergrowth.
Since the beginning to the month, Pixie Woods Amusement Park has re-opened for the new season.
Kids looking for the perfect way to spend their summer in Turlock will not have to look further than city limits.
School is out for the summer.
My memories of Micke Grove Regional Park are unforgettable.
Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.
As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.
Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.
Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.