Alexandra may be considered a savvy shopper.
New Year's Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to a new one, but it is also time to do one thing: party. Whether it's a restaurant or a church, a nightclub or a bar, Modesto offers a host of events to make ringing in 2014 a memorable experience.
Say goodbye to an old friend with fun, food, friends and everything else on the New Year's side of happy.
Three. Two. One.
What better way to make a splash for 2014 but with the Polar Run and Dunk.
A healthy start to a new year
SAN JOSE - Perched high on Mount Hamilton above San Jose is the Lick Observatory.
It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.
"Okay everybody, it's time to go into the closet."
Whether it's Rockefeller Square in New York City or San Francisco's Union Square, Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season found in cities and homes across the world. While Turlock's community tree may not tower in comparable sky scraper heights, it is a staple of the Central Valley town's annual holiday traditions since the early 1920s.
Yuletide memories of years past include heart and soul reflections of family life under living room Christmas trees, church time together and the special gifts of long ago.
In the mad, mad world of retail, the Christmas season starts right after back-to-school sales.
While hanging lights during the holiday season is an annual tradition for many families, it is often met with mixed feelings: Children love seeing the various lights while parents often find the task a dreaded duty.
Every year since 1961, Henry and Vaughn streets in Ceres have been transformed into a holiday wonderland. This year, Christmas Tree Lane was celebrated with a little something extra - snow.
The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.
Tracy has the Grand Theatre for the Arts. Stockton has the Haggin Museum. Turlock has the Carnegie Arts Center. Modesto has the Mistlin Gallery. And ...
Some of Manteca's murals grace the pages of "Large Art in Small Paces: Discovering the California Mural Towns" authored by Kevin Bruce.
For the past decade, Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill in Turlock has become not only a go-to restaurant for classic American cuisine, but a unique ...
Music in the Ripon and Manteca this weekend include the Tongue and Groove classic rock band at the Main Street Road house in Ripon along ...
STOCKTON – On a given night, the historic Miracle Mile is booming with live music.
MODESTO – So you want to grab a drink and hear some live music and you don't want to have to worry about dealing with ...
JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...
Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.
MODESTO – So it's cold outside.
Gabrielle Forrest's downtown dance lessons in many of Turlock's nightlife hotspots prove that there is no better way to warm up this winter ...
STOCKTON – Rains and heavy winds pelted the Central Valley on Friday morning. But for a few folks inside the Weberstown Mall, it was business as ...
COLIUMBIA - If you're looking for a low-key place for a short winter getaway that won't break the bank and has unique outings within ...
While diehard fans can debate for hours which football team reigns supreme, there is one thing they can probably all agree on: the best place ...
In Ripon there is at least one planned Super Bowl party.
So you've got your team colors, your face paint, and your foam finger.