Manteca Unified Ag teacher Jaime Sanchez and his group of five FFA students made the school district mighty proud last year.
LODI – Students of Maria Brown's third-grade class at Stockton Collegiate International School got a sample of a classroom setting during much simpler times.
KIRKWOOD – Kirkwood is a small alpine community that is home to less than 200 people. But it enjoys a world-size reputation as a destination for top-notch winter recreation and facilities as well as year-round attractions for the whole family – among many others that this pristine high-elevation location offers both in creature comforts and respite for the soul. If you happen to have the luxury of spending more than one day in Kirkwood and ...
NAME: Jeff Liotard JOB: Owner, Mountain Mike's Pizza and Chilaberries BORN: Stockton – Raised in Ripon HIGH SCHOOL: Ripon High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Football and baseball. "I played during the Don Widmer era when we won Sectionals two years in a row and were Southern League champions all four years. It was a great group. I could go on for days about those times." WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: "From my dad ...
TURLOCK - Grammy nominated harpist Deborah Henson-Conant, creator of the electric harness-harp and the re-invention of this venerable instrument, will share her genre-defying program to the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
MODESTO - Tickets are now on sale for singer/songwriter Mat Kearney's upcoming performance at the State Theatre on April 12.
STOCKTON - Comic Carlos Mencia is appearing Friday, March 4, at the Bob Hope Theater. Doors opens at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale celebrates its 60th anniversary performing works by Bach and Schubert in concert, accompanied by an orchestra that helps bring the works of these masters alive.
MODESTO -The Gallo Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Colin Quinn, performing his highly acclaimed show, "Long Story Short," directed by fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on March 15 at 8 p.m.
SONORA - A burst of trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.
It's a scene that proves art imitates life – and vice versa. The delicate flakes are slowly drifting to the ground from trees frosted in white. In the foreground three kids frolic. It's a window into Manteca's soul. And it also happens to be one of almost two dozen downtown Manteca murals. The mural – aptly dubbed "Manteca Snow" – is one of Tom Wilson's favorites. It can be found on sycamore tree-lined Manteca Avenue ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The muralist selected by the Manteca Historical Society to create the mural in Library Park that deals with Manteca's industrial past researched the city's industry history prior to submitting his proposal. The following is his research and how he intends to incorporate it into the mural. Altogether five murals are being added to Library Park. <p align="JUSTIFY" style="text-indent: 0.13in; margin-bottom: ...
Many of the artists are gone, but their works linger on for others to admire, enjoy and gain some inspiration.
RIPON - One of the most accessible spots in the Northern San Joaquin Valley for walking in a natural wooded area by the river is in Ripon and is visible from busy Highway 99.
Need an education on wine? Look no further than Delicato Family Vineyards. Open seven days a week, the Delicato Tasting Room at 12001 S. Highway 99 offers complimentary samples and gift ideas. According to Tasting Room manager Richard Foote, folks of all ages are always welcome, with sparkling non-alcoholic wines available for non-drinkers and those under age 21. But it's the Delicato wines that attract people from all over. "We have over 100 different wines," ...
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
MODESTO - In California, when one thinks of the production of wine, the first place that comes to mind is the Napa Valley. However, 80 miles from the illustrious wine mecca of Napa, located in the heart of the Central Valley is the city of Modesto. For those familiar with the area, Modesto is host to Gallo Winery, one of the largest winemakers in the world and also one of the city's largest employers. However, ...
MURPHYS - Part of the history of wine country in the Sierra Foothills can be traced back to 1948.
Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience?
LODI - Wine and Roses in Lodi can easily be described as being luxurious, elegant and intimate as a romantic venue in the Central Valley as well as being a desired location for business meetings.
MURPHYS – Ironstone Vineyards, the premiere outdoor entertainment venue of the California Gold Country, has announced the line-up for their 2013 Summer Concert Series.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.
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