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.
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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.
Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover."
When Michele Flores sees one of her students reach a milestone, she's as happy as any teacher would be.
When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe.
PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.
OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...
VOLCANO - Amador County's 140-year tradition marking the arrival of spring is now in full bloom.
VOLCANO - One of the coziest and unique live theatre stage settings in all of the 209 can be found in what was once Amador County ...
Many locals know Pageo Lavender Farm as a stunning venue for weddings, special events and - of course - the go-to place for all things lavender. However ...
Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.
The late Huell Howser once marveled at Victory Park.
There's nothing that compares with a family picnic in Ripon with its lush riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River and a unique picnic area ...
MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the ...
Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.
DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.