MODESTO – Ken Miller might as well have been born with a golf club in his hand. The Modesto native and golf pro grew up prowling the links of the Del Rio Country Club and as he learned the ins and outs of the game quickly saw his profile as an amateur golfer improving dramatically. It wasn't long before he ended up as one of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country, earning him a ...
RIPON - George Buzzini - golf pro and owner of the Jack Tone Golf course - gets a kick out of joking with his customers while his wife Sharon shoulders the chief financial officer responsibilities of keeping the business side on track and profitable.
FRENCH CAMP - Elmer Weintz has a great love for the game. As a golf instructor at French Camp RV Park Resort and Golf Course, he's battled back from a recent illness to resume his duties at the nine-hole facility. "My love for golf has kept me going all these years," proclaimed the 81-year-old Weintz, who is currently working with the Lathrop High golf program along with that of a nearby charter school. French Camp ...
Q: What's your favorite aspect of your job at the Turlock Golf and Country Club? A: "Variety every day, the outside tournaments to memberships." Q: Who is your favorite group of players to instruct? A: "Kids are the most fun, because they absorb everything." Q: What are some useful tips you would suggest to beginners to improve their skills? A: "Definitely using lineup sticks during practice sessions." Q: What is the new computerized swing analysis ...
MODESTO - Golfing options in Modesto. Creekside Golf Course 701 Lincoln Ave, Modesto CA (209) 571-5213 Directions: From Highway 99 take the Tuolumne Blvd. exit and turn left on 9th Street. Make the next right on D Street and continue north until you reach Yosemite Blvd. Turn right. Continue down Yosemite Blvd. and make a left onto Lincoln Avenue. The street runs straight into the golf course. Cost: 9-hole weekday – $17.50 for adults ...
Need to work on your short game? Look no farther than the Escalon Golf Course. This nine-hole course plays the same for men, women, and children regardless of skill level. Electric-powered golf carts are available for those with physical disabilities. The longest hole on this par-31, 1,520-yard golf course is the No. 7 hole. This 260-yard green is one of four par-4s on this course designed by Ken Johnson. Escalon opened in 1984. The course ...
JAMESTOWN - Beginning the weekend of Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.
SONORA - Reclamation's Interpretive Speaker and Hike Series returns this Spring at New Melones Lake.
MODESTO - Otto Preminger's Exodus, dramatizing Israel's struggle for independence, will screen this Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Modesto's Historic State Theatre.
MODESTO - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will play at the Gallo Center for the Arts April 13 through 15.
STOCKTON – All that Kellie Craig-Jacobs needs to do to gauge how well she's doing as a business owner is look towards her bar.
TURLOCK - Some sons play catch with their fathers. Others work on cars. But Don Oliver, brewmaster for Turlock's Dust Bowl Brewery? His dad taught him how to homebrew beer. What started as a small hobby, doing simple extract-based brewing, soon grew into a full-blown passion for the Hilmar native. He bought book after book on brewing, gradually learning the fine art of all-grain brewing. "I really got into it," Oliver said. "I enjoyed the ...
MODESTO - More and more beer lovers are taking their passion to the next level and brewing their own craft beers. Homebrewing clubs and competitions have grown rapidly since the legalization of homebrewing in 1978. In 2011, there were an estimated one million homebrewers and over 1,000 homebrew clubs in the United States, according to the American Homebrewers Association.
TURLOCK - Turlock resident Mark Ranes is one of the thousands of people who brew their own beer as a hobby. The technology manager said what started out as an extension of his love of cooking has turned into a full-fledged passion.
STOCKTON - Ever hear of a pumpkin walnut pie?
MODESTO – Let them eat pie.
Thanksgiving dinner, for many traditional families, would not be complete without that main dessert staple – pumpkin pie.
Food brings friends and families together around the table throughout the year, and a Thanksgiving feast is no exception. As people across the nation tuck into a good meal at home on this holiday, several local community members in need are not able to experience the quintessential Thanksgiving flavors. Local chiropractor David Dubyak is pairing up with the United Samaritans Foundation for the 18th year to provide pumpkin pie for those in need this Thanksgiving.
(Family Features) When creative inspiration strikes, you need to seize the moment and create. But if supplies are strewn from one end of the house to the other and clutter reigns, you may battle a real cramp in creativity.
A windshield tour of Manteca's churches reveals a hodge-podge of architectural forms.
With hundreds of Indian-American residents in Turlock, the Gurudwara Sahib Sikh Temple is the place of worship for members of the Sikh community.
STOCKTON - From historic to modern, there are over 400 churches listed in Stockton.
MODESTO - St. Stanislaus Catholic Church has made a memorable mark on the Modesto landscape with an $18 million construction project that now affords the congregation the luxury of attending services in a church rather than the nearby school gym.
Retired Lathrop Reverend Lou Davis calls it a science.
The aroma coming from The Ripon Road House rib orders is enough to tempt the taste buds of any restaurant connoisseurs coming through the front door of the downtown Main Street façade.
DENAIR - You can smell Earl's BBQ in downtown Denair long before you see it. As the season chills, the smoky smells of Earl's BBQ is a beacon in the Valley.
STOCKTON - It's the same barbecue place along Stockton's Miracle Mile.
TUOLUMNE – Exile will be coming to Black Oak Casino Resort in November.