HILMAR - Looking to go on a picnic? Well, instead of scouring the aisles of conventional supermarkets why not add a local touch to create that perfect picnic basket? The Hilmar Cheese Company visitors center offers an array of meats, cheeses, spreads and other delectable delights that will make your picnic basket so tantalizing that Yogi Bear might even steal it.
CERES - Summer has often been considered to be the perfect time of the year for family bonding. No school means more time to take vacations, visit theme parks, or even just stay at home and barbeque with loved ones. For Greg Mathews, however, summer bonding with the family takes on a different form-the destruction derby.
STOCKTON - You can take Dad out to the ball game, to a soccer game, to the golf course, or to the movies.
STOCKTON - When Banner Island Ballpark opened some eight years ago, I quickly found Home Run Hill to my liking, especially on those warm summer evenings.
MURPHYS - Calaveras County has so many things to offer tourists, frog jumping, gold panning, cave tours, golf, boating, antiquing, but wine is one of the largest draws. Visitors may be surprised to find out that vines are hardly a newcomer to Calaveras. The oldest vines in the county are 110-year-old Zinfandel, organically dry-farmed in the old Italian tradition. Today, there are nearly 700 acres of vines and a yearly production of about 275,000 cases--still small compared to many other wine growing regions in California, but growing.
The kids will vote for Disneyland every time but if you want to try something different this year – if only for a night – try stopping at the Seven Sycamores Ranch on your way up or down the San Joaquin Valley. It's a fun destination that will show your youngsters a little about farm life and help them understand the importance of California's agriculture.
They never talk about why Opie and Andy are walking down to the fishing hole in the opening credits of the "Andy Griffith Show."
MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."
MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.
Frank Vieira is there. So is his best buddy Frank Brazil.
When Don Harmon hopped in his 1955 red and white Plymouth for the very first time, it was love at first drive. His passion for domestic cars has transcended well over six decades through collecting, remodeling and assembling the classic wheels.
Looking for a midweek respite from your usual evening routine?
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.
MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.
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.