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.
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Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.
JACKSON - Experience the best in Southern Rock when Jackson Rancheria presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern on Friday, March 9, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.
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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.
MODESTO - The State Theatre is offering a series of classic films in February.
RIPON - It was a day of skating together with many girls who were excited to meet and skate as couples with the soldiers from Fort Baker and GIs who were anxious to share some special time with the girls from San Francisco whether they knew how to skate or not. There was a snack shop at the rink where the couple remembers enjoying sodas and hamburgers with fellow GIs.George Aguiar, 21, and Josephine "Jo" Maniscalco, 20, are now both 91 and live in Ripon's Town Square Apartments at Bethany Home after spending 35 years of their retirement in ...
You might want to take a more pedestrian approach to Manteca and walk.
RIPON – The measure of love is to love without measure, according to St. Francis de Sales.
It was love at first sight for Nicole Hough.
Felicia Acuna is a shoemaker. These are not just ordinary shoes though. They are works of art. Edible works of art, to be precise.
RIPON - A priceless collection of memorabilia telling the story of the historic River School and list the names of all its students dating back to 1914 has found its way to the Clarence Smit Museum in downtown Ripon.
RIO VISTA - Don McLean must have been in Rio Vista when he penned the line "drove my Chevy to the levee" in his 1970s hit "American Pie" release.
In celebration of the upcoming Cesar Chavez holiday, California State University, Stanislaus students had the opportunity to witness and learn from one of Chavez's right hand men and a significant leader in Chicano culture: Luis Valdez.
The regular school year in Manteca Unified runs from August to May. That's the norm for the majority of the 23,000-plus elementary and high school students in the district. That holds true for other public schools in San Joaquin County as well.
Agriculture is the dominant industry in the Central Valley, where the legacy of Cesar Chavez still hangs in the air for families of migrant workers across the state.
Students at Cesar Chavez High in Stockton are learning more about their school namesake.
DELANO (AP) - In California's fertile Central Valley, immigrant workers pick produce sold worldwide. They're mostly Spanish speakers who work long hours in the dirt and sun - not your typical crowd for a Hollywood movie premiere.
NEW YORK (AP) - Playing renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.
An Arizona man once set out to visit all of what's left of the A&W restaurants with carhops.
Where in the Central Valley can you find five Elvis impersonators, vintage cars, and a root beer float made from root beer brewed daily? The A&W Drive in in Modesto.
Burgers, fries and shakes – can you get more American than that? Not at the Sno-White Drive-In in Modesto.
Foster's Freeze in Manteca has a 54-year history, but the presence of a drive-through restaurant at the corner of Yosemite and Walnut avenues dates back to the 1930s.
In a remote place called Volcano in the Sierra foothills, Mother Nature every year magically lays out a thick carpet of golden yellow made even more vivid by spring's solid sunshine.
Spring has sprung – well, not exactly but it sure feels like it. As locals head outside to enjoy the pleasant weather and put their concerns about the ongoing drought in California to the back of their minds, the outdoor parks are an excellent place to ring in the new season.
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While many children enjoy playing in the backyard as the weather warms up, the City of Modesto offers locals a slightly more unique outdoor experience: 500 acres along the Tuolumne River.
RIPON – Ripon Christian Schools has consistently sent 98 percent of its graduates on to college – a record that has continued into the 21st century.