There is a week to go before we say good-bye to 2011.
The Chuck's Place bartender isn't somebody that's sentimental about the past year, and she doesn't make resolutions – declaring only her hope to have a better year than the last. And she doesn't have plans for how she's going to ring 2012 yet – claiming that she's going to keep her options open and see what happens.
Ron and Jamie McManis are best friends – owners of McManis Family Winery – and readily admit they are a long married couple, obviously still very much in love with each other and with life.
Chef Isadore Fang enjoys ringing in the New Year with either a nice glass of red wine or sip of Grey Goose.
It must have been a bit of heaven for a 13-year-old Missouri boy whose parents were migrant workers to step through the doors of the Grand Dame of Entertainment during the height of the Great Depression.
Bookkeeper. Finance officer. Human resource director. Marketing. Floor supervisor. Stocking coordinator. Maintenance Customer service. Regulations compliance officer. Energy czar. Back-up clerk.
NAME: Oscar Munguia Jr.
FREMONT – Mission Peak in Fremont is such an easy climb you can even bring your four-legged friend with you to the top.
TUOLUMNE – American Idol rocker Amanda Overmeyer will be performing at Black Oak Casino in January.
JACKSON - It's won't be a Heartbreak Hotel when Jackson Rancheria celebrates Elvis' Birthday with a big bash in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8. The show is at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience – from start to finish – in every venue he performs in.
MODESTO - Mickey Avalon is in concert Friday, Dec. 30, at the Fat Cat, 930 11th Street.
STOCKTON - One of the top comics in the business for over a decade, Mike Epps is back on tour with a new show with new laughs – "I'm Still Standing Tour."
MODESTO - Medical doctor and praised author of the national best-selling novel Cutting for Stone, Dr. Abraham Verghese will speak at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7: p.m. The performance will benefit the Stanislaus County Library Foundation.
STOCKTON - Upcoming presentations by the Stockton Opera Guild include:
LATHROP – It can be brown and it can be murky, but it's also one of the most critical waterways in California and it has a long and storied history and has provided recreational opportunities for local residents for decades.
As a member of the Stockton Rowing Club, Kathy Brown has been in and around the San Joaquin Delta and its many tributaries.
The roads wind.
Sit in the stands at Guss Schmiedt Field on a Friday night and you're bound to experience a plethora of smells.
Those driving down Geer Road in Turlock this summer may see the unusual sight of a snowball fight. No, there's not a freak atmospheric condition that turns this part of the Central Valley into a frozen wonderland, but rather the doings of one business owner.
STOCKTON – The patio at Valley Brew during the summertime is fickle.
RIPON – Water parks do a great job of copying it.
When the weather sizzled up to 106 degree last week, Wendy Deulus took her workout to the swimming pool.
Locals looking to beat the heat without traveling to a nearby lake or pool can still cool down at the local parks in Turlock, two of which boast water facilities.
Lake Don Pedro is a favorite summer hotspot for locals looking to beat the heat and enjoy several activities lakeside but this year the ongoing drought has posed a small impact on the lake's recreational facilities.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.
LATHROP – You'd notice that big, toothy grin anywhere.
Weber's BBQ & More may be still considered "out of sight, out of mind."
Mark Twain mined – pun intended – the foothills of Northern California for inspiration.
Venture to the Southern Golden Country in the Sierra foothills for a rewarding stay in one of the charming historic towns along scenic Highway 49.