Manteca firefighter Franco Torrice takes being in top physical shape seriously as do most of the other members of his B-shift at the Manteca Fire Department's Union Road fire station. They devote over an hour of cardio exercise at the beginning of their day.
When it comes to staying fit Andrea Hiatt thinks that living an active lifestyle is the key ingredient.
Yoga isn't just for women.
Melvin Luiz will tell you, dairy farmers never take a break from their chores.
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STOCKTON - From the windows of his business located at 155 N. Hunter St., Tom Dickey can view downtown Stockton's foot traffic.
STOCKTON - Comedian Eddie Griffin performs at the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
TURLOCK - Renowned for their connection to audiences worldwide, international piano trio sensation Intersection will share their signature "precision, flair and style" at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - India.Arie, a two-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer, will give a lecture and performance as the keynote speaker for University of the Pacific's Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Bob Hope Theatre.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria will present the classic Southern Rock group Outlaws in concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON – The Stockton Thunder, a two-time recipient of the ECHL "Award of Excellence," is scheduled to host a special New Year's Eve Extravaganza tonight at Stockton Arena in a game against the Ontario Reign at 7:30 p.m.
MODESTO – The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a popular children's story based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, will be performed on stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
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.
The Canal Street Grille in Ripon is not without sumptuous non-meat, vegetarian selections in its lengthy menu of more than 60 items including steaks and prime rib.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. "November Man" won't do anything like Bond's box office, but will satisfy the actor's fans and moviegoers ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, "As Above, So Below." But the warning could easily apply to viewers checking out this rather hopeless mash-up of "The Descent" and "(Rec)," not to mention a dozen other found-footage movies that have clogged the screens over the last five years.
One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").
After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in."
In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable.
'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.
Manuel Laguna shared his ideal day in downtown Stockton.
Occasionally, folks of visitstockton.org will take the guise of tourists.
Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.
It sounds like a restaurant.
Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.
For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.
Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.