When John Lazar goes grocery shopping on the weekends, he typically spends over an hour at the store. He isn't buying food in bulk or scouring for rare brands, instead he is chatting with citizens of the community over which he presides. As mayor of Turlock, it is these unexpected run-ins that show Lazar how in touch he is with his community.
You're supposed to have a grand vision when you're the mayor of a community.
America is known internationally as a country with a diverse and nomadic population, so it is rare when someone can say that their family has been living in the same town for over 100 years, but for Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra that is the case.
SONORA - Sierra Repertory Theatre brings the spirit of the holiday season to its East Sonora stage with Joe Landry's live 1940s radio broadcast version of the beloved film "It's A Wonderful Life", playing now through Dec. 22.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for both professional and amateur bakers; but for the pie makers at Turlock's Latif's Restaurant, it's the pinnacle of their whole year.
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.
Beer and football is a classic tradition for a lot of Americans, which makes The Brew House at Hero's a natural place to post up for Super Bowl Sunday.
Several parties for the National Football League's big stage are planned for this Sunday.
LATHROP – The Big Apple is expected to be above freezing when the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, and the South County will be recovering from a brief storm that brought the first rain in nearly two months.
When watching the Super Bowl, there's one thing other than the actual game and the anticipated commercials that takes center stage: the food.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Naked Cowboy of Times Square plays a mean guitar.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jermaine Kearse smiled before the question was even finished.
It's early Thursday afternoon. Schools are still in session.
In a small community like Turlock, parks play a large role and provide an outdoor meeting ground for families, friends and even work gatherings.
Getting the family together outdoors is a great way to get healthy, especially while healthy New Year's resolutions are fresh, and Modesto offers a multitude of parks for a family outing.
For those who grew up in Stockton, Victory Park had arguably one of the best playgrounds.
The 100-acre Mistlin Sports Park probably offers the most to more people than the 19 other play areas in the Ripon community that range in size from a quarter of an acre to the near 28-acre Mavis Stouffer Park along the Stanislaus River.
Since taking over as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick has come to be an icon in his hometown of Turlock. More than an inspirational sports figure, he has also been a boost to the local economy. From signature dishes, Kaep-inspired treats and even clothing, Turlock has become the epicenter of Kaepernick mania.
There are red flags everywhere you look around the O'Neill household. But just in case you weren't sure how deep their love for the San Francisco 49ers runs, Kevin O'Neill raised another.
Anthony Martins' blood is red, but if you look closely you will probably find some gold too. Having attended more than 40 games, Anthony's diehard passion for the San Francisco 49ers long precedes the team's national attention for success in recent years.
Think of Lloyd Gleaves as the 49ers' good luck charm.