Ruthanne Bassett always knew that she belonged in a library. An avid reader, Bassett volunteered at the Manteca Library when she was a high school student, and found herself drawn to the world of book lending during her years as both a substitute and full-time elementary school teacher. So when a position finally opened for a circulation clerk 15 years ago, Bassett waved goodbye to the world of traditional education and embarked on a journey ...
The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.
RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library is seen as an awesome find for residents who have yet to walk through its doors with its 15,000 square feet of floor space and some 40,000 books, 18 computers along with a spacious children's section.
The Lathrop Branch Library has been in operation since 2005. The Lathrop Branch Library is still a place to be since opening in January 2005. The proof is in the numbers. Lathrop, which is one of 12 branches of the San Joaquin County Public Library system, serviced over 1,300 folks during that time. "Those are great numbers given the size of the branch," said Heather Mompean, who is in charge of community relations and marketing. ...
NAME: Brent Ward JOB: Mechanic and owner, Main Auto Repair BORN: Portland, Oregon HIGH SCHOOL: Oregon City High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Played the violin in the orchestra WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: "Everything I know. Hard work is the main thing – the harder you work the more you make and the more you make the better off you are. They taught me integrity and the value of being honest." GREATEST THING ...
KNIGHTS FERRY - Don't wear bicycling cleats - or high heels for that matter - into the Knights Ferry General Store.
STOCKTON – The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, under the artistic direction of conductor Timothy Seelig, will be performing in concert at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. to benefit the AIDS Walk San Joaquin.
SONORA - America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 9 to 11.
MODESTO - Roach Gigz performs Friday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. at the Fat Cat Lounge in downtown Manteca.
STOCKTON - Roberto Perlas Gomez, an opera performer who has delighted local audiences with his roles in five Stockton Opera productions (including Figaro in Barber of Seville), returns for an encore in "Melodies of Spring," the 37th annual Stockton Opera Guild Gala.
MODESTO – The unique Broadway explosion of Music and theatre, Blast!, arrives at the Gallo Center for the Arts for two performances on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m and Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m.. This astonishing, exuberant production bridges classical, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and techno-pop music.
JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.
Saturday, March 3, is not just a red-letter day for the Manteca Unified School District School Farm.
FRENCH CAMP - The oldest settlement in the 209? French Camp earns that honor. The community between Manteca and Stockton started as the southern terminus of the Oregon-California Trail used by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson Bay Company. It served that purpose from 1832 to 1845.During that time fur hunters and their families camped there annually. Some accounts involving missions have French Camp being mentioned as far back as 1820. A part of ...
RIPON - The harvest from 80 acres of almond orchards supports the Ripon High School student farm on North Ripon Road at South Clinton Avenue.
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.
The aroma coming from The Ripon Road House rib orders is enough to tempt the taste buds of any restaurant connoisseurs coming through the front door of the downtown Main Street façade.
DENAIR - You can smell Earl's BBQ in downtown Denair long before you see it. As the season chills, the smoky smells of Earl's BBQ is a beacon in the Valley.
STOCKTON - It's the same barbecue place along Stockton's Miracle Mile.
TUOLUMNE – Exile will be coming to Black Oak Casino Resort in November.
JAMESTOWN – Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.