STOCKTON - In a wonderful blend of two religious traditions, the Jewish Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff of Temple Israel recently met with a roomful of Christian students at St. Mary's High School.
RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has one program left in the season. The season finishes on Tuesday, March 13, with the High Sierra Jazz Band. Formed in 1976 and led by Pieter Meijers, the band has been a consistent winner at the Sacramento and Monterey Jazz Festivals. A poll of readers of the American Rag gave High Sierra the second most popular group with Turk Murphy first and Duke Ellington third. In 2000, they ...
MODESTO – Mike Super, the winner of NBC's hit television show, Phenomenon, will make a special appearance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. The matinee performance promises jaw-dropping illusions to boggle the mind. Super's mystifying tricks delight audiences. This "Magic and Illusion" show is one all ages will enjoy.
MODESTO – Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, will perform her multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me – A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.
MODESTO – Composer Marvin Hamlisch, one of the only few people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards collectively, will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Botha Walters could be working today as a pharmacist. That's what she studied and trained for when she was living in Southern California.
Lathrop's most enduring landmarks – the Mossdale railroad bridge across the San Joaquin River and the brick silos on the nearby Dell'Osso Farms – once were not part of that community. Instead they were built as part of the river outpost named after the river crossing.
Panaderia La Trigueña has been a fixture in downtown Manteca for nearly 30 years. But for about a decade after it first opened its doors, it was hardly visible to those passing by Yosemite Avenue. That's because the early Panaderia La Trigueña was tucked away in the back of the commercial building that was fronted by a store specializing in sports memorabilia. The only sign of the bakery in the back was a covered narrow ...
RIPON - The tiny Burgess Bakery is nestled in the heart of the old Ripon business district that has often been referred to as a page out of Mayberry RFD.
Michelle Gallon was age 7 when she first baked a Boston brown bread. It was an original recipe of her grandmother. She still makes this nutty date bread and other homemade treats – included are popular items such as sweet potato bread, banana nut bread, and pineapple coconut with rum flavored bread – at her business at 273 W. Louise Ave., Manteca. Gallon is the owner and operator of Michelle's Golden Brown Breads. She's been ...
Chris Bickle has worked at Pizza Guys long enough to know that this weekend promises to be a busy one.
OAKDALE – They traveled near and far to sample or take home some of the finest Gouda or Edam.
NAME: Jaime Hernandez JOB: Correctional officer PASSION: Lathrop Jr. Spartans (Titans) Founder and President BORN: Fremont AGE: 48 HIGH SCHOOL: James Logan HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: "I wrestled for four years. My parents thought that football was too dangerous, so instead I just broke ribs and fingers and toes." WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: "The importance of family. They were very family oriented." GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM: "I don't think ...
STOCKTON - The Tidewater Art Gallery will host the 11th annual Souper Supper event on Friday, Feb. 24.
ANGELS CAMP - The Golden Bough and the McGrath Irish Dancers perform during the Celebrate Ireland event on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Bret Harte Theater in Angels Camp.
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.
PATTERSON - Alongside harvest season comes football, and Fantozzi Farms in Patterson is ready for both with its 25-acre corn maze inspired by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A happy Halloween is a scary Halloween. For that celebration formula to be complete, add safe to the ingredient to make the popular dress-up annual occasion a truly family-oriented entertainment.
STOCKTON - There's a pumpkin patch out there that may be ideal for young children.
Editor's Note: This is a profile on florist and amateur makeup artist Cheryl Airrington, who was recruited to turn Managing Editor James Burns into a zombie for this weekend's 209 edition.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
Whether you want to be a wicked witch, a tiger, a vampire or a member of the walking dead, local business Daydreams and Nightmares can help bring your favorite Halloween character to life. Through the use of professional makeup and talented makeup artists, Daydreams and Nightmares can help add that perfect finishing touch to complete your Halloween transformation.
Remember Miley Cyrus' VMA performance with Robin Thicke?
If you ever wanted to visit Yosemite National Park without fighting tourist traffic every inch of the way, this month may be your best chance. In a kind of Perfect Storm combining the normal fall dip in traffic with public concerns about the Rim Fire, the park actually may have fewer visitors than just about any other time in recent memory.
With the leaves changing colors and the weather cooling down, it's time to get outside and enjoy the autumn season. The following are three suggestions of the best places to see the season in Stanislaus County.
In New England there are entire companies built around the annual changing of the foliage.
COLUMBIA - A real life nugget from the days of the Gold Rush is the Fallon House Theatre that was built in 1850 and continues with its stage productions year-round today.
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is busy organizing its 29th annual Harvest Festifall, to be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
When it comes to fall colors, Manteca and Ripon – or the South San Joaquin County area – is not Vermont or Maine, or even the Sierra foothills and surroundings by any stretch of the imagination.
STOCKTON - My buddy Kurt once lived along a picturesque tree-lined street in Stockton's University District.