Name: Jeff Lund Job: English yearbook/journalism teacher, East Union High School, JV boys basketball coach, freelance writer Manteca Bulletin, Norcalfishingnews.com Born: May 2, 1981, Rocky Ford, Colorado Age: 30 High school: Klawock High School, Klawock, Alaska High school activities: Band (trumpet) 9-12, Cross country 9-12, wrestling 11, basketball 9-12, pep club 9-12, student council president 11, Peer helpers 9-12 Teacher or teachers that made the biggest impact on you: Jack Butler (English). We called him ...
MT. DIABLO - The best place to take in all of the 209 is without a doubt high atop Mt. Diablo.
CALAVERAS COUNTY – The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance presents the 16th annual Presidents' Wine Weekend Feb. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all member wineries. Weekend festivities include new release and barrel tastings, food and wine pairings and live music, as well as a number of special discounts on wines and gifts. Two full days of special offerings can be purchased for $10 per person which includes a commemorative wine glass.
JAMESTOWN - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will offer special, behind-the-scenes Shop Tours of the historic site on three upcoming Fridays in 2012: Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon each day.
COPPEROPOLIS – Copperopolis Town Square – the events, shopping and entertainment gathering place in Calaveras County – will host the "4th Annual Copper Chili Cookoff" Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bringing together cooks of all styles.
MODESTO - (Big League Productions Inc. presents a sparkling new production of the musical by which all others are measured, "My Fair Lady", at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for four performances on Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m..
MODESTO – Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Judy Collins will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Feb.1, at 7 p.m.
MODESTO – Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts for a night of comedy on Saturday, Jan.14, at 8 p.m.
Joan Tilton takes her own advice to heart. "This is the one body I have," Tilton said while talking fitness in one of her favorite environments - the group exercise room at California Total Fitness. That understanding has helped commit Tilton to staying fit and healthy. And taking care of that body is exactly what the 50-year-old group fitness instructor who also serves as Manteca's city clerk has been doing for the past three decades. ...
Jack Tone Road at roughly 40 miles is the longest north-south road in San Joaquin County. It starts just a few hundred yards from the Stanislaus River in Ripon and stretches all the way to the gently rolling terrain of South Sacramento County. Along the way it passes by the almond orchards of Ripon, dairies east of Manteca, the massive Union Pacific Railroad intermodal facility, the burg of Collegeville where a general store is a ...
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. So says Michele Flores, the longtime Manteca instructor of the system of physical and mental practices that originated in India some 3,000 years ago. "These days you're seeing more and more men do Yoga," she said. "But you wouldn't know that based on the stories and (newspaper and magazine) articles – there's always women featured. Flores added: "It's also difficult to find Yoga clothes for men." She currently teaches nine ...
Melvin Luiz will tell you, dairy farmers never take a break from their chores. "Dairy men work seven days a week, 365 days a year!" he said with a chuckle, pausing momentarily from his daily task of feeding the cows at the family-owned and family-operated dairy on Woodward and Oleander avenues in south Manteca earlier this week. Some farmers, such as those who deal with row crops, may be able to take a little bit ...
NAME: Bryson Stonum JOB: Coffeemaker/Barista at Bean and Leaf Café BORN: Manteca AGE: 18 HIGH SCHOOL: Set to graduate in the spring of 2012 from East Union High HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Baseball WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: Perseverance. GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM: "Throwing a no-hitter in a baseball game. That's something that I'll never forget: PET PEEVE: "When people scratch their face when talking to you. Reminds me of ...
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?