MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.
Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.
What's not to love about Victory Park?
Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.
Gary Soiseth, owner of Turlock's Soiseth Farms, is one of the hundreds of almond farmers across the county who are in the full swing of harvest season.
In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.
Denise Eastburn isn't expecting to see the kind of traffic that she normally does on Labor Day weekend.
Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.
Farmers are changing what they grow, and in effect, how much they make.
A Hijacking (R) A cargo ship is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.
We're all being watched. All the time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "You're Next" is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.
DINNERS & BENEFITS
In San Joaquin County, fruit and nut crops are a billion dollar industry.
PLEASANTON - The 148th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games marks the 20th year that the world's most complete event of its type has been held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was the Labor Day weekend on 1994 when the gates first opened to the stirring sound of hundreds of bagpipes and drums and the participants first looked at their new home after more than 30 years of presenting the Highland Games in Santa Rosa.
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.