Chef Isadore Fang enjoys ringing in the New Year with either a nice glass of red wine or sip of Grey Goose.
It must have been a bit of heaven for a 13-year-old Missouri boy whose parents were migrant workers to step through the doors of the Grand Dame of Entertainment during the height of the Great Depression.
Bookkeeper. Finance officer. Human resource director. Marketing. Floor supervisor. Stocking coordinator. Maintenance Customer service. Regulations compliance officer. Energy czar. Back-up clerk.
NAME: Oscar Munguia Jr.
FREMONT – Mission Peak in Fremont is such an easy climb you can even bring your four-legged friend with you to the top.
TUOLUMNE – American Idol rocker Amanda Overmeyer will be performing at Black Oak Casino in January.
JACKSON - It's won't be a Heartbreak Hotel when Jackson Rancheria celebrates Elvis' Birthday with a big bash in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 8. The show is at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience – from start to finish – in every venue he performs in.
MODESTO - Mickey Avalon is in concert Friday, Dec. 30, at the Fat Cat, 930 11th Street.
STOCKTON - One of the top comics in the business for over a decade, Mike Epps is back on tour with a new show with new laughs – "I'm Still Standing Tour."
MODESTO - Medical doctor and praised author of the national best-selling novel Cutting for Stone, Dr. Abraham Verghese will speak at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7: p.m. The performance will benefit the Stanislaus County Library Foundation.
STOCKTON - Upcoming presentations by the Stockton Opera Guild include:
It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.
Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.
The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.
MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.
If you squint your eyes you can see a little bit of Al Nunes in Paul Le Mat's character from American Graffiti.