MODESTO – Jamie Harwood throws a vest over her shoulder and readjusts it. She looks down and checks her gun – making sure that everything is working the way that it's supposed to – and gives everything a once over as a huge roll-up doors starts to creak and moan in the darkness. Harwood is ready for war. But this isn't the kind of war where she has to brace for flying projectiles. There won't ...
Paintball has made its mark as the third most popular extreme sport behind in-line skating and skateboarding since 2009 because it offers a safe adrenaline rush for all ages in any terrain.
MODESTO – Boomers! may not rhyme with fun. But this recreation attraction in the 209 is a boomtown of fun for families, excitement seekers, and those who just want to get away from the boredom of daily doldrums.
LODI - Max Garrido had a 50th birthday to remember. That was a few years ago when the Stockton native received an invite by a friend to the Parachute Center just north of Lodi to mark this milestone occasion. "It was winter (in February) yet it was a clear day," Garrido recently recalled. He had a similar request to skydive from the same friend a year earlier but balked. Garrido had a change of heart ...
The Turlock De Forcados will be looking death in the face as they gear up for another year of traditional Portuguese bullfights at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena and the Gustine BellaVista Park Arena. The group has previously appeared in Canada, Portugal, and other countries around the world.
BICYLCE RIDES SNELLING Saturday, April 27 • Healing Nations, a non-profit organization that benefits underserved and at-risk children in Stanislaus County, will hold its 8th annual bike ride on April 27. Start time is between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. depending on the route you choose. The Covered Bridge Bike Classic commences in Snelling at Henderson Park. There are four route options ranging from 10-100 miles with a total elevation of 1,040 feet on the century ...
Got cabin fever? Are the cold temperatures, overcast skies and perpetual morning dew taking their toll on your overall psyche? You're not alone. Seasonal affective disorder – known more commonly as "the winter blahs" – is common among people who are active during the summer months and suddenly find themselves confined to their homes for a long period of time. The absence of sunlight and the chemical processes that it spurs in the brain, experts ...
With foul weather afoot, many are seeking solace inside and dreaming of finer days. But thanks to local BBQ eateries, the tastes of backyard summer barbeques can be had any time of year.
FRENCH CAMP - A stock car sits atop Club Maccao. That's the French Camp drinking establishment located at 8275 S. El Dorado St. owned by Marina and Louie Torres. "(Car) 66 is my good luck," Marina said on Thursday. She noted that the stock car was actually the legacy of the father of her grandson, Freddie. Torres might be right as far as luck extending to the business. The shell of the car coupled with ...
JACKSON - The Gold Rush cities of Jackson and Sonora have a lot to offer the motoring tourist from the Central Valley and beyond.
Looking for a killer tan in the middle of winter? Ready for a summer vacation, but worried about time and money? Or do you just need an escape from the coarse winter cold? Look no further than Planet Beach Contempo Spa, a wellness center with all the amenities necessary for renewing the skin and relaxing the body.
CRAB FEEDS LATHROP Saturday, Feb. 9 LATHROP HIGH ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CRAB/TRI TIP DINNER: The Lathrop High School Athletic Boosters Crab/Tri Tip Dinner Dance is Sunday, Feb. 9, at the FESM Hall, 252 North Main St., Manteca. The dinner is for those 21 and older only. No-host bar is at 5 p.m. with dinner and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $40 before Jan., 31 and $45 from Jan. 31 to Feb. 8. For ...
In the last two years, Charla Carpenter-Ortiz has become a new person in more ways than one.
What started as a fitness resolution soon became the pride of the Turlock community as Bell Real Estate owner Robert Bell launched a cycling team that promotes community involvement, team camaraderie, and charity.
The start of the New Year is a time to reflect on what matters most and apply a resolution to obtain goals. For Turlock resident Roy Huffman, implementing a fitness resolution meant more than losing weight; it meant saving his life.
Looking for a midweek respite from your usual evening routine?
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.
MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Mike Drake grew up with dreams of becoming a race car driver. The allure of finely tuned machines, high speeds, and cheering fans excites most young boys, but the source of Drake's racing dreams didn't stem from TV or the movies, it came from watching his father circle the track at the Merced Speedway.
LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.
Jason Webb knows high performance machines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
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By JOCELYN NOVECK
SONORA - When dance teacher Michael Minetti first meets his elderly student Lily Harrison in her Florida-coast high rise, it seems pretty clear these two will barely make it past 'Hello,' let alone their first full lesson. Besides their 30-year age difference, they clash at every turn. A former teacher and minister's wife, she's guarded, uptight and suspicious. A former Broadway dancer, he blurts out jokes and insults and swings from glib to desperate to ...
TUOLUMNE – It's a month of great tribute shows at Black Oak Casino Resort.
STOCKTON - Jerry Seinfeld is appearing on stage on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
STOCKTON - Frankie & Annette are in concert Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Emerson Coffee House at the First Unitarian Universalist, 2737 Pacific Ave.