I thought the switchbacks would never end.
The last time I was at Yosemite National Park was about a month or so before the Big Rim Fire.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Traffic comes to a crawl at Tunnel View (called the Inspiration Point for a reason) mere miles before the valley. Everybody wants to take a picture of the majestic crown jewels of California: El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall and Half Dome nestled quite cozy next to each other, fitting right into the width of your lens. It is the spot where the first non-native Americans supposedly discovered the valley. From now on you will only go down, descend to the valley floor, to admire the granite giants from the ...
For nearly two decades massage therapist Marla Nunes has helped her clients improve their well-being by using various therapeutic techniques such as myofacial release and deep tissue massage to help relax contracted muscles, reduce pain, increase blood flow and circulation, relieve tension along with other health benefits that come from massage therapy.
Bringing up the topic of guns can quickly stir up all sorts of conflict and controversy between people particularly when discussing guns used as weapons.
LINDEN – So you can hit that 100-yard paper target in the black every time you pull the trigger.
Having grown up with a family of outdoorsmen, Luke Castillo admitted that he has always had a passion for hunting and fishing.
Bishop Stephen Blaire of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton is looking forward to Pope Francis' first-ever visit to the U.S.
St. Anthony's Catholic School Principal Mary Lou Hoffman started her Catholic education career as a teacher for St. Luke's Catholic School in Stockton and was there for 16 years.
When inquired about the underlying mission of the St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto, Reverend Ramon Bejarano said that the church not only strives to live in religious unity with parishioners within the Catholic faith, but also with members of the broader community.
Sister Ann is a familiar name around Manteca, Lathrop and Tracy as the nun who manages to be there for everyone she meets from senior citizens to school children and inmates in state prison.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.
It does not have the glam and glitz of Los Angeles, skyscrapers of San Francisco or golden beaches of Malibu. And that's a plus, because the 209 area code is filled with quaint towns like Lockeford, famous for their one-of-a-kind foods, natural skyscrapers of majestic Yosemite National Park and the gold mining towns of Mother Lode. If you are based in Manteca, head out north, south or east, in all directions there are towns to be explored and treasures to be found.
Those who have never been to Turlock need to only to check out one area to see the best that the city has to offer: downtown.
If you have friends who had never been to Manteca, they are definitely missing out. The rich history of the farming community is mixing with modern-day conveniences of living in California, mostly consisting of "retail therapy" in the town's many shopping centers. But Manteca is more than that; the up-and-coming city nestled in the heart of San Joaquin Valley is truly a treat to all five senses.
STOCKTON - The Fruit Bowl at 8767 E. Waterloo Rd. is getting ready for pie season.
The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.
Five days a week, a small fleet of the United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program food trucks make their way across Stanislaus ...
While post people think of family feasts as the holidays approach, there are plenty of people among us that have to worry every night about ...
Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently in need of donations for the food pantry.
So you need a place to relax and do some work?
After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern ...
The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...
What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...
MODESTO – So you've got your costume picked out and you're certain that it's going to wow the crowd.
So you can't get out of town for Halloween to some of the larger parties that are going on elsewhere.
Two longstanding Manteca Halloween traditions - Downtown Safe Halloween and the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house - are Saturday, Oct. 22.
I recently took a week off and went relatively unplugged. For a few days I was out of cell range and without electricity or running ...