Ruthanne Bassett always knew that she belonged in a library. An avid reader, Bassett volunteered at the Manteca Library when she was a high school student, and found herself drawn to the world of book lending during her years as both a substitute and full-time elementary school teacher. So when a position finally opened for a circulation clerk 15 years ago, Bassett waved goodbye to the world of traditional education and embarked on a journey ...
The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.
RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library is seen as an awesome find for residents who have yet to walk through its doors with its 15,000 square feet of floor space and some 40,000 books, 18 computers along with a spacious children's section.
The Lathrop Branch Library has been in operation since 2005. The Lathrop Branch Library is still a place to be since opening in January 2005. The proof is in the numbers. Lathrop, which is one of 12 branches of the San Joaquin County Public Library system, serviced over 1,300 folks during that time. "Those are great numbers given the size of the branch," said Heather Mompean, who is in charge of community relations and marketing. ...
NAME: Brent Ward JOB: Mechanic and owner, Main Auto Repair BORN: Portland, Oregon HIGH SCHOOL: Oregon City High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Played the violin in the orchestra WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: "Everything I know. Hard work is the main thing – the harder you work the more you make and the more you make the better off you are. They taught me integrity and the value of being honest." GREATEST THING ...
KNIGHTS FERRY - Don't wear bicycling cleats - or high heels for that matter - into the Knights Ferry General Store.
STOCKTON – The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, under the artistic direction of conductor Timothy Seelig, will be performing in concert at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. to benefit the AIDS Walk San Joaquin.
SONORA - America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 9 to 11.
MODESTO - Roach Gigz performs Friday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. at the Fat Cat Lounge in downtown Manteca.
STOCKTON - Roberto Perlas Gomez, an opera performer who has delighted local audiences with his roles in five Stockton Opera productions (including Figaro in Barber of Seville), returns for an encore in "Melodies of Spring," the 37th annual Stockton Opera Guild Gala.
MODESTO – The unique Broadway explosion of Music and theatre, Blast!, arrives at the Gallo Center for the Arts for two performances on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m and Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m.. This astonishing, exuberant production bridges classical, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and techno-pop music.
JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.
Saturday, March 3, is not just a red-letter day for the Manteca Unified School District School Farm.
FRENCH CAMP - The oldest settlement in the 209? French Camp earns that honor. The community between Manteca and Stockton started as the southern terminus of the Oregon-California Trail used by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson Bay Company. It served that purpose from 1832 to 1845.During that time fur hunters and their families camped there annually. Some accounts involving missions have French Camp being mentioned as far back as 1820. A part of ...
RIPON - The harvest from 80 acres of almond orchards supports the Ripon High School student farm on North Ripon Road at South Clinton Avenue.
LODI – One of the larger wineries in the Central Valley rises from the fields east of Highway 99 like a stainless steel behemoth.
MODESTO - In California, when one thinks of the production of wine, the first place that comes to mind is the Napa Valley. However, 80 miles from the illustrious wine mecca of Napa, located in the heart of the Central Valley is the city of Modesto. For those familiar with the area, Modesto is host to Gallo Winery, one of the largest winemakers in the world and also one of the city's largest employers. However, ...
MURPHYS - Part of the history of wine country in the Sierra Foothills can be traced back to 1948.
Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience?
LODI - Wine and Roses in Lodi can easily be described as being luxurious, elegant and intimate as a romantic venue in the Central Valley as well as being a desired location for business meetings.
MURPHYS – Ironstone Vineyards, the premiere outdoor entertainment venue of the California Gold Country, has announced the line-up for their 2013 Summer Concert Series.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.
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