TUOLUMNE – Classic Country Star Mark Chesnutt will be performing at Black Oak Casino on July 19.
STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.
The coolest place to be in Manteca the Fourth of July is lining the Independence Day parade route.
What's more American than apple pie, hot dogs, and baseball? Fireworks, of course – those loud, bright, colorful displays of mid-air flames that Independence Day just isn't the same without. Valley residents can get their fill of bombs bursting in air this coming week, with no fewer than 10 firework celebrations planned – alongside countless parades, festivals, carnivals, and car shows. The hardcore freedom-lovers can even structure their week to attend five ...
There are hundreds of Native American tribes in the United States. "In California alone, there are 114 tribes," said Three Rivers Indian Lodge Director Ramona Valadez. And every year, they gather year-round at different places to celebrate a long-standing spiritual and cultural tradition. This gathering is called powwow. One of the most widely attended powwows in the San Joaquin Valley has been going on every year for the last 35 years. ...
SACRAMENTO - At this year's California State Fair there will be two attempts to break Guinness World Records.
SACRAMENTO -- Better hours and a slew of new attractions are among the highlights of the 2012 California State Fair, which runs July 12-29 at Cal Expo.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Ripon's Fireworks Committee will be hosting a Community Appreciation Event beginning today, June 30.
We're coming up on the most patriotic day of the year and it's not too late to make plans for a very special Fourth of July. Certain towns and places in California have better patriotic vibes than others and, if you're interested in a Mayberry USA Fourth of July – or some time paying homage to one of our nation's great military generals – we have some suggestions for you. First a couple of patriotic towns:
JAMESTOWN - The 4th of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit and support Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP)! Special rides behind Sierra No. 3 -- widely known as the "Movie Star Locomotive" -- and aboard the prized Caboose No. 7 are available on the weekend leading up to the holiday (June 30 & July 1) and on Wednesday, July 4, as well. Plus, entertaining and festive live old-time music performed ...
Boom. Crackle. Whistle. Sparkle. Poof. They're all common sounds this time of year thanks to the sale of "safe and sane" fireworks. And they all make me giddy like a schoolchild. For whatever reason, I've always been drawn to fireworks – the smell of burning sulfur and the sight of the flashes and the sparks and the way that the cone sends a final burst when it reaches its end. <p ...
TNT Fireworks OPENING SHOW COLORS: Red, green, yellow and orange PATTERN: Short, flowering burst to tall, Christmas tree-like explosion COST: $59.99 INFO: Despite the name, the large popcorn bucket-sized attraction serves a dual purpose as an opener and a closer thanks to its bright, vibrant colors and it's multiple features – sound, sparkles and variety. STAR ...
Looking to a quick getaway for the Fourth of July? Try parts of the Mother Lode, where plenty of traditional Independence Day events are in the works. Check out the dazzling "Fireworks on the Water" at the Don Pedro Lake in Tuolumne County on Tuesday. This half-hour pyrotechnic display will take place by the Don Pedro Dam beginning at about 9:30 p.m. Make a day of fun in the sun by ...
STOCKTON - Banner Island may be the inspiration of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's famous poem "Casey at the Bat."
Saturday, June 30
JAMESTOWN – Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.
PATTERSON - Alongside harvest season comes football, and Fantozzi Farms in Patterson is ready for both with its 25-acre corn maze inspired by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A happy Halloween is a scary Halloween. For that celebration formula to be complete, add safe to the ingredient to make the popular dress-up annual occasion a truly family-oriented entertainment.
STOCKTON - There's a pumpkin patch out there that may be ideal for young children.
Editor's Note: This is a profile on florist and amateur makeup artist Cheryl Airrington, who was recruited to turn Managing Editor James Burns into a zombie for this weekend's 209 edition.
"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."
Whether you want to be a wicked witch, a tiger, a vampire or a member of the walking dead, local business Daydreams and Nightmares can help bring your favorite Halloween character to life. Through the use of professional makeup and talented makeup artists, Daydreams and Nightmares can help add that perfect finishing touch to complete your Halloween transformation.
Remember Miley Cyrus' VMA performance with Robin Thicke?