Cadet Battalion Commander for the JROTC unit at Manteca High School, Lt. Col. Sean Skelly, leads nearly 80 members of his unit in building character and performing community service.
LATHROP – Marc Kelly gets up by the crack of dawn every morning. It's part of the routine of making it to his first-period Junior Reserved Training Officers Corps class. The Sierra High freshman arrives at school before 7 o'clock in order to catch a bus to the Lathrop High campus. "We need to be (at Lathrop) by 7:10," said Kelly, who is among the 28 from Sierra. The school has been without a JRTOC ...
LATHROP – Alexandra Floresca admitted she knew very little about the Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps at Lathrop High.
Q: What is the role of NJROTC at Turlock High School? A: "The role here is to assist the core classes and graduation of our students. Our primary mission is to create better citizens; we are not recruiters." Q: What are some of the methods NJROTC uses to help develop better citizens? A: "Understanding their role in shaping them from teenagers to young adults. By focusing them and creating goal-oriented scenarios. We help them to ...
STOCKTON - It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to Stockton on Saturday, April 6. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and Stockton Arena Box Office by going to http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or www.stocktonarena.com It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support of Isaak's most recent release, "Beyond the Sun." "This record is a ...
MODESTO - Marcelo Solis, a judge for the USA branch of the Argentine Tango World Cup competition, returns to lead two workshops and perform at a milonga (Argentine tango dance party) on Saturday, April 14, at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.
TUOLUMNE - Nationally known comedian Mark Pitta will take the stage on April 19 at Black Oak Casino. Pitta has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and has made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock From the Sun.
MODESTO - Two special 'Spring Break' performances of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences production of 'Locomotion' at the Gallo Center for the Arts have just been made available to the public. Originally only offered to students through the arts education program, the Center opened the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. shows on Tuesday, April 3, to the community to accommodate others interested in attending the play, including children and their families who may ...
JACKSON - Celebrate Spring by going Up, Up and Away and Letting the Sun Shine In with Florence LaRue & the Fifth Dimension live at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, April 6.
MODESTO - Valley's Got Talent, the popular community talent contest that debuted in 2010 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts, is now accepting contestant applications for the third annual event.
RIPON – Daniel Costa knew that there was a market for indoor roller hockey in the Central Valley.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Natural History at Modesto Junior College is in the middle of a major exodus.
South Stanislaus and Merced counties have a wide variety of public and private channels for golf connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The top three courses vary in landscape, as well as community and features.
You don't have to venture far in the 209 to find a golf course. There are over three dozen within an hour's drive of most spots in the heart of the 209. And prices couldn't be better. The abundance of golf courses both public and private is the direct result of overbuilding courses over the last 15 years to cash in on the game's growing popularity as America rode an economic wave. In short, you ...
MODESTO – Ken Miller might as well have been born with a golf club in his hand. The Modesto native and golf pro grew up prowling the links of the Del Rio Country Club and as he learned the ins and outs of the game quickly saw his profile as an amateur golfer improving dramatically. It wasn't long before he ended up as one of the top-ranked junior golfers in the country, earning him a ...
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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.
By CHRISTY LEMIRE
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.