For many college students, stress has become the norm in their everyday lives. Whether they're studying a couple of hours before final exams, or staying on top of a pile of homework, hanging out with friends in between classes has become a necessity. Many Modesto Junior College students choose from a slew of entertainment options to unwind and enjoy quality time with friends.
STOCKTON – Take away all of Stockton's ills – the foreclosures, a homicide rate that surpasses that of Chicago and a city filing for bankruptcy – and you end up with a bustling and vibrant town with a lot to offer.
PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.
MODESTO - In 1912, the city of Modesto held a contest to pick the slogan that would adorn an arch spanning the entrance to the Valley town. "Nobody's Got Modesto's Goat" was the winner. I'm sure residents of today's seat of Stanislaus County are extremely grateful that prior city leaders decided to go with the second place winner - "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health."
Stanislaus County is the third richest agricultural land in the nation, with farmers growing over 250 different kinds of crops from almonds to zucchini and melons. This fertile Valley was settled long ago by farmers, but has since grown not only in agriculture but also in culture and community.
STOCKTON - The Port City gets a bad rap, no doubt. But don't tell the folks who showed up for the Stockton Concerts in Victory Park this past summer. An estimated 12,500 attended the 12 free shows capped off by the Abba tribute band, Waterloo. The previous week, the Nick Isaak Band performed some traditional country sets. A surprise treat was Chris Isaak sitting in during the entire two-hour performance. "I'm Chris' roadie tonight," said ...
Canada geese in such great numbers they practically blacken the sky when they fly by, or get ready to make a stop-over at the open fields.
LODI - Sunlight peeks through the lush landscape at Wine and Roses Resort and Spa as hummingbirds dart between Deodar pine trees and macaws squawk in the distance.
Delicato Vineyards in Manteca has the only tasting room in the South County area, while there is an abundance to choose from in the Lodi, Collegeville and Acampo areas to the north.
Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience? Tucked off along Highway 99 just north of town, the Delicato Vineyards Visitors Center stands poised to welcome wine enthusiasts and novices alike - a quaint and inviting complex that has been a local family-owned staple for more than a half-century. And even though the economy is supposed to be keeping people at home, the decline in ...
RIPON – Strings of custom built homes. Country Club neighborhoods. Scenic rural drives.
TRACY - The streets of Tracy will be transformed into Bean Town USA for an expected weekend crowd of 50,000 people on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday Sept. 9, for the 26th annual Dry Bean Festival, hosted by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.
STOCKTON – Gary Coit knows bows. Compound bows – the type most commonly used for hunting – to be exact. As an owner of Jerry's Archery Shop in Downtown Stockton, Coit spends his days chatting with customers about everything from new strings and pulleys to arrow tips – especially with California's deer season currently under way. And while the Olympics typically mark a surge in interest in niche sports like archery, ...
Adult club for competitive and rec swimmers With Michael Phelps leading the USA team into Olympic history, a new spark of interest in swimming as a competitive sport has come about. The Turlock Masters Swim Club is one Valley club that has seen an increase in membership over the past year, adding to the excitement of area swim events. "We have increased our membership substantially since the Summer Olympics in London," said ...
You don't have to be a member of a cycling club to enjoy this outdoor activity.
The aroma coming from The Ripon Road House rib orders is enough to tempt the taste buds of any restaurant connoisseurs coming through the front door of the downtown Main Street façade.
DENAIR - You can smell Earl's BBQ in downtown Denair long before you see it. As the season chills, the smoky smells of Earl's BBQ is a beacon in the Valley.
STOCKTON - It's the same barbecue place along Stockton's Miracle Mile.
TUOLUMNE – Exile will be coming to Black Oak Casino Resort in November.
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.