Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.
A Hijacking (R) A cargo ship is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.
PLEASANTON - The 148th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games marks the 20th year that the world's most complete event of its type has been held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was the Labor Day weekend on 1994 when the gates first opened to the stirring sound of hundreds of bagpipes and drums and the participants first looked at their new home after more than 30 years of presenting the Highland Games in Santa Rosa.
Manteca's Le Croissant Bakery is unique in many ways from its breads and pastries to its offerings at a number of farmers' from Stockton to Pinole. It's not hard to find nestled in the center of a string of businesses across from the city's main post office in the 100 block of North Maple Avenue.
A family's love for baking – and a few special recipes – are at the heart of one of Turlock's longest running bakeries. Sunrise Bakery specializes in Assyrian pastries, which have become one of the most popular treats around town, and across the nation.