Stockton - If you grew up in Stockton chances are you know of Xochimilco Café. Even if you didn't you may have heard of "Xochis," as the locals call it. This home-style Mexican restaurant has been a downtown landmark for over 50 years. For a good portion of that span – give or take 38 years – Manuel and Graciano Leyva have served as owners. Unfortunately, Manuel, who took over the business from his older ...
SALIDA - The food at Kountry Kitchen in Salida is not for sissies. Visitors who order the one pound chicken fried steak will certainly be begging for a doggie bag half way through their first sitting.
STOCKTON - The Blue Moon Taste of San Joaquin returns to Downtown Stockton's Weber Point on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
COLUMBIA - Join the Columbia State Park staff and costumed volunteers in a live reenactment and solve a real case of The Smith-Barclay tragedy, which took two lives, occurred in Columbia in 1855.
MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present its19th annual outdoor concert, Picnic at the Pops! on Saturday, Sept. 7, on the grounds of the E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.
Before Facebook and social media, there was an era where baseball card collecting engaged a multitude of passionate Americans. Just ask Turlocker Tom "Ziggy" Star.
Baseball cards. Snow globes. Porcelain figurines. They're all collectible and at one time they were all wildly popular. But for gamers – the misunderstood kids with the vivid imaginations and the quick instincts – there's a whole assortment of things that can not only collect, but utilize as well. Take, for example, "Magic: The Gathering." It's the most popular card game of all time, and with nearly 30,000 playable cards in print, it's entirely possible ...
STOCKTON - Josh Lawson is a Star Wars geek. But that's a good thing. He also enjoys the Battlestar Galactica television series and He-Man Masters of the Universe cartoon. Josh Lawson, who, along with his teenage son Andrew Lawson, is an owner of JNA Collectibles at 821 W. Fremont St., Stockton. They've been at the same location since May 2010. "We used to be at Buckeye Appliance, where our display consisted of three cabinets," said ...
Pick almost any coin of any metal and Lee Henderson can probably tell you its story. The year, the history, how many there were, or are, in circulation, and why the particular person or animal was picked for the engraving.
With e-vites, e-mails and all kinds of electronic communication devices proliferating, practically obliterating the popularity of sending mails via the postal service today, one would think philately has gone the way of the dinosaurs, right?
Colin Kaepernick has had one amazing year, and his success on the football field is only a fraction of the reason why. Since taking the reins of San Francisco's offense for his first start on Monday Night Football and snowballing that performance into a Super Bowl XLVII run, the fleet footed and rocket armed quarterback from Turlock has been experiencing a whirlwind of national attention, both for better and for worse.
Ripon's Red Nutt sports a wing-flapping Eagle flying across his broad chest, but he rarely is seen without a shirt in public.
The tattoo on Vern Ring's lower left shin stands out. It's not that the others that cover a large portion of his exposed skin are bad – the intricate detailing and the varied designs down his left arm undoubtedly draw awkward stares of admiration. But just two weeks ago he grabbed his tattoo gun and a fresh shipment of black shades – yes, there is more than one color of black when it comes to ...
It's safe to say that tattoo parlors have always had a bit of a social stigma related to them. In pop culture, they have been associated with a sense of grunginess, anti authority, and a 'get out of the way of my custom Harley or get run over,' kind of feel.
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?