You might want to take a more pedestrian approach to Manteca and walk. Not only does Manteca have a unique 34-acre linear park – the 3.4-mile long Tidewater Bikeway – that is ideal for walkers and joggers alike but the city is laid out in a grid pattern of major roads being a mile apart making it easy for you to gauge distances and progress as you get into walking more and more. First a ...
RIPON – The measure of love is to love without measure, according to St. Francis de Sales.
It was love at first sight for Nicole Hough. Growing up on Stockton's East Side, her husband of two years, George, lived only two houses down and was good friends with her older brother. Seeing him around the house on a regular basis only made the feelings grow stronger but nothing ever came of them – she left to attend high school over on the coast and he remained to finish his studies at nearby ...
Felicia Acuna is a shoemaker. These are not just ordinary shoes though. They are works of art. Edible works of art, to be precise.
RIPON - A priceless collection of memorabilia telling the story of the historic River School and list the names of all its students dating back to 1914 has found its way to the Clarence Smit Museum in downtown Ripon.
RIO VISTA - Don McLean must have been in Rio Vista when he penned the line "drove my Chevy to the levee" in his 1970s hit "American Pie" release.
Name: Jasmine Ivey School: Lathrop High Grade: Sophomore (10th grade). Born: Nov. 26, 1995 in Eugene, Ore. Age: 16 Parents: Heather O'Hare and Kevin Tayse. Grade point average: 3.75. Favorite class: Spanish. High school activities: Wrestling, cheerleading, track and field, and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. How I got into wrestling: Some guy told me I couldn't do it. I'm proving him wrong. How do you juggle such a busy schedule: I'm thankful to have ...
TUOLUMNE – Try out to be an international karaoke star at Black Oak Casino in March. Qualifying nights for the World Karaoke Championships will be held every other Thursday, starting in March at Black Oak Casino's Willow Creek Lounge.
STOCKTON - In a wonderful blend of two religious traditions, the Jewish Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff of Temple Israel recently met with a roomful of Christian students at St. Mary's High School.
RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has one program left in the season. The season finishes on Tuesday, March 13, with the High Sierra Jazz Band. Formed in 1976 and led by Pieter Meijers, the band has been a consistent winner at the Sacramento and Monterey Jazz Festivals. A poll of readers of the American Rag gave High Sierra the second most popular group with Turk Murphy first and Duke Ellington third. In 2000, they ...
MODESTO – Mike Super, the winner of NBC's hit television show, Phenomenon, will make a special appearance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. The matinee performance promises jaw-dropping illusions to boggle the mind. Super's mystifying tricks delight audiences. This "Magic and Illusion" show is one all ages will enjoy.
MODESTO – Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, will perform her multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me – A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.
MODESTO – Composer Marvin Hamlisch, one of the only few people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards collectively, will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Botha Walters could be working today as a pharmacist. That's what she studied and trained for when she was living in Southern California.
Lathrop's most enduring landmarks – the Mossdale railroad bridge across the San Joaquin River and the brick silos on the nearby Dell'Osso Farms – once were not part of that community. Instead they were built as part of the river outpost named after the river crossing.
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?