LATHROP – There's something at Pets & Pals in Lathrop that you can't find in any other place like it.
RIPON - One Ripon teacher has become an icon of sorts with his former students for what they learned in his classroom – absorbing "hands on" lessons he made sure they would never forget.
NAME: Les Thomas AGE: 76 HOW LONG IN MANTECA: 30 years BORN: Grand Coulee, Washington WORK HISTORY: Retired from construction working as a carpenter and a supervisor. He worked on a variety of projects ranging from Hell's Canyon Dam on the Snake River in Idaho to building high rises in San Francisco including the 52-story Bank of America building. He figures he got into construction as that is what his father did going ...
STOCKTON – Two-year-old Brandon Lugo was like a child in a fairy tale, playing and enjoying every toy dear to his young heart.
STOCKTON – James Fortune and Deon Kipping, two nationally known gospel music artists, will headline this year's Gospelfest, an annual concert University of the Pacific puts on as part of its Black History Month celebration.
STOCKTON – Toy Story 3, the Academy Award-winning smash hit bursts out of the toy box and onto the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney's Pixar's Toy Story 3.
MODESTO – The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series of the same name, will hit the road in February for the first time ever on a 15-week nationwide concert tour. They perform at Gallo on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO - Many people associate Roadrunners with the famous tall, blue cartoon character that is always running from a coyote. Now you can see what a real Roadrunner looks like at the Sacramento Zoo.
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 – Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, two of country music's most notable female artists, have joined together on the 'Grits and Glamour Tour' that will make a stop in Modesto for a performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
When Warren White, Tom Osborne and Billy Olsen set out to start what would become the Nuts and Bolts Car Club, they were only looking for like-minded individuals to share their love for restored classic street machines.
Manteca's most unusual park - and most cost effective public-private venture isn't the Big League Dreams sports complex.
The "Wheels of Woodbridge" four-year-old car club has added a unique brilliance to the Del Webb community on North Union Road with some 20 personally owned and restored vehicles.
Que Paso? Around here, the term in Spanish may mean 'what's happening?' But for Paul Binford, 'Que Paso?' is the name of his custom-built 2010 Harley-Davidson Road King. "That's my favorite bike," he said Tuesday at his Manteca business, Binford's Custom Cycles. He spent nearly a year putting together his baby blue dream bike with the intricate designs, with nine of those months spent engraving the fine detail work. Binford, who has owned the custom ...
Pat Kemp's workday starts at 6:15 every morning. She doesn't do coffee, so it's a glass of water before she leaves the house and maybe a bottle when she prepares for her route as a Manteca Unified School District bus driver. After a quick but detail-oriented walk around the bus she'll be driving for the day – checking everything from her blinkers to her backup lights to the gauges that tell her that her air ...
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?