When Richard Silverman and his wife, Linda, moved to Manteca, he had many years under his belt as a police reserve in Concord where they lived.
On some days, Brandy Clark might stop by one of the Zumba classes offered at the Manteca Senior Center and take part in the cardio workout.
STOCKTON - It's impossible to miss the Haggin Museum. With a majestic brick façade and towering white columns set back behind the ponds and the shade trees of Stockton's popular Victory Park, the century-old landmark – filled with artwork, artifacts and local historical information – has long been a destination for schoolchildren, curious valley residents and out-of-town visitors. And the museum's staff is now making an attempt at breathing new life into a building filled ...
NAME: John Brennan JOB: Business owner – Roadrunner Glass BORN: Fremont AGE: 55 HIGH SCHOOL: American High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Rode dirt bikes in the hills. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: Work for what you get. GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO HIM: "Having my two daughters born into my life." PET PEEVE: "Nothing really. I kind of take things as they come – let things ...
TULARE - The International Agri-Center has arranged for the Sons of the San Joaquin to perform at the 20th annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show (CAFES) on April 20-22.
MODESTO - More than half the tickets have been presold to support Camp Jack Hazard and to enjoy a night of entertainment featuring folk/pop musician Brett Dennen and brother Nathan Dennen on Sunday, Feb. 26.
BEAR VALLEY - Last weekend's storms brought 39 inches of snow to Bear Valley Mountain, setting the resort up to open its entire upper mountain, including 100% of its beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as several popular black diamond trails.
RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has two programs left in the season. The first is Sister Swing, a Tribute to the Andrew Sisters. This three-member group is backed by a four-member band. The trio changes outfits several times as they share the music of the Andrew Sisters who performed Swing and Boogie -Woogie music during the 1940s, '50s and '60s The Andrew Sisters were in fact sisters. Maxene and Patty decided to stop performing ...
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.
STOCKTON - Friends of Chamber Music presents the bold, exhilarating performance and exploration of interesting repertoire that the Los Angeles Piano Quartet brings to chamber music in a 2:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Sunday concert of piano quartets by Mozart, Stucky, and Fauré in the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific.
Cathie Davis isn't your typical volunteer. Four days out of the week she can be found behind the counter at the Manteca Animal Shelter answering phones, processing paperwork and tackling the office work that allows the two full-time animal control officers to handle the work that only they can do. She treats the position like a job – calling when she's going to be running a few minutes late and giving plenty of advance notice ...
Woodward Park. Woodward School. Woodward Avenue. Woodward Reservoir. Just who is this Woodward who has so many things named after him in the Manteca area? Walter Woodward is considered among the top 12 prominent pioneers in Manteca history. Woodward was Manteca's first real estate agent and an early advocate of irrigation. Born in Vermont in 1858, Woodward's embracing of the economic value of irrigation was gleaned on various stops on his life's journey that eventually ...
Patrice Davidson recalled the scruffy black lab mix that finally found a home. "I want to say his name was Barney," said Davidson, who is the Delta Humane Society executive director. The dog that no one wanted had been at the Stockton SPCA adoption facility at 4590 S. Highway 99 for about two years and was a favorite among the staff. Yet he found a home in what appeared to be an unlikely pairing. "It ...
RIPON - The love of animals is apparent in the "Cagney and Lacey" gals that share the animal control duties for the City of Ripon.
LATHROP – There's something at Pets & Pals in Lathrop that you can't find in any other place like it.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.
LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.
MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.
STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.
Mike Drake grew up with dreams of becoming a race car driver. The allure of finely tuned machines, high speeds, and cheering fans excites most young boys, but the source of Drake's racing dreams didn't stem from TV or the movies, it came from watching his father circle the track at the Merced Speedway.
LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.
Jason Webb knows high performance machines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
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SONORA - When dance teacher Michael Minetti first meets his elderly student Lily Harrison in her Florida-coast high rise, it seems pretty clear these two will barely make it past 'Hello,' let alone their first full lesson. Besides their 30-year age difference, they clash at every turn. A former teacher and minister's wife, she's guarded, uptight and suspicious. A former Broadway dancer, he blurts out jokes and insults and swings from glib to desperate to ...
TUOLUMNE – It's a month of great tribute shows at Black Oak Casino Resort.
STOCKTON - Jerry Seinfeld is appearing on stage on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theatre in downtown Stockton.
STOCKTON - Frankie & Annette are in concert Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Emerson Coffee House at the First Unitarian Universalist, 2737 Pacific Ave.