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.