The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at East Union High School has reached the gold standard of proficiency under the leadership of drill instructor/teacher First Sergeant Karl Knudsen (ret.) over the past 16 years.
Cadet Battalion Commander for the JROTC unit at Manteca High School, Lt. Col. Sean Skelly, leads nearly 80 members of his unit in building character and performing community service.
LATHROP – Marc Kelly gets up by the crack of dawn every morning. It's part of the routine of making it to his first-period Junior Reserved Training Officers Corps class. The Sierra High freshman arrives at school before 7 o'clock in order to catch a bus to the Lathrop High campus. "We need to be (at Lathrop) by 7:10," said Kelly, who is among the 28 from Sierra. The school has been without a JRTOC ...
LATHROP – Alexandra Floresca admitted she knew very little about the Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps at Lathrop High.
Q: What is the role of NJROTC at Turlock High School? A: "The role here is to assist the core classes and graduation of our students. Our primary mission is to create better citizens; we are not recruiters." Q: What are some of the methods NJROTC uses to help develop better citizens? A: "Understanding their role in shaping them from teenagers to young adults. By focusing them and creating goal-oriented scenarios. We help them to ...
STOCKTON - It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton. Isaak will be bringing his Beyond the Sun Tour home to Stockton on Saturday, April 6. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and Stockton Arena Box Office by going to http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or www.stocktonarena.com It is a perfect tour for a homecoming concert. The Beyond the Sun Tour is in support of Isaak's most recent release, "Beyond the Sun." "This record is a ...
MODESTO - Marcelo Solis, a judge for the USA branch of the Argentine Tango World Cup competition, returns to lead two workshops and perform at a milonga (Argentine tango dance party) on Saturday, April 14, at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.
TUOLUMNE - Nationally known comedian Mark Pitta will take the stage on April 19 at Black Oak Casino. Pitta has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and has made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock From the Sun.
MODESTO - Two special 'Spring Break' performances of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences production of 'Locomotion' at the Gallo Center for the Arts have just been made available to the public. Originally only offered to students through the arts education program, the Center opened the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. shows on Tuesday, April 3, to the community to accommodate others interested in attending the play, including children and their families who may ...
JACKSON - Celebrate Spring by going Up, Up and Away and Letting the Sun Shine In with Florence LaRue & the Fifth Dimension live at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, April 6.
MODESTO - Valley's Got Talent, the popular community talent contest that debuted in 2010 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts, is now accepting contestant applications for the third annual event.
RIPON – Daniel Costa knew that there was a market for indoor roller hockey in the Central Valley.
MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Natural History at Modesto Junior College is in the middle of a major exodus.
South Stanislaus and Merced counties have a wide variety of public and private channels for golf connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The top three courses vary in landscape, as well as community and features.
You don't have to venture far in the 209 to find a golf course. There are over three dozen within an hour's drive of most spots in the heart of the 209. And prices couldn't be better. The abundance of golf courses both public and private is the direct result of overbuilding courses over the last 15 years to cash in on the game's growing popularity as America rode an economic wave. In short, you ...
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?