NAME: Jeff Liotard JOB: Owner, Mountain Mike's Pizza and Chilaberries BORN: Stockton – Raised in Ripon HIGH SCHOOL: Ripon High School HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Football and baseball. "I played during the Don Widmer era when we won Sectionals two years in a row and were Southern League champions all four years. It was a great group. I could go on for days about those times." WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS: "From my dad ...
TURLOCK - Grammy nominated harpist Deborah Henson-Conant, creator of the electric harness-harp and the re-invention of this venerable instrument, will share her genre-defying program to the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
MODESTO - Tickets are now on sale for singer/songwriter Mat Kearney's upcoming performance at the State Theatre on April 12.
STOCKTON - Comic Carlos Mencia is appearing Friday, March 4, at the Bob Hope Theater. Doors opens at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale celebrates its 60th anniversary performing works by Bach and Schubert in concert, accompanied by an orchestra that helps bring the works of these masters alive.
MODESTO -The Gallo Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Colin Quinn, performing his highly acclaimed show, "Long Story Short," directed by fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on March 15 at 8 p.m.
SONORA - A burst of trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.
It's a scene that proves art imitates life – and vice versa. The delicate flakes are slowly drifting to the ground from trees frosted in white. In the foreground three kids frolic. It's a window into Manteca's soul. And it also happens to be one of almost two dozen downtown Manteca murals. The mural – aptly dubbed "Manteca Snow" – is one of Tom Wilson's favorites. It can be found on sycamore tree-lined Manteca Avenue ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The muralist selected by the Manteca Historical Society to create the mural in Library Park that deals with Manteca's industrial past researched the city's industry history prior to submitting his proposal. The following is his research and how he intends to incorporate it into the mural. Altogether five murals are being added to Library Park. <p align="JUSTIFY" style="text-indent: 0.13in; margin-bottom: ...
Many of the artists are gone, but their works linger on for others to admire, enjoy and gain some inspiration.
RIPON - One of the most accessible spots in the Northern San Joaquin Valley for walking in a natural wooded area by the river is in Ripon and is visible from busy Highway 99.
Need an education on wine? Look no further than Delicato Family Vineyards. Open seven days a week, the Delicato Tasting Room at 12001 S. Highway 99 offers complimentary samples and gift ideas. According to Tasting Room manager Richard Foote, folks of all ages are always welcome, with sparkling non-alcoholic wines available for non-drinkers and those under age 21. But it's the Delicato wines that attract people from all over. "We have over 100 different wines," ...
Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.
JACKSON - Experience the best in Southern Rock when Jackson Rancheria presents Dickey Betts & Great Southern on Friday, March 9, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.
The aroma coming from The Ripon Road House rib orders is enough to tempt the taste buds of any restaurant connoisseurs coming through the front door of the downtown Main Street façade.
DENAIR - You can smell Earl's BBQ in downtown Denair long before you see it. As the season chills, the smoky smells of Earl's BBQ is a beacon in the Valley.
STOCKTON - It's the same barbecue place along Stockton's Miracle Mile.
TUOLUMNE – Exile will be coming to Black Oak Casino Resort in November.
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.