STOCKTON – All that Kellie Craig-Jacobs needs to do to gauge how well she's doing as a business owner is look towards her bar.
TURLOCK - Some sons play catch with their fathers. Others work on cars. But Don Oliver, brewmaster for Turlock's Dust Bowl Brewery? His dad taught him how to homebrew beer. What started as a small hobby, doing simple extract-based brewing, soon grew into a full-blown passion for the Hilmar native. He bought book after book on brewing, gradually learning the fine art of all-grain brewing. "I really got into it," Oliver said. "I enjoyed the ...
MODESTO - More and more beer lovers are taking their passion to the next level and brewing their own craft beers. Homebrewing clubs and competitions have grown rapidly since the legalization of homebrewing in 1978. In 2011, there were an estimated one million homebrewers and over 1,000 homebrew clubs in the United States, according to the American Homebrewers Association.
TURLOCK - Turlock resident Mark Ranes is one of the thousands of people who brew their own beer as a hobby. The technology manager said what started out as an extension of his love of cooking has turned into a full-fledged passion.
SACRAMENTO - Beneath the Golden Dome in Sacramento is a building worthy of the world's sixth largest economy.
COLUMBIA - The Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park hosts its traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration, free to the public, Saturday March 17.
TUOLUMNE – Country favorite Restless Heart will be coming to Black Oak Casino on April 11.
SONORA - A burst of the trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.
MODESTO – The Gallo Center for the Arts will bring The All New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers to Modesto for two performances on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.
OLD SACRAMENTO - Coinciding with the beginning of Easter week, Old Sacramento officially springs into action for a new season of excursion train service on the Sacramento Southern Railroad and Old Sacramento Underground tours, both of which resume the weekend of Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.
SAN JOSE - The Tech Museum of San Jose draws a wide array of reactions from adults.
Photographers – professionals and hobbyists alike – flock to the Northern San Joaquin Valley every year in spring. Mainly for one reason: the world famous almond blossoms that are in full bloom at this time of the year.
Ruthanne Bassett always knew that she belonged in a library. An avid reader, Bassett volunteered at the Manteca Library when she was a high school student, and found herself drawn to the world of book lending during her years as both a substitute and full-time elementary school teacher. So when a position finally opened for a circulation clerk 15 years ago, Bassett waved goodbye to the world of traditional education and embarked on a journey ...
The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.
RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library is seen as an awesome find for residents who have yet to walk through its doors with its 15,000 square feet of floor space and some 40,000 books, 18 computers along with a spacious children's section.
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.