MERCED - Merced resident Rachel Medefind, a mother of three, said the Applegate Park Zoo in Merced is a source of pride for her community.
STOCKTON - The Children's Museum of Stockton represents summer fun for area youngsters.
STOCKTON – Forget pretending that the sand in the playground is lava or the actual equipment is a pirate ship.
SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation's Central California Area Office announces the summer 2012 Interpretive Activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.
MODESTO - There are two concerts plus movies on tap this month at the State Theatre in downtown Modesto.
MODESTO - Cruise into Modesto next Friday for the start of Graffiti Summer as the city celebrates the bygone era and the film that put Modesto on the pop culture map.
Pacific Avenue Bowl
Kimberly Brutus was thrilled Thursday to open with a strike at the Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center.
Turlock may soon be home to the Central Valley's premiere bowling destination, but the definition of "soon" remains uncertain.
Deepak Kumar is happy with the park that he has in his backyard.
STOCKTON – Two-year-old Brandon Lugo was like a child in a fairy tale, playing and enjoying every toy dear to his young heart.
SANTA CLARA - If California theme parks conjure up images of long lines for attractions and food, visitors to the San Francisco Bay area will find nirvana with a stop at California's Great America, a Santa Clara sister park to famous Knotts Berry Farm. Even in August, the lines were short for what any theme park junkie would consider a high-quality product.
COLUMBIA - Love roses?
HILMAR - This summer there will be plenty of fun on tap for the whole family at Hilmar Cheese Company's visitors' center.
RIPON – The blueberry bushes are full and ripe with fruit and in abundance.
It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.
Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.
The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.
MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.
If you squint your eyes you can see a little bit of Al Nunes in Paul Le Mat's character from American Graffiti.