LIVINGSTON - Life can be sweet - especially if you grow cherries. Cindy Lashbrook has been growing cherries and blueberries on her Livingston organic farm since 1987.
RIPON – Bill Poot knows where everything is at his Ripon nursery.
ESCALON - You don't have to cross the pond by plane and travel miles to France to "experience the allure of lavender."
If Todd Rodden sells it he grows it.
STOCKTON – Daniel Martinez settled into his chair and eyed the clear pieces on the chess board.
The Tuolumne River Regional Park (TRRP) consists of over 500 acres of parkland that runs along seven river miles of the Tuolumne River from the Mitchell Street Bridge east to the Carpenter Road Bridge in Stanislaus County.
There's no need to waste a loaf of bread - stale or not. Next time a day-old loaf of bread makes its way to your kitchen counter, plan a trip to Turlock's Donnelly Park.
LODI - It's obvious Clearance Clearwater Revival didn't break down near Lodi Lake. If they had, they never would have immortalized the city somewhat negatively in song.
Who can resist the charm of an early 20th-century riverboat – a true paddle-wheeler that once offered prohibition-era drinking, jazz bands and gambling for its fun-loving passengers? Fortunately there's no need to travel to the Mississippi – and no, we're not talking Disneyland. The Delta King awaits your exploration dockside in Old Sacramento.
ANGELS CAMP - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.
JACKSON – The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.
JAMESTOWN - To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend -- May 26, 27 and 28 -- at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.
A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road south of Manteca and west of Ripon.
The heat is coming and residents and visitors of Turlock have a few options on cooling down.
It's heating up again in the Central Valley.
Who says dining alfresco has to be pricey?
BIG OAK FLAT – There's no pot of gold at the end of the climb up winding Old Priest Grade in Tuolumne County.
RIPON – Every inch of the Canal Street Grille is spiced with its own charm and elegance, from the wine cellar to its formal dining room to the frosted glass.
Since 1980, El Jardin has been a favorite destination for patio dining and great Mexican cuisine in Turlock. Although diners can opt to eat inside, it is what is on the outside that attracts customers to El Jardin time and time again.
Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.
Do you enjoy a challenge? What if that challenge also raises funds for an environmentally friendly cause? If you answered yes, then Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea paddle-a-thon is for you.
STOCKTON – I've gotten to know the Calaveras River quite well over the years.
It's too bad the Mokelumne River is identified as an underutilized recreational resource with little public access.
Summer heat got you down?
Boogie the night away.
Luis Martinez has played in a few bands in Stockton.
MODESTO – Every generation had its idea of what a dance club should look like.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.
COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical runs through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.