Manteca firefighter Franco Torrice takes being in top physical shape seriously as do most of the other members of his B-shift at the Manteca Fire Department's Union Road fire station. They devote over an hour of cardio exercise at the beginning of their day.
When it comes to staying fit Andrea Hiatt thinks that living an active lifestyle is the key ingredient.
Yoga isn't just for women.
Melvin Luiz will tell you, dairy farmers never take a break from their chores.
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STOCKTON - From the windows of his business located at 155 N. Hunter St., Tom Dickey can view downtown Stockton's foot traffic.
STOCKTON - Comedian Eddie Griffin performs at the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
TURLOCK - Renowned for their connection to audiences worldwide, international piano trio sensation Intersection will share their signature "precision, flair and style" at the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
STOCKTON - India.Arie, a two-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer, will give a lecture and performance as the keynote speaker for University of the Pacific's Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Bob Hope Theatre.
JACKSON - Jackson Rancheria will present the classic Southern Rock group Outlaws in concert on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Grand Oak Ballroom at the Hotel.
STOCKTON – The Stockton Thunder, a two-time recipient of the ECHL "Award of Excellence," is scheduled to host a special New Year's Eve Extravaganza tonight at Stockton Arena in a game against the Ontario Reign at 7:30 p.m.
MODESTO – The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a popular children's story based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, will be performed on stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
There is a week to go before we say good-bye to 2011.
The Chuck's Place bartender isn't somebody that's sentimental about the past year, and she doesn't make resolutions – declaring only her hope to have a better year than the last. And she doesn't have plans for how she's going to ring 2012 yet – claiming that she's going to keep her options open and see what happens.
Ron and Jamie McManis are best friends – owners of McManis Family Winery – and readily admit they are a long married couple, obviously still very much in love with each other and with life.
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?