RIPON – It's an ornate culture full of festive attire and traditions dating back to the 13th century.
Many Portuguese Americans celebrate Christmas with an emphasis on the nativity, and as a time to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ.
Maria Ochoa grew up in Michoacán. The Stockton housewife and mother of two shared fond memories Friday of her memories of Christmas in Mexico. "We didn't do gift exchanges," she said, in contrast to the U.S. tradition. "And Christmas over there is celebrated more than just one day." Instead, Christmas in Mexico was about sharing time with family and friends – both old and new – coupled with fiestas and plenty of tradition. It's here ...
Christmas is just one day a year, but for Assyrian American Civic Club President Raymond George, he wishes the festivities to be enjoyed for much longer.
"God Jul Och Ett Gott Nytt Ar!" or in other words, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
When Carol Swenson gets together with her close friends at Christmas, she will have a special treat for them. Not exactly out of this world, but pretty close to it.
DEATH VALLEY - Hell's Gate. Dante's View. The Funeral Mountains. Coffin Peak. Badwater.
Is there a Santa Claus? Ask any one of the thousands of kids who will lineYosemite Avenue in downtown Manteca next Saturday bundled up against the 45-degree chill. They know the answer. The bright lights of 100 plus entries in the Manteca Chamber of Commerce twilight Christmas parade will dance in their eyes. The smiles and exclamations pale in comparison to what will light up their faces for the guy who was bringing up the ...
There's plenty to do this holiday season in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop. TREE LIGHTING IN MANTECA The Manteca Senior Advisory Committee and Manteca Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29. This popular family activity will begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Manteca City Council Chambers, 1001 W. Center St., for the lighting of the "official" city holiday tree. Everyone is then invited over to ...
Christmas in Turlock and Hilmar is all about parades. For Turlock disregard culture is being celebrated in this year's parade, while the Hilmar event will highlight the area's agricultural roots.
The City of Modesto will be offering an entire day full of Christmas cheer as the town presents three distinct celebrations on Dec. 1.
STOCKTON – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stockton as the city prepares to host its annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m.
No one should be denied a fun, sporty vacation because of a physical or mental condition. For over 25 years, The Winter Skiing Unlimited program has provided many deaf, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled individuals a chance to experience an otherwise missed opportunity: snow skiing.
BEAR VALLEY – A light dusting just won't cut it. In order for ski resorts like Bear Valley to fire up their lifts and officially start their season they need five feet of snowfall. That's 70 inches of what amounts to white gold for resorts that only have a brief window every year to serve customers – every day they can stay open matters when talking about the overhead and the maintenance required to turn ...
Winter is just around the corner, and many holiday vacationers plan to head to the ski slopes with their family and friends. But for those who are unfamiliar with riding, there are a few tips to consider.
VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery opens the 2013 concert series with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band under the stars at the winery in Vallecito.
NAPA (AP) - Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You're not the first. In the late 19th century, writer Robert Louis Stevenson moved his honeymoon to the rustic but free setting of an abandoned mining camp when the $10-a-week going rate for Calistoga hotels proved too much for his slender purse.