Driving through California's Central Valley it's easy to speed right on by Bakersfield, the southernmost of the Valley's good-sized cities and the last one you'll pass before you head up the Grapevine toward Los Angeles. But next time, consider this: You're passing through Music History and it just might be worth your while to stop.
Six inches may not seem like much at times, but that's the difference between the Toyota Prius "Liftback" and the new Prius V, which is six inches longer, three inches taller and an inch wider.
Manteca is about to undergo a Big Mac attack.
The Greta Garbo look, peek-a-boo bangs, poodle cuts, beehives, and Farah Fawcett hair have come and gone but one thing that still remains in style after 75 years is Sadie's.
Sometimes the best getaways are not the most obvious and you know the feeling when you stumble upon that extra-special experience that is good for lots of conversation around the water cooler Monday morning. California is blessed to have more than its fair share of these experiences and here are three that we can personally recommend.
I knew it was wrong from the start. But I couldn't help myself. It was just one of those things that happened. I wasn't looking for it, but there it was ... undeniable. Nobody was supposed to get hurt. I felt alive; my heart was pounding fresh, red inspiration.
RIPON - The final plan check for the Dollar General Market in Ripon's Townsquare Shopping Center is under way in the city's Public Works Department.
Cheryl McFall loves the view from her new office.
Jon Reyes still enjoys the red velvet ropes, the laser lights and the pulse of the music – all of the things you'd find at a nightclub.
Pidge Gooch is the new chief nursing officer (CNO) at Doctors Hospital. She brings with her an impressive background in the medical field along with an outstanding personality.
RIPON - The Ripon Primary & Urgent Care Center opened its doors at 336 West Main Street on Thursday.
The all-new 2012 Rio just arrived on the lot of Manteca's Kia Country, 1515 N. Main St.
SANTA BARBARA - Got to admit it – it's tough for this Californian to give up his car for the weekend, but that's exactly what we did on a recent train getaway to Santa Barbara that proved we could do our small part to help reduce traffic and vehicle emissions and still have a great time.
The 429-hp Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec sedan is a halo model with global aspirations. It has a tuned suspension that feels like BMW; it has the commanding substance of Mercedes-Benz; it has the millimeter-tight assembly for which Lexus is known.
SACRAMENTO – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. "Save Time by Going Online," at www.DMV.ca.gov.