Despite losing, following SJ Fair ponies is a lot of fun. In the end, the best jockeys in the world couldn't have prevented what both Bulletin sportswriter Jagada Chambers and I figured were sure things in our own minds. With fellow reporter Vince Rembulat holding what both Jagada and I were assumed our winning tickets and our bragging rights, nothing seemed to fall our way during the designated sixth race Wednesday at the San Joaquin ...
When I hit the San Joaquin County Fair's 150th birthday party at the racetrack Wednesday, it had all the feelings of a special day. Weather couldn't have been better, Manteca's presence was heavily in the mix and the view could have only been better on one of the horses.
Russell Baze. He might not be a household name, but in the eyes of my fellow scribe, and soon to be mortal enemy, he might as well be Steve Cauthen – the jockey that rode Affirmed to the last Triple Crown. And the last time I checked, Baze – the prodigy of Golden Gate Fields – hadn't won a single race in the Triple Crown series, let alone had a mount on a horse of ...
The line between cocky and convinced is very slim. Most of the time I end up on the cocky side, because I have found out that believing that you can when you probably can't, can get you a lot closer than going in defeated. Nonetheless, when fellow reporter Jason Campbell and I agreed to a small-stakes wagering competition for the opening day of the San Joaquin County Fair's 150th birthday celebration, I knew it would ...
To date, more than 7.4 million copies of Modern Warfare 2 – the Mature-rated first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward – are being played on Xbox 360s in households across the world.
MOUNTAIN HOUSE -The Mountain House Kite & Multi-Cultural Festival returns Saturday, June 12, to fill the skies with colorful kites and the air with laughter and music.
In the world of mega stores and big-box behemoths, small businesses are falling by the wayside. One of the hardest hit by the convenience of the giant retailer is the small hardware store.
MODESTO – Raved by the New York Times as "ingenious and funny," Chicago City Limits is New York City's legendary improv comedy show and will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for two evening performances on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
ARNOLD - The 32nd Annual Arnold Spring Peddler's Fair will be held over Memorial Day weekend on Highway 4 in downtown Arnold, May 29 & 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
JAMESTOWN. - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is once again recognizing Mother's Day this Sunday by allowing all mothers accompanied by one or more children ride Railtown's regular excursion trains for free.
JAMESTOWN – On two upcoming Saturdays - April 24 & May 1 - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park will provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from onboard a train.
SONORA - America's original Celtic Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds this Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 12-14.
COLUMBIA – The 160th birthday of the founding of Columbia is being celebrated on Saturday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Literature and Language Arts Division will host a Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Sam Pierstorff on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Fireside Lounge on East Campus. Pierstorff, an MJC Professor of English, and former Modesto Poet Laureate, recently published his first solo collection of poetry Growing Up In Someone Else's Shoes. The poetry reading is free and open to the public.
Nate Lewis likes to think of himself as a funny man. Not in the "in your face" sort of way that can often get on people's nerves, but somebody cut from a multi-patterned cloth of comedians that touch on just about every subject and every style. And like most aspiring comics, Lewis – a 31-year-old graduate of Manteca High School – spends as much time as possible with a microphone in hand in an attempt ...