Before I could completely recover from the two drives, two boat rides and two flights that returned me to the Central Valley, plus the general melancholy that accompanies the departure from Alaska, I was en route to New York City, the antithesis of dense sprawling nature, for a wedding.
When I think of a vacation, I naturally think of going right back to the same place I have always gone for vacations, Hermit Valley at the top of Ebbetts Pass. Of course, to most normal folks that would be pretty dull. I never get to Hawaii, haven't been to Paris, and probably will never cruise the Caribbean in a sailboat. It's pretty poor ammunition for chatter at cocktail parties, too. When others are talking about the magnificent view of the Alps, I really don't make much of an impression when I casually mention that the view ...
A nice crowd of nearly 2,000 was on hand at Stockton's 99 Speedway for last Saturday's NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series program and tribute to Manteca racing legend Johnny Brazil.
A lot of anglers will tell you that their favorite time of the year to fish is in the spring.
Ordinarily, I don't write precise directions to a good fishing spot. Under most circumstances, revealing a great fishing hole in print will inundate it with so many anglers that the fishing will be ruined. That won't happen in this case, however, because my secret fishing hole is so difficult to get to almost no one is crazy enough to go back.
This week, I had the opportunity to fish a pond that's pressured daily by visiting vacationers.
Competition can be a key ingredient in success, though being too worried about results can ruin a great fishing trip.
Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things go wrong afield and one of your favorite pieces of gear malfunctions. I recall once as we were trekking across the old Immigrant Road that runs from Highway 4 in Hermit Valley to Deer Valley off of Highway 88.
The over 4,000 fans that packed the grandstands for the annual Firecracker 150 at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Sunday thoroughly enjoyed a great evening of fireworks both on and above the high-banked quarter-mile oval.
For the past couple of years I've been reading a lot about the great kokanee fishing we have here locally.
It seems like an eternity ago when my Kennedy Little League All-Star team took the field for our 12-year-old all-star campaign.
Since the friends that visit during the summer are not paying clients, I can afford certain liberties as I shuttle them around the island under the guise of providing an "authentic" experience.
Due to the extremely wet winter we had, most of the streams are running cold fast and extremely full. The recent hot spell has begun to melt the huge snowpack with a vengeance and the rivers are boiling. This was one of the wettest years on record and the melting snow is creating extremely dangerous conditions. Usually at this time of year the snow run off has peaked and stream levels have begun to recede to normal summertime levels. This year however nature may not be cooperating with your summer vacation plans. Major Sierra rivers are roaring with flows not ...
I've always had a hard time dealing with storing unused items.
In high school I thought there was exactly one girl on earth, and her name was Natalie.
A friend of mine recently purchased a used boat for the first time.
STOCKTON - Tracy's Jeff Bischofberger and Jacob Gomes, of Manteca, held the front row of the stellar 16 car field lined up to take the ...
I got an email awhile back from a fellow named William Paris Junior.
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It's finally starting to set in for me that summer break is officially over. The days of being able to fish any day of ...
For a third straight year, the Manteca FC Dash under-11 girls soccer team reached the final round of the Davis Legacy Super Clasico Summer Edition ...
By JONAMAR JACINTO
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I've never fished in such pressured waterways as what I experienced this last weekend while on the Delta.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
I'm planning to take my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids fishing. We're going to a couple ponds up in the foothills near Lake Comanche ...
When I was a kid I used to look at a car's speedometer believing that the highest number represented how fast that car could ...
The accolades keep pouring in for the East Union softball team.
I was never on a championship football team. I played on a few championship Little League and high school basketball teams, but in Little League ...
TRACY - Manteca Dolphins standout Hayden Beier punctuated his dominant run through the Mid-Valley Swim League season in Saturday's championship meet held at West High ...