It's wildflower time once again. A couple of days ago I was driving through the countryside, when I was struck by the absolute beauty of the wild Lupine flowers that are in bloom now.
Last week, I was able to get out fishing. It's been a while since I've been out.
The World of Outlaw (WoO) Sprints will be returning to the Merced Speedway at The Merced Fairgrounds this Friday night. The national Sprint Car series made its inaugural visit last April in front of a packed house.
Before I could even sit in the driver's seat Sunday morning, I was astounded at the smell permeating from my truck. It didn't reek, but the unique odors mixed with such harmony I couldn't help admire it.
Philosophically, I knew from an early age that gold was sometimes found in trout streams. Practically however, there is a real difference from "book learnin" and actually discovering something yourself. I think the difference was something Socrates discovered about 400 years B.C. If you figure it out yourself you will really learn something.
It's something about that Sierra coach that I've always liked.
My boat's engine was due for a service this year.
Time really flies, except when it doesn't.
The images were indelible for Denver fans or anyone watching on TV as Tebowmania swept the nation.
As the water temperatures continue to rise, local fishing is only going to continue to get better.
When the NCAA Mens Basketball National Tournament officially begins this morning, not everybody in America will be caring about their brackets. Sure, the majority of the country will care one way or another if that No.1 seed advances to the next round, but whether or not that No. 1 seed covers the point spread is where the legitimate concerns rest.
After several years of seemingly constant upheaval, the local racing landscape is relatively unchanged from last season.
SANTA RITA, GUAM - I grew up on an island, so I am familiar with island fever.
To paraphrase Robert Frost; "Something there is that doesn't love a calf" specifically wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and bears, just to name a few. Actually if you stop and think about it, the above predators actually do love calves: for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unfortunately that fondness for beef causes many a headache for cattlemen. Predators are but one of the many obstacles that are faced daily by cattlemen
The thump-thump of helicopter blades announced Peyton Manning's arrival in Denver, prompting some curious fans to head over to team headquarters to see if they could catch a glimpse of the quarterback cast off by the Colts just a few days before.
ROSEVILLE - Local competitors drew tough first-round assignments Thursday morning in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch has the talent to compete, but in its wild come-from-behind victory in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs ...
LIVINGSTON - The ball did not bounce Sierra's way in the final minutes of its road loss in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section ...
PATTERSON - A free kick midway through the first half was the difference in East Union's 1-0 loss to third-seeded Patterson on Thursday.
I don't know a more stubborn angler than myself. I'm often so concerned with keeping things simple that I end up missing out ...
It has been four years since East Union and Manteca have made the playoffs for volleyball, and their reward for ending that skid are road ...
East Union (12-3-2) and Sierra (16-8-2) are taking on the best of the Western Athletic Conference tonight when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs resume. Both contests ...
The Manteca High girls tennis team is advancing in the postseason for the first time under ninth-year coach MaryAnn Tolbert after ousting visiting Central Valley ...
The Manteca Cowboys varsity throttled the Tracy Buccaneers 40-8 Saturday in second-round DYSA playoff action at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON - Steady rain coupled with cold and some winds made conditions at Monday's 2015 Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament less than ideal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C - When Matt Kenseth steered Joey Logano into the wall, the crowd roared its approval as a veteran driver delivered old-school payback.
Last week, a Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis was robbed at gun point, and it was the final straw for owner Art Bouvier.
Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros let his players enjoy the moment.
SACRAMENTO - Wonder Woman was unstoppable in the Sacramento United Octo-Boo Fest tournament held at Granite Regional Park last weekend.
MODESTO - East Union and Manteca are back in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time since 2011.