For some people the writing process is a form of release and filled with immeasurable pleasures. Gerald "Jerry" Avila is more likely to describe it as a self-imposed prison term wrought with its own unique tortures.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will begin the first weekend of steam train operations for 2011 on April 2-3.
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day while contributing to cancer awareness and research at Wellington's British Pub & Restaurant in downtown Turlock.
Anyone wishing to get into the spirit of the shamrock a little early, need not look any further than the hills in Sonora.
The sounds emanating from radios have been a part of the American fabric for more than 100 years and a new exhibit at the Turlock Historical Society's museum is paying homage to the technology that changed the world.
The trail that winds through the San Joaquin Valley, which was blazed by the Yokut tribe and fortified by the soldiers and missionaries who followed in their footpaths, is re-opening again for the popular "Path of the Padres" hike.
"The Magic Pajamas" is a children's story set in rhyme about a brother and sister who go on an extraordinary adventure through the power of their PJs, but the real magic, says Turlock author Steve Olsen, is how the book made it to fruition.
A winter wonderland of snowy mountains, majestic pines, bustling outdoor ice rinks, and cozy country inns nestled among toy workshops and candy confectioneries has come to Turlock … at least in the miniature form.
The stockings are hung, the cookies are warm from the oven and it's time to turn on the Christmas movie. But which one is going to be playing on your television?
A story of hardships, perseverance and the bonds of family ties that span the generations are played out on the pages of former Turlock resident Debra Boroughs' newly released memoir "Chicana."
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins have plenty of trick-or-treating alternatives this year at area Halloween events. Several organizations are hosting their own Halloween carnivals the day before Halloween as an alternative to the traditional door-to-door candy collecting. Costume contests and pumpkin carving contests will also get families in the Halloween spirit this year.
The art and drama of towering skyscrapers, bridges that seem to defy gravity and the beauty of a solid structure will be the focus of the upcoming Modesto International Architecture Festival.
Nestled in a quiet Turlock neighborhood is a 5-year-old boy with rosy cheeks, a shy smile, and a twinkle in his eyes.
Home brewers are a dime a dozen these days. But home winemakers?
From its past days as a place where wheat grew in abundance to its contributions to the worlds of entertainment and politics, the history of Ceres is on full display in the latest installment of the "Images of America" series.
This summer, two-time National Barista Champion Heather Perry has partnered with the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) to give drink enthusiasts another reason to enjoy lattes while refreshing their palates. Perry's summer homemade lattes cost pennies on the dollar compared to drinks from national coffee chains. Plus, Perry offers kid-friendly, "espresso-free" recipes so that the whole family can enjoy her unique drinks. From a red velvet frappe to a tiramisu ...
Did you know Willie Nelson once sold encyclopedias door-to-door or that while in the military, Johnny Cash was considered an excellent cryptographer? How about this little fact - Elvis Presley's home Graceland, is the second most-visited home in the United States after the White House.
Westside Ministries reached out to the hearts and souls of young Westside residents through the heart and soul of hip-hop with a b-boy and crew dance competition on Monday. The Center for Urban Performance and Service (CUPS) ministry hosted the event, which was open to the public.
While the weather has been cool and rainy lately, make no mistake, summer is on its way and with it the start of fair season.
Tantalizing dessert dishes will be prepared by local chefs in demonstrations during both days at this year's Oakdale Chocolate Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday. Chefs and bakers from around the area will be offering the how-tos, recipes, and, of course, those mouth-watering samples as they show their skills to attendees.
The streets of downtown Turlock will be filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of cultures from across the globe on Saturday during the annual Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration.
Turlock's Bistro 234 chef Leroy Walker will once again get into competition mode as he prepares to defend his title at Doctors Medical Center fourth annual Culinary Clash.
Does it create a harmonious and balanced home by bringing in plenty of fresh cut flowers and hanging chimes, or will simply removing the clutter do the trick?