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MODESTO CON is your Con 209

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

Modesto Con tickets sales went live online for $4, Saturday at noon. Excitement and anticipation for the event to already be here is palatable.

Modesto Con will be happening on July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza. This is the first two day Pop Culture Convention to happen in the Modesto Area.

Modesto Con also announced it's first celebrity guest, Doug Jones, best known for his rolls in the Hellboy series(Abe Sapien), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer(Silver Surfer), Pans Labyrinth(Pan and the Pale Man), along with roles in DOOM, Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrow and so much more. I personally am thrilled and delighted to see him come to Modesto. More guest will be announced soon.

What else can you expect at Modesto Con? Artists, a wide varity of vendors, cosplayers, the 501st Central Valley Garrison, the Batmobile and that is just the tip of the "Iceburg".

Stockton street has 2 shootouts in 2 days

STOCKTON - One Stockton street was the site of two separate shootouts Friday and Saturday, in broad daylight.   Amazingly no one was injured.

However, the street, Fontana Avenue, was surrounded by very large, and very busy, stores.

Yes, travel agents are still around

Yes, travel agents are still around

STOCKTON — The Internet has changed the way nearly every industry works. Few industries have been impacted more than the travel industry.

Travel agencies, once the go-to source for booking everything from hotels to airline flights, have seen the biggest challenge to their very existence. No longer can an agent just offer a flight and hotel, they must give customers more to compete against online agents like Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity.

“You’ve got to be able to do something for the client that the online sources can’t,” said Randy  Cesena, director of operations at I Need a Vacation in Stockton. “When agents buy in bulk, the vendors will give us stuff you won’t get through the online places.”... Read More

Stockton wing joint get's big business boost after Guy Fieri visit



Steve Smith and his wife Jaime thought they were opening a nice, quiet neighborhood wings joint two and a half years ago. It is nice, but it’s not quiet.

Seniors like mobile home parks for security, price

Seniors like mobile home parks for security, price

Business Journal writer

STOCKTON – Senior mobile home parks for many years have served as a source of housing for those opening a new chapter in their lives.

That’s especially true for senior citizens in the Central Valley, where a conventional three bedroom, two-bath house can cost $200,000-$300,000 more than a manufactured house of the same size. Mobile home living keeps a senior’s residence from take a large bite out of their savings accounts.

Realtor Gary McKenney, of Century 21 M&M Associates in Lodi, is in his eighth year of selling mobile homes. He likens senior parks to the days when wagon trains traveled the country in search of a new life. When pioneers were attacked, they circled the wagons for protection.

Residents of senior parks, especially those with gates and walls, live there in part because they like the security of a close-knit community, where neighbors look out for one another... Read More

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

80-year-old woman robbed, assaulted in her Stockton apartment

Stockton Police say an 80-year-old woman was robbed sexually assaulted inside her apartment complex Thursday.

The crime occurred near the intersection of March Lane and Pershing Avenue.

The assault happened after a man, armed with a knife, broke into the home and robbed the woman in what appears to be a random attack, police said.