Nine stops along California?s Highway 99! Take a trip through California?s Central Valley with a newcomer?s perspective like you?ve never seen. 9 From 99- Experiences In California?s Central Valley takes you from Stockton right on down to Hollywood, with plenty of fascinating sights, interesting people, and insightful perspectives. Journey along historic Highway 99 with stops along the way in Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Fresno, Tulare, and ...
Nine stops along California’s Highway 99!
Take a trip through California’s Central Valley with a newcomer’s perspective like you’ve never seen.
9 From 99- Experiences In California’s Central Valley takes you from Stockton right on down to Hollywood, with plenty of fascinating sights, interesting people, and insightful perspectives. Journey along historic Highway 99 with stops along the way in Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Fresno, Tulare, and Bakersfield. Enjoy the majestic beauty of two National Parks, meet several television and movie personalities, and see for yourself why this often forgotten part of the Golden State deserves another look.
Steve Newvine moved to California seven years ago from his native upstate New York. In that time, he’s logged over onehundred thousand miles on California roadways, with the bulk of those miles coming along highway 99.
-about a historic event in that started in the Central Valley and even made the cover of Life magazine
-how an important statement of principles that guided an internationally known organization for over sixty years was written in the Central Valley
-why California became the first state to honor the victims and emergency crews from the 9-1-1 attacks and where that place of honor is in the Central Valley
Steve Newvine lives in California and is a Senior Program Manager for a California utility. He is married to Vaune and has two grown daughters: Alison and Colleen.
Upon graduation from Syracuse University, Steve started work at WICZ-TV in Binghamton as a news reporter. He followed this job with stints as a weekend anchor, space science reporter, Executive Producer, News Director, Senior Producer and Special Projects Manager for several TV stations in the eastern United States. He left broadcasting in 1994 to become President of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce where he worked for ten years. In 2004, he became CEO of the Fresno Chamber and in 2006, became the President and CEO of the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce in California. He now works for a California public utility.
Steve met Vaune Trautlein while both were attending Herkimer County Community College in 1975. They managed a long distance courtship as when she transferred to another college and he headed for Syracuse University. She entered the job market first as a speech therapist. One year later, Steve went to work at an NBC-TV affiliate in Binghamton as their general assignment news reporter and anchor. They were married in 1980.
Daughter Alison was born in 1982 and daughter Colleen was born in 1984. Steve and Vaune raised their daughters in Avon, NY. In 2004 Steve and Vaune moved to California to start their next phase of life together.
Steve has written and produced award-winning documentaries and has been cited by the Associated Press (Best Newscast, Best Documentary) and the Public Relations Society of America (Best Electronic Tool). He has written op/ed pieces for the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, Fresno Bee and Merced Sun-Star. In 2006, he was commissioned to write a chapter for an upcoming book about the life of comedian Jack Benny.