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45-foot ‘California Sunset’ latest cruise boat available for Delta excursions

STOCKTON - One of John Jordan's best childhood memories is taking a boat ride sponsored by his church.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Classic rocker John Waite plays Black Oak Casino in September

TUOLUMNE – Classic rock star John Waite will be performing at Black Oak Casino in September. Waite is the former lead singer of Bad English ("When I See You Smile") and The Babys ("Every Time I Think of You") and has had several international hits as a solo artist, including the #1 hit "Missing You." Tickets are $10 and are available at The Gift Basket and can be ordered by phone at (209) 928-9300 x6508.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Guitarraganza’ taking place in September

MODESTO – The Central Valley's first Guitar Festival, Guitarraganza, will take place September 25 – 28 and performing for the public will be some of America's most brilliant guitarists and will feature the Grammy Award winning ensemble Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


McDonald brings dramatic & beautiful music to 147th Scottish games Sept. 1-2

PLEASANTON - The "new voice in town" is that of Steve McDonald, making his first appearance at the annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton. The New Zealander is that country's top selling recording artist. He joins a full lineup of traditional and Celtic Rock soloists and groups over the Labor Day weekend for the Games 147th run.McDonald brings a different tone and brand of music to the games. To quote his website, "Over the course of his career, Steve McDonald has entrenched himself into the hearts of Celtic music fans worldwide. His four albums tell the story of ...

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Symphony reaches new heights with Cirque

STOCKTON - As one of the most experienced aerial acrobats in the world, Vitali Tomanov will be drawing attention above the concert stage when the Stockton Symphony opens its Stockton Pops season on Saturday, Sept. 15, with the Autumn Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


KungFu Girls String Band plays Stockton

STOCKTON - The KungFu Girls String Band is playing the Bob Hope Theatre, 248 W. Fremont St, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


San Joaquin County Fair Sept. 20-30

STOCKTON - "The Magic is Back!" at the San Joaquin County Fair to be held Sept. 20-30.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Angels Camp Museum adds artisan exhibit on Sept. 8

ANGELS CAMP - New Artisan's Exhibit grand opening takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 11 a.m. at the Angels Camp Museum

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Picnic at the Pops takes place Sept. 8

MODESTO - The music of Motown is being celebrated at the Picnic at the Pops presented by the Modesto Symphony on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds, Modesto.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Napa Valley offers European elegance

NAPA - The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses – and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Unique things are what drives her business

MODESTO – Marcia Tobin loves to recycle.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Treasure Hunting

For many shoppers, old is the way to go. Looking for the perfect piece to complete a vintage sign collection or a 1900s pressed glass door knob that will adorn a new home is heaven for antique collectors. Local antique shoppers don't have to look far to find antique gold, Turlock is filled with many antique stores that fit the specific needs for every antique shopper.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Collecting and Selling

One-time Manteca Police dispatcher Betty Castle has been a collector from the time she was a child. Today she runs the Antique Avenue mall in the former Big Boy Market building at Yosemite and Powers avenues.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


What’s cooking in antiques? Check out Buckeye Appliance

STOCKTON – Tom Lawson recently refurbished a nickel-plated Magic Chef oven.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WAR rocks Grand Oak Ballroom at Rancheria

JACKSON - The rock band WAR will perform their greatest hits at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Saturday, Nov. 3.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


‘Love Is Strange’ is tender, meandering

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Sin City’ dives back into a noir abyss

After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in."

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


New tricks can’t rescue ‘Expendables 3’

In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


A sweet Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


TAKE A WALK ON THE WATERFRONT

Manuel Laguna shared his ideal day in downtown Stockton.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton keeps visitors buzzing with activities

Occasionally, folks of visitstockton.org will take the guise of tourists.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Magnetism

It sounds like a restaurant.

August 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


TAILOR MADE CRAFTSMAN

Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.

August 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Custom leather man has the tools

For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.

August 08, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Making a clean sweep the old-fashioned way

Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.

August 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


It rocks: Stand atop El Capitan

The world's largest "rock" isn't the Hope Diamond.

August 08, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DINING ALFRESCO

Ernie's Food & Spirits has built a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences in all the Central Valley, but the best seat in the house may not be in the building at all.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Metropolitan meal in Modesto

MODESTO – You don't have to be Abe Froman to get a table at Concetta.

August 01, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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