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FUN TIMES IN RIVER CITY

Who can resist the charm of an early 20th-century riverboat – a true paddle-wheeler that once offered prohibition-era drinking, jazz bands and gambling for its fun-loving passengers? Fortunately there's no need to travel to the Mississippi – and no, we're not talking Disneyland. The Delta King awaits your exploration dockside in Old Sacramento.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CALAVERAS BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country star Sara Evans plays Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON – The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

JAMESTOWN - To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend -- May 26, 27 and 28 -- at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Park: A real ‘cool’ spot

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road south of Manteca and west of Ripon.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers 2 water features, swim lessons to keep cool in heat

The heat is coming and residents and visitors of Turlock have a few options on cooling down.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Interactive water play features: Wet & wild fun for children

It's heating up again in the Central Valley.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cash Tribute concert set for May 25 in Tracy

TRACY - The Johnny Cash Tribute will play at The Grand in Tracy on Friday, May 25.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chocolate Festival: Sweet time in Oakdale May 19-20

OAKDALE - The 20th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "A Chocolate Explosion," is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wood Park at Highways 108 and 120.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Northern San Joaquin Valley farmers markets highlight produce, unique items

California produces nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, nuts and vegetables - the majority of which is grown right here in the Central Valley. Valley residents don't have to go far to get their hands on the best the Valley has to offer, as farmers' markets have opened for another season.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Places in the 209 and beyond...

Sometimes the most fascinating tourist attractions aren't the most obvious. But if you "dig" a little deeper, you can find rewarding discoveries just under the surface – the earth's surface that is. That's where you'll find Underground California.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


California Moaning Caverns

California Moaning Cavern is located in Vallecito on 5350 Moaning Cave Road between Murphys and Columbia off of Highway 49 in the Sierra foothills. You can reach the area by taking Highway 4 toward Angels Camp.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus River rafting a ‘blast’ in Ripon

Ripon and the Stanislaus River can be synonymous to having a good time with rafters being drawn to the fast moving water as soon as the weather heats up like it is doing this weekend.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


209 swimming holes where you can beat the heat

The smooth bends of the Stanislaus River meander through Caswell Memorial State Park like a Sunday afternoon stroll.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


GONE FISHIN’

With a thousand miles of inland waterways, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta is a boater's paradise. But whether you're an avid boater or not, the Delta offers a unique getaway experience for anyone looking for an adventurous way to enjoy all that California has to offer.

May 05, 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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