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Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. "November Man" won't do anything like Bond's box office, but will satisfy the actor's fans and moviegoers ...

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘As Above, So Below,’ not much in between

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, "As Above, So Below." But the warning could easily apply to viewers checking out this rather hopeless mash-up of "The Descent" and "(Rec)," not to mention a dozen other found-footage movies that have clogged the screens over the last five years.

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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WALKING IN THE 209

For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.

February 27, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Trek through Turlock

To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.

February 27, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Take a stroll in Modesto

MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.

February 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING AROUND WOODWARD

This is the story of two friends, both mothers of two-year-old tots. One lives in Ripon. The other lives in Lathrop.

February 27, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Urban hike with historic significance

On the way back to family court which was once the JC Penney building I walked the downtown streets of Stockton, getting ready to pick up a dear friend who was there on a summons.

February 27, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING ALONG THE RIVER

Taking a walk, a bike ride or a healthy jog around the Ripon community can be a pleasant experience.

February 27, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


OAKDALE’S CANDY FAMILY

When Vicente Sconza opened a candy kitchen in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1939 as an Italian immigrant he was living the sweetest life possible.

February 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Beckles: More than candy

Owner Eddi Marie Julian chuckles every time the sign displayed outside of her Downtown Modesto candy shop causes a passerby to do a double take.

February 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sweet things in Stockton

What's sweeter than Toot Sweets?

February 20, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Hangouts

Nestled amidst the dairies and orchards that line W. Main Street between Turlock and Patterson is the Farmers' Den. Just as the name implies, the restaurant is a gathering place for the area's farmers and ranchers - and on weekends also for those traveling to Interstate 5 or State Route 156.

February 13, 2015 | By KRISTINA HACKER 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WATERLOO INN: A BIT OF COUNTRY

Sometimes it takes an out of towner to make you realize that some of the finest places to dine are in your own backyard.

February 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PLACES FOR FRIENDS & FUN

Hangouts are those places where friends hang out with friends and Ripon has many from the old Odds Fellow Hall to the ice cream shop, a favorite for school children walking home from school.

February 13, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


JIMMY’S ONE STOP: Where farmers & ranchers hangout

TRACY – Mario Figueroa had the mushroom burger.

February 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONE GRAND BRUNCH

WALNUT GROVE - A touch of Italy served with a romantic Sunday brunch awaits those venturing into heart of the Delta at the Grand Island Mansion.

February 06, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ROMANTIC SPOTS

Love is in the air with the "Love You Baby Lunch" on Friday, Feb. 13, made possible by the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

February 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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