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From silent movies to Oscar party at State

MODESTO - The State Theatre is offering a series of classic films in February.

February 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART

RIPON - It was a day of skating together with many girls who were excited to meet and skate as couples with the soldiers from Fort Baker and GIs who were anxious to share some special time with the girls from San Francisco whether they knew how to skate or not. There was a snack shop at the rink where the couple remembers enjoying sodas and hamburgers with fellow GIs.George Aguiar, 21, and Josephine "Jo" Maniscalco, 20, are now both 91 and live in Ripon's Town Square Apartments at Bethany Home after spending 35 years of their retirement in ...

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tidewater: Manteca’s ultimate 3.4-mile walk

You might want to take a more pedestrian approach to Manteca and walk.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Secret of their 66 years of marriage is ‘hard work’

RIPON – The measure of love is to love without measure, according to St. Francis de Sales.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Childhood friendship blossoms into love

It was love at first sight for Nicole Hough.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sweet treats for sweet hearts

Felicia Acuna is a shoemaker. These are not just ordinary shoes though. They are works of art. Edible works of art, to be precise.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Clarence Smit Museum

RIPON - A priceless collection of memorabilia telling the story of the historic River School and list the names of all its students dating back to 1914 has found its way to the Clarence Smit Museum in downtown Ripon.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rio Vista

RIO VISTA - Don McLean must have been in Rio Vista when he penned the line "drove my Chevy to the levee" in his 1970s hit "American Pie" release.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jasmine Ivey

Name: Jasmine Ivey

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Dan Hicks & Hot Licks at Black Oak Casino

TUOLUMNE – Try out to be an international karaoke star at Black Oak Casino in March. Qualifying nights for the World Karaoke Championships will be held every other Thursday, starting in March at Black Oak Casino's Willow Creek Lounge.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


St. Mary’s Theatre Theatre bringing ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to UOP’s Long Theatre

STOCKTON - In a wonderful blend of two religious traditions, the Jewish Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff of Temple Israel recently met with a roomful of Christian students at St. Mary's High School.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


High Sierra Jazz Band performing in Ripon

RIPON - The Ripon Arts League has one program left in the season.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Illusionist Mike Super on stage March 4 at Gallo

MODESTO – Mike Super, the winner of NBC's hit television show, Phenomenon, will make a special appearance at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. The matinee performance promises jaw-dropping illusions to boggle the mind. Super's mystifying tricks delight audiences. This "Magic and Illusion" show is one all ages will enjoy.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Luft performs Valentine’s Day show at Gallo

MODESTO – Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, will perform her multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me – A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Composer Marvin Hamlisch at Gallo Center on March 1

MODESTO – Composer Marvin Hamlisch, one of the only few people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards collectively, will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

February 11, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

So what are we doing for Thanksgiving?" my girlfriend asked.

November 21, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Not too long ago, Jason White and Lisa Perez took their road bikes out and took a spin along San Joaquin County's wine country region.

November 14, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


More to Lockeford than its meat; vineyards, tee times attract some

LOCKEFORD – It starts with the meats.

November 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHEESE & CHARM

Although a majority of individuals only drive through Hilmar as a means to get to Interstate 5, the small community in Merced County has proven to be much more than a pit stop along the way.

November 14, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


KNIGHTS FERRY

KNIGHTS FERRY - It is a magical time along the Stanislaus River.

November 14, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vietnam vets from the area speak out

It's an eye-opening revelation of what Central Valley vets suffered in their Vietnam service where they felt they were braving their fears in combat for their country as they witnessed many of their comrades dropping to their deaths beside them.

November 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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