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‘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


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


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MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE ‘THE ICEMAN COMETH’ WAS PENNED

DANVILLE - Less than an hour from the 209 is where the home of Eugene O'Neill - America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright - chose to ...

March 03, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


African Penguin: One example of Academy research

The California Academy of Science's African penguin colony has long been a visitor favorite.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd ...

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK SURE TO IMPRESS VISITORS

While many people might shrug off Turlock as just another small town, the booming city has proven that is anything but that in recent years ...

February 17, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Waterfront helps set Stockton apart

Occasionally, I'll have an out-of-town friend drop by my Stockton home.

February 17, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Reasons to cruise on into Modesto

It's not exactly a destination that people from around the country and the world are flocking to on vacation.

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s life on the rails

As a modern American, it is rather difficult to imagine the sorts of things that might concern the first settlers of the Turlock area back ...

February 10, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The walk that gave birth to Manteca

It was the ultimate power walk.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The ‘Y’ gives life to Lathrop

Lathrop and Tracy share the same bloodline - the engineer who Leland Stanford hired to lay out the Central Pacific Railroad tracks in the valley.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mormon settlement led to Ripon

The seeds for the Ripon community were planted along the Stanislaus River following a short-lived settlement established in 1846 when a group of Mormons planted ...

February 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


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