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Live music, rides of Sierra No. 3 today, Sunday at Railtown 1897

JAMESTOWN – The 4th of July extended holiday is a perfect time to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and enjoy memorable train rides behind the "Movie Star Locomotive" Sierra No. 3 while being entertained by festive live music performed by local musicians. Train rides behind Sierra No. 3 are available today and Sunday.

July 05, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Jazz singer Josh Pfeiffer at Black Oak

TUOLUMNE – The charismatic country duo LoCash Cowboys will be performing at Black Oak Casino on Thursday, July 11. All of their singles have made the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their song "Keep in Mind" entering in the top 40.

July 05, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


In a Tech Museum, far, far away. . .

SAN JOSE - Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, the blockbuster exhibition featuring one of pop culture's most enduring science-fiction franchises, opens Oct. 19, at The Tech Museum of Innovation , marking the final stop in the exhibition's hugely popular 20-venue international journey.

July 05, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock celebrates July 4th in style

A full day of fun is planned for Independence Day in Turlock, starting with a downtown parade and ending with festivities and fireworks at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca offers a blast for fun on July Fourth

Fourth of July in Manteca means fireworks, a parade, breakfast, and an old-fashioned family gathering at the Big League Dreams sports complex.

June 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


4th of July fireworks set for Banner Island, Lodi Lake

STOCKTON – It's been a few years since the City of Stockton last put together a pyrotechnic display along the downtown waterfront.

June 28, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Columbia hosts 19th century Fourth of July celebration

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hit the road for fireworks fun just outside the 209 region

So you're looking for a Fourth of July celebration that's different than the same one that you've been bringing your family to for the last decade.

June 28, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Hiking Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park never gets old

About three years ago, I took my son to Yosemite National Park for a day hike.

June 28, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ripon celebrates Fourth of July with parade, concert & fireworks

The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee is gearing up for an action-packed day this Fourth of July. Events include a parade, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, food vendors, concert and, of course, a 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Below is a list of the day's events with times and locations.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modestans ‘Proud to be an American’ this Fourth of July

MODESTO - More than 20,000 people expected to line the streets of downtown Modesto for the Valley town's 139th Annual Fourth of July Parade.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Brad Pitt and his zombies entertain in ‘World War Z’

Might there be a real-life zombie apocalypse one day? Not likely, but then again, the way zombies have chomped their way into our pop culture the last several years, it's maybe a bit less implausible than it once was.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Bullock, McCarthy turn it up in ‘Heat’

By JOCELYN NOVECK

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


‘White House Down’ a silly throwback

Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is refreshingly dumb.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RAGING WATER FUN

SACRAMENTO – The fiberglass tubes peek over the tree line, giving flip-flop and bikini-clad visitors their first glimpse of the fun that waits ahead.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


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Spending Christmas with her family, loved ones and less fortunate

Patricia Jimenez often drove along Lincoln Street in Stockton, passing many of the less fortunate in the area near the St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room located directly underneath the Highway 4 crosstown freeway.

December 19, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The gift of volunteerism for the holidays

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty options for charitable donations

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2008, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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