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‘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


209 lakes offer swimming, boating, fishing and more

With summer now in full swing, a quick getaway to the lake is one way to escape the heat. Fortunately, there's no need to travel far. The 209 has quite a few bodies of water for swimming, fishing, boating or a leisurely float.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Lodi Lake offers swimming ‘pool’ with a sandy beach

LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


California’s unique prehistoric lake

LEE VINING - Highway 120 is a magical ribbon of asphalt.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Ironstone: The toast of Gold Country wineries

MURPHYS - In 1989, a team of miners using pickaxes and dynamite set to excavate wine-aging caverns on a ranch in Murphys, at the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills. So hard were the limestone and Calaveras schist the miners were working through that, on some days, the team progressed only one, two or three feet. It was like cutting through iron, the miners said.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Ironstone Vineyards summer concert series

Ticket for the Ironstone Vineyards concert series can be purchased through Etix.com.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Dive in to summer at Turlock pools

As the school year ends and summer plans are being made, it's time to get the kids outside and play. Swimming lessons can be a great way to get the kids exercising while helping them be safer in the water.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca offers swim lessons, public pool use

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you just want to splash around and have fun?

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Woodward: Big splash for water fun

OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Woodward: Big splash for water fun

OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


FROLIC IN PIXIE WOODS

STOCKTON – John, Michael and Wendy happened upon their fantasy land after a chance encounter with a flying boy dressed all in green.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


The Ice Cream Company: Modesto icon serves up hand- turned dairy goodness

MODESTO - Ice cream is nearly synonymous with summer. Nothing soothes the discomfort of a sizzling summer day better than a scoop of your favorite chilled dairy dessert.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Amusement to zoo: It’s all happening at Micke Grove

LODI – Ever seen a golden mane tamarin?

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Oklahoma! sweeps onto Fallon House Stage

COLUMBIA - Oklahoma! – Rodgers & Hammerstein's first masterpiece – sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic Park from June 28 through August 18.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - 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 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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