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Jack Tone Ranch: California’s oldest horse ranch

Kathleen Tone Hammer, unlike most of us, does not have to relive the good old days.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stevinson Ranch’s Performance Center & Golf Academy is icing on the cake

STEVINSON -After years of conceptual planning and a combined 11 months of actual construction, Stevinson Ranch unveiled its Performance Center and Golf Academy to a group of excited golf enthusiasts in mid-July. The state-of-the-art facilities comprise of a one-acre short game course, which includes an 11,000-square-foot green and a 2,800-square-foot bunker, which is used in conjunction with the three-bay performance center that was erected in October.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gallo Center’s 2012 Valley’s Got Talent contest takes the stage Aug. 24 & 25

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts' third annual Valley's Got Talent contest will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. Both performances begin at 7 pm. The shows will have 25 acts, comprised of 118 performers, for the Center's live stage variation on popular television shows such as 'America's Got Talent' and 'American Idol.'

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


River spot at McHenry Rec offers respite from bustle

ESCALON - Summer offers a unique opportunity to find solitude along the length of the Stanislaus River in the unique string of recreation areas stretching from Knights Ferry east of Oakland to Caswell Park west of Ripon and south of Manteca.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ripon Garden Club hosts ‘September Stroll’ showcasing half dozen gardens on Sept. 8

RIPON - The Ripon Garden Club invites the public to its annual September Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 8. Six gardens owned by Ripon homeowners will be open for touring, inspiration and delight.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BATTLESHIP USS IOWA

SAN PEDRO - If you're looking for a chance to walk through history, you could hardly do better than Southern California's latest tourist attraction – the battleship USS Iowa, a vessel with a World War II pedigree as well as a rich history fighting America's enemies for many decades. Visiting a warship like the USS Iowa is a perfect family adventure and appeals to Dad's fascination with all things military yet has enough wow factor to please the kids. Even Mom can appreciate the ship's contribution to history and will grow more and more fascinated as she ...

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Horsing around

LATHROP – Della Gaar-Todeschini has a lifetime experience working with horses.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL THE VALLEY’S IS A STAGE

STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre continues to be an important part of San Joaquin County.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK COMMUNITY THEATRE

On Dec. 3, 1926, the curtain rolled up on a production of "The Prince Chap" at what was then known as the Turlock High School Auditorium. It was the first show at the theatre that would one day be renamed as the Turlock Community Theatre. From headlining acts to the local youth theater troupe, the Turlock Community Theatre has been bringing entertainment to Turlock for decades and looks to be around for many more.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


State Theatre offers historical setting for concerts, old movies

MODESTO – If The State Theatre could talk, the stories would be as immense and detailed as its iconic interior.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bob Hope Theatre: Historical gem in downtown Stockton

STOCKTON – For decades, it was simply referred to as The Fox. And it's still The Fox as far as some locals are concerned.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Grapes of Wrath • East of Eden Of Mice & Men • Cannery Row

SALINAS- They were the stuff of another America: Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath." George and Lenny in "Of Mice and Men." Lee Chong, Doc and the delightfully larcenous Mack and the bums in "Cannery Row." Danny and Pilon in "Tortilla Flat." Adam and Cal Trask in "East of Eden."

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ty Herndon headlines Black Oak in August

TUOLUMNE – Country music star Ty Herndon will be performing at Black Oak Casino in August.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country legend Willie Nelson kicks of 2012 – 2013 Season At The Grand

TRACY – Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicks off the sixth Presenting Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cool time on Stanislaus

KNIGHTS FERRY - It was somewhere just below the Knights Ferry Resort and a minute after getting nailed by a kid sporting a water launcher from the safety of the bank that my apprehensions about rafting down the Stanislaus River disappeared.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Jackson: A city of historical wealth in the heart of the Mother Lode

It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.

June 06, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘Gem of the Southern Mines’

Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.

June 06, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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