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Off-season good time to fall in live with Yosemite again

National parks in California are some of the most beautiful in the country but anyone who has tried to visit Yosemite National Park in summer will almost certainly agree: things are starting to get a little crowded. One wonders if the pioneers who had the foresight to set aside these scenic lands would be appalled at the sight of hundreds of tour buses plying the park's narrow roadways.

November 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Working in the lab late one night…

Some people like to watch Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" every Christmas.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC students provide scary good time

The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College continue to demonstrate their lively (or perhaps, deadly) holiday spirit by sponsoring their eighth annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House extravaganza today, held at Modesto Junior College's West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave. The event begins at 2 p.m. and thoroughly finishes off their black magic at 9 p.m.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of Halloween fun in Pumpkin Capital of California

There are plenty of things to do in the bewitching season especially in Manteca-Lathrop - the undisputed Pumpkin Capital of California.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ceres conjures up Halloween magic at Community Center

Don't count on spirits being low this Halloween. Despite the trademark holiday landing on a Wednesday, Ceres Community Center is hosting a Halloween Festival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that is free to monster mashers of any age (although, children must be accompanied by an adult). The event, which will be held at 2701 4th St. in Ceres, offers a multitude of mysteries and mysticism that are designed to keep everyone entertained, and primarily safe for this invigorating weeknight.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Some spirited fun awaits at The State in Modesto

MODESTO - In anticipation of All Hallow's Eve, The State Theatre is conducting what is billed as the First Annual Fete & Film for Kids, a spellbinding and memory-making event for youngsters that includes sweet treats, kindly ghouls and goblin boys, a costume parade and an enchanting cast of young, local actors portraying scarecrows, benevolent witches and characters from favorite fairy tales.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus offerings: From carnivals & haunted houses to fall festivals

Here's a listing of Halloween happenings this year in Stanislaus County

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fright Night at San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House

SAN JOSE - The Winchester Mystery House at 525 S. Winchester Blvd. in San Jose is bringing back their attraction 'Fright Nights' for a second year.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Festival Trains

RIO VISTA - Today and Sunday the Western Railway Museum will run special Pumpkin Festival Trains. Now in its 15th year, this old time harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SERVING UP PARANORMAL FORCES?

The first time that Stacie Collin let a ghost investigator take her picture with a special night vision-style camera she saw a startling image.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HORRORS OF THE PAST DRAMATIZED

TRACY - It's Fright Night at The Grand Theatre Centre for the Arts in Tracy. What's even more scary – at least for pre-teens who enjoy everything frightful about Halloween – is that this artful dread-full walk-thru event is only open to teens and adults.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton is a scary place for both adults & kids this Halloween season

STOCKTON – Among the highlights for children who grew up in the Port City in recent years is trick or treating on the Miracle Mile.

October 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209




Great Valley Bookfest debuts Oct. 27

Get ready for a new chapter in 209 events.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New librarian touts benefits of hard copy

Charles Teval is a staunch advocate for public libraries. He believes libraries continue to play a key role in the literary culture of a community, while providing practical assistance for job seekers, students and anyone seeking knowledge.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Banta Inn

The Banta Inn in Tracy is famous for the spirits it serves to its bar guests, and infamous for the spirit that is supposed to haunt this popular watering hole.

September 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.

September 26, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Where to get down in Mo-Town

MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.

September 26, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ART OF THE HAGGLE

MODESTO – How much for those Superman comics?

September 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Markets open near-daily in Stockton, Galt

A flea market is described as "a market, typically outdoors, selling secondhand goods."

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


Sweet Deals

The Linn family's involvement with the Turlock Flea Market starts with William Leonard Linn in 1938. William Leonard Linn opened the Turlock Auction Yard and managed it until it slowly evolved into the flea market it is today. Now operated by his grandchildren Scott and Susan Linn, and his great grandson David Linn, the Turlock flea market has successfully tied itself to the Linn name.

September 19, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Carnegie Arts

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September 12, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HAGGIN: JEWEL OF STOCKTON

Ronald Reagan loved California.

September 12, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Gallo hosts medley of entertainers

MODESTO – It dominates the block.

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


HAVE A GRAND TIME

Transforming the Written Word is the theme of the art exhibit running through Nov. 1 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy.

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


Fun for all ages

Archery enthusiasts who are interested in sharpening their shooting skills and connecting with fellow archers do not need to look further than the Yahi Bowmen Archery Club of Modesto. Since its foundation in 1954, the club has been serving the archery community of all ages.

September 05, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

They say circuses are for kids.

September 05, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Technology sets new curve in archery

Nock the arrow. Pull back. Release. They're the same basic steps that thousands of people that attended camp as kids took during an activity that was always one of the most popular. But those standard "recurve" bows – that straight piece of fiberglass bent when a high-tension cable is attached at either end – have given way to much more sophisticated and accurate equipment that is not at all unlike the guns that they're supposed to replace.

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


Take a bow: Jerry’s Archery Stockton gem

Zack and Seth Jacks needed to blow off a little steam last Thursday.

September 05, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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