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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


Zombies gain on romance in popularity at Book Exchange

Cheryl Lovering just wanted to spend more time at home with her kids.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sparkling storybook world unfolds on stage

COLUMBIA - Step in to a bright, beautiful world this holiday season, as Sierra Rep presents a beloved family classic, filled with great music, zany characters and a heart-melting story of true love. Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella, a musical comedy favorite for generations, plays at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia from Oct. 26 through Dec. 22.

October 19, 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 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Comic Mike Pace performs at Black Oak

TUOLUMNE - Stand-up comedian Mike Pace will lead off the November entertainment lineup at Black Oak Casino.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MAPS presents ‘Halloween Chemistry’ at MJC

MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer two science presentations on Friday, Oct. 26, at Modesto Junior College's East Campus on College Ave.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BEFORE THE SNOW RETURNS

Just northeast of California's Gold Country, the roadways heading toward Lake Tahoe reveal a wonderland of outdoor scenery and recreational opportunities. Closed to cross-mountain travel in winter, Highway 4 opens in summer to connect with Highway 89, completing a mountain-lover's route to remember.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Supertramp’s Roger Hogdson performing at Gallo Center for the Arts on Oct. 27

MODESTO - Roger Hodgson, legendary voice of Supertramp, returns to America with hisbiggest tour in 30 years

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


The wonder of old books: 10,000 & counting

Even as book retailers try to push towards a digital, e-ink world, there's some irreplaceable, unmistakable greatness found only in old, printed books.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


23 years pushing the thrills of reading

RIPON - Alicia Reynolds – without a doubt – loves her job of 14 years at the Ripon Library.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A GRAND PLACE

TRACY – New York has a famous Grand – the Grand Central Station for commuters.

October 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Handcrafted with love: Personalize gifts with paper crafting

Editor's note: Those seeking to add a personalized holiday gift tradition this Christmas season are already gearing up.

October 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fantasy Faire combines old & new Halloween traditions

SONORA - The Fantasy Faire Oct. 20-21 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is deeply rooted in the All Hallow beliefs of the Celtic people, but combined with all the fun and excitement of a modern Halloween.

October 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. "November Man" won't do anything like Bond's box office, but will satisfy the actor's fans and moviegoers ...

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘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


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