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McDonald brings dramatic & beautiful music to 147th Scottish games Sept. 1-2

PLEASANTON - The "new voice in town" is that of Steve McDonald, making his first appearance at the annual Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton. The New Zealander is that country's top selling recording artist. He joins a full lineup of traditional and Celtic Rock soloists and groups over the Labor Day weekend for the Games 147th run.McDonald brings a different tone and brand of music to the games. To quote his website, "Over the course of his career, Steve McDonald has entrenched himself into the hearts of Celtic music fans worldwide. His four albums tell the story of ...

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Symphony reaches new heights with Cirque

STOCKTON - As one of the most experienced aerial acrobats in the world, Vitali Tomanov will be drawing attention above the concert stage when the Stockton Symphony opens its Stockton Pops season on Saturday, Sept. 15, with the Autumn Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


KungFu Girls String Band plays Stockton

STOCKTON - The KungFu Girls String Band is playing the Bob Hope Theatre, 248 W. Fremont St, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


San Joaquin County Fair Sept. 20-30

STOCKTON - "The Magic is Back!" at the San Joaquin County Fair to be held Sept. 20-30.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Angels Camp Museum adds artisan exhibit on Sept. 8

ANGELS CAMP - New Artisan's Exhibit grand opening takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 11 a.m. at the Angels Camp Museum

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Picnic at the Pops takes place Sept. 8

MODESTO - The music of Motown is being celebrated at the Picnic at the Pops presented by the Modesto Symphony on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the E. & J. Gallo Winery Grounds, Modesto.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Napa Valley offers European elegance

NAPA - The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses – and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley.

August 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Unique things are what drives her business

MODESTO – Marcia Tobin loves to recycle.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Treasure Hunting

For many shoppers, old is the way to go. Looking for the perfect piece to complete a vintage sign collection or a 1900s pressed glass door knob that will adorn a new home is heaven for antique collectors. Local antique shoppers don't have to look far to find antique gold, Turlock is filled with many antique stores that fit the specific needs for every antique shopper.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Collecting and Selling

One-time Manteca Police dispatcher Betty Castle has been a collector from the time she was a child. Today she runs the Antique Avenue mall in the former Big Boy Market building at Yosemite and Powers avenues.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


What’s cooking in antiques? Check out Buckeye Appliance

STOCKTON – Tom Lawson recently refurbished a nickel-plated Magic Chef oven.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WAR rocks Grand Oak Ballroom at Rancheria

JACKSON - The rock band WAR will perform their greatest hits at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Saturday, Nov. 3.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Guess Who is coming to Jackson Rancheria Oct. 12

JACKSON - One of today's top touring rock bands, The Guess Who, will perform their greatest hits at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, Oct. 12.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Symphony reaches new heights as Stockton Pops season opens

STOCKTON - As one of the most experienced aerial acrobats in the world, Vitali Tomanov will be drawing attention above the concert stage when the Stockton Symphony opens its Stockton Pops season on Saturday, Sept. 15, with the Autumn Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


147th Scottish Games on Sept. 1-2

PLEASANTON - Only in Pleasanton, a sight seen and heard nowhere else in the world, a U.S. military band and world renowned pipe band interacting together in marching formation and spirited musical presentations.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


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