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New Christy Minstrels staging concert July 21 at State Theatre

MODESTO - The New Christy Minstrels will appear in concert on Saturday, July 21, at the State Theatre.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


YCCD offers nature photography in Sierra

SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Here come the laughs with SRT’s comedy There Goes the Bride

SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as we present There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


History gold standard: Columbia State Park

History buffs could hardly do better than a visit to California's Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where gold was discovered in the mid-19th Century, setting off a population explosion that helped shape what California is today. And maybe the best place to get a sense of what it all was like back then is Columbia State Park, hailed as the state's best preserved ghost town.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cache it if you can: A different way to explore state parks

You may have played pirates as a wee one in your backyard, digging up and burying hidden treasure. As an adult, you can relive those days of discovery by geocaching. Geocaching is an activity that involves using a Global Positioning System receiver to navigate and find or plant containers, called geocaches, that contain a logbook or small treasure. Presently, with an estimate of over a million such caches all over the world, geocaching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in the world. Because of the popularity of the sport and its nature, the California State Parks became ...

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Art abounds in Turlock

Califia, the 14-foot fountain statue, welcomes visitors to downtown Turlock. Adorned in festive colors, the representation of the mythical Amazon queen is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality. The statue - a bronze and ceramic sculpture/fountain - was created by Davis artist Donna Billick and took a year to complete. Califia had her unveiling in June 2005, and stands on the corner of Main and Market streets.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HIGH FLYING MUSEUM

ATWATER - It was the ultimate Cold War spy plane marvel.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Popular spot: Livermore’s downtown packs in people

LIVERMORE – It's Friday night in Downtown Livermore and there isn't a parking space to be found.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FAIR TIME IN THE 209

The upcoming line-up of performers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair is looking to hit all the right notes with fairgoers by bringing in a bevy of entertainers.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bar & grill on river side of San Joaquin levee

LATHROP – When Rich Hogan took over the Haven Acres Marina Bar and Grill he had a vision.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cool summer fun: Delta cruises out of Stockton

STOCKTON – In the past year, Sylvano Garcia organized a pair of Delta cruises.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie’ Sept. 27 at Gallo

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts and Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is partnering to present "Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie" to serve as a fundraiser for Modesto Junior College's Great Valley Museum Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Free summer service provides historical tour of the Mariposa gold rush community

MARIPOSA – Visitors to Yosemite this summer have even more to see and do with the introduction of The Mariposa Experience, a free trolley service around the town of Mariposa that provides easy access to the area's shopping, dining and historic attractions along with free activities and prizes.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Shaver Lake: Cabin vacationland

SHAVER LAKE -California is well known for its beaches and theme parks, but equally impressive are the many mountain getaways that span from the Oregon border all the way down to Big Bear Lake, just a couple of hours drive from Los Angeles. If a "cabin-in-the-woods" is in your vacation plans this summer, there are vacation rentals within an easy drive from most California cities.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Your way down to stick: Corn dog-eating competition

SACRAMENTO - "It's fun. It's something different," says Milo Franks of Milo Enterprises', who will provide dozens and dozens of corn dogs for the 2012 California State Fair corn dog-eating contest. And he's looking for hungry fairgoers willing to take on the challenge.

July 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Bring your crew: Plenty to do on Delta

As a member of the Stockton Rowing Club, Kathy Brown has been in and around the San Joaquin Delta and its many tributaries.

July 04, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Small, intimate stops on the northern shores

The roads wind.

July 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Gloves, coats part of standard uniform at Eckert & Millard

Sit in the stands at Guss Schmiedt Field on a Friday night and you're bound to experience a plethora of smells.

June 27, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Heaven Snow

Those driving down Geer Road in Turlock this summer may see the unusual sight of a snowball fight. No, there's not a freak atmospheric condition that turns this part of the Central Valley into a frozen wonderland, but rather the doings of one business owner.

June 27, 2014 | By KRISTINA HACKER 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Valley Brew serves up ambiance, Delta breeze

STOCKTON – The patio at Valley Brew during the summertime is fickle.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Totally tubular: Beat the heat by rafting rivers

RIPON – Water parks do a great job of copying it.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stay hydrated when working out in heat

When the weather sizzled up to 106 degree last week, Wendy Deulus took her workout to the swimming pool.

June 20, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Water parks offer cool respite from summer heat

Locals looking to beat the heat without traveling to a nearby lake or pool can still cool down at the local parks in Turlock, two of which boast water facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DON PEDRO

Lake Don Pedro is a favorite summer hotspot for locals looking to beat the heat and enjoy several activities lakeside but this year the ongoing drought has posed a small impact on the lake's recreational facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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