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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


Tuolumne River’s wild waters, scenic views call to rafters across the country

From its headwaters in Yosemite National Park, one extraordinary river winds sharply down the Sierra Nevada. It passes nearly 150 miles through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, foothill villages, and valley farmland before finally emptying into the San Francisco Bay.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sciabica’s family history, olive oil deeply intertwined

MODESTO - When Father Francisco Naranjo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Lathrop was looking for suggestions to help their church-building fund-raiser, his parishioners strongly recommended Sciabica's extra virgin olive oil.

July 21, 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

The

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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