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Kernville: The old west & river fun

Those people raised on TV westerns like Bonanza will feel like they've stepped right onto the Ponderosa when they take the one-hour drive northeast from Bakersfield to the town of Kernville. There's good reason: dozens of TV and movie westerns have been filmed in the immediate vicinity.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Highlights of the Stanislaus River trip from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom

The scenic section of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom is popular with both experienced and inexperienced paddlers due to its outstanding mix of wildlife and variety of topography.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Four mistakes to avoid on the Stanislaus River


July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

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


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


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

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Scary times to saints in Ripon

Halloween in Ripon has two themes this year with the usual scary costumes and another with children dressed as religious saints from years ago from ...

October 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Halloween at the zoo to Rocky Horror tradition

Micke Grove Zoo is the place to be on this weekend before Halloween.

October 24, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Holy Halloween, Batman!

October 16, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209

Once on a Halloween far, far away . . .

Rachel Archerdale loves Star Wars.

October 16, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Kids costumes: Man eating sharks to skeleton suits

Norma Correa has been out shopping around for Halloween costumes for her kids.

October 16, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Pet costumes safety tips

I'm not sure when pets wearing Halloween costumes began but it has become a pretty big deal over the last few years. Choosing the ...

October 16, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Question: How far can you lob a mini-pumpkin using a 6-foot bazooka-style barrel with sights?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Pumpkin patches aren't hard to find this time of year.

October 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


My first trip to Yosemite National Park was through my grandmother's eyes.

September 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite worth every step you take

I thought the switchbacks would never end.

September 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


The last time I was at Yosemite National Park was about a month or so before the Big Rim Fire.

September 25, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite: Valley with a view

Yosemite National Park is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Traffic comes to a crawl at Tunnel View (called the Inspiration Point for ...

September 25, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite National Park: Perfect therapy

For nearly two decades massage therapist Marla Nunes has helped her clients improve their well-being by using various therapeutic techniques such as myofacial release and ...

September 25, 2015 | By Monica Cane 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209

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