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Practical Money Skills

You're not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they're due a larger refund, m...

March 29, 2017 | By NATHANIEL SILLIN | Local Columns

Out Of Bounds

March has always been one of my favorite times of the year. March meant that the NCAA March Madness tournament began, WrestleMania is right around the corner and baseball season was in sight. Howev...

March 29, 2017 | Dennis D. Cruz | Local Columns

Black Oak Casino Resort Hosts Live Entertainment

Every weekend will be action packed this April as Black Oak Casino Resort continues to host live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. A variety of musical styles and even a fa...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Superior Court Judge Wraps Up Positive Speaker Series

The Honorable Ruben Villalobos, Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge, is the final spring presenter for Modesto Junior College's Positive People Speaker Series. The free public presentation is Th...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Dennis Quaid Brings Hollywood To 2017 Stanislaus County Fair

Dennis Quaid and the Sharks will be performing Saturday, July 22 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage. The concert will be hosted by 104.1 The Hawk and will begin at 8:...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

HONORED ARTIST

The Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, recently named its latest "Artist of the Month." Corrie Vanderhelm-Davis took the honor with her painting "American Eagle." The group is currently planning for its...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Sourdough Slim And The Saddle Pals Rodeo Concert

Hold on to your hats and get ready for a special Rodeo Round-Up Concert featuring Sourdough Slim and the Saddle Pals on Saturday, April 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown L...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Start your own fitness evolution

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a week I'm not too sure whether he'd bust out laughing or have a h...

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT | 209 LIVING

Visiting Point Reyes

WHERE: Point Reyes National Seashore is just an hour's drive north of the San Francisco Bay area. It's easy to include in any Northern California vacation itinerary. WHAT: The park is an expansive...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Keller’s sleek new French Laundry remodel

YOUNTVILLE (AP) - On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his fam...

March 29, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

TURLOCK WOMAN RAISES THE BAR

Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover." With blonde hair and a beaming white smile, Messer seems to be just a bubbly and spirited yo...

March 29, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS | 209 LIVING

Family man’s workout: You make the time

When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe. By that, he isn't a manic marathon runner or does he do Spartan races. At least, not yet. Instead, Sanchez, 49, is a worki...

March 29, 2017 | By VINCE REMBULAT | 209 LIVING

Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet. If you live in the 209 there arguably isn't a better time to join a health club. Not only are there a growing slew of bout...

March 29, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT | 209 LIVING

Ag Scholarship Luncheon Hosted By Oakdale Chamber

As the Cowboy Capital of the World prepares for the annual Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo in less than weeks, agriculture is also taking center stage. The 44th annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon, host...

March 29, 2017 | | Local News

Fire District Begins Search For New Chief

After less than eight months on the job, Matt Daly has submitted his resignation as the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Chief. The district's Board of Directors took action on the...

March 29, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

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