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San Francisco's Chinatown: Night scenes from Grant Avenue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Red lanterns sway in the wind. Streetlamps from the 1930s cast a yellow-green glare onto century-old buildings. Neon glows from a pair of dive bars. Figures are silhouetted waiting outside a restaurant, and a lone woman makes dragon beard candy in a tiny storefront window. All are nighttime scenes along Grant Avenue in San Francisco's Chinatown.

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


SIERRA REP UNVEILS 2018 SEASON

SONORA – Sierra Repertory Theatre opens their 2018 Season with Mamma Mia! the smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Visit California's own Winter Olympics venue

The upcoming 2018 South Korea Winter Olympics once again has reminded us of the drama and spectacle that has always been the Olympics - and for those of us who just can't quite get enough, there is a California ski resort where we can see a former Olympics venue first-hand.

January 22, 2018 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | 209 LIVING


Why Are Pit Bulls Still Legal To Own?

DEAR DIDI: Why haven't Pit Bulls been outlawed yet? – 13-year-old in Stockton

January 22, 2018 | | Didi's Dogs


Working Women Of WWII Sought

American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed ...

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Positive People Speaker Series

The Modesto Junior College Office of Campus Life and Student Learning presents the Positive People Speaker Series for spring 2018, featuring presentations by local community members who have overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve their goals.

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Special Movies Offered At Modesto’s State Theatre

Newspapers and dancing take center stage in upcoming movies at the State Theatre in Modesto. The theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Birds Need Extra Assistance In Winter

Cold weather can be particularly taxing on many of the birds individuals discover in their backyards throughout the year. Although some species migrate to warmer climates each winter, many stay put and attempt to ride out winter in their normal habitats. Birds that tend to stay put include finches, sparrows, titmice, jays, woodpeckers, chickadees, and cardinals.

January 22, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Collision At Stearns Still Under Investigation

A two-vehicle accident at about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday night remains under investigation.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Spaghetti Supper

Come enjoy the 29th Annual Spaghetti Dinner served up by the Escalon United Methodist Church, with the meal set for Saturday, Jan. 27, served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad with Italian dressing, garlic French bread, ice cream cup dessert and punch or coffee to drink. Take-out dinners available as well. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 5-12 $4; under 5 eat for free. Escalon United Methodist Church is at Highway 120 at Brayton Avenue, Escalon.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Early Morning Fatality On Highway 108

A two vehicle accident resulted in one confirmed fatality at Highway 120 and Kennedy Road in the Knights Ferry area early Thursday morning.

January 18, 2018 | | Local News


Cannabis Dispensary Candidates Announced

Following the lengthy holiday break, Oakdale City Council reconvened Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a full schedule, which included the announcement of two cannabis businesses that'd been selected as candidates going forward in the city's pilot program.

January 17, 2018 | | Local News


Guest Opinion

Never in the history of the world has it been easier and faster to find out what is happening in virtually every city on the face of the earth. Nor, has there been a time when news reporting has been so erratic and unreliable.

January 17, 2018 | By DAN WEBER Association of Mature American Citizens | OPINION


More On Medicare

Let's hope it never happens, but there may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

January 17, 2018 | By GREG DILL Regional Administrator | OPINION


Black Oak Casino Offers Special January Concert

Over the past couple of years, Leilani & The Distractions have made quite the name for themselves playing venues up and down the Mother Lode, as well as distant corners of the state. Recent performances have had them showcasing their versions of great tunes from a variety of decades at Sonora's Emberz, Tap Room, Bourbon Barrel, as well as venues throughout Calaveras County.

January 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


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Kennedy Earns Recognition For Distinguished Service

The San Joaquin Engineers Council has selected Chad Kennedy to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Presentation of the award will be at the Council ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Police Beat

NOTICE: The names and incidents printed in the Police Log are obtained from the daily log of the Oakdale Police Department, which is a public ...

January 24, 2018 | | Crime


Valley Home News

So happy to have Rex and Julie Beth Lamb living in Valley Home. The Lambs are such a wonderful family to have in a community ...

January 24, 2018 | | Valley Home News


Motorists Pay Less At Pump

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.94/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy ...

January 24, 2018 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

Traffic was diverted through town again due to a fatal accident on the highway on Thursday. It was a very busy morning driving through town ...

January 24, 2018 | | Knights Ferry News


NANCY MARIE BURCH JACKSON

Nancy (Burch) Jackson passed away peacefully at her home on January 18, 2018 at the age of 66 years old. Nancy was born on February ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


JOE FERGUSON (Pastor Joe)

Joe went to be with the Lord on Jan. 22, 2018, from Alzheimer's disease. He was born March 23, 1941 in Childress, TX. He ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


AVERT LOUIS PIPPIN

Avert Louis Pippin of Oakdale, California died January 21, 2018 at age 75. He was born in Cookeville, Tennessee May 18, 1942. He moved to ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


DONALD ROGER HARPER

Donald Roger Harper has passed away at the age of 82. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Josephine Harper, and his ...

January 23, 2018 | | Obituaries


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