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Calistoga offers plenty of things to do

Editor's note: The following information is courtesy of the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.

May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Mt. St. Helena: Bay Area’s tallest peak


May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

CALISTOGA Rest & relaxation in true Napa Valley style


May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Peanut Butter Drive Aims To Bolster Area Food Banks

Save Mart Supermarkets is partnering with local food banks to hold the annual "Peanut Butter Roundup" in its 83 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada. To give the campaign a boost, Jif peanut butter and Smucker's jelly are each offering a Buy One/Give One promotion, making it easy for shoppers to participate. Every time they buy one jar of peanut butter or jelly, they get another one free to donate. This year, Save Mart is also adding its private label brand, Sunny Select, as part of the Buy One/Give One promotion. Sunny Select products provide comparable quality ...

May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Enjoy Hispanic Music At Fair

A fantastic lineup of international Hispanic entertainers at the Stanislaus County Fair is sure to be la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer).

May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

New Exhibit At Crocker

A new exhibit, "Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans" is scheduled at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento from June 25 through Oct. 8. The Crocker is at 216 O St. in downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Western Health Advantage. For more information, call (916) 8-8-7000, or visit

May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

How To Keep Kids Engaged Over School Breaks

Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, many developed countries begin their academic years in September and end them in June. Some, like Australia, feature four terms with two-week breaks in between each term. Others go to school for most of the year – with various holiday breaks in between – and then get the bulk of their time off during the summer.

May 23, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

VBS Registration On At Big Valley Grace

Join in at Big Valley Grace Community Church for Kids Campus: GLOW, July 9 through 14. The fun kicks off on Sunday, July 9 at 6 p.m.; Big Valley Grace is at 4040 Tully Road, Modesto. Bring the family and enjoy a time of fellowship, fun and free food, including hamburgers and hot dogs.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Hilmar High School Alumni Reunion Set

The Class of 1967 from Hilmar High School is hosting an 'All Alumni Reunion' on Sunday, June 11 at the Dan Ramos Center, 20079 Falke St., Hilmar.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Memorial Day BBQ Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. For many, Memorial Day weekend also signifies their first chance to invite friends and family over for a backyard barbecue. While some never put their grills away for the winter, braving the cold so they can keep grilling year-round, many may need a refresher to ensure their Memorial Day BBQ starts summer off on the right foot.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Willow Creek Lounge Open

Black Oak Casino Resort, an enterprise owned and operated by The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, recently hosted a three-day celebration marking the grand opening of its new Willow Creek Lounge. This latest renovation offers guests an expanded space for nightlife and for weekly live entertainment at the property.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Enjoy The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Many people associate healthy eating with foods that may not be so tasty. While desserts are not often considered the healthiest course of a meal, dark chocolate, when enjoyed in moderation, can be healthy.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Cool NW getaways with something extra

While easy-going road trips are a great way to relax and experience the sights of the Pacific Northwest, there is another experience waiting out there for those who want just a bit more from their vacation or getaway. The adventure trip allows you to combine new sights and sounds with new experiences, some of them a little bit on the edge.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Retired USAF fighter pilot Brian Shul to recount his inspiring story

LIVERMORE – Retired United States Air Force fighter pilot Brian Shul will share his inspiring story of triumph over tragedy at the Bankhead Theater on Tuesday, May 23.

May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Turlock offers pair of weekly farmers markets


May 16, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

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The 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco


June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

MONTEREY POP Backstage beefs, onstage magic in summer of ‘67


June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

1960S ROCK ICONS Recalling groovy, gritty Summer of Love

By JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press

June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Protecting Your Eyes From Ultraviolet Rays

Thanks to increased awareness about the perils of exposure to ultraviolet rays and skin damage, a greater number of people routinely apply sunscreen before spending ...

June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Car Show In La Grange

Start planning your summer calendar now. The La Grange Odd Fellows welcome you to a family friendly summer event, the Second Annual IOOF Lodge #65 ...

June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Central California Art Group Presents Mistlin Gallery Gala

The Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery presents the second Annual Autumn Art Show and fundraising gala at the Mistlin Gallery Aug. 29 ...

June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Something For Everyone At The Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair welcomes back comedic hypnotist Suzy Haner, the lively pig races, the unbelievable High Diving performance, and the beautiful Butterfly Exhibit.

June 20, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

How To Conserve Water When Temperatures Rise

Spring and summer are synonymous with increased hours of sunlight, warm temperatures and, oftentimes, an increased reliance on water to feed recreational pursuits and lawn ...

June 14, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Did You Know?

The American Psychological Association recommends that men and women interested in making lifestyle changes begin by making realistic short- and long-term goals and then starting ...

June 14, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

New Summer Art Exhibition Opens At Crocker Museum

This June, the Crocker Art Museum will bring to Sacramento Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, a one-of-a-kind exhibition of works by ...

June 14, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Okay, everyone knows about Yosemite National Park, Sequoia, Death Valley - but at least one other national park is well worth your consideration on your next ...

June 14, 2017 | By CARY ORDAWAY | 209 LIVING

Lucca Winery hosting three more summer concerts

Nestled behind a palatial family home off of rural Ripon's River Road surrounded by redwood trees and acres of peach trees is a spacious ...

June 14, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and thick tree cover in the middle of nowhere.

June 14, 2017 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 Living | 209 LIVING

Ways To Make His First Father’s Day Memorable

Dads are often the first heroes in their young children's lives. Dads chase away ghosts in the closet, let their daughters dance on their ...

June 13, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

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