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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


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


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


Foundation Membership Includes Variety Of Free Flowering Trees

Residents in California can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018.

January 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Church & State Debuts On Modesto JC Stage

Modesto Junior College's Arts, Humanities and Communications Division is staging Church & State on Jan. 25, 26, 27; Feb. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m.; and Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in Room 222 of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.

January 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Golden Bough Celtic Trio Kicks Off Concert Series

The St. James Concert Series presents Golden Bough, an ensemble of modern-day minstrels, offering a program of selections from their most recent recordings as well as previous recordings, lively sing-a-longs, ballads, and rousing instrumental pieces.

January 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Marc Cohn Returns to Livermore with the Blind Boys of Alabama

Best known for his hit ballad "Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn has been called one of his generation's most compelling singer-songwriters. Following on his sold out 2016 show in Livermore, he returns to the Bankhead Theater on Friday evening, Jan. 19, for a single performance with special guests the legendary gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama. As with a number of other shows at the Bankhead this year, tickets for this show are already nearly sold out.

January 17, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


SPOTS IN 209 - FOOTHILLS

It's back. The "refrigerator weather" that the 209 is notorious for when fog returns to the valley floor.

January 17, 2018 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 Living | 209 LIVING


Veteran Golden Globes producer reflects on history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Well, I don't go back 75 years. Let's make that clear," says veteran TV producer Barry Adelman.

January 09, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Most famous Alcatraz escape try

Some national parks are reminders of America's more lawless past. Though it served as the first lighthouse on the West Coast, as a Civil War fortress, and most recently, as the birthplace of the American Indian Red Power movement, Alcatraz Island is best known as the site of the infamous federal prison.

January 09, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


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Redding Is Ideal For An Inspiring Retreat

By DENNIS WYATT

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Vintage Leica Film Images On Display At MJC

The Modesto Junior College Department of Art presents Iconic Vintage Leica Film Images of Modesto by James Curl, running through Thursday, March 1 in the ...

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Make Cooking At Home Part Of Daily Routine

Dining out can be a special treat after a busy week, a way to celebrate special occasions or a means to socialize with friends. Dining ...

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Make Cooking At Home Part Of Daily Routine

Dining out can be a special treat after a busy week, a way to celebrate special occasions or a means to socialize with friends. Dining ...

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Call Out For Entries: Farms & Fields Exhibit

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has announced a call for entries to artists in all media for new exhibition in the Lobby Galleries to ...

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Popular Science Education Series Returns To State

Science on Screen pairs popular Hollywood films with cutting-edge science in a series of free programs coming up at The State Theatre, 1307 J St ...

February 20, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Scenes from last year’s Chinese New Year celebration at the Bankhead

LIVERMORE - A free, family-friendly Chinese New Year celebration will be held Sunday, Feb. 18, in the Bankhead Theater lobby with traditional dancing, demonstrations, food and ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


ABOUT MT. DIABLO STATE PARK

At the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay Region, Mount Diablo, elevation 3,849 feet, stands alone on the edge of California's great ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Delta side of Diablo is God’s country

By DENNIS WYATT

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Pancake Breakfast Scheduled

The Annual Irish Days Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for St Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Icelandic Glaciers Science Presentation Slated At MJC

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is offering the presentation "The Secret Lives of Icelandic Glaciers" by M. Jackson, Ph.D., National Geographic explorer ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Interesting, Fun Facts About President Abraham Lincoln

Each February, Americans celebrate the birthdays of two of the more influential presidents in United States history. Presidents Day is observed on or near the ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


Fair Welcomes Grand Funk Railroad To Stage

The Stanislaus County Fair is getting ready to have its floors rumble and shake with the incredible energy produced by '70's rock band, Grand ...

February 13, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


It's Not About The Slides

By BETH J. HARPAZ

February 07, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


New Ships, Trends For 2018

By BETH J. HARPAZ

February 07, 2018 | | 209 LIVING


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