Living

Living

Last gasp of summer fun in the Modesto region

Unfortunately for many of us, the summer vacation budget is long spent and, combined with back-to-school shopping, our wallets are too blown out for a blowout. But it doesn’t have to cost a lot (or anything) to fete the fleeting summer in the Valley and Mother Lode.

Living

Lend a Hand

Call the Volunteer Center of United Way, 209-524-1307, or email volunteer@uwaystan.org.

Family

Parents @ Play: The last gasp of summer

But summer definitely isn't over yet, which means that if they hunker down and finish up their homework, there are still plenty of well-lit hours in the day to play outside before bedtime. Here are some of our late-summer outdoor favorites.

Home & Garden

With a childlike whimsy

LOS ANGELES - Married eight years, the couple work together as the creative agency NONdesigns and live in the Dorland house, a two-bedroom, one-bath house designed by Lloyd Wright that they purchased in 2013.

Pets

These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

Videos

Want to see the googly-eyed Stubby Squid?

Researchers aboard the aboard E/V Nautilus spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California near Los Angeles. It looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish.
OET / Nauilus Live
Want to see the googly-eyed Stubby Squid? 2:28

Want to see the googly-eyed Stubby Squid?

What is cupping? 1:26

What is cupping?

Baby giraffe stumbles then walks with confidence at Cincinnati Zoo 0:43

Baby giraffe stumbles then walks with confidence at Cincinnati Zoo

Simple cantaloupe recipes by food blogger Christina Patricio 1:20

Simple cantaloupe recipes by food blogger Christina Patricio