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209 Hangouts

Nestled amidst the dairies and orchards that line W. Main Street between Turlock and Patterson is the Farmers' Den. Just as the name implies, the restaurant is a gathering place for the area's farmers and ranchers - and on weekends also for those traveling to Interstate 5 or State Route 156.

February 13, 2015 | By KRISTINA HACKER 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WATERLOO INN: A BIT OF COUNTRY

Sometimes it takes an out of towner to make you realize that some of the finest places to dine are in your own backyard.

February 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PLACES FOR FRIENDS & FUN

Hangouts are those places where friends hang out with friends and Ripon has many from the old Odds Fellow Hall to the ice cream shop, a favorite for school children walking home from school.

February 13, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


JIMMY’S ONE STOP: Where farmers & ranchers hangout

TRACY – Mario Figueroa had the mushroom burger.

February 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONE GRAND BRUNCH

WALNUT GROVE - A touch of Italy served with a romantic Sunday brunch awaits those venturing into heart of the Delta at the Grand Island Mansion.

February 06, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ROMANTIC SPOTS

Love is in the air with the "Love You Baby Lunch" on Friday, Feb. 13, made possible by the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

February 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Roses still favorite flower for Valentine’s

With Valentine's Day approaching, there's one thing the flower buyer shouldn't forget.

February 06, 2015 | By CHHUN SUN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto options for you & your sweetheart

MODESTO - It doesn't matter if you think that Valentine's Day was created to sell greeting cards (it was).

February 06, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Romantic dining destinations in Almond Capital, Family City

Manteca is known as the Family City, and Ripon the Almond Capital of California. They are also communities that have plenty to offer for the romantic at heart.

February 06, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


GETTING A KICK

STOCKTON – Jose's Western Wear has been around for about 40 years.

January 30, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A BOOT FOR ANY OCCASION

Although it is corporately owned by a company boasting 166 stores in 26 states, Boot Barn in Turlock does not seem that way, as store manager Brooke Carey strives to provide a one-on-one shopping experience more likened to a small business.

January 30, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


COWBOY CAPITAL

OAKDALE – The "Cowboy Capital of the World" is Stephenville, Texas.

January 30, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NO NEED TO FISH FOR WESTERN WEAR

Bass Pro Shops in Manteca is an outlet for avid outdoors people. But its wide range of male and female apparel lends itself to those who are into the western – that is, cowboy and cowgirl – outfit look. Those choices range from Bass Pro Shops' own line of Redhead boots to a wide selection of accessories such as leather belts and even jewelry that go a long way toward achieving the desired rugged-type look.

January 30, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Krier’s supplies social, competitive fun

As manager of Krier's Cards and Comics, John Krier does not just view his store as a place to secure comics books and related merchandise, but as a social hub for friends to gather in a casual gaming environment.

January 23, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


YOUR FANTASY COME TRUE

The east wall in the parking lot of Athen's Burgers on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca is a gigantic mural depicting a bucolic, rustic scene aptly titled "Cow-munity."

January 23, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Gardening without sacrificing water

It's sacrilegious to even think that there is good news in the ongoing severe drought plaguing the Golden State. Yet, apparently, there's a bit of good in this bad situation of historic proportions. More appropriately perhaps, just a bit of silver lining.

April 24, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


6 ways homeowners can reduce landscape water

The lawn in the front and back yards of Tom and Rita Canales home in Manteca was, at one time, their pride and joy. But in the face of the ongoing drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to put California on a state of emergency, the couple decided to do their part in the statewide water-conservation. They ripped out their lawns and, in their place, they now have drought-resistant plants in addition to utilizing non-plant garden accessories.

April 24, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


100 easy-to grow plants that sip water

Some time ago, the horticulture staff of the UC Davis Arboretum identified 100 easy-to-grow plants.

April 24, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Continuing to flourish in the drought

With the decrease of available water and the increase of water regulations, it has become almost too easy for gardeners to surrender their gloves and shovels to the drought that has been scorching the state for four years with no foreseeable end.

April 24, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Earth Day in the 209 & reducing water use

Earth Day 2015 arrives Wednesday with the 209 - and the rest of California - well into the fourth year of severe drought.

April 17, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton marks Earth Day April 26

For past 27 years, Earth Day has been a major event in Stockton.

April 17, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MJC celebrating Earth Day April 22

MODESTO – Tanner Carroll recycles.

April 17, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Free Shred-It event, compost giveaway in Manteca April 25

Got documents that an identify thief would love to rifle through your blue or green Toter to find?

April 17, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WET & WILD

If you've "outgrown" theme parks - or at least think you have - consider a stop by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom next time you're in the San Francisco Bay area. It's quite amazing, really, but Six Flags seems to have included enough attractions to keep every member in the family fully engaged during your visit.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


CULTURE & BEAUTY

The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses - and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


HIKING HETCH HETCHY

There I was standing alone watching water cascading 1,310 feet over granite just hours after sunrise.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


See waterfalls before they are trickles

If you want to see Yosemite Valley's famous waterfalls at their peak during this fourth year of drought you need to do so this month.

April 03, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WOODWARD

OAKDALE – You better get that boat out of storage now.

April 03, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


EVERGREEN LODGE

It's not the Wawona Hotel, the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls of even the world famous Awahnee Hotel where you might be lucky to snag a room for only $470 a night.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Easter Candy

It's a church holiday to be exact.

March 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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