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Turlock’s Christmas tree a downtown tradition

Whether it's Rockefeller Square in New York City or San Francisco's Union Square, Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season found in cities and homes across the world. While Turlock's community tree may not tower in comparable sky scraper heights, it is a staple of the Central Valley town's annual holiday traditions since the early 1920s.

December 20, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Memories recall yuletide family spirits

Yuletide memories of years past include heart and soul reflections of family life under living room Christmas trees, church time together and the special gifts of long ago.

December 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Christmas started in September

In the mad, mad world of retail, the Christmas season starts right after back-to-school sales.

December 20, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Turlock beacon of holiday lights

While hanging lights during the holiday season is an annual tradition for many families, it is often met with mixed feelings: Children love seeing the various lights while parents often find the task a dreaded duty.

December 13, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ceres Christmas Tree Lane: 52-year tradition of lights

Every year since 1961, Henry and Vaughn streets in Ceres have been transformed into a holiday wonderland. This year, Christmas Tree Lane was celebrated with a little something extra - snow.

December 13, 2013 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Christmas lights worth a gallon of gas

The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s Candy Cane Lane offers festive display of lights

STOCKTON – Some of the most beautifully decorated places on this side of the 209 along this stretch near West Hammer Lane.

December 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop offers Lights on the Farm, neighborhood displays

LATHROP – The colors erupt from the black LED board.

December 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


HERE COMES SANTA!

Is there a Santa Claus?

November 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Festive, if not busy time of year for Lathrop

LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.

November 29, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock downtown parade an annual success

The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.

November 29, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Stockton holiday boat parade set for sail

The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.

November 29, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto offers day of holiday activities

The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.

November 29, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.

November 22, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Black Friday not only for rough & tumble crowd

Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.

November 22, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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CSU: Heart of art in Turlock

It would serve as an injustice to give a tour of the Turlock community without visiting the campus of Stanislaus State.

January 29, 2016 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA MURALS

If you want to get a sense for Manteca and its history, economy, place in the world and social fabric all you have to do ...

January 29, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Map for walking tour of Manteca’s murals

Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy. There are ...

January 29, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


Art abounds in Stockton

A new public art piece just surfaced at the DeCarli Plaza in downtown Stockton entitled "Anchored."

January 29, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto features public sculptures

MODESTO – So you have some friends in town and you want to show them some of the best public art that the San Joaquin Valley ...

January 29, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


THE MANGY MOOSE

I love every writing assignment I am given but every once in a while I receive an extra perk to an assignment that makes it ...

January 22, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


In Cahoots for a belly busting breakfast

One need not look much further than the corner of East F Street and First Avenue in Oakdale to find the perfect fixin's in ...

January 22, 2016 | By TERESA HAMMOND 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Nifty’s Restaurant, Riverbank: The classic dining experience

There is a landmark in Riverbank that has been on the corner of Atchison and Second Street since 1945 known as Nifty's Restaurant where ...

January 22, 2016 | BY VIRGINIA STILL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Two Hot Rod Diners diners customers back

Auto enthusiasts, breakfast fanatics and fans of the fabulous 50s have the perfect place to gather at Hot Rod Diner in Turlock and Hilmar.

January 22, 2016 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ALL AMERICAN BREAKFAST IN MODESTO

MODESTO – They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

January 22, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


BREAKFAST IN RIPON

Two restaurants in Ripon are the "people's choice" for breakfast opening before dawn every morning of the week – Frank's Place and My Garden ...

January 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Sam’s Café: Popular, long-time spot on Stockton’s Miracle Mile

Sam's Cafe in Stockton is reminiscent of one of those greasy spoons in a television sitcom.

January 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


FITNESS TRAINER GETS PERSONAL

Ruben Andujo owner of Andylu Nutrition and Fitness is all about helping people develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

January 08, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Venture Fitness capitalizes on small town feel

With the start of the New Year, it's natural to set new goals-and if fitness is one of them then Venture Fitness can ...

January 08, 2016 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HOT YOGA WORKOUT

Bikram yoga may not be for everyone.

January 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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