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Reuniting with locked-up moms

FOLSOM (AP) - "Hi, baby," Catherine La France cooed as she swept granddaughter Arianna into her arms and danced around the prison yard with the 3-year-old.

May 09, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home mom teaches ‘Munchkins’ to show their love

Heather Medeiros uses Facebook to better the life of her children.

May 09, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Daughters appreciate mom’s gentle spirit, many talents

When Walnut Elementary students Ellie and Julia Carlson are at home they can sometimes hear music winding its way upstairs, the sound of someone "tickling the ivories" downstairs. The player? Their mother. This is her calling card, her way to encourage her daughters to come practice and just one of the many ways Carlson has left an impression on her daughters.

May 09, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CUSTOM BUILT

The silver van parked out in front of Binford's Custom Cycles requires a double check nearly every time you see it.

May 02, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Locals looking for custom work on their car can drive on over to Cars Etc, a one-stop shop for body work, detailing and everything in between.

May 02, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockon’s Paulk Auto Body & Paint will make you feel like a star

Back in the days when the San Francisco 49ers used Stockton as their summer training camp, James Paulk was there.

May 02, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cambra leaves a legacy in cars

A master in hotrod restoration, the late John Cambra continues to send teens to college who are interested in a career in Agriculture and Mechanics through his annual car and motorcycle show.

May 02, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Experience Yosemite National Park

Arguably the world's largest concentration of stunning mountain hiking trails is two hours or less away for almost anyone living in the 209.

April 25, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The great outdoors: Camping in Yosemite

For many visiting Yosemite is an opportunity to take the day and explore nature with stellar views and hiking trails. For others, it is an opportunity to make a fun day into a multi-night camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors in a more rustic setting: camping.

April 25, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Can’t-miss fun on the Mist

It's Yosemite National Park's signature hike.

April 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Exploring Yosemite’s valley floor

When tourists make their way to Yosemite they are often called to do one thing: explore.

April 25, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Evergreen Lodge offers different experience

GROVELAND - Along with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Yosemite is one of my favorite national parks. Unfortunately, more than 3 million annual visitors share my sentiments.

April 25, 2014 | By JANE ENGLE Los Angeles Times Via Associated Press | LIVING IN 209


BAR HOPPIN’

Just before Y2K, and even during the early years of the new millennium, Stockton and Modesto were the nearest places to go for a Japanese sushi or sashimi experience if you happened to live in the South San Joaquin County area.

April 18, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cocoro is ‘better than sex’

When it comes to sushi, everybody has their favorite place and go-to dish.

April 18, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raw Bistro offers exotic experience

Restaurants come and go in the downtown Modesto scene, but Raw Sushi Bistro seems to be making an impression on locals since its establishment on I Street just eight months ago.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


‘Love Is Strange’ is tender, meandering

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Sin City’ dives back into a noir abyss

After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in."

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


New tricks can’t rescue ‘Expendables 3’

In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


A sweet Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


TAKE A WALK ON THE WATERFRONT

Manuel Laguna shared his ideal day in downtown Stockton.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton keeps visitors buzzing with activities

Occasionally, folks of visitstockton.org will take the guise of tourists.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Magnetism

It sounds like a restaurant.

August 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


TAILOR MADE CRAFTSMAN

Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.

August 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Custom leather man has the tools

For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.

August 08, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Making a clean sweep the old-fashioned way

Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.

August 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


It rocks: Stand atop El Capitan

The world's largest "rock" isn't the Hope Diamond.

August 08, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DINING ALFRESCO

Ernie's Food & Spirits has built a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences in all the Central Valley, but the best seat in the house may not be in the building at all.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Metropolitan meal in Modesto

MODESTO – You don't have to be Abe Froman to get a table at Concetta.

August 01, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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