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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


HIS LOVE: IT’S IN THE CARDS

They call them the "Power 9."

January 23, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Games Etc. offers video tournaments

By VINCE REMBULAT

January 23, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Renn helps adults with literacy issues

STOCKTON – It's tough living life with a secret.

January 16, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love for books eclipsed only by love for one another

TURLOCK – Both Hanna Renning's and Dieter Renning's love for books sparked at a young age.

January 16, 2015 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘PAPER IN HAND’

LATHROP – Books were everywhere for Lathrop librarian Suzanne Sutterfield.

January 16, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bassett enjoys best of her professional world

MANTECA – The story of Ruthanne Bassett's career journey is a simile of sorts. It turned out to be like a shopping trip to the mall. You go there with a specific item in mind to purchase. But other things grab your attention while you are browsing, and end up settling down on something totally different from what you initially had in mind to buy and go home with that.

January 16, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 stafff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Hot Dogging It

Hob Nob's renowned Casper hot dog comes with mustard, relish and onions, "and anything else you want to put on it," quipped owner Rick Atwell.

May 02, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Dad’s can serve up mean hot dog

About a year ago, I took my son to DAD's Hot Dogs to experience a real Stockton treat.

May 02, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN STREET FOOTERS

Just ask anyone in Turlock where they can find the best hotdog in the 209 and odds are they'll say Main Street Footers.

May 02, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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