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Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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WALKING IN THE 209

For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.

February 27, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Trek through Turlock

To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.

February 27, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Take a stroll in Modesto

MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.

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


WALKING AROUND WOODWARD

This is the story of two friends, both mothers of two-year-old tots. One lives in Ripon. The other lives in Lathrop.

February 27, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Urban hike with historic significance

On the way back to family court which was once the JC Penney building I walked the downtown streets of Stockton, getting ready to pick up a dear friend who was there on a summons.

February 27, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING ALONG THE RIVER

Taking a walk, a bike ride or a healthy jog around the Ripon community can be a pleasant experience.

February 27, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


OAKDALE’S CANDY FAMILY

When Vicente Sconza opened a candy kitchen in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1939 as an Italian immigrant he was living the sweetest life possible.

February 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Beckles: More than candy

Owner Eddi Marie Julian chuckles every time the sign displayed outside of her Downtown Modesto candy shop causes a passerby to do a double take.

February 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sweet things in Stockton

What's sweeter than Toot Sweets?

February 20, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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