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Turlock celebrates July 4th in style

A full day of fun is planned for Independence Day in Turlock, starting with a downtown parade and ending with festivities and fireworks at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca offers a blast for fun on July Fourth

Fourth of July in Manteca means fireworks, a parade, breakfast, and an old-fashioned family gathering at the Big League Dreams sports complex.

June 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


4th of July fireworks set for Banner Island, Lodi Lake

STOCKTON – It's been a few years since the City of Stockton last put together a pyrotechnic display along the downtown waterfront.

June 28, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Columbia hosts 19th century Fourth of July celebration

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park is the setting for Columbia's Glorious Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hit the road for fireworks fun just outside the 209 region

So you're looking for a Fourth of July celebration that's different than the same one that you've been bringing your family to for the last decade.

June 28, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Hiking Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park never gets old

About three years ago, I took my son to Yosemite National Park for a day hike.

June 28, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ripon celebrates Fourth of July with parade, concert & fireworks

The Ripon Community Fireworks Committee is gearing up for an action-packed day this Fourth of July. Events include a parade, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, photo booth, food vendors, concert and, of course, a 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Below is a list of the day's events with times and locations.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modestans ‘Proud to be an American’ this Fourth of July

MODESTO - More than 20,000 people expected to line the streets of downtown Modesto for the Valley town's 139th Annual Fourth of July Parade.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Brad Pitt and his zombies entertain in ‘World War Z’

Might there be a real-life zombie apocalypse one day? Not likely, but then again, the way zombies have chomped their way into our pop culture the last several years, it's maybe a bit less implausible than it once was.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Bullock, McCarthy turn it up in ‘Heat’

By JOCELYN NOVECK

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


‘White House Down’ a silly throwback

Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is refreshingly dumb.

June 28, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RAGING WATER FUN

SACRAMENTO – The fiberglass tubes peek over the tree line, giving flip-flop and bikini-clad visitors their first glimpse of the fun that waits ahead.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


209 lakes offer swimming, boating, fishing and more

With summer now in full swing, a quick getaway to the lake is one way to escape the heat. Fortunately, there's no need to travel far. The 209 has quite a few bodies of water for swimming, fishing, boating or a leisurely float.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Lodi Lake offers swimming ‘pool’ with a sandy beach

LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


California’s unique prehistoric lake

LEE VINING - Highway 120 is a magical ribbon of asphalt.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | 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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