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Santa Express trains return to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – Santa is taking some time out of his busy schedule to make special daytime and nighttime appearances at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown this holiday season.

October 25, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Kaepernick-themed corn maze fun by day, spooky come nightfall

PATTERSON - Alongside harvest season comes football, and Fantozzi Farms in Patterson is ready for both with its 25-acre corn maze inspired by San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

October 19, 2013 | — CARA HALLAM / The 209 | LIVING IN 209

Safe Halloween, parades, costume contests & more

A happy Halloween is a scary Halloween. For that celebration formula to be complete, add safe to the ingredient to make the popular dress-up annual occasion a truly family-oriented entertainment.

October 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Stockton pumpkin patch caters to younger set ages 2 thru 10

STOCKTON - There's a pumpkin patch out there that may be ideal for young children.

October 19, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Editor's Note: This is a profile on florist and amateur makeup artist Cheryl Airrington, who was recruited to turn Managing Editor James Burns into a zombie for this weekend's 209 edition.

October 12, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

How would you like to die?

"We can make your eye pop out of the socket and hang there up against your cheek. ... I've got a brain you can carry around. ... We can also make it look like the bone is popping out."

October 12, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Whether you want to be a wicked witch, a tiger, a vampire or a member of the walking dead, local business Daydreams and Nightmares can help bring your favorite Halloween character to life. Through the use of professional makeup and talented makeup artists, Daydreams and Nightmares can help add that perfect finishing touch to complete your Halloween transformation.

October 12, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Costumes replicating Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance are hot sellers

Remember Miley Cyrus' VMA performance with Robin Thicke?

October 12, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


If you ever wanted to visit Yosemite National Park without fighting tourist traffic every inch of the way, this month may be your best chance. In a kind of Perfect Storm combining the normal fall dip in traffic with public concerns about the Rim Fire, the park actually may have fewer visitors than just about any other time in recent memory.

October 04, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY Special to the 209 | LIVING IN 209

Best places in Turlock to enjoy fall color changes

With the leaves changing colors and the weather cooling down, it's time to get outside and enjoy the autumn season. The following are three suggestions of the best places to see the season in Stanislaus County.

October 04, 2013 | — CARA HALLAM / The 209 | LIVING IN 209

Delta offers unique fall hues in 209’s backyard

In New England there are entire companies built around the annual changing of the foliage.

October 04, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Fallon House dates back to Gold Rush era

COLUMBIA - A real life nugget from the days of the Gold Rush is the Fallon House Theatre that was built in 1850 and continues with its stage productions year-round today.

October 04, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Columbia’s Harvest Festifall Oct. 12-13

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is busy organizing its 29th annual Harvest Festifall, to be held in Columbia State Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

October 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Discovering pockets of fall colors

When it comes to fall colors, Manteca and Ripon – or the South San Joaquin County area – is not Vermont or Maine, or even the Sierra foothills and surroundings by any stretch of the imagination.

October 04, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209

Places to see Stockton’s colorful fall foilage

STOCKTON - My buddy Kurt once lived along a picturesque tree-lined street in Stockton's University District.

October 04, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

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A work injury opened a new door for George Toscano.

November 20, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Authenticity is key to ethnic food stores and Turlock is home to a European grocery gem.

November 20, 2015 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Market offers taste of India’s food, culture

There was a time when Indian spices were traded among colonies like a currency.

November 20, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


My mom absolutely loved Super King Food Center in Stockton.

November 20, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Spending a day feeding the ducks and geese that inhabit area parks and the Stanislaus State campus is a popular pastime, but serious birders should ...

November 06, 2015 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Think of Yosemite National Park and you have visions of green trees against granite backdrops.

November 06, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


New England is famous for a lot of things – clam chowder and maple syrup and lobsters and lighthouses.

November 06, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


With over 1,000 miles of waterway, the Delta has plenty to offer even during the fall months.

November 06, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


People travel from around the world to visit San Francisco and its famous landmarks and attractions.

October 30, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Turlock bakery showcases chocolate

National Chocolate Day may have been on Wednesday, but for the chocolate-enthusiasts who think that the delectable treat should be celebrated every day there's ...

October 30, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Dipping five-hundred crisp Granny Smith apples in a vat of thick, gooey caramel for a school fundraiser is all part of a day's work ...

October 30, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209

See’s Candies lures chocolate lovers

Ever since I can remember See's Candies has been a fixture at the Weberstown Mall.

October 30, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Modesto gets in the mood

MODESTO – Looking for haunts and horrors and fun places for both adults and kids to take in the spookiest holiday of them all?

October 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Jordan Grey rocked hesitantly at the edge of the garage while the sound of electricity pulsed up a Jacob's ladder in the corner.

October 24, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Turlock events to delight trick-or-treaters with safe Halloween fun

Although it is the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive candy on Halloween, this year costume-wearers can also expect fresh, locally-sourced produce and handcrafted items during ...

October 24, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209

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