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Calaveras Winegrape Alliance ‘Passport’ event on June 21-23

MURPHYS - Calaveras County has so many things to offer tourists, frog jumping, gold panning, cave tours, golf, boating, antiquing, but wine is one of the largest draws. Visitors may be surprised to find out that vines are hardly a newcomer to Calaveras. The oldest vines in the county are 110-year-old Zinfandel, organically dry-farmed in the old Italian tradition. Today, there are nearly 700 acres of vines and a yearly production of about 275,000 cases--still small compared to many other wine growing regions in California, but growing.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


VACATIONING DOWN ON THE FARM

The kids will vote for Disneyland every time but if you want to try something different this year – if only for a night – try stopping at the Seven Sycamores Ranch on your way up or down the San Joaquin Valley. It's a fun destination that will show your youngsters a little about farm life and help them understand the importance of California's agriculture.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Dad & son fishing

They never talk about why Opie and Andy are walking down to the fishing hole in the opening credits of the "Andy Griffith Show."

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Graffiti Weekend

MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


George Lucas making rare appearance in Modesto parade

MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Mural captures essence of Manteca cruising days

Frank Vieira is there. So is his best buddy Frank Brazil.

May 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Modesto man mixes his love of classic cars with community service

When Don Harmon hopped in his 1955 red and white Plymouth for the very first time, it was love at first drive. His passion for domestic cars has transcended well over six decades through collecting, remodeling and assembling the classic wheels.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA FARMERS MARKET

Looking for a midweek respite from your usual evening routine?

May 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Museum starts night tours of signs from Vegas past

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Ropin’ on the River Rodeo Benefit for free tutoring program this weekend

LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


IT WAS BUMPER-TO-BUMPER

MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.

May 31, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


HOME-STYLE RACING

STOCKTON – He's revived asphalt racing in San Joaquin County, introduced a dirt track to its fans and may one day lay down a drag strip.

May 24, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Turlock racer follows in his dad’s footsteps

Mike Drake grew up with dreams of becoming a race car driver. The allure of finely tuned machines, high speeds, and cheering fans excites most young boys, but the source of Drake's racing dreams didn't stem from TV or the movies, it came from watching his father circle the track at the Merced Speedway.

May 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


It’ll be a real drag at Lodi’s Kingdon Airport in September

LODI – Back in the 1970s, Kingdon Drags was the place where Corvettes, Challengers, GTOs, Camaros, Firebirds, Mustangs and other muscle and fast cars of those days were in abundance.

May 24, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


His forte: Converting cars into high performance machines

Jason Webb knows high performance machines.

May 24, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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Articles by Section - LIVING IN 209


THE 209

It does not have the glam and glitz of Los Angeles, skyscrapers of San Francisco or golden beaches of Malibu. And that's a plus ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK

Those who have never been to Turlock need to only to check out one area to see the best that the city has to offer ...

August 21, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA

If you have friends who had never been to Manteca, they are definitely missing out. The rich history of the farming community is mixing with ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO

MODESTO – When I was in high school Modesto had all of the allure of the big city.

August 21, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON

STOCKTON - I once had a college buddy stop by my place in Stockton.

August 21, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


KEEPING SENIORS ACTIVE

The Manteca Senior Center is a 10,000-plus square-foot, multi-purpose facility at 295 Cherry Lane serving adults and seniors age 50 and above throughout the ...

August 07, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


An extension of home for Turlock seniors

For the nearly 500 members of Turlock Senior Citizens, the Turlock Senior Center is more than just a meeting place to find companionship, entertainment, and ...

August 07, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL

Sometimes, what is actually on the lunch menu is the farthest thing from the minds of diners at local senior centers, as the sites are ...

August 07, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 Staff Reporte | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop takes care of their seniors with various programs

If you can everything about a community by how well they take care of their seniors then Lathrop deserves an award.

August 07, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SCORING FASHION FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Jeni Zyski just finished back-to-school shopping for her daughter, Jennelle.

July 31, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


DORM DÉCOR 101

A student's dorm is just as much a reflection of who they are as the outfit they meticulously decide to wear on the first ...

July 31, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOLLOW THE CODE

There are dos and don'ts at Manteca Unified when it comes to the dress code for the district's 23,500 students.

July 31, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Getting ready to hit the books

School is coming back into session for many valley schools in the next two weeks sending families shopping for clothes and supplies..

July 31, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Hilmar Cheese: ‘Cool ice cream making’

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 31, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


WHAT’S IN FASHION?

Bellbottoms?

July 31, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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