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Snowboarding: A freeing experience

Donald Myers likes The Boys Boys.

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


YE OLDE SONORA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

SONORA - The 38th Anniversary Sonora Christmas Festival takes place Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23, 24, and 25 at Sonora's Mother Lode Fairgrounds

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rising from the ashes

It's been just over one year since Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center rose from the ashes of a fire in 2005 that left it in ruins.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Delta, MJC offer plenty of art options

Paintings. Sculptures. Photographs.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Grand Theatre Center for the Arts: One of a kind

Country music legend Willie Nelson helped put Tracy on the global map when he performed at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in July. Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicked off the sixth Presenting Season offering at this interdisciplinary arts venue in the heart of Tracy's historic downtown.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton offers wide variety of art at Haggin Museum & Tidewater Gallery

STOCKTON – The iconic San Joaquin County Administration Building in downtown Stockton consolidates some 16 different support and service departments.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Carrie Underwood performing in Stockton during ‘Blown Away Tour’

STOCKTON - Country superstar Carrie Underwood is appearing on Feb. 26 at the Stockton Arena.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Purple Haze tribute concert at State

MODESTO - Ralph Woodson's Purple Haze is not your typical tribute band.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Music performance offered in November & December at MJC

MODESTO – Music is in the air at Modesto Junior College.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto sing-along “Messiah” on Nov. 18

MODESTO - The fifth consecutive year that local singers will gather to participate in a sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah" takes place Sunday, Nov. 18.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton Chorale holiday concert Nov. 30, Dec. 1

STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale will a "Make a Joyful Noise" for the Holidays on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 with performances under the direction of artistic director/conductor Magen Solomon.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Channeling the universal language of art

California State University, Stanislaus students showcased their newest artistic contemplations at reception Thursday evening at the CSU Art Gallery.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Every Christmas Story Ever Told on stage

SONORA - What do you get when you whirl together Rudolph, Tiny Tim, Cindy Lou Who, Frosty, fruitcake, Santa, Scrooge, big-city Christmas parades and holiday folklore from around the globe? A hilarious, joyful mash-up that has theater audiences from coast to coast lining up for more.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Melones Lake

SONORA – Reclamation announces the fall season interpretive programs at New Melones Lake. All activities are free of charge, suitable for all ages and most do not require reservations. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. A water bottle and sunscreen are also recommended. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

November 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


War Memorial, rustic river, & world-class cheese make for fun Sunday drive in 209

California's Central Valley is often overlooked compared to other attractions offered within the state. The Central Valley, however, offers more than attractions and fake animatronics; instead, the land instills a genuine, rustic appeal that allows one to drive as in a reverie of life outside the urban geographic region.

November 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Nellie Richetta remembers celebrating Christmas in Manteca’s Russian Colony

Christmas when Nellie Richetta was growing up was not exactly the kind that the Ingalls had in "Little House on a Prairie." Some elements of it were there though.

December 19, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Memory he won’t soon forget

Yes, Eduardo – there is a Santa.

December 19, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Montiel never surprised by Santa’s gift, but never disappointed either

Every year for Christmas Arnita Montiel got the exact same gift.

December 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Spending Christmas with her family, loved ones and less fortunate

Patricia Jimenez often drove along Lincoln Street in Stockton, passing many of the less fortunate in the area near the St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room located directly underneath the Highway 4 crosstown freeway.

December 19, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The gift of volunteerism for the holidays

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty options for charitable donations

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2008, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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