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Laser tag fun: Ready, aim zap

MODESTO – Jamie Harwood throws a vest over her shoulder and readjusts it.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Paintball popular extreme sport

Paintball has made its mark as the third most popular extreme sport behind in-line skating and skateboarding since 2009 because it offers a safe adrenaline rush for all ages in any terrain.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Former Camelot now Booming with fun in Modesto

MODESTO – Boomers! may not rhyme with fun. But this recreation attraction in the 209 is a boomtown of fun for families, excitement seekers, and those who just want to get away from the boredom of daily doldrums.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A $100 thrill: Tandem jumping from 2 miles up

LODI - Max Garrido had a 50th birthday to remember.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s Portuguese ‘suicide squad’ keeps old tradition alive

The Turlock De Forcados will be looking death in the face as they gear up for another year of traditional Portuguese bullfights at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena and the Gustine BellaVista Park Arena. The group has previously appeared in Canada, Portugal, and other countries around the world.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

BICYLCE RIDES

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CURE FOR CABIN FEVER

Got cabin fever?

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Beat winter blues by getting taste of summer at various local BBQs

With foul weather afoot, many are seeking solace inside and dreaming of finer days. But thanks to local BBQ eateries, the tastes of backyard summer barbeques can be had any time of year.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hot dog! Club Maccao draws lovers of world-class franks

FRENCH CAMP - A stock car sits atop Club Maccao.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of golden opportunities for daytrips to Jackson, Sonora

JACKSON - The Gold Rush cities of Jackson and Sonora have a lot to offer the motoring tourist from the Central Valley and beyond.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Planet Beach offers healing red light to combat winter blahs

Looking for a killer tan in the middle of winter? Ready for a summer vacation, but worried about time and money? Or do you just need an escape from the coarse winter cold? Look no further than Planet Beach Contempo Spa, a wellness center with all the amenities necessary for renewing the skin and relaxing the body.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

CRAB FEEDS

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


DOWN FIVE DRESS SIZES

In the last two years, Charla Carpenter-Ortiz has become a new person in more ways than one.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock native peddles past fitness doubts

What started as a fitness resolution soon became the pride of the Turlock community as Bell Real Estate owner Robert Bell launched a cycling team that promotes community involvement, team camaraderie, and charity.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Weighing his options: A resolution that overcame death

The start of the New Year is a time to reflect on what matters most and apply a resolution to obtain goals. For Turlock resident Roy Huffman, implementing a fitness resolution meant more than losing weight; it meant saving his life.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


100 easy-to grow plants that sip water

Some time ago, the horticulture staff of the UC Davis Arboretum identified 100 easy-to-grow plants.

April 24, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Continuing to flourish in the drought

With the decrease of available water and the increase of water regulations, it has become almost too easy for gardeners to surrender their gloves and shovels to the drought that has been scorching the state for four years with no foreseeable end.

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


Earth Day in the 209 & reducing water use

Earth Day 2015 arrives Wednesday with the 209 - and the rest of California - well into the fourth year of severe drought.

April 17, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton marks Earth Day April 26

For past 27 years, Earth Day has been a major event in Stockton.

April 17, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MJC celebrating Earth Day April 22

MODESTO – Tanner Carroll recycles.

April 17, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Free Shred-It event, compost giveaway in Manteca April 25

Got documents that an identify thief would love to rifle through your blue or green Toter to find?

April 17, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WET & WILD

If you've "outgrown" theme parks - or at least think you have - consider a stop by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom next time you're in the San Francisco Bay area. It's quite amazing, really, but Six Flags seems to have included enough attractions to keep every member in the family fully engaged during your visit.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


CULTURE & BEAUTY

The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses - and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


HIKING HETCH HETCHY

There I was standing alone watching water cascading 1,310 feet over granite just hours after sunrise.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


See waterfalls before they are trickles

If you want to see Yosemite Valley's famous waterfalls at their peak during this fourth year of drought you need to do so this month.

April 03, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WOODWARD

OAKDALE – You better get that boat out of storage now.

April 03, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


EVERGREEN LODGE

It's not the Wawona Hotel, the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls of even the world famous Awahnee Hotel where you might be lucky to snag a room for only $470 a night.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Easter Candy

It's a church holiday to be exact.

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


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