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Philately still alive & well in the 209

With e-vites, e-mails and all kinds of electronic communication devices proliferating, practically obliterating the popularity of sending mails via the postal service today, one would think philately has gone the way of the dinosaurs, right?

August 03, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Colin Kaepernick has had one amazing year, and his success on the football field is only a fraction of the reason why. Since taking the reins of San Francisco's offense for his first start on Monday Night Football and snowballing that performance into a Super Bowl XLVII run, the fleet footed and rocket armed quarterback from Turlock has been experiencing a whirlwind of national attention, both for better and for worse.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Still fond of his tattoos after over 60 years

Ripon's Red Nutt sports a wing-flapping Eagle flying across his broad chest, but he rarely is seen without a shirt in public.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Tattoo artist: He gets onto your skin

The tattoo on Vern Ring's lower left shin stands out.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Breaking stigmas with a little bit of ink

It's safe to say that tattoo parlors have always had a bit of a social stigma related to them. In pop culture, they have been associated with a sense of grunginess, anti authority, and a 'get out of the way of my custom Harley or get run over,' kind of feel.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

‘Giraffic Park’ awaits in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA - There are sounds of the jungle just outside your tent's thin canvas walls, the incessant birds, the occasional shriek by creature unknown, the rustling of trees. You're frozen in place under your warm blankets not anxious to stick your head out of the tent door because you don't know what might happen to lunge at you from the darkness. It sure would be good to have that bear gun cocked and loaded but, of course, you don't.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Stockton Symphony season will pop with Celtic energy

STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Jeffery Brossard & Creole Cowboys on stage tonight at Twisted Oak

Twisted Oak Winery Twisted Folk Concert Series tonight presents the unique and legendary Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Hamlets part of the charm of Sac-SJ Delta

ISLETON – Blink and you'll miss it.

July 19, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Delta + Stockton = Water fun

STOCKTON - During the Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton's signature event, folks with watercrafts can avoid the hassles of driving by docking along the Deep Water Channel.

July 19, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

San Joaquin Delta is boater’s paradise

With a thousand miles of inland waterways, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta is a boater's paradise. But whether you're an avid boater or not, the Delta offers a unique getaway experience for anyone looking for an adventurous way to enjoy all that California has to offer.

July 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE - Visiting Yosemite Valley in the summer is often as pleasant as getting stuck in a traffic jam in Los Angeles.

July 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Firefighters muster up friendly competition in Turlock Aug. 3

When the alarm bells and whistles sounded to alert the community of a fire in the early 1900s, firefighters rallied by pulling carts and hand-pumped fire engines. A glimpse into that era of firefighting will come to the Turlock fairgrounds on Aug. 3 as dozens of firefighters gather with antique equipment for the purpose of competition at the 30th annual Stanislaus County Fire Muster.

July 19, 2013 | NANCY ANGEL The 209 | LIVING IN 209

‘Bridezillas’ ending a decade of wedding terror as reality TV show

NEW YORK (AP) - They're often drunken and controlling, weepy and abusive, but you won't have all those bridezillas to kick around come November.

July 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


On the surface, Heather Elkins' investment decision seemed questionable.

July 12, 2013 | — By Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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So you need a place to relax and do some work?

October 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Turkish coffeehouse in Turlock serves as 2ndhome for customers

After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern ...

October 21, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Dell’Osso Farms is 209’s big Halloween season attraction

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Plenty of haunts in Modesto for Halloween fun

MODESTO – So you've got your costume picked out and you're certain that it's going to wow the crowd.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Manteca’s ‘haunted’ houses

So you can't get out of town for Halloween to some of the larger parties that are going on elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Manteca Halloween events

Two longstanding Manteca Halloween traditions - Downtown Safe Halloween and the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house - are Saturday, Oct. 22.

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Unplugging in Humboldt & Shasta

I recently took a week off and went relatively unplugged. For a few days I was out of cell range and without electricity or running ...

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Although one of the city's newer salons, LUX Lounge in downtown Turlock is already making a name for itself as a business that offers ...

October 07, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Ripon’s path to wellness for mind & body

Ripon Wellness Center offers a path to wellness eliminating anxiety from the mind and body in the process of therapeutic massage as will be exemplified ...

October 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Sometimes you just need a break.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Plenty of day spa options for Stockton pampering

Jessica Arnaiz received some much-needed pampering.

October 07, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Looking for pampering in Modesto? Here are 3 options

MODESTO - So it's been a long week and you're needing a little bit of tender loving care.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


It's not the highest peak in the Sierra but when it comes to vistas Sonora Peak is arguably without peers in the Sierra when ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

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