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One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Star power: Yelpers love Rockin B’s

MODESTO – It's hard to mess up a hamburger.

January 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Original Manny’s in Stockton still delivers

STOCKTON – So what makes for a good hamburger?

January 09, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


FROSTY MUG HEAVEN

LODI - Want a real root beer float?

January 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A barn that is more than a rustic structure

It's an old barn like any other in the Manteca and surrounding areas, or even in the San Joaquin Valley.

January 02, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Shopping off the beaten path in Modesto

MODESTO – There's the mall.

January 02, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s hidden gems

The Troll doll was one of many toys that came out during the height of the Cold War.

January 02, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Something good cooking in Stockton

STOCKTON – Port City's native son has returned with a … filet?

January 02, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bowling, bingo games, dancing and more to usher in 2015

There's a veritable smorgasbord of places to ring in the New Year in and around Manteca.

December 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sierra celebrates

New Years Eve celebrations throughout the Sierra Nevada range are on tap from Lake Tahoe to as far south as Mammoth Lakes just off Highway 395.

December 26, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton rings in new year on foot

What better way to kick-off 2015 but with a brisk run or walk?

December 26, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


GLAMOROUS LIKE GATSBY

As the clock strikes midnight, Turlock proves year after year to be comparable to big city venues as one of the best places to ring in the New Year in the Central Valley.

December 26, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Hot Dogging It

Hob Nob's renowned Casper hot dog comes with mustard, relish and onions, "and anything else you want to put on it," quipped owner Rick Atwell.

May 02, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Dad’s can serve up mean hot dog

About a year ago, I took my son to DAD's Hot Dogs to experience a real Stockton treat.

May 02, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN STREET FOOTERS

Just ask anyone in Turlock where they can find the best hotdog in the 209 and odds are they'll say Main Street Footers.

May 02, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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