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PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT

PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.

September 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Mo-town treasures just a drive away

MODESTO - In 1912, the city of Modesto held a contest to pick the slogan that would adorn an arch spanning the entrance to the Valley town. "Nobody's Got Modesto's Goat" was the winner. I'm sure residents of today's seat of Stanislaus County are extremely grateful that prior city leaders decided to go with the second place winner - "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health."

September 01, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Southside Stroll’ highlights best of south Stanislaus

Stanislaus County is the third richest agricultural land in the nation, with farmers growing over 250 different kinds of crops from almonds to zucchini and melons. This fertile Valley was settled long ago by farmers, but has since grown not only in agriculture but also in culture and community.

September 01, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A drive that shows off plenty of Stockton’s charms

STOCKTON - The Port City gets a bad rap, no doubt.

September 01, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Take a drive on the wild side in Manteca

Canada geese in such great numbers they practically blacken the sky when they fly by, or get ready to make a stop-over at the open fields.

September 01, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Wine & Roses heart of Lodi wine scene

LODI - Sunlight peeks through the lush landscape at Wine and Roses Resort and Spa as hummingbirds dart between Deodar pine trees and macaws squawk in the distance.

August 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Other nearby wineries you can enjoy

Delicato Vineyards in Manteca has the only tasting room in the South County area, while there is an abundance to choose from in the Lodi, Collegeville and Acampo areas to the north.

August 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Delicato: A true wine experience

Whoever said that you had to go to Napa to get the true wine experience?

August 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A SUNDAY DRIVE IN THE 209

RIPON – Strings of custom built homes. Country Club neighborhoods. Scenic rural drives.

August 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tracy Festival: More than a hill of beans

TRACY - The streets of Tracy will be transformed into Bean Town USA for an expected weekend crowd of 50,000 people on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday Sept. 9, for the 26th annual Dry Bean Festival, hosted by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

August 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Olympic pursuits in the 209

STOCKTON – Gary Coit knows bows.

August 25, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Get in the pool with Turlock Masters Swim Club

Adult club for competitive and rec swimmers

August 25, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bicycling for fun with groups in the 209

You don't have to be a member of a cycling club to enjoy this outdoor activity.

August 25, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fight like an Olympian in the 209

It's what dreams are made of - landing the winning kick as time expires to win a medal on the world's biggest stage, the Olympic Games. For first-time Olympian Terrence Jennings it wasn't a dream because he did just that in London, winning a bronze medal in taekwondo in the men's -68kg division.

August 25, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Funtastic Gymnastics helps develop healthy, happy adults in fun setting

Funtastic Gymnastics has been a part of the Manteca community for a number of years, "developing healthy, happy and responsible adults – and making it fun."

August 25, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


‘Love Is Strange’ is tender, meandering

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Sin City’ dives back into a noir abyss

After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in."

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


New tricks can’t rescue ‘Expendables 3’

In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


A sweet Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

August 22, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


TAKE A WALK ON THE WATERFRONT

Manuel Laguna shared his ideal day in downtown Stockton.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton keeps visitors buzzing with activities

Occasionally, folks of visitstockton.org will take the guise of tourists.

August 15, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Stockton rocks while Modesto is, err, modest

Stockton has warts and so does Modesto.

August 15, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Magnetism

It sounds like a restaurant.

August 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


TAILOR MADE CRAFTSMAN

Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.

August 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Custom leather man has the tools

For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.

August 08, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Making a clean sweep the old-fashioned way

Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.

August 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


It rocks: Stand atop El Capitan

The world's largest "rock" isn't the Hope Diamond.

August 08, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DINING ALFRESCO

Ernie's Food & Spirits has built a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences in all the Central Valley, but the best seat in the house may not be in the building at all.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Metropolitan meal in Modesto

MODESTO – You don't have to be Abe Froman to get a table at Concetta.

August 01, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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