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Woodward: Big splash for water fun

OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON – John, Michael and Wendy happened upon their fantasy land after a chance encounter with a flying boy dressed all in green.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

The Ice Cream Company: Modesto icon serves up hand- turned dairy goodness

MODESTO - Ice cream is nearly synonymous with summer. Nothing soothes the discomfort of a sizzling summer day better than a scoop of your favorite chilled dairy dessert.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Amusement to zoo: It’s all happening at Micke Grove

LODI – Ever seen a golden mane tamarin?

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Oklahoma! sweeps onto Fallon House Stage

COLUMBIA - Oklahoma! – Rodgers & Hammerstein's first masterpiece – sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic Park from June 28 through August 18.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Creating the perfect picnic basket for an outing in 209

HILMAR - Looking to go on a picnic? Well, instead of scouring the aisles of conventional supermarkets why not add a local touch to create that perfect picnic basket? The Hilmar Cheese Company visitors center offers an array of meats, cheeses, spreads and other delectable delights that will make your picnic basket so tantalizing that Yogi Bear might even steal it.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CERES - Summer has often been considered to be the perfect time of the year for family bonding. No school means more time to take vacations, visit theme parks, or even just stay at home and barbeque with loved ones. For Greg Mathews, however, summer bonding with the family takes on a different form-the destruction derby.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

If you can’t take Dad out to a ball game on Father’s Day, take him to the SJ Fair

STOCKTON - You can take Dad out to the ball game, to a soccer game, to the golf course, or to the movies.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Take in baseball game with dad at Banner Island

STOCKTON - When Banner Island Ballpark opened some eight years ago, I quickly found Home Run Hill to my liking, especially on those warm summer evenings.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Calaveras Winegrape Alliance ‘Passport’ event on June 21-23

MURPHYS - Calaveras County has so many things to offer tourists, frog jumping, gold panning, cave tours, golf, boating, antiquing, but wine is one of the largest draws. Visitors may be surprised to find out that vines are hardly a newcomer to Calaveras. The oldest vines in the county are 110-year-old Zinfandel, organically dry-farmed in the old Italian tradition. Today, there are nearly 700 acres of vines and a yearly production of about 275,000 cases--still small compared to many other wine growing regions in California, but growing.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


The kids will vote for Disneyland every time but if you want to try something different this year – if only for a night – try stopping at the Seven Sycamores Ranch on your way up or down the San Joaquin Valley. It's a fun destination that will show your youngsters a little about farm life and help them understand the importance of California's agriculture.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Dad & son fishing

They never talk about why Opie and Andy are walking down to the fishing hole in the opening credits of the "Andy Griffith Show."

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Graffiti Weekend

MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209

George Lucas making rare appearance in Modesto parade

MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209

Mural captures essence of Manteca cruising days

Frank Vieira is there. So is his best buddy Frank Brazil.

May 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

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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


STOCKTON - Tony Rivera stood on the patio of the Stockton Golf & Country Club during a recent class reunion.

September 16, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO – When my wife and I were looking at houses to rent in Modesto just before moving in together, I thought I had a pretty ...

September 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO - The McHenry Mansion in downtown Modesto is an unparalleled treasure from the Victorian era.

September 10, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

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