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HIDDEN MONTEREY

MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.

September 13, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop parks: Anyone for cricket?

Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.

September 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


What’s not to love about Stockton’s Victory Park?

What's not to love about Victory Park?

September 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Symbiosis Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.

September 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


REBUILDING A COUNTRY

Gary Soiseth, owner of Turlock's Soiseth Farms, is one of the hundreds of almond farmers across the county who are in the full swing of harvest season.

August 30, 2013 | JAYDEEP BHATIA | LIVING IN 209


Grapes: It’s time to pick the vines

In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.

August 30, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Farm fresh is appeal of 120 produce stands

Denise Eastburn isn't expecting to see the kind of traffic that she normally does on Labor Day weekend.

August 30, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SJ going nuts over walnuts

Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.

August 30, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | LIVING IN 209


Changing crops, growing demand help Stanislaus County growers

Farmers are changing what they grow, and in effect, how much they make.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


OPENS TODAY

A Hijacking (R) A cargo ship is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Closed Circuit,’ a post-privacy thriller

We're all being watched. All the time.

August 30, 2013 | By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer | LIVING IN 209


‘You’re Next’ improves as cast dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "You're Next" is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.

August 30, 2013 | By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood Reporter | LIVING IN 209


209 Diversions

DINNERS & BENEFITS

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


San Joaquin is the land of fruits and nuts

In San Joaquin County, fruit and nut crops are a billion dollar industry.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


148th Scottish Games set for Pleasanton Aug. 31, Sept. 1

PLEASANTON - The 148th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games marks the 20th year that the world's most complete event of its type has been held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was the Labor Day weekend on 1994 when the gates first opened to the stirring sound of hundreds of bagpipes and drums and the participants first looked at their new home after more than 30 years of presenting the Highland Games in Santa Rosa.

August 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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CALISTOGA

CALISTOGA - Long before Napa Valley became a tourist mecca for wine aficionados, there was Calistoga.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mt. St. Helena: Bay Area’s tallest peak

CALISTOGA - Mt. St. Helena doesn't pop up in very many books about hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Calistoga offers plenty of things to do

Editor's note: The following information is courtesy of the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.

May 19, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers pair of weekly farmers markets

Those seeking fresh fruits and vegetables and artisan made products in the Turlock area have two opportunities to enjoy a farmers' market experience - one on ...

May 12, 2017 | BY KRISTINA HACKER 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Chamber brings Market & Music to Manteca starting May 23

Market & Music in Manteca returns on Tuesdays from May 23 to July 25 at Library Park.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


HALF MOON BAY

HALF MOON BAY - Talk about a quandary: You like mountain hiking and your date or significant other likes strolling along the beach.

May 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Second growth redwoods & whimsical creek below Skyline

HALF MOON BAY - Skyline Boulevard also known as Highway 35 traverses the backbone of the Coastal Mountains as they run up the San Francisco Peninsula ...

May 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


VALLEY FLOOR TO LAKE TAHOE

Thomas Wolfe never would have written his book "You Can't Go Home Again" if he had grown up in Placer County.

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


CASWELL STATE PARK AWAKENS

The coolest spot to see spring moseying toward summer in the Manteca-Ripon area can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few ...

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A PLEASANT(ON) HIKE

PLEASANTON - If you want to get in a hike that offer great views, a healthy dose of wilderness and the ability to get in more ...

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Pleasanton lives up its name

PLEASANTON - A pleasant Saturday farmers market outing awaits you in downtown Pleasanton.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


THE OAKLAND ZOO

Imagine if you can talk to the animals?

April 07, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


A historic reenactment yon can ‘dig’

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852", their annual living history event May 18-21.

April 07, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Families invited to a Victorian Easter in Columbia

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Victorian Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 16, at Columbia State Historic Park. The free event begins ...

April 07, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


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