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‘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


CLOUD’S REST & YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY

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


MAGIC BEAN

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

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


Modesto shop focuses on craft and community

When Kody Moret wakes up every morning, he, like 83 percent of his fellow Americans, drinks a cup of joe.

July 12, 2013 | Jaydeep Bhatia | LIVING IN 209


American love affair with cafe

It's no secret. Americans have a love affair with coffee. Whether it's the aroma of a brewing pot of joe or the first bitter mouthful in the morning, coffee has become the world's most popular consumed beverage.

July 12, 2013 | NANCY ANGEL | LIVING IN 209


Well-kept secret It’s a (burrito) wrap

Jake's is probably the best kept secret from travelers on Highway 99 when they are hoping for a short but relaxing break from the monotony of the roadway where they can enjoy the best in sandwiches, coffee, tea and conversation.

July 12, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


GOING GREEK

It prides itself as a Greek mom-and-pop's store and dining destination. But there's more to Tony & Mrs. K's Bakery-Café on East Yosemite Avenue in Manteca just a stone's throw from historic Spreckel's shopping center.

July 12, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Aerosmith drummer brews up coffee beat

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) - Who figured that one of The Bad Boys of Boston would grow to become a connoisseur of gourmet coffee.

July 12, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

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

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TIME FOR BLOOMING FUN

VOLCANO - Amador County's 140-year tradition marking the arrival of spring is now in full bloom.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ON STAGE IN VOLCANO

VOLCANO - One of the coziest and unique live theatre stage settings in all of the 209 can be found in what was once Amador County ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SPRING INTO TURLOCK

Many locals know Pageo Lavender Farm as a stunning venue for weddings, special events and - of course - the go-to place for all things lavender. However ...

March 10, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


ROADS IN THE 209

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Take the test: Are you a Man-tee-kan!

Man-tee-ka!!

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Picnic & play spots around Stockton

The late Huell Howser once marveled at Victory Park.

March 10, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ripon’s river picnic escapes

There's nothing that compares with a family picnic in Ripon with its lush riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River and a unique picnic area ...

March 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus River beckons as spring returns

MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the ...

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE ‘THE ICEMAN COMETH’ WAS PENNED

DANVILLE - Less than an hour from the 209 is where the home of Eugene O'Neill - America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright - chose to ...

March 03, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


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