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Sierra picnic areas & restaurants

Many Bay Area folks head for the Sierra foothills in search of a picnic area to spend a one day trip to find the perfect respite at the end of their week. Some will make an arbitrary stop at the Burgess Family Jack Tone Fruit Stand at Highway 120 where they can stock up on fruits and vegetables and also find countless homemade pies to add to their menu.

November 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Garden patio adds charm to Lodi stop

LODI – From the outside, Jeremy Wine Company in the historic downtown looks quite unassuming.

November 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Fall in love with fall at Stanislaus State

Although recent summer-like temperatures may not always show it, fall is officially here and the best place to enjoy it is at Stanislaus State in Turlock.

November 11, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Hilmar Cheese Company offers unique alternative to traditional pie for Thanksgiving

Forget everything you know about traditional pies this holiday season because Hilmar Cheese Company is switching up those very traditions with its very own unique Cheese Pie.

November 04, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


THE MANTECA PIE GUY

When people think Thanksgiving they always think about turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and corn and mashed potatoes and all of the other fixings that go alongside the big family meal.

November 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Pumpkin walnut pies part of Fruit Bowl offerings

STOCKTON - The Fruit Bowl at 8767 E. Waterloo Rd. is getting ready for pie season.

November 04, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


HUNGER PAINS

The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Turlock nonprofit delivers food to the hungry

Five days a week, a small fleet of the United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program food trucks make their way across Stanislaus County to distribute food to people in need – an endeavor the nonprofit has selflessly carried out for over two decades.

October 28, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Emergency Food Bank, others serve SJ County

While post people think of family feasts as the holidays approach, there are plenty of people among us that have to worry every night about where their next meal is going to come from.

October 28, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Our Lady of Guadalupe serves needy in Lathrop

Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently in need of donations for the food pantry.

October 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


209 HANGOUTS

So you need a place to relax and do some work?

October 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turkish coffeehouse in Turlock serves as 2ndhome for customers

After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern culture, but a "second home" for people to hang out and get work done.

October 21, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


ALMOND BLOSSOM TOWN’S HANGOUT

The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue is a favorite "hangout" for young and old who often make use of its Wi-Fi connection.

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


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 kid in Lathrop to the edge of his corn field without walking, driving, running, bicycling or even flying?

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


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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


WILLIAM LAND PARK

SACRAMENTO - William Land Park - Sacramento's heavily treed 166 acres of low-key family fun - is worth a short day trip from the 209 if you ...

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BOOK EXCHANGE: MANTECA SUCCESS STORY

The Manteca Book Exchange has turned over thousands of books and CDs for readers in the community for the past 24 years – each having been ...

March 31, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Miracle Mile Bookstore caters to browsers

STOCKTON - Perhaps the word that best describes Phong To's Miracle Mile Bookstore is 'eclectic.'

March 31, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Yesterday’s Books are today’s treasures

MODESTO – They're always the heaviest boxes that nobody ever wants to take with them when they move.

March 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Old books new again at The Book Bin

Most books are bought shiny and new, fresh from the bookstore, but sometimes a bit of magic can be found in the pages of a ...

March 31, 2017 | BY ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Stockton museum is all about play & learning

STOCKTON - Imagination runs wild for kids at the Children's Museum of Stockton.

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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