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Downtown Turlock sees new life with night spots plus unique dining

Downtown Turlock has seen many changes over the past 100 years. The dusty dirt road of 1908 Main Street that housed town essentials such as the pioneer Osborn store, Turlock Hotel and McGill blacksmith shop is now a specialty retail destination. Over the past century, downtown went from the primary shopping area for all local and area residents to a neglected part of Turlock's history, to the restored importance of a unique small-town shopping and dining experience. This transformation was a process that began in 1998 with a revitalization effort that saw City Hall move back to downtown and ...

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


DOWNTOWN MANTECA

You can catch a glimpse of Yosemite Valley, enjoy San Francisco landmarks and take in the bounty of the San Joaquin Valley with just a short leisurely walk.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Ripon’s Main Street offers slower pace

RIPON -From arch to arch at each end of Ripon's slow-paced historic downtown there is a past, a present and a future that has formed a rich fabric of community memories including old early day hotels that are today only a distant memory.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A quick walking tour of Manteca’s downtown murals

Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Hughson brings back chamber, downtown festival, city pride

HUGHSON - The City of Hughson has taken a few hard hits in the past, but the Valley town is not down for the count. In fact, over the past two years the city has staged a comeback.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chris Creek Band among main stage Pumpkin Fair entertainment

The Chris Creek Band is performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, on the main stage at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair from 11 a.m. to noon in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Threshold brings R&B, old school to Pumpkin Fair

Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Union Pacific Railroad celebrates 150th anniversary in old Sacramento

OLD SACRAMENTO – Union Pacific Railroad will continue its year-long 150th anniversary celebration with a huge, two-day signature event in Old Sacramento Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, that will include free excursion train rides and free entrance into both the California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento History Museum.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Symphony Orchestra celebrates opening of 82nd season at Gallo Center

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Lockington celebrate the start of the Orchestra's 82nd season with Opening Weekend Concerts on Oct. 12-13 at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country singer Jason Michael Carroll performs at Black Oak Casino Oct. 11

TUOLUMNE – Country music singer Jason Michael Carroll will take the stage at Black Oak Casino on Oct. 11.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LINCOLN CENTER

A few months ago, I caught sight of an elderly couple doing lunch outside of Podesto's Market.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Nuts are key to Resendiz Fruit Barn sweet breads

HUGHSON - Resendiz Fruit Barn in Hughson is famous for offering a large variety of fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm- but locals know that Resendiz is also the place to go for baked goods.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CRACKING THE GLOBAL MARKET

Farming is still based on a "handshake" with the Travaille and Phippen families in their more than 50-year-old almond hulling operation on Graves Road in Manteca that serves some 70 growers from Bakersfield to north of Chico.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Home-made almond bars

They are good for family get-togethers and camping trips. In fact, "they're good at any time," Tracy Vander Veen says with utmost confidence.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC showcasing Ripon artist Dan Petersen’s work

MODESTO - Look at one of Dan Petersen's painting and it'll change your perception of watercolors.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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WHOLE LOT OF SHAKING GOING ON

Since its inception over four years ago, Lulu's Ice Cream Parlor and Treatery in Turlock has served up mouthwatering burgers and satisfying salads, tantalizing curly fries and delectable sundaes to old and new faces alike.

July 03, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Shaking in Manteca & Lathrop

Milkshakes are kind of like pizza – even when they're not very good, you're still drinking a milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Flipping for milkshakes on Stockton and Lodi

Have you ever tried a Nutella banana milkshake?

July 03, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto & milkshakes go together in ‘Graffiti’ city

MODESTO – There's a special relationship between Modesto and the milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


FIREWORKS, PARADES & MORE

Fourth of July will culminate with a bang - literally - in Turlock this year as the annual fireworks show will once again be welcomed at California State University, Stanislaus after a five year hiatus - thanks to the collaborative partnership between the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, the City of Turlock and the university.

June 26, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca plans aerial fireworks, parade, breakfast & celebration

The forecast calls for 101 degrees in Manteca on the Fourth of July.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


CARNIVAL PART OF RIPON’S 4th

The Ripon community Fourth of July carnival is scheduled for three days at Mistlin Sports Park on River Road, east of Jack Tone Road and beyond Highway 99.

June 26, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


BAY AREA SPECTACULAR

Fireworks shows are awesome.

June 26, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Fireworks return to Stockton waterfront

The Fourth of July pyrotechnic display is back in downtown Stockton.

June 26, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto going nuts with aerial fireworks

MODESTO – For 140 years Modesto has celebrated 4th of July with a parade through the streets of downtown.

June 26, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

June 19, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MUSIC & MARKET IN MANTECA

Last summer I wasn't able to attend Manteca's Farmers Market (revamped as Market & Music in Manteca) and I wasn't about to have a repeat of that great loss this year. So on Tuesday afternoon I hopped into my old car and putt-putted my way down to Library Park for some fresh produce adventure.

June 19, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 Living correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Manteca farmers market is now a mini-festival of sorts each week

What makes a good farmer's market?

June 19, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ripon offers small, cozy farmers market

Stouffer's Park in Ripon provides a lush green carpet for the Thursday farmers market from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

June 19, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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