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Museum chronicles over 100 years of life in Turlock

TURLOCK - Turlock's history is being kept alive at the Historical Society Museum in downtown Turlock. The evolution of the Valley city is available for all to see through a number of displays and memorabilia that represent over a hundred years of history.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s triple treat: Great Valley, McHenry & McHenry

MODESTO - Great places where you can get the best bang for your buck, and you don't even have to bankrupt your pocketbook when it comes to putting gas in your tank.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ripon boasts historical, military museums a block apart

RIPON - Ripon's Historical Society's Clarence Smit Museum and the nearby Military Museum and Veterans' Wall are just a block apart. Both are open on Saturdays and by special appointment.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Escalon Historical Society museum located in Old Town

ESCALON - The Escalon Historical Museum holds a "reminisce day" on the first Wednesday of the month when many of the old-timers and the younger set turn out to chat about the formative years of the farm community.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SACRAMENTO

SACRAMENTO - If you thought Sacramento was just any old state capital, be sure to plan an extra couple of days next time you're driving through the area. The city is like a theme park for historians, art lovers and just about anyone who wants to know more about the Golden State.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ritzy Ragz offers savings to buyer, profit to seller

TURLOCK - During this economic recession, discount stores throughout the Valley have been increasing tenfold. More than ever, people are finding new ways to shop efficiently and save money along the way. Consignment shops have the unique advantage of making and saving money for the seller, buyer, and shop owner.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CLASSICS ON THE BIG SCREEN

MODESTO - The Modesto Film Society's 2012-13 season kicks off in July so the time to become a member, or renew your membership, is now. This is the club to join if you want to fully indulge your passion for film by seeing some of the most significant titles from the past and present on the Big Screen in the company of hundreds of other like-minded film fans.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Dierks Bentley performs Sept. 1 at Jackson casino

JACKSON – Jackson Rancheria will proudly present multi-platinum country artist Dierks Bentley on Saturday, September 1.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rick Hoffman hosts weekly TV show

JACKSON – Jackson Rancheria's own Rich Hoffman can now add hosting a weekly TV movie series to his extensive list of accomplishments.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Delta Flea Market pulls in big Saturday crowds

STOCKTON – It's not uncommon to see the parking lot at Delta College full of cars on any given day.

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Galt: The 209 flea market benchmark

GALT – There are flea markets.

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tuesdays mean market day in Turlock

For the better part of a century, about 80 years, the Turlock Sales Yard has hosted the Tuesday Flea Market, located at the corner of East and Berkeley avenues.

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


McHenry Mansion may be fire-damaged but still open for tours

Modesto's historic McHenry Mansion may be down but is not completely out.

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Hiking in ‘the Cathedral of the Sierra’

YOSEMITE VALLEY - It's a world renowned hiking destination for a reason.

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


McHenry Museum: History treasure trove

Who was Oramil McHenry? Who was he named after? Where and when was he born? What business did he own where he had the controlling interest but was named after someone else? Where is he buried? Why is his name synonymous with a library?

June 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


GOING OUT OF their Gourds

Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


RAM Farms perfect fall destination for pumpkins, fun

Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pop quiz: Can pumpkins cure acne?

Got pumpkins?

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Patterson farm offers epic maze

Fantozzi Farms 12th Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Patterson provides plenty of family fun for the community and visitors with colossal corn mazes, a variety of pumpkins, and fun-filled activities.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Countryside Farms educates the youth

For those in search of the Great Pumpkin look no further than Countryside Farms.

October 03, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Mr.D’s

STOCKTON – Willie Chan entered through the back door of Mr. D's Pizza and Sports Pub.

September 26, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Banta Inn

The Banta Inn in Tracy is famous for the spirits it serves to its bar guests, and infamous for the spirit that is supposed to haunt this popular watering hole.

September 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.

September 26, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Where to get down in Mo-Town

MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.

September 26, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ART OF THE HAGGLE

MODESTO – How much for those Superman comics?

September 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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