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MICKE GROVE REGIONAL PARK

Deepak Kumar is happy with the park that he has in his backyard.

June 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A hands-on education & fun experience for young minds

STOCKTON – Two-year-old Brandon Lugo was like a child in a fairy tale, playing and enjoying every toy dear to his young heart.

June 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fun Great America style

SANTA CLARA - If California theme parks conjure up images of long lines for attractions and food, visitors to the San Francisco Bay area will find nirvana with a stop at California's Great America, a Santa Clara sister park to famous Knotts Berry Farm. Even in August, the lines were short for what any theme park junkie would consider a high-quality product.

June 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Enjoy roses? So does Rosemary

COLUMBIA - Love roses?

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CHEESY FUN IN HILMAR

HILMAR - This summer there will be plenty of fun on tap for the whole family at Hilmar Cheese Company's visitors' center.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Blueberry thrill: Pick your own at Jessop Farms

RIPON – The blueberry bushes are full and ripe with fruit and in abundance.

May 26, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The big (Hilmar) Cheese

You can go to the grocery store anywhere in the United States and if you buy a dairy product, namely cheese, there is a one-in-five chance the product you buy came from the Hilmar Cheese Company.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rockin’ righteous good time at Jackson Rancheria July 13

JACKSON – Enjoy some of the greatest hits from the swinging sixties through today when Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort presents The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and Paul Revere & the Raiders on Friday, July 13.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Symphony presenting Cirque de la Symphonie June 1-2

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) led by Steve Reineke conducting his final concert as Principal Pops Conductor of the MSO, will present Cirque de la Symphonie on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Hitchcock thriller gets a comedic twist

SONORA - Beautiful spies, cloaks and daggers, speeding trains and a mystery man with a missing pinky. Those ingredients whirl into one wild adventure in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, Broadway's hilarious, high-speed thriller sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The Tony Award-winning comedy plays at Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage June 1 through July 1.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


McCain in concert at Black Oak June 21

TUOLUMNE – Hit musician Edwin McCain will be coming to Black Oak Casino in June. McCain is known for his top 40 hits "I Could Not Ask for More" and "I'll Be," and his songs have been featured on major movie soundtracks. McCain will be performing at the casino on June 21.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cherries, blueberries ripe for the picking

LIVINGSTON - Life can be sweet - especially if you grow cherries. Cindy Lashbrook has been growing cherries and blueberries on her Livingston organic farm since 1987.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


POOT MAKES A POINT ABOUT CACTUS

RIPON – Bill Poot knows where everything is at his Ripon nursery.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Lavender fields forever in Escalon

ESCALON - You don't have to cross the pond by plane and travel miles to France to "experience the allure of lavender."

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


GROWN IN LOCAL SOIL & CLIMATE

If Todd Rodden sells it he grows it.

May 26, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Nellie Richetta remembers celebrating Christmas in Manteca’s Russian Colony

Christmas when Nellie Richetta was growing up was not exactly the kind that the Ingalls had in "Little House on a Prairie." Some elements of it were there though.

December 19, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


memory he won’t soon forget

Yes, Eduardo – there is a Santa.

December 19, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Montiel never surprised by Santa’s gift, but never disappointed either

Every year for Christmas Arnita Montiel got the exact same gift.

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


Spending Christmas with her family, loved ones and less fortunate

Patricia Jimenez often drove along Lincoln Street in Stockton, passing many of the less fortunate in the area near the St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room located directly underneath the Highway 4 crosstown freeway.

December 19, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The gift of volunteerism for the holidays

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty options for charitable donations

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2008, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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