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‘THE MIRACLE MILE’

STOCKTON – Daniel Martinez settled into his chair and eyed the clear pieces on the chess board.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s river jewel

The Tuolumne River Regional Park (TRRP) consists of over 500 acres of parkland that runs along seven river miles of the Tuolumne River from the Mitchell Street Bridge east to the Carpenter Road Bridge in Stanislaus County.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


People & wildlife flock to Turlock’s Donnelly Park

There's no need to waste a loaf of bread - stale or not. Next time a day-old loaf of bread makes its way to your kitchen counter, plan a trip to Turlock's Donnelly Park.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LODI LAKE

LODI - It's obvious Clearance Clearwater Revival didn't break down near Lodi Lake. If they had, they never would have immortalized the city somewhat negatively in song.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FUN TIMES IN RIVER CITY

Who can resist the charm of an early 20th-century riverboat – a true paddle-wheeler that once offered prohibition-era drinking, jazz bands and gambling for its fun-loving passengers? Fortunately there's no need to travel to the Mississippi – and no, we're not talking Disneyland. The Delta King awaits your exploration dockside in Old Sacramento.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CALAVERAS BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country star Sara Evans plays Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON – The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

JAMESTOWN - To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend -- May 26, 27 and 28 -- at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Park: A real ‘cool’ spot

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road south of Manteca and west of Ripon.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers 2 water features, swim lessons to keep cool in heat

The heat is coming and residents and visitors of Turlock have a few options on cooling down.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Interactive water play features: Wet & wild fun for children

It's heating up again in the Central Valley.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cash Tribute concert set for May 25 in Tracy

TRACY - The Johnny Cash Tribute will play at The Grand in Tracy on Friday, May 25.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chocolate Festival: Sweet time in Oakdale May 19-20

OAKDALE - The 20th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "A Chocolate Explosion," is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wood Park at Highways 108 and 120.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Northern San Joaquin Valley farmers markets highlight produce, unique items

California produces nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, nuts and vegetables - the majority of which is grown right here in the Central Valley. Valley residents don't have to go far to get their hands on the best the Valley has to offer, as farmers' markets have opened for another season.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Places in the 209 and beyond...

Sometimes the most fascinating tourist attractions aren't the most obvious. But if you "dig" a little deeper, you can find rewarding discoveries just under the surface – the earth's surface that is. That's where you'll find Underground California.

May 12, 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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