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Newman Swamp Rats keep trapshooting tradition alive

NEWMAN - Trapshooting - which began in the early 1790s as a sporting event where gunmen would shoot passenger pigeons - is one of the country's oldest sports.

April 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Adventures beckon in foothills of eastern 209

GROVELAND - While Yosemite National Park is the tourist-attraction star player in the region, there are myriads of visitors' destinations that are just satisfying, visually and otherwise, just as outside of the ancient granites' gates.

April 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Barnwood Arms opens 7-lane range

A brand new shooting range has opened in Ripon at the Barnwood Arms gun shop centered in Ripon's old downtown.

April 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Options for trap, skeet, pistol, & rifle enthusiasts

The Stockton Trap and Skeet Club recently went with bio-degradable targets.

April 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


PRIEST STATION CAFÉ

BIG OAK FLAT – There's no pot of gold at the end of the climb up winding Old Priest Grade in Tuolumne County.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bass Pro Shops: Disneyland for outdoor lovers

The main entrance of Manteca's Bass Pro Shops stopped Ivan Soto like a deer caught in headlights.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackie Evancho joins Ironstone Vineyards 2012 Concert Series

MURPHYS - Tickets are now on sale for three more acts which have been added to the line-up of world-class performers for the 2012 Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stage set for Ceres Street Faire May 5-6

CERES - Ceres will host the 24th annual Ceres Street Faire, a free venue in Whitmore Park next to Highway 99, the weekend of May 5-6.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ plays Gallo Center May 18

MODESTO - Scotland's highly acclaimed Puppet State Theatre company will bring Jean Giono's story The Man Who Planted Trees, to the Gallo Center stage on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


“The Crucible” opens April 27 at Delta Center for the Arts

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College's Center for the Arts presents Arthur Miller's dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials in "The Crucible" at Delta's Tillie Lewis Theater, April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5 at 8 p.m., as well as April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


John Muir Tour set for May 12

MARIPOSA - The Mariposa County History Center is offering the first "Young John Muir" tour of the season on Saturday, May 12.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


27th annual Coyote Howl & Car Show set for May 19

COLUTERVILLE - The 27th Annual Coyote Howl & Car Show, Saturday, May 19, at the Coulterville Park is an old-fashioned, family oriented event.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Houseboating on New Melones

If you're looking to "strike gold" in your next vacation experience, you might consider a houseboat getaway in California's Gold Country. New Melones Lake just happens to be situated in a scenic part of the state that is almost like a giant theme park focused on some of California's most interesting tourist attractions.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Officers saddle up for patrols

OAKDALE - Oakdale police officers from the "Cowboy Capital of the World" saddle up every year on their own time to assist Ripon with its Almond Festival at the Mistlin Sports Park.

April 20, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

OAKDALE - The appeal of dining on the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of civilization save an occasional farm house as you rumble along east of Oakdale.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

So what are we doing for Thanksgiving?" my girlfriend asked.

November 21, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Not too long ago, Jason White and Lisa Perez took their road bikes out and took a spin along San Joaquin County's wine country region.

November 14, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


More to Lockeford than its meat; vineyards, tee times attract some

LOCKEFORD – It starts with the meats.

November 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHEESE & CHARM

Although a majority of individuals only drive through Hilmar as a means to get to Interstate 5, the small community in Merced County has proven to be much more than a pit stop along the way.

November 14, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


KNIGHTS FERRY

KNIGHTS FERRY - It is a magical time along the Stanislaus River.

November 14, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vietnam vets from the area speak out

It's an eye-opening revelation of what Central Valley vets suffered in their Vietnam service where they felt they were braving their fears in combat for their country as they witnessed many of their comrades dropping to their deaths beside them.

November 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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