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High-flying festival calls out to kite lovers April 15

LIVINGSTON - The City of Livingston is inviting Valley residents to go fly a kite - or rather come to the town's first annual Kite Festival and fly one together.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackson Rancheria presenting The Robert Cray Band on May 4

JACKSON - As a five-time Grammy award-winning, singer/songwriting guitar legend, it would be hard to overstate Robert Cray's impact on rock, rhythm & blues. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Garden Tour April 21

MODESTO - The Modesto Garden Club's Annual Spring Tour takes place Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Getting on the San Joaquin River

LATHROP – At more than 350 miles long, the San Joaquin River, from its source in the Ansel Adams Wilderness to its mouth in the Suisun Bay, covers a large portion of the Central Valley.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cherry Valley Reservoir: Off the beaten path

GROVELAND - Cherry Valley Reservoir is a gem of a lake that sits at 4,700 feet between Dodge Ridge and Yosemite in the Stanislaus National Forest.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tea Eras graces Mother Lode’s Sutter Creek

SUTTER CREEK - Tea Eras located at 34 Main Street (Highway 49) in Sutter Creek is an enchanting tea house where lunch is a languorous delight including high tea. Dinners are also available for 10 or more.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Time For Tea

GROVELAND - It was summertime and the peak of the tourist season for the Sierra foothills town of Groveland. Two men dressed in shorts and hiking boots, and carrying serious backpacks, entered Dori's Tea Cottage causing co-owner Greg Jones to be a little apprehensive.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Silva family loves having people over for tea

It's all about bonnets and boas and strainers and spoons.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bird watching: Inspiration & continuing education

I carefully composed the picture I wanted take with my camera. I was not using a tripod. So, to help steady my grip, I leaned heavily against my car from my driver's seat with the window down, and secured a firm foothold for my arms.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Local foodie tour in Calaveras County

ANGELS CAMP - Beginning Friday, April 6, visitors will have a new way to experience Gold Country's emerging food and wine scene when Sacramento-based Local Roots Food Tours start to offer weekly tours in the historic town of Murphys located in Calaveras County.

March 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gallo Arts Center

MODESTO – Outside one of the front doors to the Gallo Arts Center, scores of young students stand in line waiting for the sign from their teachers to enter. Once they get the green light, they walk in through the door quietly like soldiers on a mission and go straight into one of the Arts Center's spacious and well-appointed theaters.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


East Union JROTC is all about building character

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at East Union High School has reached the gold standard of proficiency under the leadership of drill instructor/teacher First Sergeant Karl Knudsen (ret.) over the past 16 years.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Retired helicopter pilot leads MHS JROTC

Cadet Battalion Commander for the JROTC unit at Manteca High School, Lt. Col. Sean Skelly, leads nearly 80 members of his unit in building character and performing community service.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sierra cadets get up at crack of dawn to travel to JROTC

LATHROP – Marc Kelly gets up by the crack of dawn every morning.

March 24, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


JROTC helps turn Lathrop High students into confident leaders

LATHROP – Alexandra Floresca admitted she knew very little about the Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps at Lathrop High.

March 24, 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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