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Stockton rings in new year on foot

What better way to kick-off 2015 but with a brisk run or walk?

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


GLAMOROUS LIKE GATSBY

As the clock strikes midnight, Turlock proves year after year to be comparable to big city venues as one of the best places to ring in the New Year in the Central Valley.

December 26, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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FIREWORKS, PARADES & MORE

Fourth of July will culminate with a bang - literally - in Turlock this year as the annual fireworks show will once again be welcomed at California State University, Stanislaus after a five year hiatus - thanks to the collaborative partnership between the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, the City of Turlock and the university.

June 26, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca plans aerial fireworks, parade, breakfast & celebration

The forecast calls for 101 degrees in Manteca on the Fourth of July.

June 26, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


CARNIVAL PART OF RIPON’S 4th

The Ripon community Fourth of July carnival is scheduled for three days at Mistlin Sports Park on River Road, east of Jack Tone Road and beyond Highway 99.

June 26, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


BAY AREA SPECTACULAR

Fireworks shows are awesome.

June 26, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Fireworks return to Stockton waterfront

The Fourth of July pyrotechnic display is back in downtown Stockton.

June 26, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto going nuts with aerial fireworks

MODESTO – For 140 years Modesto has celebrated 4th of July with a parade through the streets of downtown.

June 26, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

June 19, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MUSIC & MARKET IN MANTECA

Last summer I wasn't able to attend Manteca's Farmers Market (revamped as Market & Music in Manteca) and I wasn't about to have a repeat of that great loss this year. So on Tuesday afternoon I hopped into my old car and putt-putted my way down to Library Park for some fresh produce adventure.

June 19, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 Living correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Manteca farmers market is now a mini-festival of sorts each week

What makes a good farmer's market?

June 19, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ripon offers small, cozy farmers market

Stouffer's Park in Ripon provides a lush green carpet for the Thursday farmers market from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

June 19, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK CERTIFIED MARKET

Although Nutcher Milk Company only made its first appearance at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market last week, Rick Nutcher reported that his family's idea to build their own creamery and bottle their own milk was years in the making.

June 19, 2015 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Graffiti Festival

Usually when there is an aggregation of cars in one area, it means traffic.

June 12, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lions Club cruise roars into Escalon

The first of the Friday night 'Pre-Cruise' events has been staged in Escalon, adjacent to Hula's Restaurant on Jackson Avenue, and they will continue throughout the summer. They are a popular weekly 'lead in' to the annual downtown Autumn Cruise the Escalon Lions Club hosts each September.

June 12, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ON STAGE IN GOLD COUNTRY

COLUMBIA - Barbershop quartets, Fourth of July celebrations, ice cream socials and marching bands find a home at Columbia State Park's Fallon House Theatre when Sierra Repertory Theatre presents The Music Man, June 26 – August 16.

June 12, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Kilts, hit men make for latest Sierra Rep comedy

SONORA - Fast-moving comedy comes to the East Sonora stage through June 28 in Sierra Repertory Theatre's Unnecessary Farce.

June 12, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


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