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Jamestown: The 209’s ‘living’ railroad state park

JAMESTOWN - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in the heart of the Sierra foothills invites visitors to experience the thrill of traveling back in time to the era of steam railroading.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


On board the ‘movie railroad’

OAKDALE - With its unspoiled scenery, the Sierra Railroad is singled out by movie producers from around the world as a preferred location for filming.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Connecting Gold Country with world

OAKDALE - The Sierra is third the oldest railroad in North America and besides carrying freight and passengers, Sierra became famous as "The Movie Railroad" for making over 300 movies, commercials and television shows. In the 1970s the railroad launched an industry when it operated the nation's first dinner train. In 1995 the railroad was rejuvenated by new ownership and experienced a remarkable decade of growth and expansion.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Serenity prevails at lodge just outside Yosemite just off 120

GROVELAND - Along with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Yosemite is one of my favorite national parks. Unfortunately, more than 4 million annual visitors share my sentiments.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Street fair April 14-15 in Manteca

The Crossroads of California Street Faire - Manteca's first big outdoor gathering of spring - returns for its 16th run on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, in downtown Manteca.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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HELPING SPIRITS SOAR

At first glance, the immense nature of Turlock's Our Lady of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Stockton, can make it difficult for onlookers to notice all of the little details.

March 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


St. Patrick’s: Mission roots

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon was created in 1874 when the pastor of St. Mary's in Stockton gifted land for a new "mission" to the community.

March 20, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto worship: Modern to traditional

What makes a church?

March 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DOWNTOWN BELLS & CROSS

A building is a building, said the Rev. Karl Hauser, pastor of Manteca Presbyterian Church in Manteca. It's the people who "make the church," he said by way of prefacing his comments about one of the Family City's visually prominent places of worship, particularly in the downtown district, and stating his order of priorities first.

March 20, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The jewel of the Central Valley

The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a jewel of the Central Valley.

March 20, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Gearing up for green

The annual green day, better known as St. Patrick's Day, is happening close to mid-week this year. But that's not stopping those who have shamrock celebration in their minds and hearts. There are plenty of places to go to grab a green beer, but only two places – that we know of – to treat one's palate to the day's traditional food fare – corned beef and cabbage – and, maybe, even listen to bagpipe music played by a bagpipe player in complete kilt gear.

March 13, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


IT’S A LUCKY FEST IN MODESTO

It's the one day of the year that everybody is Irish.

March 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s big St Patty’s bash

For Finnegan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, it's that time of the year.

March 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Catering service offers drive thru St. Patrick’s celebration

For those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day without having to leave the comfort of their home, Neto's Catering is the place to go with their annual drive thru event, where customers can pay just $12 for the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

March 13, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Doughnuts in the 209

For David and Melinda Si, first came marriage then a small family business.

March 06, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OLD TYME PASTRIES

It is widely accepted advice to not judge a book by its cover.

March 06, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Donut King rules on taste, price

When it's time to make a donut run, I know my go-to place in Stockton – Donut King at 6323 Pacific Ave.

March 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING IN THE 209

For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.

February 27, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Trek through Turlock

To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.

February 27, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Take a stroll in Modesto

MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.

February 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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