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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


Amtrak offers scenic views, no traffic

From Bakersfield to Sacramento and Oakland, the mighty Amtrak San Joaquin chugs through all of the Central Valley's most memorable sights.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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THE OTHER CALIFORNIA

Inyo County in the eastern Sierra with its 10,227 square miles can quickly put things in perspective and allow you to shed the chains ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MANZANAR

INDEPENDENCE - The harsh treatment of 120,000 loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry is highlighted at the Manzanar National Historic Site five miles south of Independence ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE REAL WEST BECAME THE REEL WEST

LONE PINE - It's a place where you will find the 1938 Plymouth coupe that gangster Humphrey Bogart fled from the police in the famous ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM

BISHOP - The eastern Sierra - home to Bodie that stands as the West's largest remaining ghost town in a state of arrested decay - also boosts ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHOLE LOT OF SHAKING GOING ON

Since its inception over four years ago, Lulu's Ice Cream Parlor and Treatery in Turlock has served up mouthwatering burgers and satisfying salads, tantalizing ...

July 03, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Shaking in Manteca & Lathrop

Milkshakes are kind of like pizza – even when they're not very good, you're still drinking a milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Flipping for milkshakes on Stockton and Lodi

Have you ever tried a Nutella banana milkshake?

July 03, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto & milkshakes go together in ‘Graffiti’ city

MODESTO – There's a special relationship between Modesto and the milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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 ...

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 ...

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


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