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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


Boat parade cancellation won’t sink Stockton’s plans

The annual Stockton Delta Reflections Light Boat Parade has been canceled for this year.

November 29, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Forecast for Christmas season: Fun

The forecast for the Christmas season calls for snow and ice in Lathrop and unique traditions in Manteca such as a wild game feed all the way to Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops to the oldest running twilight holiday parade in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

November 29, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Night with the Stars of Christmas

Tis the season for parades, festivals, and - of course - Santa Claus and for those looking to get on the nice list this year, Turlock and its surrounding communities have them covered when it comes to holiday events and parades.

November 29, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Holiday Treet

The small-town feel of Ripon is no more apparent than with the advent of the Christmas season and the lighting of the festive trees at the Veterans' Museum Park and at the Mistlin Fountain at the 99 Freeways Highway 99 recognizing the Hospice Foundation.

November 29, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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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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