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Enjoy traveling Amtrak

Kick your seat back, look out of the window and witness the hills and mountains of the Central Valley unfolding around you - this is the experience of riding the San Joaquin Amtrak Train.

May 17, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | LIVING IN 209


Railtown has touch of history, Hollywood

The area had all of the makings of a perfect western movie set.

May 17, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Mother’s day celebrations century in the making

Edythe Sealey Myer and Lottie Zumwalt are about to celebrate this weekend's Mothers' Day - one their families will never forget as they soon mark their 100 years. They were both born on June 9, 1914 in Nebraska and later moved to California.

May 09, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lori Crivelli: The ultimate ‘Team Mom’

Being the child of a working mom can be hard, but it's a little easier when your mom is involved in a local family business.

May 09, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Life’s rough on single moms but it is really about one’s choices

It is a sight I will never forget.

May 09, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Missing breakfast with his mother

For years, Robert Verdugo would spend Mother's Day morning with his mother at Nicolino's Garden Café in Sunnyvale.

May 09, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Reuniting with locked-up moms

FOLSOM (AP) - "Hi, baby," Catherine La France cooed as she swept granddaughter Arianna into her arms and danced around the prison yard with the 3-year-old.

May 09, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home mom teaches ‘Munchkins’ to show their love

Heather Medeiros uses Facebook to better the life of her children.

May 09, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Daughters appreciate mom’s gentle spirit, many talents

When Walnut Elementary students Ellie and Julia Carlson are at home they can sometimes hear music winding its way upstairs, the sound of someone "tickling the ivories" downstairs. The player? Their mother. This is her calling card, her way to encourage her daughters to come practice and just one of the many ways Carlson has left an impression on her daughters.

May 09, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CUSTOM BUILT

The silver van parked out in front of Binford's Custom Cycles requires a double check nearly every time you see it.

May 02, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Locals looking for custom work on their car can drive on over to Cars Etc, a one-stop shop for body work, detailing and everything in between.

May 02, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockon’s Paulk Auto Body & Paint will make you feel like a star

Back in the days when the San Francisco 49ers used Stockton as their summer training camp, James Paulk was there.

May 02, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cambra leaves a legacy in cars

A master in hotrod restoration, the late John Cambra continues to send teens to college who are interested in a career in Agriculture and Mechanics through his annual car and motorcycle show.

May 02, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Experience Yosemite National Park

Arguably the world's largest concentration of stunning mountain hiking trails is two hours or less away for almost anyone living in the 209.

April 25, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The great outdoors: Camping in Yosemite

For many visiting Yosemite is an opportunity to take the day and explore nature with stellar views and hiking trails. For others, it is an opportunity to make a fun day into a multi-night camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors in a more rustic setting: camping.

April 25, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | 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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