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Romantic dining destinations in Almond Capital, Family City

Manteca is known as the Family City, and Ripon the Almond Capital of California. They are also communities that have plenty to offer for the romantic at heart.

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


GETTING A KICK

STOCKTON – Jose's Western Wear has been around for about 40 years.

January 30, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A BOOT FOR ANY OCCASION

Although it is corporately owned by a company boasting 166 stores in 26 states, Boot Barn in Turlock does not seem that way, as store manager Brooke Carey strives to provide a one-on-one shopping experience more likened to a small business.

January 30, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


COWBOY CAPITAL

OAKDALE – The "Cowboy Capital of the World" is Stephenville, Texas.

January 30, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NO NEED TO FISH FOR WESTERN WEAR

Bass Pro Shops in Manteca is an outlet for avid outdoors people. But its wide range of male and female apparel lends itself to those who are into the western – that is, cowboy and cowgirl – outfit look. Those choices range from Bass Pro Shops' own line of Redhead boots to a wide selection of accessories such as leather belts and even jewelry that go a long way toward achieving the desired rugged-type look.

January 30, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Krier’s supplies social, competitive fun

As manager of Krier's Cards and Comics, John Krier does not just view his store as a place to secure comics books and related merchandise, but as a social hub for friends to gather in a casual gaming environment.

January 23, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


YOUR FANTASY COME TRUE

The east wall in the parking lot of Athen's Burgers on West Yosemite Avenue in Manteca is a gigantic mural depicting a bucolic, rustic scene aptly titled "Cow-munity."

January 23, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIS LOVE: IT’S IN THE CARDS

They call them the "Power 9."

January 23, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Games Etc. offers video tournaments

By VINCE REMBULAT

January 23, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Renn helps adults with literacy issues

STOCKTON – It's tough living life with a secret.

January 16, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love for books eclipsed only by love for one another

TURLOCK – Both Hanna Renning's and Dieter Renning's love for books sparked at a young age.

January 16, 2015 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘PAPER IN HAND’

LATHROP – Books were everywhere for Lathrop librarian Suzanne Sutterfield.

January 16, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bassett enjoys best of her professional world

MANTECA – The story of Ruthanne Bassett's career journey is a simile of sorts. It turned out to be like a shopping trip to the mall. You go there with a specific item in mind to purchase. But other things grab your attention while you are browsing, and end up settling down on something totally different from what you initially had in mind to buy and go home with that.

January 16, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 stafff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Chapter 25

RIPON – Dorothy "Dot" Veltkamp always has a couple of books on her night stand – a woman with a passion for reading since her childhood – has completed more than 25 years as a librarian mostly in Ripon.

January 16, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock café & grill offers more than just your average burger

TURLOCK – In an area filled with seemingly endless burger joints for hungry customers to choose from, it may be a difficult task for a mom-and-pop restaurant to stand out. However, AJ's Café and Grill has managed to do just that with their locally and freshly made burgers.

January 09, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reports | LIVING IN 209


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THE 209

It does not have the glam and glitz of Los Angeles, skyscrapers of San Francisco or golden beaches of Malibu. And that's a plus ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK

Those who have never been to Turlock need to only to check out one area to see the best that the city has to offer ...

August 21, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA

If you have friends who had never been to Manteca, they are definitely missing out. The rich history of the farming community is mixing with ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO

MODESTO – When I was in high school Modesto had all of the allure of the big city.

August 21, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON

STOCKTON - I once had a college buddy stop by my place in Stockton.

August 21, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


KEEPING SENIORS ACTIVE

The Manteca Senior Center is a 10,000-plus square-foot, multi-purpose facility at 295 Cherry Lane serving adults and seniors age 50 and above throughout the ...

August 07, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


An extension of home for Turlock seniors

For the nearly 500 members of Turlock Senior Citizens, the Turlock Senior Center is more than just a meeting place to find companionship, entertainment, and ...

August 07, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOOD FOR BODY & SOUL

Sometimes, what is actually on the lunch menu is the farthest thing from the minds of diners at local senior centers, as the sites are ...

August 07, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 Staff Reporte | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop takes care of their seniors with various programs

If you can everything about a community by how well they take care of their seniors then Lathrop deserves an award.

August 07, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SCORING FASHION FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Jeni Zyski just finished back-to-school shopping for her daughter, Jennelle.

July 31, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


DORM DÉCOR 101

A student's dorm is just as much a reflection of who they are as the outfit they meticulously decide to wear on the first ...

July 31, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOLLOW THE CODE

There are dos and don'ts at Manteca Unified when it comes to the dress code for the district's 23,500 students.

July 31, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Getting ready to hit the books

School is coming back into session for many valley schools in the next two weeks sending families shopping for clothes and supplies..

July 31, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Hilmar Cheese: ‘Cool ice cream making’

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 31, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


WHAT’S IN FASHION?

Bellbottoms?

July 31, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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