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When you visit the famous wine-growing region of Napa, perhaps there is no local attraction that captures the spirit of your journey better than a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Hop on board this historic train and you'll chug your way through scenic vineyards to wine-lover's heaven.

May 17, 2014 | Story by Cary Ordway | LIVING IN 209


What’s on tap for Sierra Dinner train?

Zombies are on the horizon for the Sierra Dinner train chugging out of its Oakdale station this summer. Also new to the long established attraction that featured a Murder Mystery and a Christmas Train is a Beer Train that is coming in mid-August.

May 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


ACE: What a trip

The last time I rode aboard the ACE train was five years ago.

May 17, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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


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Valley Brew serves up ambiance, Delta breeze

STOCKTON – The patio at Valley Brew during the summertime is fickle.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Totally tubular: Beat the heat by rafting rivers

RIPON – Water parks do a great job of copying it.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stay hydrated when working out in heat

When the weather sizzled up to 106 degree last week, Wendy Deulus took her workout to the swimming pool.

June 20, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Water parks offer cool respite from summer heat

Locals looking to beat the heat without traveling to a nearby lake or pool can still cool down at the local parks in Turlock, two of which boast water facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DON PEDRO

Lake Don Pedro is a favorite summer hotspot for locals looking to beat the heat and enjoy several activities lakeside but this year the ongoing drought has posed a small impact on the lake's recreational facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SUMMER OF BBQ

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Former city mayor keeps things spicy with ‘MMM’ sauce

LATHROP – You'd notice that big, toothy grin anywhere.

June 13, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Weber’s BBQ: Manteca’s best-kept secret

Weber's BBQ & More may be still considered "out of sight, out of mind."

June 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Exploring the Gold Country

Mark Twain mined – pun intended – the foothills of Northern California for inspiration.

June 06, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sonora a gateway to state’s past

Venture to the Southern Golden Country in the Sierra foothills for a rewarding stay in one of the charming historic towns along scenic Highway 49.

June 06, 2014 | By CARY ORDWAY CalfiforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


Jackson: A city of historical wealth in the heart of the Mother Lode

It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.

June 06, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘Gem of the Southern Mines’

Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.

June 06, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CRUISING DOWN MEMORY LANE

The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.

May 30, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Graffiti Festival brings past to life

MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.

May 30, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN ST. WITH MAIN SQUEEZE

If you squint your eyes you can see a little bit of Al Nunes in Paul Le Mat's character from American Graffiti.

May 30, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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