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Gardening without sacrificing water

It's sacrilegious to even think that there is good news in the ongoing severe drought plaguing the Golden State. Yet, apparently, there's a bit of good in this bad situation of historic proportions. More appropriately perhaps, just a bit of silver lining.

April 24, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


6 ways homeowners can reduce landscape water

The lawn in the front and back yards of Tom and Rita Canales home in Manteca was, at one time, their pride and joy. But in the face of the ongoing drought that has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to put California on a state of emergency, the couple decided to do their part in the statewide water-conservation. They ripped out their lawns and, in their place, they now have drought-resistant plants in addition to utilizing non-plant garden accessories.

April 24, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


100 easy-to grow plants that sip water

Some time ago, the horticulture staff of the UC Davis Arboretum identified 100 easy-to-grow plants.

April 24, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Continuing to flourish in the drought

With the decrease of available water and the increase of water regulations, it has become almost too easy for gardeners to surrender their gloves and shovels to the drought that has been scorching the state for four years with no foreseeable end.

April 24, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Earth Day in the 209 & reducing water use

Earth Day 2015 arrives Wednesday with the 209 - and the rest of California - well into the fourth year of severe drought.

April 17, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton marks Earth Day April 26

For past 27 years, Earth Day has been a major event in Stockton.

April 17, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MJC celebrating Earth Day April 22

MODESTO – Tanner Carroll recycles.

April 17, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Free Shred-It event, compost giveaway in Manteca April 25

Got documents that an identify thief would love to rifle through your blue or green Toter to find?

April 17, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WET & WILD

If you've "outgrown" theme parks - or at least think you have - consider a stop by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom next time you're in the San Francisco Bay area. It's quite amazing, really, but Six Flags seems to have included enough attractions to keep every member in the family fully engaged during your visit.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


CULTURE & BEAUTY

The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses - and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley.

April 10, 2015 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


HIKING HETCH HETCHY

There I was standing alone watching water cascading 1,310 feet over granite just hours after sunrise.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


See waterfalls before they are trickles

If you want to see Yosemite Valley's famous waterfalls at their peak during this fourth year of drought you need to do so this month.

April 03, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


WOODWARD

OAKDALE – You better get that boat out of storage now.

April 03, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


EVERGREEN LODGE

It's not the Wawona Hotel, the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls of even the world famous Awahnee Hotel where you might be lucky to snag a room for only $470 a night.

April 03, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Easter Candy

It's a church holiday to be exact.

March 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Cruise on down to the A&W Drive-In

LODI - Cruise Night is back at A&W Root Beer of Lodi.

June 12, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CASWELL COOL

The coolest spot in the Manteca-Ripon area without the aid of air conditioning can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few remaining stands of riparian woodland in the Central Valley.

June 05, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


River fun in Stockon

Buckley Cove is one of those tucked away places in the 209.

June 05, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


McHenry Rec: Hidden river gem

ESCALON – I used to tell my parents when I was leaving to head out to the river with my friends.

June 05, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lodi Lake: Fun on water, swimming & more

Lodi Lake has something for practically everyone.

June 05, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Down by the riverside in Ripon

A delicate blanket of "cotton" from falling seed pods coated the narrow path amid oaks, cottonwoods, and undergrowth.

June 05, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PIXIE WOODS

Since the beginning to the month, Pixie Woods Amusement Park has re-opened for the new season.

May 29, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Carnegie art camps paint fun-filled summer

Kids looking for the perfect way to spend their summer in Turlock will not have to look further than city limits.

May 29, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto parks break up boredom

School is out for the summer.

May 29, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MICKE GROVE FUN FOR KIDS

My memories of Micke Grove Regional Park are unforgettable.

May 29, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONLINE DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.

May 29, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


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