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Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


GOING OUT OF their Gourds

Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


RAM Farms perfect fall destination for pumpkins, fun

Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pop quiz: Can pumpkins cure acne?

Got pumpkins?

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Star power: Yelpers love Rockin B’s

MODESTO – It's hard to mess up a hamburger.

January 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Original Manny’s in Stockton still delivers

STOCKTON – So what makes for a good hamburger?

January 09, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


FROSTY MUG HEAVEN

LODI - Want a real root beer float?

January 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A barn that is more than a rustic structure

It's an old barn like any other in the Manteca and surrounding areas, or even in the San Joaquin Valley.

January 02, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Shopping off the beaten path in Modesto

MODESTO – There's the mall.

January 02, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s hidden gems

The Troll doll was one of many toys that came out during the height of the Cold War.

January 02, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Something good cooking in Stockton

STOCKTON – Port City's native son has returned with a … filet?

January 02, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bowling, bingo games, dancing and more to usher in 2015

There's a veritable smorgasbord of places to ring in the New Year in and around Manteca.

December 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sierra celebrates

New Years Eve celebrations throughout the Sierra Nevada range are on tap from Lake Tahoe to as far south as Mammoth Lakes just off Highway 395.

December 26, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton rings in new year on foot

What better way to kick-off 2015 but with a brisk run or walk?

December 26, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


GLAMOROUS LIKE GATSBY

As the clock strikes midnight, Turlock proves year after year to be comparable to big city venues as one of the best places to ring in the New Year in the Central Valley.

December 26, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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