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Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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Roses still favorite flower for Valentine’s

With Valentine's Day approaching, there's one thing the flower buyer shouldn't forget.

February 06, 2015 | By CHHUN SUN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto options for you & your sweetheart

MODESTO - It doesn't matter if you think that Valentine's Day was created to sell greeting cards (it was).

February 06, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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