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Turlock’s Christmas tree a downtown tradition

Whether it's Rockefeller Square in New York City or San Francisco's Union Square, Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season found in cities and homes across the world. While Turlock's community tree may not tower in comparable sky scraper heights, it is a staple of the Central Valley town's annual holiday traditions since the early 1920s.

December 20, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Memories recall yuletide family spirits

Yuletide memories of years past include heart and soul reflections of family life under living room Christmas trees, church time together and the special gifts of long ago.

December 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Christmas started in September

In the mad, mad world of retail, the Christmas season starts right after back-to-school sales.

December 20, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Turlock beacon of holiday lights

While hanging lights during the holiday season is an annual tradition for many families, it is often met with mixed feelings: Children love seeing the various lights while parents often find the task a dreaded duty.

December 13, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ceres Christmas Tree Lane: 52-year tradition of lights

Every year since 1961, Henry and Vaughn streets in Ceres have been transformed into a holiday wonderland. This year, Christmas Tree Lane was celebrated with a little something extra - snow.

December 13, 2013 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Christmas lights worth a gallon of gas

The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s Candy Cane Lane offers festive display of lights

STOCKTON – Some of the most beautifully decorated places on this side of the 209 along this stretch near West Hammer Lane.

December 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop offers Lights on the Farm, neighborhood displays

LATHROP – The colors erupt from the black LED board.

December 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


HERE COMES SANTA!

Is there a Santa Claus?

November 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Festive, if not busy time of year for Lathrop

LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.

November 29, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock downtown parade an annual success

The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.

November 29, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Stockton holiday boat parade set for sail

The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.

November 29, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto offers day of holiday activities

The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.

November 29, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.

November 22, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Black Friday not only for rough & tumble crowd

Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.

November 22, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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MARISSA’S CLOSET

Prom dresses - many still having their original price tags - have been given to high school girls who otherwise might not experience the thrills of their ...

April 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


HETCH HETCHY’S WAMPA FALLS

Reflections of stark granite walls with numerous dramatic cliffs carved by glaciers shimmy in the early morning sun across one of the largest pristine bodies ...

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Livermore now arguably rivals Napa as play destination

LIVERMORE - High above Del Valle Lake on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail it hits you.

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Sweet boating lake, wilderness trail just 50 minutes away

LIVERMORE - Del Valle Regional Park - just 50 minutes from Manteca - offers arguably the best spot in the Coastal Ranges to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and ...

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TRIFECTA BUSINESS VENTURE

Annie Bhan spent 42 years as a registered nurse before retiring two years ago. After working so long in such a demanding field one might ...

April 01, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


STANISLAUS STREET FESTIVALS

Got a thing for classic cars?

March 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Striking street fair gold

There's plenty of street fair style fun to enjoy in the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA TIME MACHINE

It's the ultimate time machine for everything Manteca.

March 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SJC history finds home at Micke Grove Park

Agriculture is a big part of San Joaquin County's glorious history.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Museum chronicles over 100 years in Turlock

Turlock's history is being kept alive at the Historical Society Museum in downtown Turlock. The evolution of the Valley city is available for all ...

March 11, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


Preserving Ripon’s ‘Record’ of history

There's a lot of Ripon history in the community's downtown museum – stories from years past and photographs of the early day farming community ...

March 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Cowboy history in Oakdale, horseless carriages in Escalon

What would the "Cowboy Capital of the World" be without a museum?

March 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SJ Museum docent ranks share passion for history

They share a passion for the rich history of San Joaquin County.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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