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Plenty of dancing venues grace Stockton night life

Mr. D's Pizza & Sports Bar sits in a historic brick building near downtown that was once the engine room of one of the largest tanneries on the West Coast.

April 26, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Youth Symphony Orchestra concert May 11

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) presents its season finale concert on Saturday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at Gallo Center for the Arts.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Bluegrass concert at Twisted Oak

VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery opens the 2013 concert series with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band under the stars at the winery in Vallecito.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


5 free things to do in the Napa Valley

NAPA (AP) - Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You're not the first. In the late 19th century, writer Robert Louis Stevenson moved his honeymoon to the rustic but free setting of an abandoned mining camp when the $10-a-week going rate for Calistoga hotels proved too much for his slender purse.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RECYCLING IN THE 209

Earth Day is more than just a day to plant trees, pick up trash, and recycle; it is a time for families and businesses to come together to alter the effects our presence has made on the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Earth Day event today focuses on green living

April is the month for green living. With Earth Day on April 22, the month is jam-packed with local festivals, volunteer opportunities and kid-friendly events to help mark the 43rd anniversary of the annual appreciation day for the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Brunn family: Being green is a form of habit

Andrew and Jackson Brunn will tell you, "it's pretty easy being green. It's habit forming."

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Confessions of a guy not fully committed to the envivornment

"Empaque su basura" reads the sweatshirt hanging in my closet.

April 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


CLEAR LAKE

LAKEPORT - Sometimes overlooked because of the state's spectacular Pacific coastline, California's fresh-water lakes offer plenty of getaway and vacation opportunities for the state's residents. One longtime favorite is Clear Lake, just a couple hours drive of the San Francisco Bay area.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK’S TACO BUS

Of all the food trends to take off during the last decade, taco trucks are perhaps the most popular form of fast food dining in the 209. The taco truck invasion has taken over Valley streets, giving local restaurants some serious competition.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A favorite taco truck in Stockton

STOCKTON - When it comes to taco trucks, my friend Kevin has his favorite.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Table Mountain offers great foothill hike and views

JAMESTOWN - Table Mountain is one of the best-kept secrets for a hike that isn't far from home, isn't difficult, isn't crowded and offers a spectacular view of both snow-covered peaks, New Melones lake and the rolling foothills below.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Patterson locals dub local taco truck congregation ‘Taco Island’

PATTERSON - Looking for an authentic Mexican meal that isn't going to break the bank? Whether you have an appetite for chorizos (Mexican sausage), asada (beef), or even tripa (intestines), Patterson's local taco trucks can supply your needs for just pennies on the dollar.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Orchids in full bloom this weekend at Weberstown

STOCKTON - Nina Simangan looks over each of her orchids.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TIDEWATER REBORN

MODESTO - Folks looking for a hiking trail in the Central Valley have plenty of rural areas to choose from, and now have a more urban option also. The City of Modesto embarked on a new project designed to transform a piece of history into a physical fitness trail.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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WALKING AROUND WOODWARD

This is the story of two friends, both mothers of two-year-old tots. One lives in Ripon. The other lives in Lathrop.

February 27, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Urban hike with historic significance

On the way back to family court which was once the JC Penney building I walked the downtown streets of Stockton, getting ready to pick up a dear friend who was there on a summons.

February 27, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING ALONG THE RIVER

Taking a walk, a bike ride or a healthy jog around the Ripon community can be a pleasant experience.

February 27, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


OAKDALE’S CANDY FAMILY

When Vicente Sconza opened a candy kitchen in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1939 as an Italian immigrant he was living the sweetest life possible.

February 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Beckles: More than candy

Owner Eddi Marie Julian chuckles every time the sign displayed outside of her Downtown Modesto candy shop causes a passerby to do a double take.

February 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sweet things in Stockton

What's sweeter than Toot Sweets?

February 20, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Hangouts

Nestled amidst the dairies and orchards that line W. Main Street between Turlock and Patterson is the Farmers' Den. Just as the name implies, the restaurant is a gathering place for the area's farmers and ranchers - and on weekends also for those traveling to Interstate 5 or State Route 156.

February 13, 2015 | By KRISTINA HACKER 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WATERLOO INN: A BIT OF COUNTRY

Sometimes it takes an out of towner to make you realize that some of the finest places to dine are in your own backyard.

February 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PLACES FOR FRIENDS & FUN

Hangouts are those places where friends hang out with friends and Ripon has many from the old Odds Fellow Hall to the ice cream shop, a favorite for school children walking home from school.

February 13, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


JIMMY’S ONE STOP: Where farmers & ranchers hangout

TRACY – Mario Figueroa had the mushroom burger.

February 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONE GRAND BRUNCH

WALNUT GROVE - A touch of Italy served with a romantic Sunday brunch awaits those venturing into heart of the Delta at the Grand Island Mansion.

February 06, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ROMANTIC SPOTS

Love is in the air with the "Love You Baby Lunch" on Friday, Feb. 13, made possible by the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

February 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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