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MJC: East & West boast 25,000 plus students

MODESTO - What do George Lucas and Kim Komenich have in common?

February 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Merced offers mixed media, regional dance for art lovers

MERCED - Just as winter is winding down, Merced College is heating things up with a slew of community events that the general public can enjoy this spring.

February 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Laser tag fun: Ready, aim zap

MODESTO – Jamie Harwood throws a vest over her shoulder and readjusts it.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Paintball popular extreme sport

Paintball has made its mark as the third most popular extreme sport behind in-line skating and skateboarding since 2009 because it offers a safe adrenaline rush for all ages in any terrain.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Former Camelot now Booming with fun in Modesto

MODESTO – Boomers! may not rhyme with fun. But this recreation attraction in the 209 is a boomtown of fun for families, excitement seekers, and those who just want to get away from the boredom of daily doldrums.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A $100 thrill: Tandem jumping from 2 miles up

LODI - Max Garrido had a 50th birthday to remember.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s Portuguese ‘suicide squad’ keeps old tradition alive

The Turlock De Forcados will be looking death in the face as they gear up for another year of traditional Portuguese bullfights at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena and the Gustine BellaVista Park Arena. The group has previously appeared in Canada, Portugal, and other countries around the world.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

BICYLCE RIDES

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CURE FOR CABIN FEVER

Got cabin fever?

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Beat winter blues by getting taste of summer at various local BBQs

With foul weather afoot, many are seeking solace inside and dreaming of finer days. But thanks to local BBQ eateries, the tastes of backyard summer barbeques can be had any time of year.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hot dog! Club Maccao draws lovers of world-class franks

FRENCH CAMP - A stock car sits atop Club Maccao.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of golden opportunities for daytrips to Jackson, Sonora

JACKSON - The Gold Rush cities of Jackson and Sonora have a lot to offer the motoring tourist from the Central Valley and beyond.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Planet Beach offers healing red light to combat winter blahs

Looking for a killer tan in the middle of winter? Ready for a summer vacation, but worried about time and money? Or do you just need an escape from the coarse winter cold? Look no further than Planet Beach Contempo Spa, a wellness center with all the amenities necessary for renewing the skin and relaxing the body.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

CRAB FEEDS

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


DOWN FIVE DRESS SIZES

In the last two years, Charla Carpenter-Ortiz has become a new person in more ways than one.

January 04, 2013 | | 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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