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Musical Yule lights all part of Ripon family tradition

RIPON - The Nutt family in Ripon is known for going all out with their Christmas decorations – a tradition that started years ago at the home of now Mayor Red Nutt at his residence on Idaho Street and followed up by his adult son John with nearly 12,000 lights underscored by music on an FM station.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Lights in Lathrop: From bright homes to driving on the farm

LATHROP – It's beginning to look a lot like…Clark Griswold went crazy with the Christmas lights again and turned your house into an airport runway light.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Y Explore offers Yosemite winter wonderland tours

SONORA – Winter's early arrival in Yosemite National Park has captivated travelers from around the world.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


IT’S ALL GOUDA!

There is nothing cheesy about this holiday present. One of the best and most well-known homemade items in demand this holiday season is, you guessed it, cheese!

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Give gifts they’ll go nuts over

SALIDA – This will be Carol Anderson's 25th year at the Blue Diamond Almonds company store in Salida.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Functional 209 art you can use to eat with

Randy Pearsall is offering hand-made pottery creation demonstrations for the sixth year on Dec. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at his Stoneware studio on Louise Avenue, a half mile west of Jack Tone Road.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Why wine? Gift giving is easy at 209 wineries

Imagine receiving a personalized gift basket that included your favorite bottle of wine.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Vegan bath products hot sellers for stocking stuffers

Vintage Market in downtown Turlock offers a variety of unique jewelry items, antiques, and home decor, but one of the hottest stocking stuffers this year - for women and men - are the store's homemade bath items.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Give the gift of art

Still looking for that perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Pencil in a visit to the Turlock Community Art Gallery.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WILD TIME IN MANTECA

The blockbuster movie, "Where the Wild Things Are," tells about a mythical place.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HOLIDAY FUN IN THE 209

There's plenty to do this holiday season in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS

RIPON – It's an ornate culture full of festive attire and traditions dating back to the 13th century.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Portuguese traditions center around nativity

Many Portuguese Americans celebrate Christmas with an emphasis on the nativity, and as a time to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Las Posadas: Nine days of celebrating Christmas

Maria Ochoa grew up in Michoacán.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sweet treats, family gatherings for Christian Assyrians

Christmas is just one day a year, but for Assyrian American Civic Club President Raymond George, he wishes the festivities to be enjoyed for much longer.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


Spending Christmas with her family, loved ones and less fortunate

Patricia Jimenez often drove along Lincoln Street in Stockton, passing many of the less fortunate in the area near the St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room located directly underneath the Highway 4 crosstown freeway.

December 19, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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