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Treasure hunters love Stockton’s Superior Thrift

Alexandra may be considered a savvy shopper.

January 03, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto rocks New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to a new one, but it is also time to do one thing: party. Whether it's a restaurant or a church, a nightclub or a bar, Modesto offers a host of events to make ringing in 2014 a memorable experience.

December 27, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ripon, Lathrop offers ways to ring in the New Year in style

Say goodbye to an old friend with fun, food, friends and everything else on the New Year's side of happy.

December 27, 2013 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Hitting the town New Year’s Eve in Manteca

Three. Two. One.

December 27, 2013 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Usher in 2014 with Polar Run & Dunk

What better way to make a splash for 2014 but with the Polar Run and Dunk.

December 27, 2013 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Start 2014 with First Day Hikes at California parks

A healthy start to a new year

December 27, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


World’s first high-altitude observatory still scanning the skies above San Jose

SAN JOSE - Perched high on Mount Hamilton above San Jose is the Lick Observatory.

December 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Christmas pre- & post-World War II

It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Siblings hid from Santa Claus in the closet

"Okay everybody, it's time to go into the closet."

December 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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


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TURLOCK WOMAN RAISES THE BAR

Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover."

March 24, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Yoga benefits everyone from elderly to fighters

When Michele Flores sees one of her students reach a milestone, she's as happy as any teacher would be.

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Family man’s workout: You make the time

When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe.

March 24, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TIME FOR BLOOMING FUN

VOLCANO - Amador County's 140-year tradition marking the arrival of spring is now in full bloom.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ON STAGE IN VOLCANO

VOLCANO - One of the coziest and unique live theatre stage settings in all of the 209 can be found in what was once Amador County ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SPRING INTO TURLOCK

Many locals know Pageo Lavender Farm as a stunning venue for weddings, special events and - of course - the go-to place for all things lavender. However ...

March 10, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


ROADS IN THE 209

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Take the test: Are you a Man-tee-kan!

Man-tee-ka!!

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Picnic & play spots around Stockton

The late Huell Howser once marveled at Victory Park.

March 10, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ripon’s river picnic escapes

There's nothing that compares with a family picnic in Ripon with its lush riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River and a unique picnic area ...

March 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus River beckons as spring returns

MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the ...

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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