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Cocoro is ‘better than sex’

When it comes to sushi, everybody has their favorite place and go-to dish.

April 18, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raw Bistro offers exotic experience

Restaurants come and go in the downtown Modesto scene, but Raw Sushi Bistro seems to be making an impression on locals since its establishment on I Street just eight months ago.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


SUSHI GARDEN II SECOND TO NONE

Upon entering Sushi Garden II in Turlock, customers are immediately greeted with the smiling faces of diners past. A wall covered in pictures of locals who have enjoyed the cuisine at Sushi Garden II are framed near the entrance, a testament to the good service and quality food that keeps customers coming back.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BRAVE NEW WORLD

The first thing that grabs you is the décor.

April 18, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SEEDS, SHOVELS STATUES

RIPON – What do you think of when you picture a garden?

April 11, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Gardener’s oasis

Gardening is a popular hobby in the Central Valley where the ideal California climate is conducive to growing. The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop in Turlock is largely responsible for cultivating many locals' "green thumbs."

April 11, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Westurf Nursery a staple in Modesto gardening landscape

MODESTO – For more than 30 years Westurf Nursery has been a mainstay in the Modesto gardening landscape, and with 10 acres of trees, shrubs, roses and more, it's hard to miss.

April 11, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


New Buds ‘super awesome’

When was the last time a nursery was called "Super Awesome?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHOICE SPOT FOR A PRIME CUT

ISLETON – People get territorial when you talk about steak.

April 04, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The Fruit Yard ‘prime’ location

Locals looking to satisfy their cravings for a quality steak dinner won't need to look far as The Fruit Yard Restaurant & Country Market is well versed in providing not only quality beef but quality service.

April 04, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Elegant Bull

DELHI – A porterhouse or a rib eye. Sautéed or broiled over an open fire. With French fries or a baked potato. The Elegant Bull in Delhi offers its customers the ultimate dining experience when it comes to steak.

April 04, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HOUSE OF BEEF

OAKDALE – Nestled deep in the Cowboy Capital of the World, House of Beef ropes in its guests near and far with a tantalizing steak selection.

April 04, 2014 | 209 staff reports | LIVING IN 209


El Rancho Inn a hotspot

Nobody does steak better than the El Rancho Inn in Stockton.

April 04, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pena brilliant in portrayal of Chavez

Manteca marked the home stretch for Cesar Chavez.

March 28, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CENTER STAGE

In celebration of the upcoming Cesar Chavez holiday, California State University, Stanislaus students had the opportunity to witness and learn from one of Chavez's right hand men and a significant leader in Chicano culture: Luis Valdez.

March 28, 2014 | By ALEXANDRA ANDERSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Modesto’s Magnetism

It sounds like a restaurant.

August 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


TAILOR MADE CRAFTSMAN

Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.

August 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Custom leather man has the tools

For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.

August 08, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Making a clean sweep the old-fashioned way

Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.

August 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


It rocks: Stand atop El Capitan

The world's largest "rock" isn't the Hope Diamond.

August 08, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DINING ALFRESCO

Ernie's Food & Spirits has built a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences in all the Central Valley, but the best seat in the house may not be in the building at all.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Metropolitan meal in Modesto

MODESTO – You don't have to be Abe Froman to get a table at Concetta.

August 01, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Affordable eats with a million dollar view of Delta

Who says dining alfresco has to be pricey?

August 01, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Food awaits the hungry at the top of Priest Grade

BIG OAK FLAT – There's no pot of gold at the end of the climb up winding Old Priest Grade in Tuolumne County.

August 01, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


ROOM WITH A VIEW

RIPON – Every inch of the Canal Street Grille is spiced with its own charm and elegance, from the wine cellar to its formal dining room to the frosted glass.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Fresh take on the dining experience at El Jardin

Since 1980, El Jardin has been a favorite destination for patio dining and great Mexican cuisine in Turlock. Although diners can opt to eat inside, it is what is on the outside that attracts customers to El Jardin time and time again.

August 01, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


209 FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

July 25, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Paddle to Sea along Tuolumne supports cause

Do you enjoy a challenge? What if that challenge also raises funds for an environmentally friendly cause? If you answered yes, then Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea paddle-a-thon is for you.

July 25, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras River alive & well, defies its translation

STOCKTON – I've gotten to know the Calaveras River quite well over the years.

July 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Fishing for fun on Mokelumne River

It's too bad the Mokelumne River is identified as an underutilized recreational resource with little public access.

July 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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