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‘Giraffic Park’ awaits in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA - There are sounds of the jungle just outside your tent's thin canvas walls, the incessant birds, the occasional shriek by creature unknown, the rustling of trees. You're frozen in place under your warm blankets not anxious to stick your head out of the tent door because you don't know what might happen to lunge at you from the darkness. It sure would be good to have that bear gun cocked and loaded but, of course, you don't.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton Symphony season will pop with Celtic energy

STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Jeffery Brossard & Creole Cowboys on stage tonight at Twisted Oak

Twisted Oak Winery Twisted Folk Concert Series tonight presents the unique and legendary Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hamlets part of the charm of Sac-SJ Delta

ISLETON – Blink and you'll miss it.

July 19, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Delta + Stockton = Water fun

STOCKTON - During the Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton's signature event, folks with watercrafts can avoid the hassles of driving by docking along the Deep Water Channel.

July 19, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


San Joaquin Delta is boater’s paradise

With a thousand miles of inland waterways, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta is a boater's paradise. But whether you're an avid boater or not, the Delta offers a unique getaway experience for anyone looking for an adventurous way to enjoy all that California has to offer.

July 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CLOUD’S REST & YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY

YOSEMITE - Visiting Yosemite Valley in the summer is often as pleasant as getting stuck in a traffic jam in Los Angeles.

July 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Firefighters muster up friendly competition in Turlock Aug. 3

When the alarm bells and whistles sounded to alert the community of a fire in the early 1900s, firefighters rallied by pulling carts and hand-pumped fire engines. A glimpse into that era of firefighting will come to the Turlock fairgrounds on Aug. 3 as dozens of firefighters gather with antique equipment for the purpose of competition at the 30th annual Stanislaus County Fire Muster.

July 19, 2013 | NANCY ANGEL The 209 | LIVING IN 209


‘Bridezillas’ ending a decade of wedding terror as reality TV show

NEW YORK (AP) - They're often drunken and controlling, weepy and abusive, but you won't have all those bridezillas to kick around come November.

July 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


MAGIC BEAN

On the surface, Heather Elkins' investment decision seemed questionable.

July 12, 2013 | — By Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Modesto shop focuses on craft and community

When Kody Moret wakes up every morning, he, like 83 percent of his fellow Americans, drinks a cup of joe.

July 12, 2013 | Jaydeep Bhatia | LIVING IN 209


American love affair with cafe

It's no secret. Americans have a love affair with coffee. Whether it's the aroma of a brewing pot of joe or the first bitter mouthful in the morning, coffee has become the world's most popular consumed beverage.

July 12, 2013 | NANCY ANGEL | LIVING IN 209


Well-kept secret It’s a (burrito) wrap

Jake's is probably the best kept secret from travelers on Highway 99 when they are hoping for a short but relaxing break from the monotony of the roadway where they can enjoy the best in sandwiches, coffee, tea and conversation.

July 12, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


GOING GREEK

It prides itself as a Greek mom-and-pop's store and dining destination. But there's more to Tony & Mrs. K's Bakery-Café on East Yosemite Avenue in Manteca just a stone's throw from historic Spreckel's shopping center.

July 12, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Aerosmith drummer brews up coffee beat

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) - Who figured that one of The Bad Boys of Boston would grow to become a connoisseur of gourmet coffee.

July 12, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


WHERE ‘THE ICEMAN COMETH’ WAS PENNED

DANVILLE - Less than an hour from the 209 is where the home of Eugene O'Neill - America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright - chose to ...

March 03, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


African Penguin: One example of Academy research

The California Academy of Science's African penguin colony has long been a visitor favorite.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd ...

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK SURE TO IMPRESS VISITORS

While many people might shrug off Turlock as just another small town, the booming city has proven that is anything but that in recent years ...

February 17, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Waterfront helps set Stockton apart

Occasionally, I'll have an out-of-town friend drop by my Stockton home.

February 17, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Reasons to cruise on into Modesto

It's not exactly a destination that people from around the country and the world are flocking to on vacation.

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s life on the rails

As a modern American, it is rather difficult to imagine the sorts of things that might concern the first settlers of the Turlock area back ...

February 10, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The walk that gave birth to Manteca

It was the ultimate power walk.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The ‘Y’ gives life to Lathrop

Lathrop and Tracy share the same bloodline - the engineer who Leland Stanford hired to lay out the Central Pacific Railroad tracks in the valley.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mormon settlement led to Ripon

The seeds for the Ripon community were planted along the Stanislaus River following a short-lived settlement established in 1846 when a group of Mormons planted ...

February 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


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