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Creating the perfect picnic basket for an outing in 209

HILMAR - Looking to go on a picnic? Well, instead of scouring the aisles of conventional supermarkets why not add a local touch to create that perfect picnic basket? The Hilmar Cheese Company visitors center offers an array of meats, cheeses, spreads and other delectable delights that will make your picnic basket so tantalizing that Yogi Bear might even steal it.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


SHARING LOVE OF DESTRUCTION

CERES - Summer has often been considered to be the perfect time of the year for family bonding. No school means more time to take vacations, visit theme parks, or even just stay at home and barbeque with loved ones. For Greg Mathews, however, summer bonding with the family takes on a different form-the destruction derby.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


If you can’t take Dad out to a ball game on Father’s Day, take him to the SJ Fair

STOCKTON - You can take Dad out to the ball game, to a soccer game, to the golf course, or to the movies.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Take in baseball game with dad at Banner Island

STOCKTON - When Banner Island Ballpark opened some eight years ago, I quickly found Home Run Hill to my liking, especially on those warm summer evenings.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Winegrape Alliance ‘Passport’ event on June 21-23

MURPHYS - Calaveras County has so many things to offer tourists, frog jumping, gold panning, cave tours, golf, boating, antiquing, but wine is one of the largest draws. Visitors may be surprised to find out that vines are hardly a newcomer to Calaveras. The oldest vines in the county are 110-year-old Zinfandel, organically dry-farmed in the old Italian tradition. Today, there are nearly 700 acres of vines and a yearly production of about 275,000 cases--still small compared to many other wine growing regions in California, but growing.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


VACATIONING DOWN ON THE FARM

The kids will vote for Disneyland every time but if you want to try something different this year – if only for a night – try stopping at the Seven Sycamores Ranch on your way up or down the San Joaquin Valley. It's a fun destination that will show your youngsters a little about farm life and help them understand the importance of California's agriculture.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Dad & son fishing

They never talk about why Opie and Andy are walking down to the fishing hole in the opening credits of the "Andy Griffith Show."

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Graffiti Weekend

MODESTO – In 1993, cruising was shut down in the city that inspired the movie "American Graffiti."

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


George Lucas making rare appearance in Modesto parade

MODESTO – John Sanders knew the odds were tall when he sent George Lucas an invitation to serve as grand marshal for the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival.

May 31, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Mural captures essence of Manteca cruising days

Frank Vieira is there. So is his best buddy Frank Brazil.

May 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Modesto man mixes his love of classic cars with community service

When Don Harmon hopped in his 1955 red and white Plymouth for the very first time, it was love at first drive. His passion for domestic cars has transcended well over six decades through collecting, remodeling and assembling the classic wheels.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA FARMERS MARKET

Looking for a midweek respite from your usual evening routine?

May 31, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Museum starts night tours of signs from Vegas past

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Ropin’ on the River Rodeo Benefit for free tutoring program this weekend

LATHROP - Give Every Child a Chance is staging the Ropin' on the River Rodeo hosted by Dell'Osso Family Farm today and Sunday.

May 31, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


IT WAS BUMPER-TO-BUMPER

MODESTO - Before there was American Graffiti there was Louie Wyrsch.

May 31, 2013 | Jason Campbell | 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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