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FUN TIMES IN RIVER CITY

Who can resist the charm of an early 20th-century riverboat – a true paddle-wheeler that once offered prohibition-era drinking, jazz bands and gambling for its fun-loving passengers? Fortunately there's no need to travel to the Mississippi – and no, we're not talking Disneyland. The Delta King awaits your exploration dockside in Old Sacramento.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CALAVERAS BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country star Sara Evans plays Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON – The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

JAMESTOWN - To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend -- May 26, 27 and 28 -- at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Park: A real ‘cool’ spot

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road south of Manteca and west of Ripon.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers 2 water features, swim lessons to keep cool in heat

The heat is coming and residents and visitors of Turlock have a few options on cooling down.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Interactive water play features: Wet & wild fun for children

It's heating up again in the Central Valley.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cash Tribute concert set for May 25 in Tracy

TRACY - The Johnny Cash Tribute will play at The Grand in Tracy on Friday, May 25.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chocolate Festival: Sweet time in Oakdale May 19-20

OAKDALE - The 20th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "A Chocolate Explosion," is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wood Park at Highways 108 and 120.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Northern San Joaquin Valley farmers markets highlight produce, unique items

California produces nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, nuts and vegetables - the majority of which is grown right here in the Central Valley. Valley residents don't have to go far to get their hands on the best the Valley has to offer, as farmers' markets have opened for another season.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Places in the 209 and beyond...

Sometimes the most fascinating tourist attractions aren't the most obvious. But if you "dig" a little deeper, you can find rewarding discoveries just under the surface – the earth's surface that is. That's where you'll find Underground California.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


California Moaning Caverns

California Moaning Cavern is located in Vallecito on 5350 Moaning Cave Road between Murphys and Columbia off of Highway 49 in the Sierra foothills. You can reach the area by taking Highway 4 toward Angels Camp.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus River rafting a ‘blast’ in Ripon

Ripon and the Stanislaus River can be synonymous to having a good time with rafters being drawn to the fast moving water as soon as the weather heats up like it is doing this weekend.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


209 swimming holes where you can beat the heat

The smooth bends of the Stanislaus River meander through Caswell Memorial State Park like a Sunday afternoon stroll.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


GONE FISHIN’

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.

May 05, 2012 | | 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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