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Global smash hit ‘Mamma Mia! on stage April 13-15

MODESTO - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will play at the Gallo Center for the Arts April 13 through 15.

March 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WHAT’S BREWING IN THE 209

STOCKTON – All that Kellie Craig-Jacobs needs to do to gauge how well she's doing as a business owner is look towards her bar.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Dust Bowl Brewery serves unique beer, food in Turlock

TURLOCK - Some sons play catch with their fathers. Others work on cars.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


What’s brewing in the 209?

MODESTO - More and more beer lovers are taking their passion to the next level and brewing their own craft beers. Homebrewing clubs and competitions have grown rapidly since the legalization of homebrewing in 1978. In 2011, there were an estimated one million homebrewers and over 1,000 homebrew clubs in the United States, according to the American Homebrewers Association.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Mark Ranes

TURLOCK - Turlock resident Mark Ranes is one of the thousands of people who brew their own beer as a hobby. The technology manager said what started out as an extension of his love of cooking has turned into a full-fledged passion.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


THE GOLDEN DOME

SACRAMENTO - Beneath the Golden Dome in Sacramento is a building worthy of the world's sixth largest economy.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


St Patrick’s Day frolic in Columbia

COLUMBIA - The Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park hosts its traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration, free to the public, Saturday March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Restless Heart at Black Oak on April 11

TUOLUMNE – Country favorite Restless Heart will be coming to Black Oak Casino on April 11.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Gypsy’ on stage at Sonora Rep Theatre

SONORA - A burst of the trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tribute to the Blues Brothers on stage at Gallo

MODESTO – The Gallo Center for the Arts will bring The All New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers to Modesto for two performances on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ride the Rails or Go Underground in Old Sacramento starting March 31

OLD SACRAMENTO - Coinciding with the beginning of Easter week, Old Sacramento officially springs into action for a new season of excursion train service on the Sacramento Southern Railroad and Old Sacramento Underground tours, both of which resume the weekend of Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


TECH MUSEUM

SAN JOSE - The Tech Museum of San Jose draws a wide array of reactions from adults.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


NATURE POSES

Photographers – professionals and hobbyists alike – flock to the Northern San Joaquin Valley every year in spring. Mainly for one reason: the world famous almond blossoms that are in full bloom at this time of the year.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BOOK WORM

Ruthanne Bassett always knew that she belonged in a library.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Creamery was sweet attraction in Manteca for years

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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WALKING IN THE 209

For decades, Tom Canales has traveled the Central Valley and Mother Lode by vehicle, using Highway 108 as a portal to the mountains.

February 27, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Trek through Turlock

To get the most of out of an urbanized hike through Turlock, look no further than Califia.

February 27, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Take a stroll in Modesto

MODESTO – The hulking glass windows of the Gallo Center for the Arts loom in the background.

February 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING AROUND WOODWARD

This is the story of two friends, both mothers of two-year-old tots. One lives in Ripon. The other lives in Lathrop.

February 27, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Urban hike with historic significance

On the way back to family court which was once the JC Penney building I walked the downtown streets of Stockton, getting ready to pick up a dear friend who was there on a summons.

February 27, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WALKING ALONG THE RIVER

Taking a walk, a bike ride or a healthy jog around the Ripon community can be a pleasant experience.

February 27, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


OAKDALE’S CANDY FAMILY

When Vicente Sconza opened a candy kitchen in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1939 as an Italian immigrant he was living the sweetest life possible.

February 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Beckles: More than candy

Owner Eddi Marie Julian chuckles every time the sign displayed outside of her Downtown Modesto candy shop causes a passerby to do a double take.

February 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sweet things in Stockton

What's sweeter than Toot Sweets?

February 20, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Hangouts

Nestled amidst the dairies and orchards that line W. Main Street between Turlock and Patterson is the Farmers' Den. Just as the name implies, the restaurant is a gathering place for the area's farmers and ranchers - and on weekends also for those traveling to Interstate 5 or State Route 156.

February 13, 2015 | By KRISTINA HACKER 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WATERLOO INN: A BIT OF COUNTRY

Sometimes it takes an out of towner to make you realize that some of the finest places to dine are in your own backyard.

February 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PLACES FOR FRIENDS & FUN

Hangouts are those places where friends hang out with friends and Ripon has many from the old Odds Fellow Hall to the ice cream shop, a favorite for school children walking home from school.

February 13, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


JIMMY’S ONE STOP: Where farmers & ranchers hangout

TRACY – Mario Figueroa had the mushroom burger.

February 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONE GRAND BRUNCH

WALNUT GROVE - A touch of Italy served with a romantic Sunday brunch awaits those venturing into heart of the Delta at the Grand Island Mansion.

February 06, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ROMANTIC SPOTS

Love is in the air with the "Love You Baby Lunch" on Friday, Feb. 13, made possible by the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

February 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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