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Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


GOING OUT OF their Gourds

Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


RAM Farms perfect fall destination for pumpkins, fun

Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pop quiz: Can pumpkins cure acne?

Got pumpkins?

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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WILLIAM LAND PARK

SACRAMENTO - William Land Park - Sacramento's heavily treed 166 acres of low-key family fun - is worth a short day trip from the 209 if you ...

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BOOK EXCHANGE: MANTECA SUCCESS STORY

The Manteca Book Exchange has turned over thousands of books and CDs for readers in the community for the past 24 years – each having been ...

March 31, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Miracle Mile Bookstore caters to browsers

STOCKTON - Perhaps the word that best describes Phong To's Miracle Mile Bookstore is 'eclectic.'

March 31, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Yesterday’s Books are today’s treasures

MODESTO – They're always the heaviest boxes that nobody ever wants to take with them when they move.

March 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Old books new again at The Book Bin

Most books are bought shiny and new, fresh from the bookstore, but sometimes a bit of magic can be found in the pages of a ...

March 31, 2017 | BY ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Stockton museum is all about play & learning

STOCKTON - Imagination runs wild for kids at the Children's Museum of Stockton.

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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


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