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Turlock’s Portuguese ‘suicide squad’ keeps old tradition alive

The Turlock De Forcados will be looking death in the face as they gear up for another year of traditional Portuguese bullfights at the Stevinson Pentecost Bull Fighting Arena and the Gustine BellaVista Park Arena. The group has previously appeared in Canada, Portugal, and other countries around the world.

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

BICYLCE RIDES

January 18, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CURE FOR CABIN FEVER

Got cabin fever?

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Beat winter blues by getting taste of summer at various local BBQs

With foul weather afoot, many are seeking solace inside and dreaming of finer days. But thanks to local BBQ eateries, the tastes of backyard summer barbeques can be had any time of year.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hot dog! Club Maccao draws lovers of world-class franks

FRENCH CAMP - A stock car sits atop Club Maccao.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of golden opportunities for daytrips to Jackson, Sonora

JACKSON - The Gold Rush cities of Jackson and Sonora have a lot to offer the motoring tourist from the Central Valley and beyond.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Planet Beach offers healing red light to combat winter blahs

Looking for a killer tan in the middle of winter? Ready for a summer vacation, but worried about time and money? Or do you just need an escape from the coarse winter cold? Look no further than Planet Beach Contempo Spa, a wellness center with all the amenities necessary for renewing the skin and relaxing the body.

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Happenings

CRAB FEEDS

January 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


DOWN FIVE DRESS SIZES

In the last two years, Charla Carpenter-Ortiz has become a new person in more ways than one.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock native peddles past fitness doubts

What started as a fitness resolution soon became the pride of the Turlock community as Bell Real Estate owner Robert Bell launched a cycling team that promotes community involvement, team camaraderie, and charity.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Weighing his options: A resolution that overcame death

The start of the New Year is a time to reflect on what matters most and apply a resolution to obtain goals. For Turlock resident Roy Huffman, implementing a fitness resolution meant more than losing weight; it meant saving his life.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


He was tired of being fat

Jeff Liotard was just tired of being fat.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


209 happenings

CRAB FEEDS

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Starting 2013 off and running toward fitness & health goals

STOCKTON – The closest thing for me to making a New Year resolution was to actually do the 8th annual Resolution Run hosted by Fleet Feet.

January 04, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TOASTING IN 2013

What New Year's Eve celebration is complete unless it has the traditional midnight toast of either champagne or sparkling wine?

December 29, 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


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