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Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The gift of volunteerism for the holidays

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty options for charitable donations

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2008, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Boat parade cancellation won’t sink Stockton’s plans

The annual Stockton Delta Reflections Light Boat Parade has been canceled for this year.

November 29, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Forecast for Christmas season: Fun

The forecast for the Christmas season calls for snow and ice in Lathrop and unique traditions in Manteca such as a wild game feed all the way to Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops to the oldest running twilight holiday parade in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

November 29, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Night with the Stars of Christmas

Tis the season for parades, festivals, and - of course - Santa Claus and for those looking to get on the nice list this year, Turlock and its surrounding communities have them covered when it comes to holiday events and parades.

November 29, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Holiday Treet

The small-town feel of Ripon is no more apparent than with the advent of the Christmas season and the lighting of the festive trees at the Veterans' Museum Park and at the Mistlin Fountain at the 99 Freeways Highway 99 recognizing the Hospice Foundation.

November 29, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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SEGWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

If walking or driving the streets of San Francisco is not quite enough adventure for you, try joining the growing number of people who are ...

July 21, 2017 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


SUTTER’S FORT

SACRAMENTO - The cradle of modern-day California civilization is not San Francisco or Los Angeles.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


IT’S MID-APRIL IN JULY

TIOGA PASS - If you have never ventured into the high Sierra in the early spring now's the best time to do so.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mono Lake part of Highway 120’s unique charms

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake 160 miles east of Manteca via Highway 120 and you'll be struck by two oddities ...

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


LODI

LODI - I'm sure Lodi boosters could have done without the backhanded slap delivered in 1969 by Creedence Clearwater Revival with the song "Lodi" with ...

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MONTEREY POP

MONTEREY- Before Burning Man and Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Governors Island, there was Monterey Pop.

June 16, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, The Summer of 1967- The Flower Children climbed a mountain, swarmed a polo field and crowded a beach to welcome the arrival of ...

June 16, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


1960S ROCK ICONS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Summer of Love in 1967 marked a turning point in rock and roll history: It introduced America to the exciting new ...

June 16, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Summer of Love

By JOCELYN GECKER

June 16, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


SUNOL REGIONAL WILDERNESS

SUNOL - Cascading waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and thick tree cover in the middle of nowhere.

June 09, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


RED TIE CONCERTS IN RIPON

Nestled behind a palatial family home off of rural Ripon's River Road surrounded by redwood trees and acres of peach trees is a spacious ...

June 09, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

COLUMBIA - Treat yourself to a burst of color this summer.

June 09, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE FOR NEWBIES

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - There are six words when uttered by anyone who has lived in the Northern San Joaquin Valley for at least a year ...

June 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Hidden Monterey

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June 02, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


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