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World’s first high-altitude observatory still scanning the skies above San Jose

SAN JOSE - Perched high on Mount Hamilton above San Jose is the Lick Observatory.

December 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Christmas pre- & post-World War II

It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Siblings hid from Santa Claus in the closet

"Okay everybody, it's time to go into the closet."

December 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s Christmas tree a downtown tradition

Whether it's Rockefeller Square in New York City or San Francisco's Union Square, Christmas trees are a staple of the holiday season found in cities and homes across the world. While Turlock's community tree may not tower in comparable sky scraper heights, it is a staple of the Central Valley town's annual holiday traditions since the early 1920s.

December 20, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Memories recall yuletide family spirits

Yuletide memories of years past include heart and soul reflections of family life under living room Christmas trees, church time together and the special gifts of long ago.

December 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Christmas started in September

In the mad, mad world of retail, the Christmas season starts right after back-to-school sales.

December 20, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Turlock beacon of holiday lights

While hanging lights during the holiday season is an annual tradition for many families, it is often met with mixed feelings: Children love seeing the various lights while parents often find the task a dreaded duty.

December 13, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ceres Christmas Tree Lane: 52-year tradition of lights

Every year since 1961, Henry and Vaughn streets in Ceres have been transformed into a holiday wonderland. This year, Christmas Tree Lane was celebrated with a little something extra - snow.

December 13, 2013 | By JEFF BENZIGER 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Christmas lights worth a gallon of gas

The Brock family Christmas Lights which literally dominated the scene for weeks during this time of the year is gone for good. But there are still some in the Family City that's worth a gallon of gas to see and admire with the kids tow, or just for your own personal windshield viewing.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s Candy Cane Lane offers festive display of lights

STOCKTON – Some of the most beautifully decorated places on this side of the 209 along this stretch near West Hammer Lane.

December 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop offers Lights on the Farm, neighborhood displays

LATHROP – The colors erupt from the black LED board.

December 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


HERE COMES SANTA!

Is there a Santa Claus?

November 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Festive, if not busy time of year for Lathrop

LATHROP – When the Lathrop City Council got together for their second meeting in November two weeks ago, they freed up their December schedule.

November 29, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock downtown parade an annual success

The Christmas spirit is contagious and can be found to be particularly catching in small towns where holiday events bring together community members, such as Turlock's Downtown Christmas Parade.

November 29, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Stockton holiday boat parade set for sail

The hyacinth along the Deep Water Channel has been cleared in preparation for the 33rd annual Stockton Delta Reflection Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.

November 29, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | 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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