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Sciabica’s family history, olive oil deeply intertwined

MODESTO - When Father Francisco Naranjo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Lathrop was looking for suggestions to help their church-building fund-raiser, his parishioners strongly recommended Sciabica's extra virgin olive oil.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Martina McBride performing in Stockton

STOCKTON - An Evening with Martina McBride takes place Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ironstone offers Heart, Jeff Foxworthy, Fogarty

MURPHYS - Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series featuring some world-class performers, including John Fogerty on Aug. 3, Heart on Aug. 11, and Jeff Foxworthy on Sept. 8.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Josh Turner concert set Oct. 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Kernville: The old west & river fun

Those people raised on TV westerns like Bonanza will feel like they've stepped right onto the Ponderosa when they take the one-hour drive northeast from Bakersfield to the town of Kernville. There's good reason: dozens of TV and movie westerns have been filmed in the immediate vicinity.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Highlights of the Stanislaus River trip from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom

The scenic section of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom is popular with both experienced and inexperienced paddlers due to its outstanding mix of wildlife and variety of topography.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Four mistakes to avoid on the Stanislaus River

MISTAKE NO. 1: IMPROPER DRESS ON THE RIVER

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Christy Minstrels staging concert July 21 at State Theatre

MODESTO - The New Christy Minstrels will appear in concert on Saturday, July 21, at the State Theatre.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


YCCD offers nature photography in Sierra

SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Here come the laughs with SRT’s comedy There Goes the Bride

SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as we present There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


History gold standard: Columbia State Park

History buffs could hardly do better than a visit to California's Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where gold was discovered in the mid-19th Century, setting off a population explosion that helped shape what California is today. And maybe the best place to get a sense of what it all was like back then is Columbia State Park, hailed as the state's best preserved ghost town.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cache it if you can: A different way to explore state parks

You may have played pirates as a wee one in your backyard, digging up and burying hidden treasure. As an adult, you can relive those days of discovery by geocaching. Geocaching is an activity that involves using a Global Positioning System receiver to navigate and find or plant containers, called geocaches, that contain a logbook or small treasure. Presently, with an estimate of over a million such caches all over the world, geocaching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in the world. Because of the popularity of the sport and its nature, the California State Parks became ...

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Art abounds in Turlock

Califia, the 14-foot fountain statue, welcomes visitors to downtown Turlock. Adorned in festive colors, the representation of the mythical Amazon queen is supposed to symbolize this area's connection to the soil and its agricultural vitality. The statue - a bronze and ceramic sculpture/fountain - was created by Davis artist Donna Billick and took a year to complete. Califia had her unveiling in June 2005, and stands on the corner of Main and Market streets.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HIGH FLYING MUSEUM

ATWATER - It was the ultimate Cold War spy plane marvel.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Popular spot: Livermore’s downtown packs in people

LIVERMORE – It's Friday night in Downtown Livermore and there isn't a parking space to be found.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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209 HANGOUTS

So you need a place to relax and do some work?

October 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turkish coffeehouse in Turlock serves as 2ndhome for customers

After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern ...

October 21, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


ALMOND BLOSSOM TOWN’S HANGOUT

The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Dell’Osso Farms is 209’s big Halloween season attraction

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Plenty of haunts in Modesto for Halloween fun

MODESTO – So you've got your costume picked out and you're certain that it's going to wow the crowd.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Manteca’s ‘haunted’ houses

So you can't get out of town for Halloween to some of the larger parties that are going on elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Halloween events

Two longstanding Manteca Halloween traditions - Downtown Safe Halloween and the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house - are Saturday, Oct. 22.

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Unplugging in Humboldt & Shasta

I recently took a week off and went relatively unplugged. For a few days I was out of cell range and without electricity or running ...

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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