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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


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

So what are we doing for Thanksgiving?" my girlfriend asked.

November 21, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Not too long ago, Jason White and Lisa Perez took their road bikes out and took a spin along San Joaquin County's wine country region.

November 14, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


More to Lockeford than its meat; vineyards, tee times attract some

LOCKEFORD – It starts with the meats.

November 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHEESE & CHARM

Although a majority of individuals only drive through Hilmar as a means to get to Interstate 5, the small community in Merced County has proven to be much more than a pit stop along the way.

November 14, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


KNIGHTS FERRY

KNIGHTS FERRY - It is a magical time along the Stanislaus River.

November 14, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vietnam vets from the area speak out

It's an eye-opening revelation of what Central Valley vets suffered in their Vietnam service where they felt they were braving their fears in combat for their country as they witnessed many of their comrades dropping to their deaths beside them.

November 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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ONLINE DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.

May 29, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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