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Star Wars collectibles: In a Stockton store, far, far away

STOCKTON - Josh Lawson is a Star Wars geek.

August 03, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Coin collector turns passion into business

Pick almost any coin of any metal and Lee Henderson can probably tell you its story. The year, the history, how many there were, or are, in circulation, and why the particular person or animal was picked for the engraving.

August 03, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Philately still alive & well in the 209

With e-vites, e-mails and all kinds of electronic communication devices proliferating, practically obliterating the popularity of sending mails via the postal service today, one would think philately has gone the way of the dinosaurs, right?

August 03, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


KAEP’S TATS

Colin Kaepernick has had one amazing year, and his success on the football field is only a fraction of the reason why. Since taking the reins of San Francisco's offense for his first start on Monday Night Football and snowballing that performance into a Super Bowl XLVII run, the fleet footed and rocket armed quarterback from Turlock has been experiencing a whirlwind of national attention, both for better and for worse.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Still fond of his tattoos after over 60 years

Ripon's Red Nutt sports a wing-flapping Eagle flying across his broad chest, but he rarely is seen without a shirt in public.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Tattoo artist: He gets onto your skin

The tattoo on Vern Ring's lower left shin stands out.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Breaking stigmas with a little bit of ink

It's safe to say that tattoo parlors have always had a bit of a social stigma related to them. In pop culture, they have been associated with a sense of grunginess, anti authority, and a 'get out of the way of my custom Harley or get run over,' kind of feel.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Giraffic Park’ awaits in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA - There are sounds of the jungle just outside your tent's thin canvas walls, the incessant birds, the occasional shriek by creature unknown, the rustling of trees. You're frozen in place under your warm blankets not anxious to stick your head out of the tent door because you don't know what might happen to lunge at you from the darkness. It sure would be good to have that bear gun cocked and loaded but, of course, you don't.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton Symphony season will pop with Celtic energy

STOCKTON - The Stockton Symphony opens its 2013-14 season on Sept. 21 with its Autumn Pops, featuring a breathless virtuoso fiddle performance by an original star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers. Known for her electrifying concerts that bring audiences to their feet, Ivers is joined by her ensemble, Immigrant Soul, local Irish dancers, and the Stockton Symphony.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Jeffery Brossard & Creole Cowboys on stage tonight at Twisted Oak

Twisted Oak Winery Twisted Folk Concert Series tonight presents the unique and legendary Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys.

July 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Hamlets part of the charm of Sac-SJ Delta

ISLETON – Blink and you'll miss it.

July 19, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Delta + Stockton = Water fun

STOCKTON - During the Asparagus Festival, downtown Stockton's signature event, folks with watercrafts can avoid the hassles of driving by docking along the Deep Water Channel.

July 19, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


San Joaquin Delta is boater’s paradise

With a thousand miles of inland waterways, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta is a boater's paradise. But whether you're an avid boater or not, the Delta offers a unique getaway experience for anyone looking for an adventurous way to enjoy all that California has to offer.

July 19, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CLOUD’S REST & YOSEMITE HIGH COUNTRY

YOSEMITE - Visiting Yosemite Valley in the summer is often as pleasant as getting stuck in a traffic jam in Los Angeles.

July 19, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Firefighters muster up friendly competition in Turlock Aug. 3

When the alarm bells and whistles sounded to alert the community of a fire in the early 1900s, firefighters rallied by pulling carts and hand-pumped fire engines. A glimpse into that era of firefighting will come to the Turlock fairgrounds on Aug. 3 as dozens of firefighters gather with antique equipment for the purpose of competition at the 30th annual Stanislaus County Fire Muster.

July 19, 2013 | NANCY ANGEL The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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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


Hot Dogging It

Hob Nob's renowned Casper hot dog comes with mustard, relish and onions, "and anything else you want to put on it," quipped owner Rick Atwell.

May 02, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Dad’s can serve up mean hot dog

About a year ago, I took my son to DAD's Hot Dogs to experience a real Stockton treat.

May 02, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN STREET FOOTERS

Just ask anyone in Turlock where they can find the best hotdog in the 209 and odds are they'll say Main Street Footers.

May 02, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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