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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


Modesto offers day of holiday activities

The holiday season provides ample opportunities for families to take part in local festivities, and this year parents won't miss a detail by bringing their children to Modesto the first Saturday in December for the city's annual day filled with activities.

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


CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Langdon isn't much of a video game connoisseur, but he did raise two teenagers at the height of the industry's explosion.

November 22, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Black Friday not only for rough & tumble crowd

Shopping on Black Friday is not for the faint of heart.

November 22, 2013 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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BREAKFAST IN RIPON

Two restaurants in Ripon are the "people's choice" for breakfast opening before dawn every morning of the week – Frank's Place and My Garden ...

January 22, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Sam’s Café: Popular, long-time spot on Stockton’s Miracle Mile

Sam's Cafe in Stockton is reminiscent of one of those greasy spoons in a television sitcom.

January 22, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


FITNESS TRAINER GETS PERSONAL

Ruben Andujo owner of Andylu Nutrition and Fitness is all about helping people develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

January 08, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Venture Fitness capitalizes on small town feel

With the start of the New Year, it's natural to set new goals-and if fitness is one of them then Venture Fitness can ...

January 08, 2016 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HOT YOGA WORKOUT

Bikram yoga may not be for everyone.

January 08, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Fitness — with a twist — in Modesto

MODESTO – So 2016 has arrived and you've packed on a few holiday pounds thanks to the cookies and the egg nog, an ample helping ...

January 08, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop offers Lights on the Farm

There's probably not a modern-day Christmas tradition that can match bundling up in warm clothes, jumping in the car, and burning up some fossil ...

December 18, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Turlock, Ceres Christmas Tree Lanes

While some of us are approaching that unwritten deadline of putting up our Christmas lights, others have been plotting their design for months.

December 18, 2015 | BY NATALIE WINTERS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lights to see in Manteca

The Christmas season brings many different traditions that we all love. Family traditions such as decorating the tree with strings of real popcorn and cranberry ...

December 18, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Ripon holiday lights dazzle

A drive through the small community of Ripon in search of Christmas lights can take as long as two hours for a thorough appreciation of ...

December 18, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s shining lights

Jim Galindo has a Christmas-decorated front yard worth seeing.

December 18, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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