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Portuguese traditions center around nativity

Many Portuguese Americans celebrate Christmas with an emphasis on the nativity, and as a time to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Las Posadas: Nine days of celebrating Christmas

Maria Ochoa grew up in Michoacán.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sweet treats, family gatherings for Christian Assyrians

Christmas is just one day a year, but for Assyrian American Civic Club President Raymond George, he wishes the festivities to be enjoyed for much longer.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Keeping Swedish culture alive with St. Lucia Day, Tomte

"God Jul Och Ett Gott Nytt Ar!" or in other words, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Carol Swenson’s holiday treat

When Carol Swenson gets together with her close friends at Christmas, she will have a special treat for them. Not exactly out of this world, but pretty close to it.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


DEATH VALLEY VACATION

DEATH VALLEY - Hell's Gate. Dante's View. The Funeral Mountains. Coffin Peak. Badwater.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HOLIDAY FUN IN THE 209

Is there a Santa Claus?

November 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop offers plenty of holiday cheer events

There's plenty to do this holiday season in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Holiday parades light up downtown

Christmas in Turlock and Hilmar is all about parades. For Turlock disregard culture is being celebrated in this year's parade, while the Hilmar event will highlight the area's agricultural roots.

November 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Christmas cheer in Modesto

The City of Modesto will be offering an entire day full of Christmas cheer as the town presents three distinct celebrations on Dec. 1.

November 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Celebrate the holiday season in Stockton

STOCKTON – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stockton as the city prepares to host its annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m.

November 24, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Program makes skiing available to all

No one should be denied a fun, sporty vacation because of a physical or mental condition. For over 25 years, The Winter Skiing Unlimited program has provided many deaf, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled individuals a chance to experience an otherwise missed opportunity: snow skiing.

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SKI BEAR

BEAR VALLEY – A light dusting just won't cut it.

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A few tips will make the difference for first-time skiers

Winter is just around the corner, and many holiday vacationers plan to head to the ski slopes with their family and friends. But for those who are unfamiliar with riding, there are a few tips to consider.

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ice skating & snow tubing in Lathrop? Just drop by ‘The Farm’

LATHROP - The forecast for Thanksgiving weekend in Lathrop: Icy conditions with snow.

November 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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