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Murphys: ‘Queen of Sierra’ earns her crown

MURPHYS – She gathered my hand in hers as we traced our way through the Gold Country; traced our way back through time.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton getting jazzed up for Brubeck Festival

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presents the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots. The 2013 Festival is a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covers the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression: live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs), a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and street/community-based jazz events, from Monday, March 18 ...

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TAKE A HIKE, PADDLE A KAYAK

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the spring interpretive programs at New Melones Lake.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton getting jazzed up for 12th annual Brubeck Festival

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presents the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots. The 2013 Festival is a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covers the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression: live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs), a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and street/community-based jazz events, from Monday, March 18 ...

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RIPON GOING NUTS ONCE AGAIN

The sun is starting to chase away winter's chill.

February 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


One photographer’s painful lesson in an almond orchard

Never wear your hair loose. I learned that lesson the painful way while trying to capture photographs of bees gathering pollen from the sweet-smelling almond blossoms in full bloom.

February 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Almond lover’s highway between Escalon & Manteca

Roasted, coated in chocolate or in popcorn. Almonds are available in every which way.

February 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH

The month of February is not only known for the matters of the heart on Valentine's Day, it is also dedicated to heart health among men and women. With February being American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart disease and its dangers is essential to help prevention.

February 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Save a heart by learning CPR

Everyone has heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, through medical TV shows or from real-life experiences; but not enough know how to perform it during an emergency. The American Heart Association estimates that about 30 percent of the population is able to perform CPR in a critical situation.

February 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Take a Sunday ride for brunch at Ryde

WALNUT GROVE - An easy drive and great food.

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Grand Island Mansion: Elegant brunch

WALNUT GROVE - Want a romantic Sunday brunch with a touch of Italy?

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CSU Stanislaus offers perfect picnic setting

With Valentine's Day a week away, planning a romantic evening for your loved one can be a daunting task. The traditional dinner and movie can often become tiresome options for couples who have been in a relationship for some time. Think outside the box this Valentine's Day with an unforgettable evening you can both enjoy.

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Dance the night away with that special someone

"The best things happen while you're dancing;" or so the old Irving Berlin song goes. To make this Valentine's holiday weekend a trip through the light fantastic, join the Modesto Ballroom Club for a special evening event.

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


SIERRA FOOTHILLS BED & BREAKFAST INNS

The name exudes romance, Old World charm, tradition, and history – The Victorian Gold Bed and Breakfast. This eight-bedroom inn located in the heart of historic Jamestown in the Sierra Foothills was built in the 1890s, but offers every modern amenity there is to make your visit both memorable and comfortable. These creature comforts include central heating and air conditioning, private baths, plus television and Internet access. Even the rooms are named after different rose varieties which further heighten the romantic ambience of the Victorian Gold. In fact, the inn has been the setting for weddings with complete packages to suit ...

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Wines and Roses offers romantic get away offering elegant memories

LODI - Wine and Roses in Lodi can easily be described as being luxurious, elegant and intimate as a romantic venue in the Central Valley as well as being a desired location for business meetings.

February 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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


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