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Reuniting with locked-up moms

FOLSOM (AP) - "Hi, baby," Catherine La France cooed as she swept granddaughter Arianna into her arms and danced around the prison yard with the 3-year-old.

May 09, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home mom teaches ‘Munchkins’ to show their love

Heather Medeiros uses Facebook to better the life of her children.

May 09, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Daughters appreciate mom’s gentle spirit, many talents

When Walnut Elementary students Ellie and Julia Carlson are at home they can sometimes hear music winding its way upstairs, the sound of someone "tickling the ivories" downstairs. The player? Their mother. This is her calling card, her way to encourage her daughters to come practice and just one of the many ways Carlson has left an impression on her daughters.

May 09, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CUSTOM BUILT

The silver van parked out in front of Binford's Custom Cycles requires a double check nearly every time you see it.

May 02, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Locals looking for custom work on their car can drive on over to Cars Etc, a one-stop shop for body work, detailing and everything in between.

May 02, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockon’s Paulk Auto Body & Paint will make you feel like a star

Back in the days when the San Francisco 49ers used Stockton as their summer training camp, James Paulk was there.

May 02, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cambra leaves a legacy in cars

A master in hotrod restoration, the late John Cambra continues to send teens to college who are interested in a career in Agriculture and Mechanics through his annual car and motorcycle show.

May 02, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Experience Yosemite National Park

Arguably the world's largest concentration of stunning mountain hiking trails is two hours or less away for almost anyone living in the 209.

April 25, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The great outdoors: Camping in Yosemite

For many visiting Yosemite is an opportunity to take the day and explore nature with stellar views and hiking trails. For others, it is an opportunity to make a fun day into a multi-night camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors in a more rustic setting: camping.

April 25, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Can’t-miss fun on the Mist

It's Yosemite National Park's signature hike.

April 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Exploring Yosemite’s valley floor

When tourists make their way to Yosemite they are often called to do one thing: explore.

April 25, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Evergreen Lodge offers different experience

GROVELAND - Along with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Yosemite is one of my favorite national parks. Unfortunately, more than 3 million annual visitors share my sentiments.

April 25, 2014 | By JANE ENGLE Los Angeles Times Via Associated Press | LIVING IN 209


BAR HOPPIN’

Just before Y2K, and even during the early years of the new millennium, Stockton and Modesto were the nearest places to go for a Japanese sushi or sashimi experience if you happened to live in the South San Joaquin County area.

April 18, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cocoro is ‘better than sex’

When it comes to sushi, everybody has their favorite place and go-to dish.

April 18, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raw Bistro offers exotic experience

Restaurants come and go in the downtown Modesto scene, but Raw Sushi Bistro seems to be making an impression on locals since its establishment on I Street just eight months ago.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Valley Brew serves up ambiance, Delta breeze

STOCKTON – The patio at Valley Brew during the summertime is fickle.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Totally tubular: Beat the heat by rafting rivers

RIPON – Water parks do a great job of copying it.

June 20, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stay hydrated when working out in heat

When the weather sizzled up to 106 degree last week, Wendy Deulus took her workout to the swimming pool.

June 20, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Water parks offer cool respite from summer heat

Locals looking to beat the heat without traveling to a nearby lake or pool can still cool down at the local parks in Turlock, two of which boast water facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DON PEDRO

Lake Don Pedro is a favorite summer hotspot for locals looking to beat the heat and enjoy several activities lakeside but this year the ongoing drought has posed a small impact on the lake's recreational facilities.

June 20, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SUMMER OF BBQ

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story appeared in the April 4, 2014, edition of the Manteca Bulletin.

June 13, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Former city mayor keeps things spicy with ‘MMM’ sauce

LATHROP – You'd notice that big, toothy grin anywhere.

June 13, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Weber’s BBQ: Manteca’s best-kept secret

Weber's BBQ & More may be still considered "out of sight, out of mind."

June 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Exploring the Gold Country

Mark Twain mined – pun intended – the foothills of Northern California for inspiration.

June 06, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sonora a gateway to state’s past

Venture to the Southern Golden Country in the Sierra foothills for a rewarding stay in one of the charming historic towns along scenic Highway 49.

June 06, 2014 | By CARY ORDWAY CalfiforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


Jackson: A city of historical wealth in the heart of the Mother Lode

It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.

June 06, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘Gem of the Southern Mines’

Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.

June 06, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CRUISING DOWN MEMORY LANE

The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.

May 30, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Graffiti Festival brings past to life

MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.

May 30, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN ST. WITH MAIN SQUEEZE

If you squint your eyes you can see a little bit of Al Nunes in Paul Le Mat's character from American Graffiti.

May 30, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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