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Bluegrass concert at Twisted Oak

VALLECITO - Twisted Oak Winery opens the 2013 concert series with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band under the stars at the winery in Vallecito.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


5 free things to do in the Napa Valley

NAPA (AP) - Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You're not the first. In the late 19th century, writer Robert Louis Stevenson moved his honeymoon to the rustic but free setting of an abandoned mining camp when the $10-a-week going rate for Calistoga hotels proved too much for his slender purse.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RECYCLING IN THE 209

Earth Day is more than just a day to plant trees, pick up trash, and recycle; it is a time for families and businesses to come together to alter the effects our presence has made on the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Earth Day event today focuses on green living

April is the month for green living. With Earth Day on April 22, the month is jam-packed with local festivals, volunteer opportunities and kid-friendly events to help mark the 43rd anniversary of the annual appreciation day for the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Brunn family: Being green is a form of habit

Andrew and Jackson Brunn will tell you, "it's pretty easy being green. It's habit forming."

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Confessions of a guy not fully committed to the envivornment

"Empaque su basura" reads the sweatshirt hanging in my closet.

April 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


CLEAR LAKE

LAKEPORT - Sometimes overlooked because of the state's spectacular Pacific coastline, California's fresh-water lakes offer plenty of getaway and vacation opportunities for the state's residents. One longtime favorite is Clear Lake, just a couple hours drive of the San Francisco Bay area.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK’S TACO BUS

Of all the food trends to take off during the last decade, taco trucks are perhaps the most popular form of fast food dining in the 209. The taco truck invasion has taken over Valley streets, giving local restaurants some serious competition.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A favorite taco truck in Stockton

STOCKTON - When it comes to taco trucks, my friend Kevin has his favorite.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Table Mountain offers great foothill hike and views

JAMESTOWN - Table Mountain is one of the best-kept secrets for a hike that isn't far from home, isn't difficult, isn't crowded and offers a spectacular view of both snow-covered peaks, New Melones lake and the rolling foothills below.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Patterson locals dub local taco truck congregation ‘Taco Island’

PATTERSON - Looking for an authentic Mexican meal that isn't going to break the bank? Whether you have an appetite for chorizos (Mexican sausage), asada (beef), or even tripa (intestines), Patterson's local taco trucks can supply your needs for just pennies on the dollar.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Orchids in full bloom this weekend at Weberstown

STOCKTON - Nina Simangan looks over each of her orchids.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TIDEWATER REBORN

MODESTO - Folks looking for a hiking trail in the Central Valley have plenty of rural areas to choose from, and now have a more urban option also. The City of Modesto embarked on a new project designed to transform a piece of history into a physical fitness trail.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Tidewater transformation: From barren to blooming

The daffodils are in bloom and the trees are budding as spring approaches for the 14th time since the Tidewater Bike Path replaced the former barren and weed-infested abandoned right-of-way of its namesake railroad.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Idyllic canyon trails await west of Patterson

PATTERSON - Heart-pumping climbs, dog-friendly paths and walks for the kids are some of the activities that Frank Raines Park has to offer local hikers.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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‘Fresh cut’ at Manteca’s GK Mongolian Barbecue

"Eat your vegetables!" This is the message that greets diners at the door to the GK Mongolian Barbecue on South Main Street in Manteca.

August 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Restaurants in Modesto defy the stereotypes

MODESTO – Alright. We get it. You don't want a steak and you don't want chicken and fresh salmon – covered in lemon and butter and roasted over an open flame in foil – is out as well.

August 29, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Going Greek

Greek cuisine is ideally suited to vegetarians and vegans.

August 29, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Hot off the Grille: Brie, Portobella dishes delight

The Canal Street Grille in Ripon is not without sumptuous non-meat, vegetarian selections in its lengthy menu of more than 60 items including steaks and prime rib.

August 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), giving Brosnan the opportunity to prove his cool remains intact, sans tux and gadgets. "November Man" won't do anything like Bond's box office, but will satisfy the actor's fans and moviegoers ...

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


‘As Above, So Below,’ not much in between

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, "As Above, So Below." But the warning could easily apply to viewers checking out this rather hopeless mash-up of "The Descent" and "(Rec)," not to mention a dozen other found-footage movies that have clogged the screens over the last five years.

August 29, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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