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Ripon, Lathrop offers ways to ring in the New Year in style

Say goodbye to an old friend with fun, food, friends and everything else on the New Year's side of happy.

December 27, 2013 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Hitting the town New Year’s Eve in Manteca

Three. Two. One.

December 27, 2013 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Usher in 2014 with Polar Run & Dunk

What better way to make a splash for 2014 but with the Polar Run and Dunk.

December 27, 2013 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Start 2014 with First Day Hikes at California parks

A healthy start to a new year

December 27, 2013 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

World’s first high-altitude observatory still scanning the skies above San Jose

SAN JOSE - Perched high on Mount Hamilton above San Jose is the Lick Observatory.

December 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Christmas pre- & post-World War II

It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209

Siblings hid from Santa Claus in the closet

"Okay everybody, it's time to go into the closet."

December 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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

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Scary times to saints in Ripon

Halloween in Ripon has two themes this year with the usual scary costumes and another with children dressed as religious saints from years ago from ...

October 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Halloween at the zoo to Rocky Horror tradition

Micke Grove Zoo is the place to be on this weekend before Halloween.

October 24, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Holy Halloween, Batman!

October 16, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209

Once on a Halloween far, far away . . .

Rachel Archerdale loves Star Wars.

October 16, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Kids costumes: Man eating sharks to skeleton suits

Norma Correa has been out shopping around for Halloween costumes for her kids.

October 16, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Pet costumes safety tips

I'm not sure when pets wearing Halloween costumes began but it has become a pretty big deal over the last few years. Choosing the ...

October 16, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Question: How far can you lob a mini-pumpkin using a 6-foot bazooka-style barrel with sights?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Pumpkin patches aren't hard to find this time of year.

October 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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