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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


Repertoire of hiking options in San Joaquin County

The Calaveras River Bike Path also accommodates hikers and joggers.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE: HIKER’S HEAVEN IN THE 209

It attracts millions of visitors every year, has served as a muse to some of the world's greatest artists and is known to inspire as much awe in the lifelong companion as it does in the first-time visitor.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


MT. DIABLO: HIKES WITH THE VIEW

From afar, Mount Diablo stares you right in the face.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


THE HOME OF MIGHTY CASEY

STOCKTON - When it comes to the Stockton Ports, there's history and then there's History.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Nuts ready to take crack at 2013 season

MODESTO - Baseball fans rejoice, the Modesto Nuts are almost back in town.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca’s street faire bash April 6-7

Walk down Yosemite Avenue on Manteca on April 6-7 and you may find yourself in a 1960s flashback to tie-dye mania.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | 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


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