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Play ball! Modesto parks host minor league baseball, myriad of festivals

Maintaining 75 parks, the City of Modesto has a vast array of facilities available for community members to take advantage of while keeping up with a social and healthy lifestyle. With activities such as festivals, concerts, baseball games, picnics and social gatherings, Modesto parks are filled with all kinds of fun opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.

September 13, 2013 | CARA HALLAM The 209 | LIVING IN 209

56 parks: From sports complex to greenbelt

Manteca's 56 parks run the gamut from the 30-acre Big League Dreams sports complex with six replica Major league baseball fields plus an indoor soccer arena to the 3.7-mile greenbelt park known as the Tidewater that serves as the backbone of a citywide separated bike path system.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SAN TA CRUZ - If you don't happen to have time to tour the entire state of California, we found a place that almost seems like a microcosm of the state. You have your beaches, your surfers, your Redwood forests and, just an hour away, one of the state's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.

September 13, 2013 | By CARL ORDAWAY | LIVING IN 209


MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.

September 13, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY | LIVING IN 209

Lathrop parks: Anyone for cricket?

Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.

September 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

What’s not to love about Stockton’s Victory Park?

What's not to love about Victory Park?

September 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Symbiosis Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.

September 11, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Gary Soiseth, owner of Turlock's Soiseth Farms, is one of the hundreds of almond farmers across the county who are in the full swing of harvest season.

August 30, 2013 | JAYDEEP BHATIA | LIVING IN 209

Grapes: It’s time to pick the vines

In June, sun-baked vineyards in Northern California waited ... and waited ... and waited for Mother Nature to shower their crops.

August 30, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209

Farm fresh is appeal of 120 produce stands

Denise Eastburn isn't expecting to see the kind of traffic that she normally does on Labor Day weekend.

August 30, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

SJ going nuts over walnuts

Walnuts never have the delicate snowy white beauty of almonds in the springtime. But the plain-looking walnut more than makes up for its lack of floral glamour when it comes to production ranking and value – that is, as far as San Joaquin County is concerned.

August 30, 2013 | Ryan Balbeuna | LIVING IN 209

Changing crops, growing demand help Stanislaus County growers

Farmers are changing what they grow, and in effect, how much they make.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A Hijacking (R) A cargo ship is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

‘Closed Circuit,’ a post-privacy thriller

We're all being watched. All the time.

August 30, 2013 | By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer | LIVING IN 209

‘You’re Next’ improves as cast dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "You're Next" is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.

August 30, 2013 | By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood Reporter | LIVING IN 209

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If you have friends who had never been to Manteca, they are definitely missing out. The rich history of the farming community is mixing with ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO – When I was in high school Modesto had all of the allure of the big city.

August 21, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON - I once had a college buddy stop by my place in Stockton.

August 21, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The Manteca Senior Center is a 10,000-plus square-foot, multi-purpose facility at 295 Cherry Lane serving adults and seniors age 50 and above throughout the ...

August 07, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209

An extension of home for Turlock seniors

For the nearly 500 members of Turlock Senior Citizens, the Turlock Senior Center is more than just a meeting place to find companionship, entertainment, and ...

August 07, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sometimes, what is actually on the lunch menu is the farthest thing from the minds of diners at local senior centers, as the sites are ...

August 07, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 Staff Reporte | LIVING IN 209

Lathrop takes care of their seniors with various programs

If you can everything about a community by how well they take care of their seniors then Lathrop deserves an award.

August 07, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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