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209 lakes offer swimming, boating, fishing and more

With summer now in full swing, a quick getaway to the lake is one way to escape the heat. Fortunately, there's no need to travel far. The 209 has quite a few bodies of water for swimming, fishing, boating or a leisurely float.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Lodi Lake offers swimming ‘pool’ with a sandy beach

LODI - Lodi Lake recently received high marks from the Sunset Magazine website.

June 21, 2013 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209

California’s unique prehistoric lake

LEE VINING - Highway 120 is a magical ribbon of asphalt.

June 21, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Ironstone: The toast of Gold Country wineries

MURPHYS - In 1989, a team of miners using pickaxes and dynamite set to excavate wine-aging caverns on a ranch in Murphys, at the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills. So hard were the limestone and Calaveras schist the miners were working through that, on some days, the team progressed only one, two or three feet. It was like cutting through iron, the miners said.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Ironstone Vineyards summer concert series

Ticket for the Ironstone Vineyards concert series can be purchased through

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Dive in to summer at Turlock pools

As the school year ends and summer plans are being made, it's time to get the kids outside and play. Swimming lessons can be a great way to get the kids exercising while helping them be safer in the water.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Manteca offers swim lessons, public pool use

Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you just want to splash around and have fun?

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Woodward: Big splash for water fun

OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Woodward: Big splash for water fun

OAKDALE - On a regular sunny summer day, the water atop Woodward Reservoir is calm.

June 21, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON – John, Michael and Wendy happened upon their fantasy land after a chance encounter with a flying boy dressed all in green.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

The Ice Cream Company: Modesto icon serves up hand- turned dairy goodness

MODESTO - Ice cream is nearly synonymous with summer. Nothing soothes the discomfort of a sizzling summer day better than a scoop of your favorite chilled dairy dessert.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Amusement to zoo: It’s all happening at Micke Grove

LODI – Ever seen a golden mane tamarin?

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Oklahoma! sweeps onto Fallon House Stage

COLUMBIA - Oklahoma! – Rodgers & Hammerstein's first masterpiece – sweeps onto the Fallon House stage this summer. Sierra Repertory Theatre is proud to present an outstanding cast in this finely crafted classic, a celebration of the American spirit of courage, independence and feisty good fun. It plays at the Fallon House theatre in Columbia State Historic Park from June 28 through August 18.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Creating the perfect picnic basket for an outing in 209

HILMAR - Looking to go on a picnic? Well, instead of scouring the aisles of conventional supermarkets why not add a local touch to create that perfect picnic basket? The Hilmar Cheese Company visitors center offers an array of meats, cheeses, spreads and other delectable delights that will make your picnic basket so tantalizing that Yogi Bear might even steal it.

June 15, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


CERES - Summer has often been considered to be the perfect time of the year for family bonding. No school means more time to take vacations, visit theme parks, or even just stay at home and barbeque with loved ones. For Greg Mathews, however, summer bonding with the family takes on a different form-the destruction derby.

June 08, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

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Daffodill Hill closed for the 2018 season

VOLCANO - You are going to miss a golden opportunity in the Sierra Foothills this spring whether you like it or not.

March 23, 2018 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209

Bay Area’s longest running star act

To find out how people reach for the stars first you must climb 4,209 feet.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SAN FRANCISCO - It has been called "a mad scientist's penny arcade."

March 23, 2018 | | LIVING IN 209

Village of Volcano home to harbingers of spring in Sierra foothills

VOLCANO - One small town in Amador County equals one big attraction.

March 16, 2018 | | LIVING IN 209


SAN JOSE - A few years back some friends from the Midwest and their 17 year-old son were hiking with me at Big Basin Redwoods Park ...

March 09, 2018 | | LIVING IN 209



January 26, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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