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Downtown Turlock sees new life with night spots plus unique dining

Downtown Turlock has seen many changes over the past 100 years. The dusty dirt road of 1908 Main Street that housed town essentials such as the pioneer Osborn store, Turlock Hotel and McGill blacksmith shop is now a specialty retail destination. Over the past century, downtown went from the primary shopping area for all local and area residents to a neglected part of Turlock's history, to the restored importance of a unique small-town shopping and dining experience. This transformation was a process that began in 1998 with a revitalization effort that saw City Hall move back to downtown and ...

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


DOWNTOWN MANTECA

You can catch a glimpse of Yosemite Valley, enjoy San Francisco landmarks and take in the bounty of the San Joaquin Valley with just a short leisurely walk.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Ripon’s Main Street offers slower pace

RIPON -From arch to arch at each end of Ripon's slow-paced historic downtown there is a past, a present and a future that has formed a rich fabric of community memories including old early day hotels that are today only a distant memory.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A quick walking tour of Manteca’s downtown murals

Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Hughson brings back chamber, downtown festival, city pride

HUGHSON - The City of Hughson has taken a few hard hits in the past, but the Valley town is not down for the count. In fact, over the past two years the city has staged a comeback.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chris Creek Band among main stage Pumpkin Fair entertainment

The Chris Creek Band is performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, on the main stage at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair from 11 a.m. to noon in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Threshold brings R&B, old school to Pumpkin Fair

Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Union Pacific Railroad celebrates 150th anniversary in old Sacramento

OLD SACRAMENTO – Union Pacific Railroad will continue its year-long 150th anniversary celebration with a huge, two-day signature event in Old Sacramento Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, that will include free excursion train rides and free entrance into both the California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento History Museum.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Symphony Orchestra celebrates opening of 82nd season at Gallo Center

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Lockington celebrate the start of the Orchestra's 82nd season with Opening Weekend Concerts on Oct. 12-13 at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country singer Jason Michael Carroll performs at Black Oak Casino Oct. 11

TUOLUMNE – Country music singer Jason Michael Carroll will take the stage at Black Oak Casino on Oct. 11.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LINCOLN CENTER

A few months ago, I caught sight of an elderly couple doing lunch outside of Podesto's Market.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Nuts are key to Resendiz Fruit Barn sweet breads

HUGHSON - Resendiz Fruit Barn in Hughson is famous for offering a large variety of fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm- but locals know that Resendiz is also the place to go for baked goods.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CRACKING THE GLOBAL MARKET

Farming is still based on a "handshake" with the Travaille and Phippen families in their more than 50-year-old almond hulling operation on Graves Road in Manteca that serves some 70 growers from Bakersfield to north of Chico.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Home-made almond bars

They are good for family get-togethers and camping trips. In fact, "they're good at any time," Tracy Vander Veen says with utmost confidence.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC showcasing Ripon artist Dan Petersen’s work

MODESTO - Look at one of Dan Petersen's painting and it'll change your perception of watercolors.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Modesto’s Magnetism

It sounds like a restaurant.

August 15, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


TAILOR MADE CRAFTSMAN

Recessions have come and gone, and still Oscar Sarkes is sewing away.

August 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Custom leather man has the tools

For over 25 years, Oakdale resident Bruce Johnson has been working with custom made leatherwork and tools. Even though he recently made the decision to no longer focus on custom leather goods, his business, Bruce Johnson Leather Tools, still offers a wide array of modern and antique leather tools for experienced leatherworkers and novices alike.

August 08, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Making a clean sweep the old-fashioned way

Chimneysweepers aren't like Bert from Mary Poppins.

August 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


It rocks: Stand atop El Capitan

The world's largest "rock" isn't the Hope Diamond.

August 08, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DINING ALFRESCO

Ernie's Food & Spirits has built a reputation as one of the finest dining experiences in all the Central Valley, but the best seat in the house may not be in the building at all.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Metropolitan meal in Modesto

MODESTO – You don't have to be Abe Froman to get a table at Concetta.

August 01, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Affordable eats with a million dollar view of Delta

Who says dining alfresco has to be pricey?

August 01, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Food awaits the hungry at the top of Priest Grade

BIG OAK FLAT – There's no pot of gold at the end of the climb up winding Old Priest Grade in Tuolumne County.

August 01, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


ROOM WITH A VIEW

RIPON – Every inch of the Canal Street Grille is spiced with its own charm and elegance, from the wine cellar to its formal dining room to the frosted glass.

August 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Fresh take on the dining experience at El Jardin

Since 1980, El Jardin has been a favorite destination for patio dining and great Mexican cuisine in Turlock. Although diners can opt to eat inside, it is what is on the outside that attracts customers to El Jardin time and time again.

August 01, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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