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Manteca windshield tour yields plenty of Christmas sights

Hands down, the 150,000-lights Christmas spectacle at Mercedes Avenue beats all must-see decorations in Manteca.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ceres Christmas Tree Lane draws crowds from all over Valley

For the cost of gas and a bit of time to get there, Ceres is still the place to go for a spectacular array of Christmas sights and sounds in a potpourri of Christmas cheer that is 51 years old.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Musical Yule lights all part of Ripon family tradition

RIPON - The Nutt family in Ripon is known for going all out with their Christmas decorations – a tradition that started years ago at the home of now Mayor Red Nutt at his residence on Idaho Street and followed up by his adult son John with nearly 12,000 lights underscored by music on an FM station.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Lights in Lathrop: From bright homes to driving on the farm

LATHROP – It's beginning to look a lot like…Clark Griswold went crazy with the Christmas lights again and turned your house into an airport runway light.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Y Explore offers Yosemite winter wonderland tours

SONORA – Winter's early arrival in Yosemite National Park has captivated travelers from around the world.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


IT’S ALL GOUDA!

There is nothing cheesy about this holiday present. One of the best and most well-known homemade items in demand this holiday season is, you guessed it, cheese!

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Give gifts they’ll go nuts over

SALIDA – This will be Carol Anderson's 25th year at the Blue Diamond Almonds company store in Salida.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Functional 209 art you can use to eat with

Randy Pearsall is offering hand-made pottery creation demonstrations for the sixth year on Dec. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at his Stoneware studio on Louise Avenue, a half mile west of Jack Tone Road.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Why wine? Gift giving is easy at 209 wineries

Imagine receiving a personalized gift basket that included your favorite bottle of wine.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Vegan bath products hot sellers for stocking stuffers

Vintage Market in downtown Turlock offers a variety of unique jewelry items, antiques, and home decor, but one of the hottest stocking stuffers this year - for women and men - are the store's homemade bath items.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Give the gift of art

Still looking for that perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list? Pencil in a visit to the Turlock Community Art Gallery.

December 08, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WILD TIME IN MANTECA

The blockbuster movie, "Where the Wild Things Are," tells about a mythical place.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HOLIDAY FUN IN THE 209

There's plenty to do this holiday season in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS

RIPON – It's an ornate culture full of festive attire and traditions dating back to the 13th century.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Portuguese traditions center around nativity

Many Portuguese Americans celebrate Christmas with an emphasis on the nativity, and as a time to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ.

November 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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ONLINE DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.

May 29, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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