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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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August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

San Joaquin is the land of fruits and nuts

In San Joaquin County, fruit and nut crops are a billion dollar industry.

August 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

148th Scottish Games set for Pleasanton Aug. 31, Sept. 1

PLEASANTON - The 148th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games marks the 20th year that the world's most complete event of its type has been held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was the Labor Day weekend on 1994 when the gates first opened to the stirring sound of hundreds of bagpipes and drums and the participants first looked at their new home after more than 30 years of presenting the Highland Games in Santa Rosa.

August 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Renaissance Faire

HOLLISTER - Go back in time and experience a land of peasants, pirates, maidens, and nobility at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, located at Casa de Fruta in Hollister.

August 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Visions in Clay now at Delta College

STOCKTON - Delta Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the 4th Annual Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Competition through Sept. 30 at the Delta College campus

August 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

THEY’RE STANDING IN LINE Bakery open 2 days a week, has loyal following

Manteca's Le Croissant Bakery is unique in many ways from its breads and pastries to its offerings at a number of farmers' from Stockton to Pinole. It's not hard to find nestled in the center of a string of businesses across from the city's main post office in the 100 block of North Maple Avenue.

August 24, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Mediterranean bakery fare at Turlock market

Fresh baked baklava is a delicacy best found in places like Istanbul, Turkey or towns and cities along the Mediterranean Sea. You can also find a batch at the Turlock Farmers Market.

August 24, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Manteca’s La Triguena bakes taste of yesteryear

People trust Juan Ramirez because they trust his recipes.

August 24, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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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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