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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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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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