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‘THE MIRACLE MILE’

STOCKTON – Daniel Martinez settled into his chair and eyed the clear pieces on the chess board.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s river jewel

The Tuolumne River Regional Park (TRRP) consists of over 500 acres of parkland that runs along seven river miles of the Tuolumne River from the Mitchell Street Bridge east to the Carpenter Road Bridge in Stanislaus County.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


People & wildlife flock to Turlock’s Donnelly Park

There's no need to waste a loaf of bread - stale or not. Next time a day-old loaf of bread makes its way to your kitchen counter, plan a trip to Turlock's Donnelly Park.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LODI LAKE

LODI - It's obvious Clearance Clearwater Revival didn't break down near Lodi Lake. If they had, they never would have immortalized the city somewhat negatively in song.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FUN TIMES IN RIVER CITY

Who can resist the charm of an early 20th-century riverboat – a true paddle-wheeler that once offered prohibition-era drinking, jazz bands and gambling for its fun-loving passengers? Fortunately there's no need to travel to the Mississippi – and no, we're not talking Disneyland. The Delta King awaits your exploration dockside in Old Sacramento.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CALAVERAS BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP - 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 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country star Sara Evans plays Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON – The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

JAMESTOWN - To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running all three days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend -- May 26, 27 and 28 -- at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown.

May 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Park: A real ‘cool’ spot

A unique Central Valley gem encompassing 258 acres awaits those venturing to the southern end of Austin Road south of Manteca and west of Ripon.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers 2 water features, swim lessons to keep cool in heat

The heat is coming and residents and visitors of Turlock have a few options on cooling down.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Interactive water play features: Wet & wild fun for children

It's heating up again in the Central Valley.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cash Tribute concert set for May 25 in Tracy

TRACY - The Johnny Cash Tribute will play at The Grand in Tracy on Friday, May 25.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chocolate Festival: Sweet time in Oakdale May 19-20

OAKDALE - The 20th Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival, "A Chocolate Explosion," is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wood Park at Highways 108 and 120.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Northern San Joaquin Valley farmers markets highlight produce, unique items

California produces nearly half of all U.S. grown fruits, nuts and vegetables - the majority of which is grown right here in the Central Valley. Valley residents don't have to go far to get their hands on the best the Valley has to offer, as farmers' markets have opened for another season.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Places in the 209 and beyond...

Sometimes the most fascinating tourist attractions aren't the most obvious. But if you "dig" a little deeper, you can find rewarding discoveries just under the surface – the earth's surface that is. That's where you'll find Underground California.

May 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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