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LAKEPORT - Sometimes overlooked because of the state's spectacular Pacific coastline, California's fresh-water lakes offer plenty of getaway and vacation opportunities for the state's residents. One longtime favorite is Clear Lake, just a couple hours drive of the San Francisco Bay area.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Of all the food trends to take off during the last decade, taco trucks are perhaps the most popular form of fast food dining in the 209. The taco truck invasion has taken over Valley streets, giving local restaurants some serious competition.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

A favorite taco truck in Stockton

STOCKTON - When it comes to taco trucks, my friend Kevin has his favorite.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Table Mountain offers great foothill hike and views

JAMESTOWN - Table Mountain is one of the best-kept secrets for a hike that isn't far from home, isn't difficult, isn't crowded and offers a spectacular view of both snow-covered peaks, New Melones lake and the rolling foothills below.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Patterson locals dub local taco truck congregation ‘Taco Island’

PATTERSON - Looking for an authentic Mexican meal that isn't going to break the bank? Whether you have an appetite for chorizos (Mexican sausage), asada (beef), or even tripa (intestines), Patterson's local taco trucks can supply your needs for just pennies on the dollar.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Orchids in full bloom this weekend at Weberstown

STOCKTON - Nina Simangan looks over each of her orchids.

April 13, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO - Folks looking for a hiking trail in the Central Valley have plenty of rural areas to choose from, and now have a more urban option also. The City of Modesto embarked on a new project designed to transform a piece of history into a physical fitness trail.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Tidewater transformation: From barren to blooming

The daffodils are in bloom and the trees are budding as spring approaches for the 14th time since the Tidewater Bike Path replaced the former barren and weed-infested abandoned right-of-way of its namesake railroad.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Idyllic canyon trails await west of Patterson

PATTERSON - Heart-pumping climbs, dog-friendly paths and walks for the kids are some of the activities that Frank Raines Park has to offer local hikers.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Repertoire of hiking options in San Joaquin County

The Calaveras River Bike Path also accommodates hikers and joggers.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


It attracts millions of visitors every year, has served as a muse to some of the world's greatest artists and is known to inspire as much awe in the lifelong companion as it does in the first-time visitor.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


From afar, Mount Diablo stares you right in the face.

April 06, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON - When it comes to the Stockton Ports, there's history and then there's History.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Modesto Nuts ready to take crack at 2013 season

MODESTO - Baseball fans rejoice, the Modesto Nuts are almost back in town.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Manteca’s street faire bash April 6-7

Walk down Yosemite Avenue on Manteca on April 6-7 and you may find yourself in a 1960s flashback to tie-dye mania.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

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Daffodill Hill closed for the 2018 season

VOLCANO - You are going to miss a golden opportunity in the Sierra Foothills this spring whether you like it or not.

March 23, 2018 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209

Bay Area’s longest running star act

To find out how people reach for the stars first you must climb 4,209 feet.

March 23, 2018 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SAN FRANCISCO - It has been called "a mad scientist's penny arcade."

March 23, 2018 | | LIVING IN 209

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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