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5 free things to do in the Napa Valley

NAPA (AP) - Love the lush and lovely Napa Valley but hate how expensive it can be? You're not the first. In the late 19th century, writer Robert Louis Stevenson moved his honeymoon to the rustic but free setting of an abandoned mining camp when the $10-a-week going rate for Calistoga hotels proved too much for his slender purse.

April 26, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


RECYCLING IN THE 209

Earth Day is more than just a day to plant trees, pick up trash, and recycle; it is a time for families and businesses to come together to alter the effects our presence has made on the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto’s Earth Day event today focuses on green living

April is the month for green living. With Earth Day on April 22, the month is jam-packed with local festivals, volunteer opportunities and kid-friendly events to help mark the 43rd anniversary of the annual appreciation day for the planet.

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Brunn family: Being green is a form of habit

Andrew and Jackson Brunn will tell you, "it's pretty easy being green. It's habit forming."

April 20, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Confessions of a guy not fully committed to the envivornment

"Empaque su basura" reads the sweatshirt hanging in my closet.

April 20, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


CLEAR LAKE

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


TURLOCK’S TACO BUS

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


TIDEWATER REBORN

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


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END OF SUMMER BLUES?

There is a reason Lake Tahoe is known as "America's Playground."

August 11, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ROCKIN’ STOCKTON

STOCKTON - It is a place where one can watch a professional baseball game in a modern, waterfront park designed with families in mind.

July 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SEGWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO

If walking or driving the streets of San Francisco is not quite enough adventure for you, try joining the growing number of people who are ...

July 21, 2017 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


SUTTER’S FORT

SACRAMENTO - The cradle of modern-day California civilization is not San Francisco or Los Angeles.

July 21, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


IT’S MID-APRIL IN JULY

TIOGA PASS - If you have never ventured into the high Sierra in the early spring now's the best time to do so.

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mono Lake part of Highway 120’s unique charms

LEE VINING - Walk along the shores of Mono Lake 160 miles east of Manteca via Highway 120 and you'll be struck by two oddities ...

July 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


LODI

LODI - I'm sure Lodi boosters could have done without the backhanded slap delivered in 1969 by Creedence Clearwater Revival with the song "Lodi" with ...

June 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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