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Favorite Summer Fruit Facts

Watermelons provide cooling, juicy refreshment during the warm days of summer. But while they're most associated with summer, watermelons can typically be found in grocery stores year-round. Watermelons are members of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes other gourds, such as pumpkin, squash and cucumber. Watermelons can be considered a fruit or a vegetable. In some areas of the world, watermelons are considered a fruit used primarily in snacks and desserts. In Russia, watermelon rind is pickled, while some Asian countries stir-fry or stew watermelons. To quench one's curiosity about watermelons, the following are six facts about this beloved ...

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Tuleberg Press Benefit Set

Save the date and plan to attend the second annual "Fully Booked" benefit event for Tuleberg Press.

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


HAVE A BLAST IN THE 209

By JASON CAMPBELL

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Bay Area offers multiple aerial displays Bay Area

By JASON CAMPBELL

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


From literary pilgrimages to beer tours

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes.

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


A capital idea: The Fourth in Sacramento

By JASON CAMPBELL

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING




BLACK CHASM CAVE Keep your cool underground in 209

By DENNIS WYATT

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Summertime Should Be Fun Time

Ahhh, summer in the Central Valley.

June 27, 2017 | | Local Columns


Beware Of The Hot Pavement

DEAR DIDI: With summer coming can you please remind people about walking their dogs at certain times of the day? – Very Concerned Dog Lover in Manteca

June 27, 2017 | | Didi's Dogs


Park Grant $$ Awarded

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) recently announced the selection of 25 local park projects that will receive grants totaling $16 million from the California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program. This one-time competitive grant program provides funds for new youth soccer, baseball, softball and basketball recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low-income urban areas with a high youth crime and unemployment rate.

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Give Joy, Get Ride Tickets At County Fair Toy Drive

It's Christmas in July at the Stanislaus County Fair with the annual toy drive.

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Lodi’s ‘WOW’ Museum Receives Delta Donation

Delta College's Clever Planetarium is no more. However, two dinosaur skulls from its Earth Science Center fossil collection, and Earth's crust mural display have found a new home - Lodi's World of Wonders "WOW" Science Museum. Delta's Board of Trustees approved the donation at their June 20 meeting.

June 27, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Library Is Designated Cooling Center

Oakdale Public Library officials are reminding local residents that the library at 151 S. First Ave. is a designated cooling center for the community.

June 23, 2017 | | Local News


Life Jacket Giveaway Friday

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has received a grant from the California State Department of Health "Kid Plates" of 300 children sized life jackets. With the assistance of Safe Kids Stanislaus County a water safety education course will be provided, and life jackets will be given away to children under 18 years of age from low-income families.

June 22, 2017 | | Local News


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Star-Crossed Couple In Wild, Wild West

Get ready for a twist on a classic, as "Romeo and Juliet Out West" will take the stage on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


TOPS Open House

The local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1034 Oakdale Chapter will be hosting an Open House event on Monday, July 17 from 8:30 a ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Knights Ferry News

This hot weather can stop! The fires have been horrible. Matt and Rossi Glover had property burned, about 90 acres, that was started by dragging ...

July 12, 2017 | | Knights Ferry News


Valley Home News

Lawrence "Larry" Lopes ... Our Valley Home community will miss you! Larry passed away on June 30, 2017 after a short illness. A strong willed, loving ...

July 12, 2017 | | Valley Home News


‘Golf Fore Hospice’ Slated

Join Community Hospice Foundation on Sept. 18 at Del Rio Country Club as they host the 16th annual Golf Fore Community Hospice tournament to benefit ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


Food Safety Discovery Zone At The California State Fair

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety Discovery Zone (FSDZ) will continue its national food safety education tour with an exhibition at ...

July 12, 2017 | | Local News


KEITH L. HALEY

Keith L. Haley was born July 29, 1946 in Merced, CA. He entered into rest July 4, 2017 surrounded by family at his home in ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY HALL

Mary Hall, of Manteca, California, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932 and was married to James ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


FREDERICK E. ALBERTONI

Frederick Ernest Albertoni passed away on June 28, 2017 in Oakdale, CA at the age of 62. Fred was born on September 25, 1954 to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


Ask Rusty – Social Security Matters

By RUSSELL GLOOR

July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Save Money While Welcoming New Pet

Whether it's a dog, cat or another furry (or scaly) friend, many people have pets who are more than just animals – they're part ...

July 11, 2017 | | Local Columns


Annual Gem Faire Scheduled At Alameda County Fairgrounds

Gem Faire, the West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show, returns to Pleasanton Aug. 4 through 6 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton ...

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Food Allergy Fast Facts

Food allergies can develop from birth, and some last a lifetime. Others are developed at different ages and may be outgrown. No matter when allergies ...

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


National Forests Will Benefit From Foundation Memberships

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 trees will be planted in high-need national forests through your donation.

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


Simple Ways Of Spurring Kids’ Interest In The Arts

Art can enrich the lives of people young and old, male and female. The arts can introduce adults and children to different cultures and traditions ...

July 11, 2017 | | 209 LIVING


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