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American Graffiti Festival brings past to life

MODESTO - The spirit of vintage cars and cruising is eternally captured in Modesto: the hometown of George Lucas and location where famous film American Graffitti was shot just over 40 years ago. While Lucas' famed film may not be in theaters anymore, locals keep the spirit of American Graffiti alive through the annual summertime American Graffiti Festival presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.

May 30, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


MAIN ST. WITH MAIN SQUEEZE

If you squint your eyes you can see a little bit of Al Nunes in Paul Le Mat's character from American Graffiti.

May 30, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A-legion-ce to VETS

RIPON – Commander Ernie Tyhurst of the Clinton McCausland Post 190 of the American Legion has a history of service to his community and to his country during his colorful lifetime. He joined the Legion four years ago and is in his second year in its leadership. He is now a life member.

May 23, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Franscella helped put Ripon VFW on the map

RIPON – Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Post 1051 in Ripon, John Franscella, has served three tours aboard the U.S.S. Hancock assigned to the F-8 Fighter Squadron in the Gulf of Tonkin between 1968 and 1970.

May 23, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Legion supports Turlock

While Memorial Day allows locals to take a moment to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice, several veteran organizations continue to contribute year-round to the community. From supporting sober graduate nights to hosting flag retirement ceremonies, veteran societies such as the American Legion support and further the goals of the community through their financial contributions.

May 23, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sharpe Depot American Legion in search of members

LATHROP ­– Charles McGonegal is looking to boost membership at the Sharpe General Depot American Legion Post 632.

May 23, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OPENING NEW DOORS

MANTECA – The briefcase sits on a ledge near the front window of the Village Sandwich Shoppe, open and overflowing with folders and paperwork.

May 23, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Legion more than a social club for men

The impact the American Legion has had on the lives of veterans – even those who don't know that the organization exists – is unquestioned.

May 23, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

When you visit the famous wine-growing region of Napa, perhaps there is no local attraction that captures the spirit of your journey better than a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Hop on board this historic train and you'll chug your way through scenic vineyards to wine-lover's heaven.

May 17, 2014 | Story by Cary Ordway | LIVING IN 209


What’s on tap for Sierra Dinner train?

Zombies are on the horizon for the Sierra Dinner train chugging out of its Oakdale station this summer. Also new to the long established attraction that featured a Murder Mystery and a Christmas Train is a Beer Train that is coming in mid-August.

May 17, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


ACE: What a trip

The last time I rode aboard the ACE train was five years ago.

May 17, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Enjoy traveling Amtrak

Kick your seat back, look out of the window and witness the hills and mountains of the Central Valley unfolding around you - this is the experience of riding the San Joaquin Amtrak Train.

May 17, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | LIVING IN 209


Railtown has touch of history, Hollywood

The area had all of the makings of a perfect western movie set.

May 17, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Mother’s day celebrations century in the making

Edythe Sealey Myer and Lottie Zumwalt are about to celebrate this weekend's Mothers' Day - one their families will never forget as they soon mark their 100 years. They were both born on June 9, 1914 in Nebraska and later moved to California.

May 09, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lori Crivelli: The ultimate ‘Team Mom’

Being the child of a working mom can be hard, but it's a little easier when your mom is involved in a local family business.

May 09, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Fireworks? At Christmas?

MODESTO – What's better than piling the family into the car, turning up the heater, and driving around to see which houses have gone all-out ...

December 09, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Christmas Tree Lanes

As one of the city's most beloved traditions, Turlock's Christmas Tree Lane has served as a perfect way to kick off the holiday ...

December 09, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Lighting up Lathrop for season

LATHROP – There are those who hang Christmas lights because they enjoy the festive atmosphere that it brings to the neighborhood.

December 09, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Stockton shines during Christmas

Stockton may not have an official Christmas Tree Lane, but there are plenty of places around town to see some spectacular light shows.

December 09, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Sonora’s golden Christmas touch

SONORA - Sonora in the heart of the Gold Country with its historic main street and its colorful mom and pop stores along with many bed ...

November 18, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Christmas: A San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – There are some people who will wait days just to get their hands on one electronic item that's available for blowout prices.

November 18, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Unique shopping in Old Sacramento

It's always Christmas at this one shop in historic Old Sacramento.

November 18, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE IN NOVEMBER

YOSEMITE VALLEY - November is a magical month in Yosemite Valley.

November 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


THE DELTA’S FALL DELIGHTS

Don't let the unusually comfortable temperatures fool you.

November 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Sierra picnic areas & restaurants

Many Bay Area folks head for the Sierra foothills in search of a picnic area to spend a one day trip to find the perfect ...

November 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Garden patio adds charm to Lodi stop

LODI – From the outside, Jeremy Wine Company in the historic downtown looks quite unassuming.

November 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Fall in love with fall at Stanislaus State

Although recent summer-like temperatures may not always show it, fall is officially here and the best place to enjoy it is at Stanislaus State in ...

November 11, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Hilmar Cheese Company offers unique alternative to traditional pie for Thanksgiving

Forget everything you know about traditional pies this holiday season because Hilmar Cheese Company is switching up those very traditions with its very own unique ...

November 04, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


THE MANTECA PIE GUY

When people think Thanksgiving they always think about turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and corn and mashed potatoes and all of the other fixings ...

November 04, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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