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Columbia mines yielded $87M in gold based on 1860s prices

COLUMBIA - Columbia was only one of hundreds of settlements that sprang up during the exciting years when the cry of "Gold! " brought Argonauts from all over the world to seek their fortunes in California. Located in the heart of the Mother Lode, a mile wide network of gold-bearing quartz that extends 120 miles along the western edge of the Sierra Nevada, from Mariposa northward to Georgetown, Columbia yielded $87 million in gold at 1860's prices.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Celebrate Wildflower Day at Merced County’s Pacheco State Park

Spring in California is the season residents and visitors wait for in eager anticipation. Pacheco State Park in Merced County is just one area in the 209 that bursts into a canvas of unimaginable beauty as delicate wildflowers adorn the landscape with hundreds of lavish colors.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Spring’s in bloom on Daffodil Hill

VOLCANO - Are you into daffodils?

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE A-BLAZE IN COLOR

YOSEMITE VALLEY - Yosemite is a wildflower enthusiast's paradise, where blossoms are found most of the year.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Murray ventures ‘Among the Wildflowers’

Central Valley native Jeffrey Murray has spent most of his life looking through the lens of his camera, training his artistic eye to capture stunning visuals of the rustic world around him. After obtaining a degree in photography, and working as a photojournalist for two different papers in Arizona, Murray grew tired of being chained by the constraints of the workplace, and decided to forge his own path amongst the wildflowers.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


WHERE THE WILD FLOWERS ARE

Looking for an assortment of wildflowers may mean a short road trip.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Some wildflowers you’ll find in the 209

During her recent commute from Stockton, Krystal Jacks recently noticed a change in the rural area east of West 11th Street not too far from South Bird Road just outside of Tracy.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca: One heavy name

Ok, Ok. So Manteca means lard in Spanish.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A touch of Irish in Turlock

As a modern American, it is rather difficult to imagine the sorts of things that might concern the first settlers of the Turlock area back in the distant year of 1867. It may seem as though there would be countless problems with forming a town from nothing, but two issues dominated the thoughts of those struggling to farm their land: water, and the railroad.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


When Ralston declined the honor, they named Modesto for his modesty

What's in a name? In Stanislaus County, pioneering history.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Yosemite: A killer name for a national park

YOSEMITE -- More than a century after his death, the world hasn't stopped talking about Dr. Lafayette Bunnell's most important diagnosis.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Names in the 209: Stockton, Lodi, Ripon and SJ River

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Sonora got its name from miners who came from Sonora, Mexico

SONORA - You know you're in Sonora, California, when you see "The Red Church." At least, that is true to a lot of visitors to this historic Gold Country town in the foothills. That's also the nickname that locals simply use to describe this photogenic circa-1860 house of worship for the very obvious reason, and why it's a favorite photographic subject of many a camera-toting tourist.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


River crossing inspires name for Lockeford

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Memorial State Park named for landowner

RIPON – From its plush riparian jungle, warm summers and cool waters, Caswell Memorial State Park has long been a place of discovery, recreation and escape.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


GOING OUT OF their Gourds

Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


RAM Farms perfect fall destination for pumpkins, fun

Since 2007, RAM Farms in Turlock has provided the community with a perfect fall destination filled with pumpkins and a challenging corn maze. Now into their 7th year, the farm proves that it is better than ever by offering even more pumpkins and hours of family fun.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pop quiz: Can pumpkins cure acne?

Got pumpkins?

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Patterson farm offers epic maze

Fantozzi Farms 12th Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Patterson provides plenty of family fun for the community and visitors with colossal corn mazes, a variety of pumpkins, and fun-filled activities.

October 03, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Countryside Farms educates the youth

For those in search of the Great Pumpkin look no further than Countryside Farms.

October 03, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Mr.D’s

STOCKTON – Willie Chan entered through the back door of Mr. D's Pizza and Sports Pub.

September 26, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Banta Inn

The Banta Inn in Tracy is famous for the spirits it serves to its bar guests, and infamous for the spirit that is supposed to haunt this popular watering hole.

September 26, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.

September 26, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Where to get down in Mo-Town

MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.

September 26, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ART OF THE HAGGLE

MODESTO – How much for those Superman comics?

September 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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