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State migrant ed program largest in the country

The regular school year in Manteca Unified runs from August to May. That's the norm for the majority of the 23,000-plus elementary and high school students in the district. That holds true for other public schools in San Joaquin County as well.

March 28, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Chavez’s legacy still thrives in Central Valley

Agriculture is the dominant industry in the Central Valley, where the legacy of Cesar Chavez still hangs in the air for families of migrant workers across the state.

March 28, 2014 | By ALEXANDRA ANDERSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton honors Cesar Chavez with projects, school dedication

Students at Cesar Chavez High in Stockton are learning more about their school namesake.

March 28, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Biopic shown to 1,000 California farm workers

DELANO (AP) - In California's fertile Central Valley, immigrant workers pick produce sold worldwide. They're mostly Spanish speakers who work long hours in the dirt and sun - not your typical crowd for a Hollywood movie premiere.

March 28, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Dawson hopes there will be biopic about Dolores Huerta

NEW YORK (AP) - Playing renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.

March 28, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Birthplace of A&W root beer

An Arizona man once set out to visit all of what's left of the A&W restaurants with carhops.

March 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Elvis, vintage cars turn Modesto A&W into local hotspot

Where in the Central Valley can you find five Elvis impersonators, vintage cars, and a root beer float made from root beer brewed daily? The A&W Drive in in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


BURGERS & SHAKES

Burgers, fries and shakes – can you get more American than that? Not at the Sno-White Drive-In in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca moments frozen in time

Foster's Freeze in Manteca has a 54-year history, but the presence of a drive-through restaurant at the corner of Yosemite and Walnut avenues dates back to the 1930s.

March 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Daffodil Hill: A golden opportunity to see Mother Nature at her best

In a remote place called Volcano in the Sierra foothills, Mother Nature every year magically lays out a thick carpet of golden yellow made even more vivid by spring's solid sunshine.

March 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock parks: Spring necessity

Spring has sprung – well, not exactly but it sure feels like it. As locals head outside to enjoy the pleasant weather and put their concerns about the ongoing drought in California to the back of their minds, the outdoor parks are an excellent place to ring in the new season.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


This time of the year, Yosemite a crapshoot

It's a hit-or-miss proposition.

March 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


500 acres of fun

While many children enjoy playing in the backyard as the weather warms up, the City of Modesto offers locals a slightly more unique outdoor experience: 500 acres along the Tuolumne River.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Higher Learning

RIPON – Ripon Christian Schools has consistently sent 98 percent of its graduates on to college – a record that has continued into the 21st century.

March 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock Christian has been Bennett’s home for 14 years

TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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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


Pumpkin walnut pies part of Fruit Bowl offerings

STOCKTON - The Fruit Bowl at 8767 E. Waterloo Rd. is getting ready for pie season.

November 04, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


HUNGER PAINS

The San Joaquin Valley - the most productive farming region on the planet - is America's food basket.

October 28, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Turlock nonprofit delivers food to the hungry

Five days a week, a small fleet of the United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program food trucks make their way across Stanislaus ...

October 28, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Emergency Food Bank, others serve SJ County

While post people think of family feasts as the holidays approach, there are plenty of people among us that have to worry every night about ...

October 28, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Our Lady of Guadalupe serves needy in Lathrop

Our Lady of Guadalupe is currently in need of donations for the food pantry.

October 28, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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