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Saying yes to improv in 209

Ever wonder how comedy shows like "Who's line is it anyway?" or "Wild N' Out" became so popular even though they are not even scripted? Improvisational theatre, also known as improv, has the answers.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


A comedian born in the 209 has them laughing

Mark Twain said that humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


GEM OF THE SOUTHERN MINES

COLUMBIA - Amidst the rugged oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills lies Columbia State Historic Park - once a busy, brawling gold rush town. The search for gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills offered hope and, for a fortunate few, riches.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

So what are we doing for Thanksgiving?" my girlfriend asked.

November 21, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Not too long ago, Jason White and Lisa Perez took their road bikes out and took a spin along San Joaquin County's wine country region.

November 14, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


More to Lockeford than its meat; vineyards, tee times attract some

LOCKEFORD – It starts with the meats.

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


CHEESE & CHARM

Although a majority of individuals only drive through Hilmar as a means to get to Interstate 5, the small community in Merced County has proven to be much more than a pit stop along the way.

November 14, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


KNIGHTS FERRY

KNIGHTS FERRY - It is a magical time along the Stanislaus River.

November 14, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Vietnam vets from the area speak out

It's an eye-opening revelation of what Central Valley vets suffered in their Vietnam service where they felt they were braving their fears in combat for their country as they witnessed many of their comrades dropping to their deaths beside them.

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


Never Give Up

On July 7 1944, Charles "Chuck" Walker vividly remembers being sent on a long-range bomber escort mission over Hungary. Just as the young pilot was focusing on driving off German Messerschmitt 109s, his plane was hit in the left engine. Mistakenly, Walker separated from his squadron, which left him weakly in the midst of a number of German aircrafts.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Purple Heart recipient played vital role in World War II

Private First Class John Burch Mooney, Jr. received a number of decorations during his time serving with the 35th Infantry Regiment during World War II, including an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, a Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, a Good Conduct Medal, and a World War II Victory Medal.

November 07, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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