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Jackson: A city of historical wealth in the heart of the Mother Lode

It's a city with a small-town charm. And that's just scratching the surface when it comes to the mining of all the visual and historical – among many other things – attractions that draw visitors in droves to the city of Jackson nestled in the heart of the Mother Lode. The proof is in the numbers. While this quaint and quiet city in Amador County is home to just 4,300 residents, the number swells up to more than 15,000 on the weekends when the tourist traffic is at its busiest.

June 06, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


‘Gem of the Southern Mines’

Columbia State Park just outside of Sonora is a gem of a tourist attraction with its stage plays in the Fallon House Theatre in addition to its Main Street "City Hotel" and restaurant, gold panning and an occasional stage coach ride.

June 06, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CRUISING DOWN MEMORY LANE

The cruising excitement of past years continues to be an integral part of Manteca's history as three longtime members of the community recalled where they were in the 1940s to the 1960s and what they were doing.

May 30, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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VALLEY FLOOR TO LAKE TAHOE

Thomas Wolfe never would have written his book "You Can't Go Home Again" if he had grown up in Placer County.

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


CASWELL STATE PARK AWAKENS

The coolest spot to see spring moseying toward summer in the Manteca-Ripon area can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few ...

April 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A PLEASANT(ON) HIKE

PLEASANTON - If you want to get in a hike that offer great views, a healthy dose of wilderness and the ability to get in more ...

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Pleasanton lives up its name

PLEASANTON - A pleasant Saturday farmers market outing awaits you in downtown Pleasanton.

April 07, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


THE OAKLAND ZOO

Imagine if you can talk to the animals?

April 07, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


A historic reenactment yon can ‘dig’

COLUMBIA - Columbia State Historic Park will present "Diggins Tent Town 1852", their annual living history event May 18-21.

April 07, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Families invited to a Victorian Easter in Columbia

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Victorian Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 16, at Columbia State Historic Park. The free event begins ...

April 07, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


WILLIAM LAND PARK

SACRAMENTO - William Land Park - Sacramento's heavily treed 166 acres of low-key family fun - is worth a short day trip from the 209 if you ...

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BOOK EXCHANGE: MANTECA SUCCESS STORY

The Manteca Book Exchange has turned over thousands of books and CDs for readers in the community for the past 24 years – each having been ...

March 31, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Miracle Mile Bookstore caters to browsers

STOCKTON - Perhaps the word that best describes Phong To's Miracle Mile Bookstore is 'eclectic.'

March 31, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Yesterday’s Books are today’s treasures

MODESTO – They're always the heaviest boxes that nobody ever wants to take with them when they move.

March 31, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Old books new again at The Book Bin

Most books are bought shiny and new, fresh from the bookstore, but sometimes a bit of magic can be found in the pages of a ...

March 31, 2017 | BY ANGELINA MARTIN 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Stockton museum is all about play & learning

STOCKTON - Imagination runs wild for kids at the Children's Museum of Stockton.

March 31, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Heath clubs upping their game making now a great time to join

Nothing like healthy competition to lighten your stress and your wallet.

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


GETTING IN SHAPE

If you were to tell my high school PE teacher Jack Gayaldo that I belong to three health clubs and religiously exercise seven days a ...

March 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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