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Weber’s BBQ: Manteca’s best-kept secret

Weber's BBQ & More may be still considered "out of sight, out of mind."

June 13, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Exploring the Gold Country

Mark Twain mined – pun intended – the foothills of Northern California for inspiration.

June 06, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sonora a gateway to state’s past

Venture to the Southern Golden Country in the Sierra foothills for a rewarding stay in one of the charming historic towns along scenic Highway 49.

June 06, 2014 | By CARY ORDWAY CalfiforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


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


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CALISTOGA

CALISTOGA - Long before Napa Valley became a tourist mecca for wine aficionados, there was Calistoga.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mt. St. Helena: Bay Area’s tallest peak

CALISTOGA - Mt. St. Helena doesn't pop up in very many books about hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 19, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Calistoga offers plenty of things to do

Editor's note: The following information is courtesy of the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.

May 19, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock offers pair of weekly farmers markets

Those seeking fresh fruits and vegetables and artisan made products in the Turlock area have two opportunities to enjoy a farmers' market experience - one on ...

May 12, 2017 | BY KRISTINA HACKER 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Chamber brings Market & Music to Manteca starting May 23

Market & Music in Manteca returns on Tuesdays from May 23 to July 25 at Library Park.

May 12, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


HALF MOON BAY

HALF MOON BAY - Talk about a quandary: You like mountain hiking and your date or significant other likes strolling along the beach.

May 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Second growth redwoods & whimsical creek below Skyline

HALF MOON BAY - Skyline Boulevard also known as Highway 35 traverses the backbone of the Coastal Mountains as they run up the San Francisco Peninsula ...

May 05, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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


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