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The home of the Bakersfield Sound

Driving through California's Central Valley it's easy to speed right on by Bakersfield, the southernmost of the Valley's good-sized cities and the last one you'll pass before you head up the Grapevine toward Los Angeles. But next time, consider this: You're passing through Music History and it just might be worth your while to stop.

June 22, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


Merced offers oasis to cranes, geese along Pacific Flyway

MERCED - The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas. It was established in 1951 under the Lea Act to attract wintering waterfowl away from adjacent farmland where foraging ducks and geese were causing extensive damage to crops.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE IN THE 209

MEFRCE - The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 26,600 acres of wetlands, riparian forests, native grasslands and vernal pools. A thriving population of tule elk is showcased by one of three auto tour routes. The refuge is host to significant assemblages of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants; some of which, such as the tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox, are endangered species.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sierra Rep presents musical treasure with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

COLUMBIA - Glorious songs, a moving story of love and redemption and a robust, seaside setting have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Big & Rich on stage at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will present the dynamic country duo Big & Rich in concert with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on Saturday, Aug. 4.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rockin’ righteous good time at Jackson Rancheria July 13

JACKSON – Enjoy some of the greatest hits from the swinging sixties through today when Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort presents The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and Paul Revere & the Raiders on Friday, July 13.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC Summer Sonata set for July 19

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "A Hair Raising Good Time" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 19 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Alan Jackson playing Stockton Arena July 27

STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackson Rancheria presents Sara Evans in concert July 1

JACKSON – The all new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of great concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Oakdale corrals cowboy history

OAKDALE – There are some museums that dig way back into the history of a given area.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Old is new again

Nurses are doing it. Administrative managers are doing it. Even a former chief of police is doing it. In fact, it's a modern-day phenomenon that's kicking up a storm.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


High-flying museum in Modesto

MODESTO - One of the most unique museums in the 209 - the Hillier Air Museum - is located in Hangar 7 at the Modesto Airport.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca museum: Treasure trove of history

The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


It’s old school time at Micke Grove

LODI – The past lives on at the old Calaveras School at Micke Grove Regional Park.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Haggin Museum: Artwork to artifacts

STOCKTON – Whether it's artwork or artifacts, the Haggin museum has a little bit of it all.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Articles by Section - LIVING IN 209


BAR HOPPIN’

Just before Y2K, and even during the early years of the new millennium, Stockton and Modesto were the nearest places to go for a Japanese sushi or sashimi experience if you happened to live in the South San Joaquin County area.

April 18, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Cocoro is ‘better than sex’

When it comes to sushi, everybody has their favorite place and go-to dish.

April 18, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raw Bistro offers exotic experience

Restaurants come and go in the downtown Modesto scene, but Raw Sushi Bistro seems to be making an impression on locals since its establishment on I Street just eight months ago.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


SUSHI GARDEN II SECOND TO NONE

Upon entering Sushi Garden II in Turlock, customers are immediately greeted with the smiling faces of diners past. A wall covered in pictures of locals who have enjoyed the cuisine at Sushi Garden II are framed near the entrance, a testament to the good service and quality food that keeps customers coming back.

April 18, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BRAVE NEW WORLD

The first thing that grabs you is the décor.

April 18, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


SEEDS, SHOVELS STATUES

RIPON – What do you think of when you picture a garden?

April 11, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Gardener’s oasis

Gardening is a popular hobby in the Central Valley where the ideal California climate is conducive to growing. The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop in Turlock is largely responsible for cultivating many locals' "green thumbs."

April 11, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Westurf Nursery a staple in Modesto gardening landscape

MODESTO – For more than 30 years Westurf Nursery has been a mainstay in the Modesto gardening landscape, and with 10 acres of trees, shrubs, roses and more, it's hard to miss.

April 11, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


New Buds ‘super awesome’

When was the last time a nursery was called "Super Awesome?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CHOICE SPOT FOR A PRIME CUT

ISLETON – People get territorial when you talk about steak.

April 04, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The Fruit Yard ‘prime’ location

Locals looking to satisfy their cravings for a quality steak dinner won't need to look far as The Fruit Yard Restaurant & Country Market is well versed in providing not only quality beef but quality service.

April 04, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Elegant Bull

DELHI – A porterhouse or a rib eye. Sautéed or broiled over an open fire. With French fries or a baked potato. The Elegant Bull in Delhi offers its customers the ultimate dining experience when it comes to steak.

April 04, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HOUSE OF BEEF

OAKDALE – Nestled deep in the Cowboy Capital of the World, House of Beef ropes in its guests near and far with a tantalizing steak selection.

April 04, 2014 | 209 staff reports | LIVING IN 209


El Rancho Inn a hotspot

Nobody does steak better than the El Rancho Inn in Stockton.

April 04, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pena brilliant in portrayal of Chavez

Manteca marked the home stretch for Cesar Chavez.

March 28, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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