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Taste of Turlock launches Stanislaus County spring festival season of festivals

There's no better way to come out of hibernation from the bitter cold and sharp winter wind than to celebrate with an outdoor festival amongst the brightest, greenest valleys in California's springtime. The Central Valley plays hosts to various street faires that are sure to appeal to anyone's interest; especially those partial to food in a family-friendly environment.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Get ready for 209 asparagus, cherries, chocolate & more

Joey Chestnut is the reigning king of Stockton's Asparagus Festival.

March 30, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Attention all Joan Rangers! The trash-talking, red-carpet-watching comedian is coming to the 209. World-renown comedian Joan Rivers will hit the Turlock Community Theatre on May 17 with her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, and her all-time favorite, the awards fashion show.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

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


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 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


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

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So you need a place to relax and do some work?

October 21, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Turkish coffeehouse in Turlock serves as 2ndhome for customers

After opening earlier this year, Cafe Rome in downtown Turlock not only provides the community with a place to get a taste of Middle Eastern ...

October 21, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


The Ripon Café – formerly known as Jake's Coffee Shop – in the Schemper's Shopping Center at the corner of Main Street and Wilma Avenue ...

October 21, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Dell’Osso Farms is 209’s big Halloween season attraction

What is orange, round and 10 feet in diameter that can get a 60-year-old farmer that's 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds and arguably the biggest ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Plenty of haunts in Modesto for Halloween fun

MODESTO – So you've got your costume picked out and you're certain that it's going to wow the crowd.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Manteca’s ‘haunted’ houses

So you can't get out of town for Halloween to some of the larger parties that are going on elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Manteca Halloween events

Two longstanding Manteca Halloween traditions - Downtown Safe Halloween and the Boys & Girls Club carnival and haunted house - are Saturday, Oct. 22.

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Unplugging in Humboldt & Shasta

I recently took a week off and went relatively unplugged. For a few days I was out of cell range and without electricity or running ...

October 14, 2016 | Dave Campbell | LIVING IN 209


My favorite place in Sn Francisco - save the Chocolate Heaven store at Pier 39 that has killer truffles for $4.95 apiece - is Lands End.

October 07, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Although one of the city's newer salons, LUX Lounge in downtown Turlock is already making a name for itself as a business that offers ...

October 07, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff reporter | LIVING IN 209

Ripon’s path to wellness for mind & body

Ripon Wellness Center offers a path to wellness eliminating anxiety from the mind and body in the process of therapeutic massage as will be exemplified ...

October 07, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Sometimes you just need a break.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Plenty of day spa options for Stockton pampering

Jessica Arnaiz received some much-needed pampering.

October 07, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Looking for pampering in Modesto? Here are 3 options

MODESTO - So it's been a long week and you're needing a little bit of tender loving care.

October 07, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


It's not the highest peak in the Sierra but when it comes to vistas Sonora Peak is arguably without peers in the Sierra when ...

September 16, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

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