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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


Sonora got its name from miners who came from Sonora, Mexico

SONORA - You know you're in Sonora, California, when you see "The Red Church." At least, that is true to a lot of visitors to this historic Gold Country town in the foothills. That's also the nickname that locals simply use to describe this photogenic circa-1860 house of worship for the very obvious reason, and why it's a favorite photographic subject of many a camera-toting tourist.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


River crossing inspires name for Lockeford

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Memorial State Park named for landowner

RIPON – From its plush riparian jungle, warm summers and cool waters, Caswell Memorial State Park has long been a place of discovery, recreation and escape.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


HIKING AMONG GIANTS

BOULDER CREEK - If you're looking for just a hike, stay away from the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

March 01, 2013 | | 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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