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Pellegrino is the ‘Flag Man’

Joe Pellegrino was thinking small.

February 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pledge of Allegiance starts day in Manteca Unified classrooms

Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a daily ritual before classes begin in all of Manteca Unified School District classrooms. That patriotic mandate holds true for all grade levels, from kindergarten to high school.

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A flag for our fathers

As citizens who have forsaken their safety to protect and serve the United State of America, veterans known first hand the importance that the American flag bears as it waves from flagpoles and home fronts on national holidays.

February 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Firefighters take pride in country and its colors

As President's Day weekend approaches many will locate their American flag and fly it from their home front to recognize the national holiday and remember the sacrifices and courage of our founding presidents. However, for the Turlock Fire Department the American flag plays a role in everyday life.

February 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Placing flags along street is a family affair

The Tarr family is never too busy to step up to the plate to demonstrate their patriotism for their country by helping place and later retrieveing nearly 200 American Flags along Manteca streets.

February 14, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


What young children think about the Pledge of Allegiance

Oh, from the mouths of babes.

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Students, teacher share what flag means to them

What does the American flag mean to students and teachers?

February 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Amici turns up heat on its sushi rolls

LATHROP – Hearts are on fire at Amici Sushi.

February 08, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sunset views along the Delta at Stockton’s French 25

Nothing says I love you more than Chicken-N-Waffles?

February 08, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s La Mo offers lovers intimate experience

While love is certainly in the air on Valentine's Day, local Latin bistro La Mo in downtown Turlock prides itself on offering a caring atmosphere all-year round.

February 08, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Share your heart & meal in Manteca

Manteca may not be San Francisco or New York but it does offer a smorgasbord of culinary pleasures that its 70,000+ residents can go to for a romantic dining destination.

February 08, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Trisetti’s a classic, romantic spot

As a staple of the downtown Modesto restaurant scene for years, Trisetti's has played host to many locals' Valentine's Day experiences.

February 08, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


10 couples get chance to dine with Cupid at Corner Stop Eatery

Imagine a real live Cupid having dinner with you and your love at a special Valentine's Dinner Thursday night at a Ripon restaurant.

February 07, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


SUPER BOWL STATE OF MIND

Contrary to popular belief, there are some in the Central Valley that don't bow at the fleet feet of Colin Kaepernick or Terrelle Pryor.

February 01, 2014 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Different QB styles on display

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Record-setting offense versus relentlessly stingy defense.

February 01, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


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CENTER STAGE

In celebration of the upcoming Cesar Chavez holiday, California State University, Stanislaus students had the opportunity to witness and learn from one of Chavez's right hand men and a significant leader in Chicano culture: Luis Valdez.

March 28, 2014 | By ALEXANDRA ANDERSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


State migrant ed program largest in the country

The regular school year in Manteca Unified runs from August to May. That's the norm for the majority of the 23,000-plus elementary and high school students in the district. That holds true for other public schools in San Joaquin County as well.

March 28, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Chavez’s legacy still thrives in Central Valley

Agriculture is the dominant industry in the Central Valley, where the legacy of Cesar Chavez still hangs in the air for families of migrant workers across the state.

March 28, 2014 | By ALEXANDRA ANDERSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton honors Cesar Chavez with projects, school dedication

Students at Cesar Chavez High in Stockton are learning more about their school namesake.

March 28, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Biopic shown to 1,000 California farm workers

DELANO (AP) - In California's fertile Central Valley, immigrant workers pick produce sold worldwide. They're mostly Spanish speakers who work long hours in the dirt and sun - not your typical crowd for a Hollywood movie premiere.

March 28, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Dawson hopes there will be biopic about Dolores Huerta

NEW YORK (AP) - Playing renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.

March 28, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Birthplace of A&W root beer

An Arizona man once set out to visit all of what's left of the A&W restaurants with carhops.

March 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Elvis, vintage cars turn Modesto A&W into local hotspot

Where in the Central Valley can you find five Elvis impersonators, vintage cars, and a root beer float made from root beer brewed daily? The A&W Drive in in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


BURGERS & SHAKES

Burgers, fries and shakes – can you get more American than that? Not at the Sno-White Drive-In in Modesto.

March 26, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Manteca moments frozen in time

Foster's Freeze in Manteca has a 54-year history, but the presence of a drive-through restaurant at the corner of Yosemite and Walnut avenues dates back to the 1930s.

March 26, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Daffodil Hill: A golden opportunity to see Mother Nature at her best

In a remote place called Volcano in the Sierra foothills, Mother Nature every year magically lays out a thick carpet of golden yellow made even more vivid by spring's solid sunshine.

March 14, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock parks: Spring necessity

Spring has sprung – well, not exactly but it sure feels like it. As locals head outside to enjoy the pleasant weather and put their concerns about the ongoing drought in California to the back of their minds, the outdoor parks are an excellent place to ring in the new season.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


This time of the year, Yosemite a crapshoot

It's a hit-or-miss proposition.

March 14, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


500 acres of fun

While many children enjoy playing in the backyard as the weather warms up, the City of Modesto offers locals a slightly more unique outdoor experience: 500 acres along the Tuolumne River.

March 14, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Higher Learning

RIPON – Ripon Christian Schools has consistently sent 98 percent of its graduates on to college – a record that has continued into the 21st century.

March 07, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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