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Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than New York City's Central Park. Once nothing more than barren sand dunes, Golden Gate Park owes its existence to tenacious Scotsman John McLaren, who created the landscape we see today in the late 1800s, a task many thought impossible.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most difficult to explain properly.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


African Penguin: One example of Academy research

The California Academy of Science's African penguin colony has long been a visitor favorite.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 minutes away from the 209.

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd start it with an easy jog.

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK SURE TO IMPRESS VISITORS

While many people might shrug off Turlock as just another small town, the booming city has proven that is anything but that in recent years. In just one day, Turlock is sure to make an impression on any and every visitor with its bustling collection of businesses, restaurants and nightlife hotspots.

February 17, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Waterfront helps set Stockton apart

Occasionally, I'll have an out-of-town friend drop by my Stockton home.

February 17, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Reasons to cruise on into Modesto

It's not exactly a destination that people from around the country and the world are flocking to on vacation.

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s life on the rails

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.

February 10, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The walk that gave birth to Manteca

It was the ultimate power walk.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The ‘Y’ gives life to Lathrop

Lathrop and Tracy share the same bloodline - the engineer who Leland Stanford hired to lay out the Central Pacific Railroad tracks in the valley.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mormon settlement led to Ripon

The seeds for the Ripon community were planted along the Stanislaus River following a short-lived settlement established in 1846 when a group of Mormons planted crops of wheat on land near the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers that they named New Hope.

February 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Gold led Weber to start Stockton

In 1999, the original residence of Charles M. Weber was excavated while making way for the Weber Point Event Center.

February 10, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Trapping in 1828 lead to SJ County’s oldest community

With expansion comes the ordinary citizen, searching for a better place to settle and to raise a family. When gold was discovered in California in 1848 and the great migration headed this way, early visitors were searching for gold. A few found the precious metal but many others found an area rich in farmland and mild temperatures.

February 10, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


WINTER DAY TRIP ON

ARNOLD - Big snow, big trees, and the big outdoors.

February 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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TURLOCK WOMAN RAISES THE BAR

Turlock resident Krista Messer is the epitome of the age-old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover."

March 24, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Yoga benefits everyone from elderly to fighters

When Michele Flores sees one of her students reach a milestone, she's as happy as any teacher would be.

March 24, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Family man’s workout: You make the time

When it comes to fitness, Ben Sanchez considers himself an Average Joe.

March 24, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK - A puzzle to California's vast and awe-inspiring geology smorgasbord is just a few hours away.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ALL ABOARD!

OAKDALE -The appeal of riding the Sierra Railroad hits you as you scan the wide open countryside absent of telephone poles and any signs of ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TIME FOR BLOOMING FUN

VOLCANO - Amador County's 140-year tradition marking the arrival of spring is now in full bloom.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


ON STAGE IN VOLCANO

VOLCANO - One of the coziest and unique live theatre stage settings in all of the 209 can be found in what was once Amador County ...

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SPRING INTO TURLOCK

Many locals know Pageo Lavender Farm as a stunning venue for weddings, special events and - of course - the go-to place for all things lavender. However ...

March 10, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


ROADS IN THE 209

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement to bicycle in San Joaquin County.

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Take the test: Are you a Man-tee-kan!

Man-tee-ka!!

March 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Picnic & play spots around Stockton

The late Huell Howser once marveled at Victory Park.

March 10, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ripon’s river picnic escapes

There's nothing that compares with a family picnic in Ripon with its lush riparian woodlands along the Stanislaus River and a unique picnic area ...

March 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Stanislaus River beckons as spring returns

MODESTO – The sun is out, the flowers are starting to emerge and those winter layers are starting to become burdensome by about two in the ...

March 10, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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