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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


CAN WE TALK?

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


GEM OF THE SOUTHERN MINES

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 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


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Paddle to Sea along Tuolumne supports cause

Do you enjoy a challenge? What if that challenge also raises funds for an environmentally friendly cause? If you answered yes, then Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea paddle-a-thon is for you.

July 25, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras River alive & well, defies its translation

STOCKTON – I've gotten to know the Calaveras River quite well over the years.

July 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Fishing for fun on Mokelumne River

It's too bad the Mokelumne River is identified as an underutilized recreational resource with little public access.

July 25, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Go With The Flow

Summer heat got you down?

July 25, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Dance the night away

Boogie the night away.

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


Dancing to live music in rockin’ Stockton

Luis Martinez has played in a few bands in Stockton.

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


Moving to the sound in Modesto

MODESTO – Every generation had its idea of what a dance club should look like.

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


Stockton Buddhist Church plans annual cultural bazaar Aug. 2-3

STOCKTON - The Stockton Buddhist Church's annual Bon Odori and Cultural Bazaar is Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the temple grounds located at 2820 Shimizu Drive.

July 18, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


The Sound of Music returns to foothills at Fallon House

COLUMBIA - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical runs through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia.

July 18, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


INYO COUNTY

BIG PINE - Inyo County is a place of extremes.

July 11, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIGGEST ALLEY IN 209

MODESTO – The neon lights are the first thing that grabs your attention.

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


MANTECA BOWL

Sam Robinson slides forward on his feet as he approaches the foul line.

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


Pin down fun times in Stockton, Tracy

Max Garrido Jr. has one perfect game and an 800 series to his credit.

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


Stockton Symphony tunes up for 88th season

STOCKTON - Everything from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to the music of Billy Joel, from the dazzling symphonic spectacle of Carmina Burana to the anticipated return of Cirque de la Symphonie, from classical music inspired by planets far, far away to some of the best known compositions of Leonard Bernstein is part of the Stockton Symphony's 2014-15 Season.

July 11, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Launching points along San Joaquin River

LATHROP – It can be brown and it can be murky, but it's also one of the most critical waterways in California and it has a long and storied history and has provided recreational opportunities for local residents for decades.

July 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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