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Great Valley Bookfest debuts Oct. 27

Get ready for a new chapter in 209 events.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New librarian touts benefits of hard copy

Charles Teval is a staunch advocate for public libraries. He believes libraries continue to play a key role in the literary culture of a community, while providing practical assistance for job seekers, students and anyone seeking knowledge.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Zombies gain on romance in popularity at Book Exchange

Cheryl Lovering just wanted to spend more time at home with her kids.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sparkling storybook world unfolds on stage

COLUMBIA - Step in to a bright, beautiful world this holiday season, as Sierra Rep presents a beloved family classic, filled with great music, zany characters and a heart-melting story of true love. Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella, a musical comedy favorite for generations, plays at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia from Oct. 26 through Dec. 22.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Some spirited fun awaits at The State in Modesto

MODESTO - In anticipation of All Hallow's Eve, The State Theatre is conducting what is billed as the First Annual Fete & Film for Kids, a spellbinding and memory-making event for youngsters that includes sweet treats, kindly ghouls and goblin boys, a costume parade and an enchanting cast of young, local actors portraying scarecrows, benevolent witches and characters from favorite fairy tales.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Comic Mike Pace performs at Black Oak

TUOLUMNE - Stand-up comedian Mike Pace will lead off the November entertainment lineup at Black Oak Casino.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MAPS presents ‘Halloween Chemistry’ at MJC

MODESTO –The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will offer two science presentations on Friday, Oct. 26, at Modesto Junior College's East Campus on College Ave.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BEFORE THE SNOW RETURNS

Just northeast of California's Gold Country, the roadways heading toward Lake Tahoe reveal a wonderland of outdoor scenery and recreational opportunities. Closed to cross-mountain travel in winter, Highway 4 opens in summer to connect with Highway 89, completing a mountain-lover's route to remember.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Supertramp’s Roger Hogdson performing at Gallo Center for the Arts on Oct. 27

MODESTO - Roger Hodgson, legendary voice of Supertramp, returns to America with hisbiggest tour in 30 years

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


The wonder of old books: 10,000 & counting

Even as book retailers try to push towards a digital, e-ink world, there's some irreplaceable, unmistakable greatness found only in old, printed books.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


23 years pushing the thrills of reading

RIPON - Alicia Reynolds – without a doubt – loves her job of 14 years at the Ripon Library.

October 19, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A GRAND PLACE

TRACY – New York has a famous Grand – the Grand Central Station for commuters.

October 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Handcrafted with love: Personalize gifts with paper crafting

Editor's note: Those seeking to add a personalized holiday gift tradition this Christmas season are already gearing up.

October 12, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fantasy Faire combines old & new Halloween traditions

SONORA - The Fantasy Faire Oct. 20-21 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is deeply rooted in the All Hallow beliefs of the Celtic people, but combined with all the fun and excitement of a modern Halloween.

October 12, 2012 | | 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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