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DOWNTOWN MANTECA

You can catch a glimpse of Yosemite Valley, enjoy San Francisco landmarks and take in the bounty of the San Joaquin Valley with just a short leisurely walk.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Downtown Ripon’s Main Street offers slower pace

RIPON -From arch to arch at each end of Ripon's slow-paced historic downtown there is a past, a present and a future that has formed a rich fabric of community memories including old early day hotels that are today only a distant memory.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A quick walking tour of Manteca’s downtown murals

Manteca's murals are designed to give visitors, newcomers and longtime residents alike an insight into the community's culture, history, and economy.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Hughson brings back chamber, downtown festival, city pride

HUGHSON - The City of Hughson has taken a few hard hits in the past, but the Valley town is not down for the count. In fact, over the past two years the city has staged a comeback.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chris Creek Band among main stage Pumpkin Fair entertainment

The Chris Creek Band is performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, on the main stage at the Manteca Pumpkin Fair from 11 a.m. to noon in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Threshold brings R&B, old school to Pumpkin Fair

Threshold is among the main stage acts that will be performing during the 28th annual Sunrise Manteca Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair Saturday-Sunday Oct. 6-7 in downtown Manteca.

September 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Union Pacific Railroad celebrates 150th anniversary in old Sacramento

OLD SACRAMENTO – Union Pacific Railroad will continue its year-long 150th anniversary celebration with a huge, two-day signature event in Old Sacramento Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, that will include free excursion train rides and free entrance into both the California State Railroad Museum and Sacramento History Museum.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Symphony Orchestra celebrates opening of 82nd season at Gallo Center

MODESTO - The Modesto Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Lockington celebrate the start of the Orchestra's 82nd season with Opening Weekend Concerts on Oct. 12-13 at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Country singer Jason Michael Carroll performs at Black Oak Casino Oct. 11

TUOLUMNE – Country music singer Jason Michael Carroll will take the stage at Black Oak Casino on Oct. 11.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LINCOLN CENTER

A few months ago, I caught sight of an elderly couple doing lunch outside of Podesto's Market.

September 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Nuts are key to Resendiz Fruit Barn sweet breads

HUGHSON - Resendiz Fruit Barn in Hughson is famous for offering a large variety of fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm- but locals know that Resendiz is also the place to go for baked goods.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CRACKING THE GLOBAL MARKET

Farming is still based on a "handshake" with the Travaille and Phippen families in their more than 50-year-old almond hulling operation on Graves Road in Manteca that serves some 70 growers from Bakersfield to north of Chico.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Home-made almond bars

They are good for family get-togethers and camping trips. In fact, "they're good at any time," Tracy Vander Veen says with utmost confidence.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC showcasing Ripon artist Dan Petersen’s work

MODESTO - Look at one of Dan Petersen's painting and it'll change your perception of watercolors.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Brubeck opens Stockton Symphony Classics season with mini-festival

STOCKTON - Chris Brubeck opens the Stockton Symphony's Classics season with a Mini-Brubeck Festival on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13.

September 15, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


Turlock Christian has been Bennett’s home for 14 years

TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Waterford found hoops & theology in Modesto

MODESTO – There it was right there practically in his backyard.

March 07, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Central Catholic principal aims for student success

MODESTO - When Melissa Besseling came to Central Catholic High School in 1996 as a mid-year replacement math teacher, she did not anticipate that she would become principal.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Prepare to be pampered at Natural Path Wellness Center

RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


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