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El Rancho Inn a hotspot

Nobody does steak better than the El Rancho Inn in Stockton.

April 04, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pena brilliant in portrayal of Chavez

Manteca marked the home stretch for Cesar Chavez.

March 28, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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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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