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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


When Ralston declined the honor, they named Modesto for his modesty

What's in a name? In Stanislaus County, pioneering history.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Yosemite: A killer name for a national park

YOSEMITE -- More than a century after his death, the world hasn't stopped talking about Dr. Lafayette Bunnell's most important diagnosis.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Names in the 209: Stockton, Lodi, Ripon and SJ River

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Sonora got its name from miners who came from Sonora, Mexico

SONORA - You know you're in Sonora, California, when you see "The Red Church." At least, that is true to a lot of visitors to this historic Gold Country town in the foothills. That's also the nickname that locals simply use to describe this photogenic circa-1860 house of worship for the very obvious reason, and why it's a favorite photographic subject of many a camera-toting tourist.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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MARISSA’S CLOSET

Prom dresses - many still having their original price tags - have been given to high school girls who otherwise might not experience the thrills of their ...

April 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


HETCH HETCHY’S WAMPA FALLS

Reflections of stark granite walls with numerous dramatic cliffs carved by glaciers shimmy in the early morning sun across one of the largest pristine bodies ...

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Livermore now arguably rivals Napa as play destination

LIVERMORE - High above Del Valle Lake on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail it hits you.

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Sweet boating lake, wilderness trail just 50 minutes away

LIVERMORE - Del Valle Regional Park - just 50 minutes from Manteca - offers arguably the best spot in the Coastal Ranges to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and ...

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TRIFECTA BUSINESS VENTURE

Annie Bhan spent 42 years as a registered nurse before retiring two years ago. After working so long in such a demanding field one might ...

April 01, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


STANISLAUS STREET FESTIVALS

Got a thing for classic cars?

March 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Striking street fair gold

There's plenty of street fair style fun to enjoy in the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA TIME MACHINE

It's the ultimate time machine for everything Manteca.

March 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SJC history finds home at Micke Grove Park

Agriculture is a big part of San Joaquin County's glorious history.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Museum chronicles over 100 years in Turlock

Turlock's history is being kept alive at the Historical Society Museum in downtown Turlock. The evolution of the Valley city is available for all ...

March 11, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


Preserving Ripon’s ‘Record’ of history

There's a lot of Ripon history in the community's downtown museum – stories from years past and photographs of the early day farming community ...

March 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Cowboy history in Oakdale, horseless carriages in Escalon

What would the "Cowboy Capital of the World" be without a museum?

March 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SJ Museum docent ranks share passion for history

They share a passion for the rich history of San Joaquin County.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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