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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


River crossing inspires name for Lockeford

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Caswell Memorial State Park named for landowner

RIPON – From its plush riparian jungle, warm summers and cool waters, Caswell Memorial State Park has long been a place of discovery, recreation and escape.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


HIKING AMONG GIANTS

BOULDER CREEK - If you're looking for just a hike, stay away from the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Stepping Stone’ town of Escalon lies in the heart of lush agricultural lands

In the middle of scenic agricultural lands and open spaces in the Central Valley lies the city of Escalon, home to 7,206 residents.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Knights ferry was almost Dentville

KNIGHTS FERRY – When the mercury climbs and the cold river beckons, most find their way here.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca Historical Society’s annual Gourmet Sampler set for March 10

The annual Gourmet Sampler hosted by the Manteca Historical Society and Friends of the Museum is on tap for Sunday, March 10, at the Manteca Senior Center.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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BIGGEST ART GALLERY IN 209

Tracy has the Grand Theatre for the Arts. Stockton has the Haggin Museum. Turlock has the Carnegie Arts Center. Modesto has the Mistlin Gallery. And ...

January 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Manteca part of murals book

Some of Manteca's murals grace the pages of "Large Art in Small Paces: Discovering the California Mural Towns" authored by Kevin Bruce.

January 27, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN THE 209

For the past decade, Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill in Turlock has become not only a go-to restaurant for classic American cuisine, but a unique ...

January 27, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Manteca, Ripon offer live music

Music in the Ripon and Manteca this weekend include the Tongue and Groove classic rock band at the Main Street Road house in Ripon along ...

January 27, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Music moves on Miracle Mile

STOCKTON – On a given night, the historic Miracle Mile is booming with live music.

January 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Live music venues in Modesto

MODESTO – So you want to grab a drink and hear some live music and you don't want to have to worry about dealing with ...

January 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897

JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 40 ...

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209

Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony.

January 20, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Dodge Ridge: Beat the blahs with snow

MODESTO – So it's cold outside.

January 20, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Cha-cha winter blues away

Gabrielle Forrest's downtown dance lessons in many of Turlock's nightlife hotspots prove that there is no better way to warm up this winter ...

January 20, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


Beating the blahs by staying fit at Weberstown

STOCKTON – Rains and heavy winds pelted the Central Valley on Friday morning. But for a few folks inside the Weberstown Mall, it was business as ...

January 20, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


COLUMBIA

COLIUMBIA - If you're looking for a low-key place for a short winter getaway that won't break the bank and has unique outings within ...

January 13, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SCORING IN TURLOCK

While diehard fans can debate for hours which football team reigns supreme, there is one thing they can probably all agree on: the best place ...

January 13, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Ripon VFW Post plans party during Super Bowl Sunday

In Ripon there is at least one planned Super Bowl party.

January 13, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


3 super places to catch the games in Manteca

So you've got your team colors, your face paint, and your foam finger.

January 13, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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