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JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN - Beginning the weekend of Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will resume offering popular steam-powered excursion train rides on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 17, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackson Rancheria presents Little Anthony & the Imperials

JACKSON - Take a trip back to the great R&B sounds of the '60s when Little Anthony & the Imperials perform live at Jackson Rancheria on Thursday, April 26.

March 17, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Melones: Get back to nature

SONORA - Reclamation's Interpretive Speaker and Hike Series returns this Spring at New Melones Lake.

March 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Exodus screens at Modesto’s Historic State Theatre

MODESTO - Otto Preminger's Exodus, dramatizing Israel's struggle for independence, will screen this Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Modesto's Historic State Theatre.

March 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Global smash hit ‘Mamma Mia! on stage April 13-15

MODESTO - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, will play at the Gallo Center for the Arts April 13 through 15.

March 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WHAT’S BREWING IN THE 209

STOCKTON – All that Kellie Craig-Jacobs needs to do to gauge how well she's doing as a business owner is look towards her bar.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Dust Bowl Brewery serves unique beer, food in Turlock

TURLOCK - Some sons play catch with their fathers. Others work on cars.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


What’s brewing in the 209?

MODESTO - More and more beer lovers are taking their passion to the next level and brewing their own craft beers. Homebrewing clubs and competitions have grown rapidly since the legalization of homebrewing in 1978. In 2011, there were an estimated one million homebrewers and over 1,000 homebrew clubs in the United States, according to the American Homebrewers Association.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Mark Ranes

TURLOCK - Turlock resident Mark Ranes is one of the thousands of people who brew their own beer as a hobby. The technology manager said what started out as an extension of his love of cooking has turned into a full-fledged passion.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


THE GOLDEN DOME

SACRAMENTO - Beneath the Golden Dome in Sacramento is a building worthy of the world's sixth largest economy.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


St Patrick’s Day frolic in Columbia

COLUMBIA - The Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park hosts its traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration, free to the public, Saturday March 17.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Restless Heart at Black Oak on April 11

TUOLUMNE – Country favorite Restless Heart will be coming to Black Oak Casino on April 11.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Gypsy’ on stage at Sonora Rep Theatre

SONORA - A burst of the trumpet opens the musical classic Gypsy and instantly marks a masterpiece.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tribute to the Blues Brothers on stage at Gallo

MODESTO – The Gallo Center for the Arts will bring The All New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers to Modesto for two performances on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ride the Rails or Go Underground in Old Sacramento starting March 31

OLD SACRAMENTO - Coinciding with the beginning of Easter week, Old Sacramento officially springs into action for a new season of excursion train service on the Sacramento Southern Railroad and Old Sacramento Underground tours, both of which resume the weekend of Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.

March 09, 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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