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TECH MUSEUM

SAN JOSE - The Tech Museum of San Jose draws a wide array of reactions from adults.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


NATURE POSES

Photographers – professionals and hobbyists alike – flock to the Northern San Joaquin Valley every year in spring. Mainly for one reason: the world famous almond blossoms that are in full bloom at this time of the year.

March 09, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BOOK WORM

Ruthanne Bassett always knew that she belonged in a library.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Creamery was sweet attraction in Manteca for years

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ripon Library offers more than just books

RIPON - The Ripon Branch Library is seen as an awesome find for residents who have yet to walk through its doors with its 15,000 square feet of floor space and some 40,000 books, 18 computers along with a spacious children's section.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


It’s in the numbers: Lathrop Library is a popular spot

The Lathrop Branch Library has been in operation since 2005.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BRENT WARD

NAME: Brent Ward

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


KNIGHTS FERRY

KNIGHTS FERRY - Don't wear bicycling cleats - or high heels for that matter - into the Knights Ferry General Store.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SF Gay Men’s Chorus in Stockton March 10

STOCKTON – The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, under the artistic direction of conductor Timothy Seelig, will be performing in concert at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m. to benefit the AIDS Walk San Joaquin.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Celtic Faire returns to Sonora March 9-11

SONORA - America's original Celtic Faire, featured on National Geographic Television, returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on March 9 to 11.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rapper Roach Gigz at Fat Cat April 6

MODESTO - Roach Gigz performs Friday, April 6, at 8:30 p.m. at the Fat Cat Lounge in downtown Manteca.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton Opera Gala set March 25

STOCKTON - Roberto Perlas Gomez, an opera performer who has delighted local audiences with his roles in five Stockton Opera productions (including Figaro in Barber of Seville), returns for an encore in "Melodies of Spring," the 37th annual Stockton Opera Guild Gala.

March 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Music spectacular ‘Blast!’ performs at Gallo Center on March 24 - 25

MODESTO – The unique Broadway explosion of Music and theatre, Blast!, arrives at the Gallo Center for the Arts for two performances on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m and Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m.. This astonishing, exuberant production bridges classical, blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and techno-pop music.

March 02, 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 02, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


KEEPING THEM DOWN ON THE FARM

Saturday, March 3, is not just a red-letter day for the Manteca Unified School District School Farm.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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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


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


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