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French Camp: The granddaddy of 209 settlements

FRENCH CAMP - The oldest settlement in the 209?

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ripon High school farm productive thanks to ag support

RIPON - The harvest from 80 acres of almond orchards supports the Ripon High School student farm on North Ripon Road at South Clinton Avenue.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Montadale sheep project only one in country

Manteca Unified Ag teacher Jaime Sanchez and his group of five FFA students made the school district mighty proud last year.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Treasure trove of history

LODI – Students of Maria Brown's third-grade class at Stockton Collegiate International School got a sample of a classroom setting during much simpler times.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Kirkwood

KIRKWOOD – Kirkwood is a small alpine community that is home to less than 200 people.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


JEFF LIOTARD

NAME: Jeff Liotard

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Grammy nominated harpist performs in Turlock March 1

TURLOCK - Grammy nominated harpist Deborah Henson-Conant, creator of the electric harness-harp and the re-invention of this venerable instrument, will share her genre-defying program to the historic Turlock Community Theatre on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Mat Kearney appears at The State April 12; Martha Davis & The Motels concert up next

MODESTO - Tickets are now on sale for singer/songwriter Mat Kearney's upcoming performance at the State Theatre on April 12.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Carlos Mencia brings his comedy to Bob Hope stage

STOCKTON - Comic Carlos Mencia is appearing Friday, March 4, at the Bob Hope Theater. Doors opens at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton Chorale concert marking 60th anniversary

STOCKTON - The Stockton Chorale celebrates its 60th anniversary performing works by Bach and Schubert in concert, accompanied by an orchestra that helps bring the works of these masters alive.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Quinn in ‘Long Story Short’ at Gallo Center

MODESTO -The Gallo Center for the Arts welcomes comedian Colin Quinn, performing his highly acclaimed show, "Long Story Short," directed by fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld on March 15 at 8 p.m.

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


‘Gypsy’ opens March 5 on SRT stage

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

February 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA'S MURALS

It's a scene that proves art imitates life – and vice versa.

February 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New mural spotlighting early Manteca industry

EDITOR'S NOTE: The muralist selected by the Manteca Historical Society to create the mural in Library Park that deals with Manteca's industrial past researched the city's industry history prior to submitting his proposal. The following is his research and how he intends to incorporate it into the mural. Altogether five murals are being added to Library Park.

February 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca High Mural Museum keeps culture alive on campus

Many of the artists are gone, but their works linger on for others to admire, enjoy and gain some inspiration.

February 18, 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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