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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


Rookies Pub & Grill hosts Nashville country recording artist Buck Ford

A taste of Nashville is coming to Manteca tonight – by way of Vacaville.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TIME FOR ‘BOARD’ MEETINGS

Skateboarding was born in the 1950s when surfers wanted to bring the ocean to the streets. The term "sidewalk surf" became the norm by the 1970s and rose rapidly to what it is today.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


THREE PLACES TO SKATE

• WHAT: Curt Pernice Skate Park

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


So what do skaters want?

Bring on the street course.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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MT. DIABLO IN BLOOM

Get ready for an incredible spring of wildflowers and other visual delights.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


BLACKHAWK MUSEUM: THE WHEEL DEAL

DANVILLE - Tucked away in the East Bay in the shadow of Mt. Diablo is arguably one of the most unique museums in Northern California.

March 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE ‘THE ICEMAN COMETH’ WAS PENNED

DANVILLE - Less than an hour from the 209 is where the home of Eugene O'Neill - America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright - chose to ...

March 03, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


Golden Gate Park: SF’s urban oasis

San Francisco's largest park, Golden Gate Park covers more than 1,013 acres and is 3 miles long by 1/2-mile wide, larger than ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The mesmerizing Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum - one of the most popular displays in the original Planetarium lobby at the Calfiornia Academy of Sciences - is one of the most ...

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


African Penguin: One example of Academy research

The California Academy of Science's African penguin colony has long been a visitor favorite.

February 24, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the best ways to see what's in the earth's backyards - vast areas untouched by technology and urbanization - is 90 ...

February 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


A DAY ENJOYING MANTECA

If I had a day to show off a friend who has never stepped foot in Manteca before why I like living here I'd ...

February 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK SURE TO IMPRESS VISITORS

While many people might shrug off Turlock as just another small town, the booming city has proven that is anything but that in recent years ...

February 17, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Waterfront helps set Stockton apart

Occasionally, I'll have an out-of-town friend drop by my Stockton home.

February 17, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Reasons to cruise on into Modesto

It's not exactly a destination that people from around the country and the world are flocking to on vacation.

February 17, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Turlock’s life on the rails

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 ...

February 10, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


The walk that gave birth to Manteca

It was the ultimate power walk.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


The ‘Y’ gives life to Lathrop

Lathrop and Tracy share the same bloodline - the engineer who Leland Stanford hired to lay out the Central Pacific Railroad tracks in the valley.

February 10, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Mormon settlement led to Ripon

The seeds for the Ripon community were planted along the Stanislaus River following a short-lived settlement established in 1846 when a group of Mormons planted ...

February 10, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


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