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Places to see Stockton’s colorful fall foilage

STOCKTON - My buddy Kurt once lived along a picturesque tree-lined street in Stockton's University District.

October 04, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Places to see Stockton’s colorful fall foilage

STOCKTON - My buddy Kurt once lived along a picturesque tree-lined street in Stockton's University District.

October 04, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


KEEPING TRACK OF A MURDER

OAKDALE - Murder rides the rails out of Oakdale.

September 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Best-selling mystery author Manteca grad

All these thriller and mystery books have one thing in common: "Purgatory Ridge." "Boundary Waters." "Iron Lake." "The Devil's Bed." "Mercy Falls." "Blood Hollow."

September 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


The art of murder: She plans mystery events

For the past six years, mysterious murders have occurred at Minnie's Restaurant in Modesto as hundreds of people try to figure out "who-dunnit."

September 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Baroque ensemble opens 27th Kindred Arts concert season

Manteca Kindred Arts' 27th season line-up features the Sacramento Baroque Soloists ensemble, the Felici Piano Trio, the Golden Bough which is back by popular demand with its "Christmas in a Celtic Land" after its sold-out appearance here last year, and Dr. Kent Cook who is professor of piano and head of the keyboard department at Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

September 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


GO EXPLORE BY AND ON THE LAKE

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the autumn interpretive programs at New Melones Reservoir.

September 27, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


From tennis to scenic views

With recreation being a vital aspect of daily life, Turlock residents have a number of City parks to choose from. Whether it is for exercise, taking the family pet on a walk, or merely to socialize, parks continue to serve community members as an outlet for recreation and fun.

September 13, 2013 | CARA HALLAM The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Play ball! Modesto parks host minor league baseball, myriad of festivals

Maintaining 75 parks, the City of Modesto has a vast array of facilities available for community members to take advantage of while keeping up with a social and healthy lifestyle. With activities such as festivals, concerts, baseball games, picnics and social gatherings, Modesto parks are filled with all kinds of fun opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.

September 13, 2013 | CARA HALLAM The 209 | LIVING IN 209


56 parks: From sports complex to greenbelt

Manteca's 56 parks run the gamut from the 30-acre Big League Dreams sports complex with six replica Major league baseball fields plus an indoor soccer arena to the 3.7-mile greenbelt park known as the Tidewater that serves as the backbone of a citywide separated bike path system.

September 13, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SANTA CRUZ

SAN TA CRUZ - If you don't happen to have time to tour the entire state of California, we found a place that almost seems like a microcosm of the state. You have your beaches, your surfers, your Redwood forests and, just an hour away, one of the state's largest and most cosmopolitan cities.

September 13, 2013 | By CARL ORDAWAY | LIVING IN 209


HIDDEN MONTEREY

MONTEREY - Who can resist the charms of historic Monterey or the picturesque seasidecity of Santa Cruz? Nobody goes home disappointed, of course, but what many visitors may not take the time to do is visit the small towns and attractions between these two popular destinations.

September 13, 2013 | By CARY ORDWAY | LIVING IN 209


Lathrop parks: Anyone for cricket?

Manuel Valverde Park becomes awash with people when the annual Relay for Life transforms the impeccable grounds into ground-zero for the fight against cancer.

September 13, 2013 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


What’s not to love about Stockton’s Victory Park?

What's not to love about Victory Park?

September 13, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Symbiosis Coming To Oakdale

Oakdale will play host to the 2013 Symbiosis Gathering at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 23. Organizers of the event say Symbiosis Gathering could draw upwards of 10,000 event goers to the region.

September 11, 2013 | | 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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