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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


Spa of Turlock relaxing escape

Locals looking for a calming reprieve from the stress of daily life won't need to look far as The Spa of Turlock has all of the offerings of a quiet oasis.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Modesto spa ‘heavenly’ experience

Upon entering The Heavenly Spa in Modesto, clients may be surprised that the relaxing environment is actually a popular hotspot for locals.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


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MARISSA’S CLOSET

Prom dresses - many still having their original price tags - have been given to high school girls who otherwise might not experience the thrills of their ...

April 15, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


HETCH HETCHY’S WAMPA FALLS

Reflections of stark granite walls with numerous dramatic cliffs carved by glaciers shimmy in the early morning sun across one of the largest pristine bodies ...

April 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Livermore now arguably rivals Napa as play destination

LIVERMORE - High above Del Valle Lake on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail it hits you.

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Sweet boating lake, wilderness trail just 50 minutes away

LIVERMORE - Del Valle Regional Park - just 50 minutes from Manteca - offers arguably the best spot in the Coastal Ranges to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and ...

April 01, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


TRIFECTA BUSINESS VENTURE

Annie Bhan spent 42 years as a registered nurse before retiring two years ago. After working so long in such a demanding field one might ...

April 01, 2016 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Starting next week with the 20th annual Crossroads of California in downtown Manteca you could book every weekend through mid-October with a street fair happening ...

March 25, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


STANISLAUS STREET FESTIVALS

Got a thing for classic cars?

March 25, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Striking street fair gold

There's plenty of street fair style fun to enjoy in the Gold Country.

March 25, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


MANTECA TIME MACHINE

It's the ultimate time machine for everything Manteca.

March 11, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


SJC history finds home at Micke Grove Park

Agriculture is a big part of San Joaquin County's glorious history.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Museum chronicles over 100 years in Turlock

Turlock's history is being kept alive at the Historical Society Museum in downtown Turlock. The evolution of the Valley city is available for all ...

March 11, 2016 | | LIVING IN 209


Preserving Ripon’s ‘Record’ of history

There's a lot of Ripon history in the community's downtown museum – stories from years past and photographs of the early day farming community ...

March 11, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Cowboy history in Oakdale, horseless carriages in Escalon

What would the "Cowboy Capital of the World" be without a museum?

March 11, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


SJ Museum docent ranks share passion for history

They share a passion for the rich history of San Joaquin County.

March 11, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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