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Attention all Joan Rangers! The trash-talking, red-carpet-watching comedian is coming to the 209. World-renown comedian Joan Rivers will hit the Turlock Community Theatre on May 17 with her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, and her all-time favorite, the awards fashion show.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Saying yes to improv in 209

Ever wonder how comedy shows like "Who's line is it anyway?" or "Wild N' Out" became so popular even though they are not even scripted? Improvisational theatre, also known as improv, has the answers.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

A comedian born in the 209 has them laughing

Mark Twain said that humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


COLUMBIA - Amidst the rugged oak woodlands of the Sierra Nevada foothills lies Columbia State Historic Park - once a busy, brawling gold rush town. The search for gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills offered hope and, for a fortunate few, riches.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Columbia mines yielded $87M in gold based on 1860s prices

COLUMBIA - Columbia was only one of hundreds of settlements that sprang up during the exciting years when the cry of "Gold! " brought Argonauts from all over the world to seek their fortunes in California. Located in the heart of the Mother Lode, a mile wide network of gold-bearing quartz that extends 120 miles along the western edge of the Sierra Nevada, from Mariposa northward to Georgetown, Columbia yielded $87 million in gold at 1860's prices.

March 23, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Celebrate Wildflower Day at Merced County’s Pacheco State Park

Spring in California is the season residents and visitors wait for in eager anticipation. Pacheco State Park in Merced County is just one area in the 209 that bursts into a canvas of unimaginable beauty as delicate wildflowers adorn the landscape with hundreds of lavish colors.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Spring’s in bloom on Daffodil Hill

VOLCANO - Are you into daffodils?

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


YOSEMITE VALLEY - Yosemite is a wildflower enthusiast's paradise, where blossoms are found most of the year.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Murray ventures ‘Among the Wildflowers’

Central Valley native Jeffrey Murray has spent most of his life looking through the lens of his camera, training his artistic eye to capture stunning visuals of the rustic world around him. After obtaining a degree in photography, and working as a photojournalist for two different papers in Arizona, Murray grew tired of being chained by the constraints of the workplace, and decided to forge his own path amongst the wildflowers.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Looking for an assortment of wildflowers may mean a short road trip.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Some wildflowers you’ll find in the 209

During her recent commute from Stockton, Krystal Jacks recently noticed a change in the rural area east of West 11th Street not too far from South Bird Road just outside of Tracy.

March 16, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

Manteca: One heavy name

Ok, Ok. So Manteca means lard in Spanish.

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209

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

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Scary times to saints in Ripon

Halloween in Ripon has two themes this year with the usual scary costumes and another with children dressed as religious saints from years ago from ...

October 24, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209

Halloween at the zoo to Rocky Horror tradition

Micke Grove Zoo is the place to be on this weekend before Halloween.

October 24, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Holy Halloween, Batman!

October 16, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209

Once on a Halloween far, far away . . .

Rachel Archerdale loves Star Wars.

October 16, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

Kids costumes: Man eating sharks to skeleton suits

Norma Correa has been out shopping around for Halloween costumes for her kids.

October 16, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Pet costumes safety tips

I'm not sure when pets wearing Halloween costumes began but it has become a pretty big deal over the last few years. Choosing the ...

October 16, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Question: How far can you lob a mini-pumpkin using a 6-foot bazooka-style barrel with sights?

October 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Pumpkin patches aren't hard to find this time of year.

October 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


My first trip to Yosemite National Park was through my grandmother's eyes.

September 25, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite worth every step you take

I thought the switchbacks would never end.

September 25, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


The last time I was at Yosemite National Park was about a month or so before the Big Rim Fire.

September 25, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite: Valley with a view

Yosemite National Park is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Traffic comes to a crawl at Tunnel View (called the Inspiration Point for ...

September 25, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209

Yosemite National Park: Perfect therapy

For nearly two decades massage therapist Marla Nunes has helped her clients improve their well-being by using various therapeutic techniques such as myofacial release and ...

September 25, 2015 | By Monica Cane 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209

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