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GEM OF THE SOUTHERN MINES

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 A-BLAZE IN COLOR

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


WHERE THE WILD FLOWERS ARE

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


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


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Teens look for thrifty options on Valentine’s

Brandon Darcey doesn't quite know what he's going to do for his girlfriend for Valentine's Day.

February 03, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Ripon couple: Being in love never grows old

One Ripon couple – Gerald and Donna Herrema – credit the continuing of their deep feelings for each other to their weekly square dancing, eating together every ...

February 03, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


BIGGEST ART GALLERY IN 209

Tracy has the Grand Theatre for the Arts. Stockton has the Haggin Museum. Turlock has the Carnegie Arts Center. Modesto has the Mistlin Gallery. And ...

January 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Manteca part of murals book

Some of Manteca's murals grace the pages of "Large Art in Small Paces: Discovering the California Mural Towns" authored by Kevin Bruce.

January 27, 2017 | | LIVING IN 209


LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN THE 209

For the past decade, Grizzly Rock Cafe and Grill in Turlock has become not only a go-to restaurant for classic American cuisine, but a unique ...

January 27, 2017 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


Manteca, Ripon offer live music

Music in the Ripon and Manteca this weekend include the Tongue and Groove classic rock band at the Main Street Road house in Ripon along ...

January 27, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


Music moves on Miracle Mile

STOCKTON – On a given night, the historic Miracle Mile is booming with live music.

January 27, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Live music venues in Modesto

MODESTO – So you want to grab a drink and hear some live music and you don't want to have to worry about dealing with ...

January 27, 2017 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


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