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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


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


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ONLINE DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.

May 29, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


GIANT SEQUOIAS BECKON

Redwoods in California's coastal mountains get more of the glory including being the official state tree but they are babes and petite in terms of age and girth compared to their giant sequoia cousins in the Sierra.

May 15, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD - Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times.

May 15, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Stay-at-home (super) mom

People who think that being a stay-at-home mom is not considered a job obviously have never met Jennifer Gonzales.

May 08, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Raising her great grandsons

One set of great grandparents stands tall in their family for giving their all to a pair of great grandsons.

May 08, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


FOSTER PARENTS

Rachel Castillo and her husband were well on their way to an empty nest.

May 08, 2015 | By JAMES BURNS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


A mother and a father in one

She's a mother but she also fills the role of the father.

May 08, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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