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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


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


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THE OTHER CALIFORNIA

Inyo County in the eastern Sierra with its 10,227 square miles can quickly put things in perspective and allow you to shed the chains ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


MANZANAR

INDEPENDENCE - The harsh treatment of 120,000 loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry is highlighted at the Manzanar National Historic Site five miles south of Independence ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHERE REAL WEST BECAME THE REEL WEST

LONE PINE - It's a place where you will find the 1938 Plymouth coupe that gangster Humphrey Bogart fled from the police in the famous ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM

BISHOP - The eastern Sierra - home to Bodie that stands as the West's largest remaining ghost town in a state of arrested decay - also boosts ...

July 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


WHOLE LOT OF SHAKING GOING ON

Since its inception over four years ago, Lulu's Ice Cream Parlor and Treatery in Turlock has served up mouthwatering burgers and satisfying salads, tantalizing ...

July 03, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Shaking in Manteca & Lathrop

Milkshakes are kind of like pizza – even when they're not very good, you're still drinking a milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Flipping for milkshakes on Stockton and Lodi

Have you ever tried a Nutella banana milkshake?

July 03, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Modesto & milkshakes go together in ‘Graffiti’ city

MODESTO – There's a special relationship between Modesto and the milkshake.

July 03, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Creamery was sweet attraction

The Creamery was "the place" to stop in Manteca for generations of Bay Area travelers going to and from the Sierra on weekends.

July 03, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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