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Adopt an animal at Micke Grove Zoo

The Micke Grove Zoo gives folks and opportunity to adopt their favorite animal.

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


The home of the Bakersfield Sound

Driving through California's Central Valley it's easy to speed right on by Bakersfield, the southernmost of the Valley's good-sized cities and the last one you'll pass before you head up the Grapevine toward Los Angeles. But next time, consider this: You're passing through Music History and it just might be worth your while to stop.

June 22, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


Merced offers oasis to cranes, geese along Pacific Flyway

MERCED - The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas. It was established in 1951 under the Lea Act to attract wintering waterfowl away from adjacent farmland where foraging ducks and geese were causing extensive damage to crops.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE IN THE 209

MEFRCE - The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 26,600 acres of wetlands, riparian forests, native grasslands and vernal pools. A thriving population of tule elk is showcased by one of three auto tour routes. The refuge is host to significant assemblages of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants; some of which, such as the tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox, are endangered species.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sierra Rep presents musical treasure with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

COLUMBIA - Glorious songs, a moving story of love and redemption and a robust, seaside setting have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Big & Rich on stage at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON, CA – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will present the dynamic country duo Big & Rich in concert with special guests Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on Saturday, Aug. 4.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Rockin’ righteous good time at Jackson Rancheria July 13

JACKSON – Enjoy some of the greatest hits from the swinging sixties through today when Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort presents The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley and Paul Revere & the Raiders on Friday, July 13.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


MJC Summer Sonata set for July 19

MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Foundation will offer "A Hair Raising Good Time" at this year's Summer Sonata which is slated for Thursday, July 19 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Alan Jackson playing Stockton Arena July 27

STOCKTON - Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Stockton Arena in Stockton on Friday, July 27.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackson Rancheria presents Sara Evans in concert July 1

JACKSON – The all new Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is celebrating the opening of new restaurants and new gaming areas with a summer series of great concerts including country star Sara Evans on Sunday, July 1.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Oakdale corrals cowboy history

OAKDALE – There are some museums that dig way back into the history of a given area.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Old is new again

Nurses are doing it. Administrative managers are doing it. Even a former chief of police is doing it. In fact, it's a modern-day phenomenon that's kicking up a storm.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


High-flying museum in Modesto

MODESTO - One of the most unique museums in the 209 - the Hillier Air Museum - is located in Hangar 7 at the Modesto Airport.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Manteca museum: Treasure trove of history

The Manteca Historical Museum offers plenty of things for visitors to discover.

June 16, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


It’s old school time at Micke Grove

LODI – The past lives on at the old Calaveras School at Micke Grove Regional Park.

June 16, 2012 | | 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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