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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


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

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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If you have friends who had never been to Manteca, they are definitely missing out. The rich history of the farming community is mixing with ...

August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


MODESTO – When I was in high school Modesto had all of the allure of the big city.

August 21, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


STOCKTON - I once had a college buddy stop by my place in Stockton.

August 21, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The Manteca Senior Center is a 10,000-plus square-foot, multi-purpose facility at 295 Cherry Lane serving adults and seniors age 50 and above throughout the ...

August 07, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209

An extension of home for Turlock seniors

For the nearly 500 members of Turlock Senior Citizens, the Turlock Senior Center is more than just a meeting place to find companionship, entertainment, and ...

August 07, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Sometimes, what is actually on the lunch menu is the farthest thing from the minds of diners at local senior centers, as the sites are ...

August 07, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 Staff Reporte | LIVING IN 209

Lathrop takes care of their seniors with various programs

If you can everything about a community by how well they take care of their seniors then Lathrop deserves an award.

August 07, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209

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