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On board the ‘movie railroad’

OAKDALE - With its unspoiled scenery, the Sierra Railroad is singled out by movie producers from around the world as a preferred location for filming.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Connecting Gold Country with world

OAKDALE - The Sierra is third the oldest railroad in North America and besides carrying freight and passengers, Sierra became famous as "The Movie Railroad" for making over 300 movies, commercials and television shows. In the 1970s the railroad launched an industry when it operated the nation's first dinner train. In 1995 the railroad was rejuvenated by new ownership and experienced a remarkable decade of growth and expansion.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Serenity prevails at lodge just outside Yosemite just off 120

GROVELAND - Along with Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, Yosemite is one of my favorite national parks. Unfortunately, more than 4 million annual visitors share my sentiments.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Street fair April 14-15 in Manteca

The Crossroads of California Street Faire - Manteca's first big outdoor gathering of spring - returns for its 16th run on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, in downtown Manteca.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


High-flying festival calls out to kite lovers April 15

LIVINGSTON - The City of Livingston is inviting Valley residents to go fly a kite - or rather come to the town's first annual Kite Festival and fly one together.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Jackson Rancheria presenting The Robert Cray Band on May 4

JACKSON - As a five-time Grammy award-winning, singer/songwriting guitar legend, it would be hard to overstate Robert Cray's impact on rock, rhythm & blues. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Modesto Garden Tour April 21

MODESTO - The Modesto Garden Club's Annual Spring Tour takes place Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Getting on the San Joaquin River

LATHROP – At more than 350 miles long, the San Joaquin River, from its source in the Ansel Adams Wilderness to its mouth in the Suisun Bay, covers a large portion of the Central Valley.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cherry Valley Reservoir: Off the beaten path

GROVELAND - Cherry Valley Reservoir is a gem of a lake that sits at 4,700 feet between Dodge Ridge and Yosemite in the Stanislaus National Forest.

April 06, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tea Eras graces Mother Lode’s Sutter Creek

SUTTER CREEK - Tea Eras located at 34 Main Street (Highway 49) in Sutter Creek is an enchanting tea house where lunch is a languorous delight including high tea. Dinners are also available for 10 or more.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Time For Tea

GROVELAND - It was summertime and the peak of the tourist season for the Sierra foothills town of Groveland. Two men dressed in shorts and hiking boots, and carrying serious backpacks, entered Dori's Tea Cottage causing co-owner Greg Jones to be a little apprehensive.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Silva family loves having people over for tea

It's all about bonnets and boas and strainers and spoons.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Bird watching: Inspiration & continuing education

I carefully composed the picture I wanted take with my camera. I was not using a tripod. So, to help steady my grip, I leaned heavily against my car from my driver's seat with the window down, and secured a firm foothold for my arms.

March 31, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Local foodie tour in Calaveras County

ANGELS CAMP - Beginning Friday, April 6, visitors will have a new way to experience Gold Country's emerging food and wine scene when Sacramento-based Local Roots Food Tours start to offer weekly tours in the historic town of Murphys located in Calaveras County.

March 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gallo Arts Center

MODESTO – Outside one of the front doors to the Gallo Arts Center, scores of young students stand in line waiting for the sign from their teachers to enter. Once they get the green light, they walk in through the door quietly like soldiers on a mission and go straight into one of the Arts Center's spacious and well-appointed theaters.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Turlock Christian has been Bennett’s home for 14 years

TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Waterford found hoops & theology in Modesto

MODESTO – There it was right there practically in his backyard.

March 07, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Central Catholic principal aims for student success

MODESTO - When Melissa Besseling came to Central Catholic High School in 1996 as a mid-year replacement math teacher, she did not anticipate that she would become principal.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Prepare to be pampered at Natural Path Wellness Center

RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Spa of Turlock relaxing escape

Locals looking for a calming reprieve from the stress of daily life won't need to look far as The Spa of Turlock has all of the offerings of a quiet oasis.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Modesto spa ‘heavenly’ experience

Upon entering The Heavenly Spa in Modesto, clients may be surprised that the relaxing environment is actually a popular hotspot for locals.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Vintners aren’t the only ones collecting awards

LODI ­- One of the best spa getaways in the 209 just might be in Lodi.

February 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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