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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


Rookies Pub & Grill hosts Nashville country recording artist Buck Ford

A taste of Nashville is coming to Manteca tonight – by way of Vacaville.

March 01, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


TIME FOR ‘BOARD’ MEETINGS

Skateboarding was born in the 1950s when surfers wanted to bring the ocean to the streets. The term "sidewalk surf" became the norm by the 1970s and rose rapidly to what it is today.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


THREE PLACES TO SKATE

• WHAT: Curt Pernice Skate Park

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


So what do skaters want?

Bring on the street course.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Skaters know it is more than just a board

Finding the right skateboard can often be tough as there is a lot more to a board than meets the eye. There are different types of boards to choose from and ranges of cost that will dictate what type of skateboard is the best fit. The Spot Skate Shop located at 416 North 9th St. in Modesto carries a variety of skateboards and parts for any rider's needs.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Looking for skating fun? It’s a Slip away

STOCKTON - Back in 2009, Eric Torres saw his business go up in flames.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Murphys: ‘Queen of Sierra’ earns her crown

MURPHYS – She gathered my hand in hers as we traced our way through the Gold Country; traced our way back through time.

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


Stockton getting jazzed up for Brubeck Festival

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Brubeck Institute presents the Twelfth Annual Brubeck Festival, titled Dave Brubeck Across Time, which honors his legacy as a jazz giant and his Stockton, California, roots. The 2013 Festival is a broad-based tribute to his legacy that covers the spectrum of jazz in its fullest expression: live concert performances ranging from jazz legends to local bands (in civic concert halls and college campuses as well as jazz clubs), a documentary film about jazz history, jazz education talks/symposia, the spiritually inspired works of Dave Brubeck, and street/community-based jazz events, from Monday, March 18 ...

February 22, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

TURLOCK – For those walking down Main Street after dark, it is hard to ignore the sound of live music coming from downtown's Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar. What's even harder to miss is the long line of people that can be seen on weekend nights, hoping to get in to the popular venue.

September 26, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Where to get down in Mo-Town

MODESTO – The sharp screeches of an old jukebox.The clanking of glasses. The hum of conversation and the occasional outburst of laughter. There's really nothing like a good night out in a bad bar – well, dingy bar actually – where the beer is cheap and the friends are plentiful and the insults and the banter fly around like the smoke-filled air that used to consume the dive bars that dotted the landscape in and around Modesto.

September 26, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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