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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


River crossing inspires name for Lockeford

What's in a name?

March 02, 2013 | | LIVING IN 209


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FORT FUNSTON

SAN FRANCISCO - Hitting the beach in the City of San Francisco for visitors means either going to Ocean Beach that seems to run for miles ...

January 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS CELEBRATED IN THE 209

Enrique Cardenas doesn't look forward to holiday meals very much.

December 23, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Assyrians celebrate family, food

For the Assyrian community in Turlock, Christmas traditionally means two things: enjoying delicious food and spending time celebrating with family and friends.

December 23, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living | LIVING IN 209


DUTCH SINTERKLAAS

"Sinterklaas" is Santa Claus in the Netherlands.

December 23, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


CHRISTMAS IN THE PHILIPPINES

The Nativity Scene was the important décor coming from a Filipino household.

December 23, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ringing in 2017 with parties, live music in Turlock

Turlockers looking for the perfect place to celebrate the end of 2016 and ring in the beginning of 2017 need look no further than local ...

December 16, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 
Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


USHERING IN 2017

Partygoers of all ages often look forward to this year-end bash at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton.

December 16, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


Ceres, Turlock, & Manteca celebrate with laughs

MODESTO – Tired of the standard New Year's Eve party?

December 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Ripon gala marking beginning of 2017

A New Year's Eve gala is being planned at Ripon's Spring Creek Country Club in its spacious and elegant new clubhouse near the ...

December 16, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


SF offers Bay cruises, acrobats & fireworks on New Year’s Eve

SAN FRANCISCO – Tired of the same old New Year's Eve parties with the same old people?

December 16, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Fireworks? At Christmas?

MODESTO – What's better than piling the family into the car, turning up the heater, and driving around to see which houses have gone all-out ...

December 09, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Christmas Tree Lanes

As one of the city's most beloved traditions, Turlock's Christmas Tree Lane has served as a perfect way to kick off the holiday ...

December 09, 2016 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS Living in 209 | LIVING IN 209


HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM

Toss aside the Wii. Forget Space Mountain. This is the real deal, well except for the snow. It's manmade.

December 09, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


Lighting up Lathrop for season

LATHROP – There are those who hang Christmas lights because they enjoy the festive atmosphere that it brings to the neighborhood.

December 09, 2016 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Stockton shines during Christmas

Stockton may not have an official Christmas Tree Lane, but there are plenty of places around town to see some spectacular light shows.

December 09, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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