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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


East Union JROTC is all about building character

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at East Union High School has reached the gold standard of proficiency under the leadership of drill instructor/teacher First Sergeant Karl Knudsen (ret.) over the past 16 years.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Retired helicopter pilot leads MHS JROTC

Cadet Battalion Commander for the JROTC unit at Manteca High School, Lt. Col. Sean Skelly, leads nearly 80 members of his unit in building character and performing community service.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sierra cadets get up at crack of dawn to travel to JROTC

LATHROP – Marc Kelly gets up by the crack of dawn every morning.

March 24, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


JROTC helps turn Lathrop High students into confident leaders

LATHROP – Alexandra Floresca admitted she knew very little about the Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps at Lathrop High.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


A closer look at Navy JROTC

Q: What is the role of NJROTC at Turlock High School?

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Chris Isaak returns to Stockton

STOCKTON - It has been a while since Chris Isaak has played in Stockton.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Argentine dance leading tango workshops April 14 in Modesto

MODESTO - Marcelo Solis, a judge for the USA branch of the Argentine Tango World Cup competition, returns to lead two workshops and perform at a milonga (Argentine tango dance party) on Saturday, April 14, at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Comedian Mark Pitta at Black Oak Casino April 19

TUOLUMNE - Nationally known comedian Mark Pitta will take the stage on April 19 at Black Oak Casino. Pitta has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and has made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock From the Sun.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gallo offering stage adaption of children’s book ‘Locomotion’

MODESTO - Two special 'Spring Break' performances of the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences production of 'Locomotion' at the Gallo Center for the Arts have just been made available to the public. Originally only offered to students through the arts education program, the Center opened the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. shows on Tuesday, April 3, to the community to accommodate others interested in attending the play, including children and their families who may be on spring break vacation at that time.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fifth Dimension ‘Let the Sun Shine In’ at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON - Celebrate Spring by going Up, Up and Away and Letting the Sun Shine In with Florence LaRue & the Fifth Dimension live at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, April 6.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Valley’s Got Talent contest applications sought

MODESTO - Valley's Got Talent, the popular community talent contest that debuted in 2010 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts, is now accepting contestant applications for the third annual event.

March 24, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Indoor roller hockey arena scores big in Ripon

RIPON – Daniel Costa knew that there was a market for indoor roller hockey in the Central Valley.

March 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


GREAT VALLEY MUSEUM

MODESTO – The Great Valley Museum of Natural History at Modesto Junior College is in the middle of a major exodus.

March 17, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


South 209 offers top-notch courses for golfing enthusiasts

South Stanislaus and Merced counties have a wide variety of public and private channels for golf connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The top three courses vary in landscape, as well as community and features.

March 17, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Chapter 25

RIPON – Dorothy "Dot" Veltkamp always has a couple of books on her night stand – a woman with a passion for reading since her childhood – has completed more than 25 years as a librarian mostly in Ripon.

January 16, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Turlock café & grill offers more than just your average burger

TURLOCK – In an area filled with seemingly endless burger joints for hungry customers to choose from, it may be a difficult task for a mom-and-pop restaurant to stand out. However, AJ's Café and Grill has managed to do just that with their locally and freshly made burgers.

January 09, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reports | LIVING IN 209


Ripon’s Roadhouse doesn’t yoke around

RIPON – It's a classic burger at the downtown Ripon Roadhouse sure to leave egg yolk running down your fingers and hands with the first bite.

January 09, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | LIVING IN 209


One ‘Bigg’ burger

MANTECA – Suzette Frese sums it up in one sentence as to why her favorite restaurant in Manteca is a dining destination.

January 09, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Star power: Yelpers love Rockin B’s

MODESTO – It's hard to mess up a hamburger.

January 09, 2015 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Original Manny’s in Stockton still delivers

STOCKTON – So what makes for a good hamburger?

January 09, 2015 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


FROSTY MUG HEAVEN

LODI - Want a real root beer float?

January 09, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


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