Meet Don Gray, the first 100-year old resident of The Park at Modesto Independent Living Community. He sits down with Angelina on this week's episode of Studio209 to talk about his childhood, Navy career, and life as a family man.

The Gustine Pentecost Society welcomed the community and guests from throughout the region to a celebration of holy tradition this weekend with the return of its Festa De Divino Espirito Santo. Watch our coverage of Sunday's parade on this week's Studio209.

The Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock is back! We visited the fairgrounds to experience the new fair format for ourselves and we weren't disappointed. Food, livestock, and arena events spread over three weekends — it's a Summer of Fun you don't want to miss.

Check out this week's episode of Studio209 as we visit the 72nd Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee! Watch as men, women and teens compete in several logging events to find out who is the fastest and the sharpest in Tuolumne.

The newest business to hit Downtown Turlock is the Alegria Performing Arts Academy, a two-floor operation that hosts a number of classes for children and adults. Angelina visited the academy and spoke with owner Gabrielle Forrest about making the move across town and how her business has evo…

Dubbed “Market on Maple”, this Thursday night event has become a certified hit in Manteca. It should come as no surprise then that we had to go see it for ourselves! Check out the market every Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. if you want to do the same.

Who serves the best burgers in the 209? We dared to ask the question and our readers flooded us with answers! Enjoy this episode featuring our cover story and the Top 4 burger spots in the Valley — Sno White Drive In in Riverbank, Barkin’ Dog Grill in Modesto, Gillman’s Classic Drive-In in O…

Meet Ryan Clay, a powerlifter from Turlock who broke the World Association of Bench Pressers and Dead Lifters 242-pound class deadlift world record in the men’s RAW division (drug tested with no equipment) after completing a 706-pound lift on May 15, 2021.

Did you know there's a Semi-Pro soccer club in Turlock? Meet Academica SC, a talent-loaded squad that's been around since 1972 and has burst into the National Premier Soccer League in recent years and established themselves as contenders to watch.

Hot rod and thrifting enthusiasts have been swarming the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock to attend the bi-annual Swap Meet for years, so Studio209 decided to visit and see what all the fuss is about. Check out our coverage on this week's episode!

This week Studio209 visits the newest and sharpest attraction in the 209 - Smart Axe in Modesto. Watch Angelina get her throw on and then visit the new business for yourself!

It's time for another Soundcheck209. This week we feature Seven Year Sleep, a solo act who's developed his sound alongside Merced's music scene over the past decade. Stick around after the interview and enjoy his performance of "Fool" at a location he dubs The Tunnel of Light.

This week on The 209 Podcast we talk with Turlock native Ash Ruder, whose American Idol audition captured the hearts of the nation in March. While Ruder's time on the show has ended, her singing career is just getting started.

This week on The 209 Podcast, we talk to Carlos Vieira of Livingston about his nonprofit foundation, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, and its mission to support efforts like autism awareness, youth drug prevention and ending the stigma surrounding mental health.

Standing 6-foot-7 and over 30 pounds, former Turlock High offensive standout Everett Johnson takes time from his studies at Cal Berkeley to appear on the podcast. Currently entering his second season as Golden Bear after graduating high school early, Johnson speaks about his experience as a …

District 2 Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa visits The 209 Podcast this week to talk about the area’s increasingly visible homelessness issue. From funding resources to potential solutions, Chiesa shared steps which have been taken at the County level to help all individuals experien…

We're back outdoors this week on Studio209 with a visit to San Luis Reservoir, a popular recreation destination and fifth largest reservoir in California located west of Los Banos on State Route 152.

We're taking a walk on the wild side this week with a visit to Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi where they've been rehabilitating animals for the public to enjoy since 1957. They were closed for several months during the pandemic, but they are now reopened!

Ava Grace is an 18-year old musician from Oakdale who fronts two bands - Gravel & Grace and The Ava Grace Duo - and recently produced her first solo project. Enjoy our interview with Ava and then stick around for an acoustic performance of her single Senior SZN.

A longstanding destination for Valley residents to enjoy locally grown flowers, fruits and vegetables, Dutch Hollow Farms commemorates its move to a new location with a special event for families to enjoy. Watch as children and their families help dedicate the new farm by dipping their hands…

January is National Blood Donor Month so up your awareness about the importance of blood donation and need for more donors with this extended PSA. One donation has the potential to save three lives and only 10% of Americans donate, so why not help increase those numbers in 2021?

This week, The 209 Podcast talks to District 10 Congressman Josh Harder about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, certifying the election and what the tumultuous day means for the future of the country.

The 209 Podcast welcomes Turlock native Kevin Kramer onto the podcast this week to talk about his time as a dual-sport athlete at Turlock High, his time as a UCLA Bruin, being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and his new non-profit the Kramer Family Foundation.

UC Merced professor and virology expert Dr. Juris Grasis is back on the 209 Podcast to talk about the continued Covid19 pandemic, the vaccines that will be soon be available to the public, and what we can expect in 2021.

Christmas is just one week away, so this week on Studio209 we're visiting the Home For Christmas Light Experience at Shelter Cove Community Church in Modesto. Find out why thousands of cars have driven through this unique Christmas experience!

This week's episode of Studio209 shines a spotlight on Junior Cueva, the Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Tracy who recently earned $15,000 for his club by being named the Wayback Gives Back Award winner for his hard work during the pandemic.

2020 might look a little different but we're still celebrating Christmas, which means Studio209 is back at Santa HQ at the Vintage Faire Mall!

Studio209 visits Hailey Kellstrom of Soaps By Hailey this week in recognition of Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Kellstrom started her soap making business as a 14-year old and has grown it into successful one-woman enterprise over the past seven years. Stay until the end of the video to find …

Studio209 brings you another installment of Soundcheck209 this week with featured artist Nate Nathan, an experimental Soul singer from Angels Camp. Find out what makes Nathan tick and where he draws his inspiration from before enjoying a stripped-down performance of "Living A Lie."

Studio209 continues its outdoor exploration of the area's best hiking spots with a visit to Pinecrest Lake, a 300-acre body of water in the Stanislaus National Forest that boasts three trails to choose from.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this week on Studio209 we're checking out Pink Patio Night in Modesto. Organized by cancer survivor Susan Powers, this fundraising effort provides funds for ongoing cancer research.

We're visiting a a must-see Haunted Graveyard Halloween House in Turlock that is equal parts scary and socially-distanced this week on Studio209. Stephanie Valgos is a Halloween decorating pro, so see how she was able to keep the spooky spirit of Halloween while also ensuring the safety of h…

On a small, one-acre farm just ouside of Merced, a group on non-Catholic nuns have made their mark on the cannabis industry with their CBD-based products. Join Studio209 as we visit their farm to get a closer look at the Sisters of the Valley: Merced's Weed Nuns.