Pouring rain couldn't stop the Iron Cross VW Club and it's Annual Holiday Light Show Cruise from hitting the streets of Modesto. We spoke with the club and followed the caravan as spectators, and even Santa, got into Volkswagen spirit.

It's that time of year to visit Santa HQ at Vintage Faire Mall and talk to Santa! After visiting Santa HQ for so many years, Angelina decided it was time to enroll in Elf Academy and become a holiday helper herself! Enjoy the episode and then book your photos with Santa at www.shopvintagefai…

Want the excitement of an air show but don’t want to leave the 209? The 13th Annual Jet Rally in the Valley is the event for you! On this episode we visited Kingdon Air Park in Lodi to watch as pilots from all over California took turns flying their specialized remote-controlled jets. Don’t …

Enjoy some haunted history this week as Studio209 joins the Downtown Turlock Ghost Walk. With six different locations, each with its own unique past, this annual Halloween tour is the perfect outing for those wanting to peek behind the veil of the ordinary.

Its' October, which means it's time to get into the Halloween spirit. This week we visit the Ten Pin Fun Center in Turlock to tour their two-story haunted house. Viewer discretion: Angie's screams are deafening.

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…