Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 1

Conjuring up rankings for a high school football area is difficult enough late in the season. After all, there are only so many head-to-head matchups to help. So when I do them after one week of football, yes, it's still plenty of guesswork. But it sure is fun, and for »»Read Full Post

University of the Pacific welcomes largest class of graduate and professional students

The University of the Pacific announced Monday the university enrolled its largest-ever number of graduate and professional students for fall 2015. Across Pacific’s three campuses in San Francisco, Sacramento and Stockton, more than 900 new graduate students are enrolled. Pacific also welcomed more than 1,100 new freshman and transfer students »»Read Full Post

Delta College Athletics back in action!

Your Delta College Mustang student-athletes and coaches were busy training all summer and are just beginning their Fall 2015 competitive seasons. Most teams are in their non-conference schedules which include more away competitions. With the construction of the new soccer field underway, our home soccer games this season will be »»Read Full Post

My rant of the day: school pickup and drop-off traffic

What is it about school drop-off and pickup of students that turn rather sane people into reckless ruffians who think rules do not apply to them? Too often while taking my kids to school I see drivers disobeying traffic signs, such as turning left or right when a sign, and »»Read Full Post

CalPERS: Always needing more

The cost to cities -- to taxpayers -- of pensions is rising 50%, but CalPERS, the state pension Hogzilla, is working on a strategy that will cost you even more. The L.A. Times explains why. "Last year, governments sent CalPERS $8.8 billion in taxpayer money, while employees contributed an additional »»Read Full Post

You know you're getting old when...

On July 31 something happened that only occurs once in a blue moon: a blue moon. The moon doesn’t actually appear blue but the term refers to a full moon that occurs twice in a single month. It’s a fairly rare event happening roughly only once every 2½ years. The »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Make Half Your Grains Whole Class in Spanish Sept. 2 (Wednesday) 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: San Joaquin County Public Health Services is offering free nutrition classes in Spanish at Health Net Community Center, 678 N. Wilson Way, Suite 16 (Eastland Plaza), Stockton. Each week a different topic will be covered, »»Read Full Post

Taste is all in the family

The Family Winemakers of California held their 25th annual tasting on Aug. 16 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the site of their first tasting back when Pete Wilson was governor and gas was $1.12 a gallon. More than 100 wineries, boutique-sized for the most part and focused in »»Read Full Post

Unity in the Community

Have you ever wanted to learn more about what is happening in South Stockton?  Today Stand presents a free event called “Unity in the Community” which takes place at the Williams Brotherhood Park, 2010 S. Airport Way (just south of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds between 6th and 7th Street) »»Read Full Post

Yosemite's high country – beautiful in late summer, early fall!

My spouse and I just returned from 3+ days in Yosemite high country, following Hwy. 120/the Tioga Road up to Tuolumne Meadows. While the rivers are running low, and some of the waterfalls have dried up – this is still stunning country, clean air and worth your visit. Posting some pictures »»Read Full Post