Tail Gunner

  After Saturday’s hot ride in the hills, on Sunday Stoker and I decided to do a completely flat and relatively short ride from home. From our house there are quiet country roads in all directions and we found a nice 32 mile loop without any back tracking required. Or »»Read Full Post

High Sierra fall finery: Hwy. 108, Twain Harte to Kennedy Meadows!

  Clark Fork River meets the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus just 25 miles east of Pinecrest. Kennedy Meadows Resort offers cabins, camping, horseback riding, hiking and cute store and tasty restaurant. Huge talus pile below Columns of the Giants are sure to intrigue four year-olds like Jack, and adults! »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar Sept. 17

COMMUNITY EVENTS Healthier Living in South Stockton Sept. 17 (today) 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (also Sept. 24): St. Joseph’s Medical Center/Dignity Health would like to invite the public to Healthier Living, a program created by Stanford University. The program gives support and teaches people how to live with different chronic »»Read Full Post

Players to Watch: Kimball at Tracy

The Record's high school football Game of the Week for Week 3 is a battle for the west side of the 209. Tracy (1-2) hosts Kimball (1-1) in a cross-town battle at 7:15 p.m. The host Bulldogs are looking for a second-straight win after falling to Oakley-Freedom and Concord-Clayton Valley »»Read Full Post

Letting Loos

Pacific graduates Kim and Brad Loos, owners of Loos Family Winery in San Francisco, stopped in Stockton briefly last Saturday, as their daughter, Haley, took part in a softball camp nearby. With Haley working on her softball skills, Brad and Kim dropped by Mile Wine Company (2113 Pacific Ave.) for a »»Read Full Post

Stewart Memorial Library: Stockton's First Library

The Steward Memorial Library constructed in 1889 on land donated by Charles Weber was located on Hunter between Main and Market Street, south of the Eureka Firehouse. Frank Stewart was a prominent businessperson who endowed funds in his will for the creation of Stockton’s first library building. It was designed by prominent »»Read Full Post

Buckwheats for Central Valley Gardens

There are a lot of great water-wise California native plants to choose from, and some of my favorites are members of the buckwheat genus (Eriogonum spp). California’s myriad native buckwheats are truly multifunctional; they act as the base for a mini ecosystem by attracting pollinators, predatory insects (the beneficial kind), and »»Read Full Post

Good riddance, Six Californias

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's proposal to split California into six states failed to garner enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Good. It was a lousy idea. Draper's idea was an delusional exercise in callous libertarianism. The rich states would get richer and the poor Central Valley -- »»Read Full Post

Random photo #34: Full circle

Construction worker Fernando Mendoza with the Concord-based Conco is caught up un the concentric rings of a 58-ft-long rebar support structure for a freeway column as he works to assemble it for the west extension of the Crosstown Freeway in the Boggs Tract area of Stockton »»Read Full Post

10 Days until Sports take over Stockton

The City of Stockton will be consumed by sporting events the weekend of September 26th to the 28th.  In total, there are at least 13 events that weekend, including a National Championship event and a World Finals event.  This goes to show just how great of a city Stockton is »»Read Full Post