Joe's Health Calendar April 18

COMMUNITY EVENTS Valley Fever Lectures Bring Attention to ‘Silent Epidemic’ Valley fever, described as a “silent epidemic” by the Centers for Disease Control, will be explored through a series of wide-ranging talks at the University of California, Merced. Lectures will be held through May. Ten will be presented on the university campus. »»Read Full Post

It's payback time

A robo-call saying Measure A tax money won't be spent on cops as promised, and urging people to call Council member Kathy Miller to set things right, is political payback by the Stockton Police Officer's Association. Aside from Bob Deis, the city manager who stood up to Stockton's hardest-core public »»Read Full Post

Tussle over Calaveras Community Plans

People up here like democracy. When Calaveras County leaders seven years ago invited the various towns, hamlets and sprawling rural communities to come up with their own plans for future growth and development, lots of them acted on the offer. Hundreds of people came to meetings. And they drafted plans. »»Read Full Post

Get physical

The African-American Chamber of Commerce is hosting an April "Physical Fitness" mixer at In-Shape Health City Health Club on Fri. April 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at 4555 N. Pershing Ave. Contact the AAC at (209) 320-5564 http://aachambersj.org/ »»Read Full Post

Good maps lead way to stunning, out-of-way places!

View from our campground on a PG&E reservoir came with lakeside view and low fees for the night! PG&E reservoir offers stunning views, inexpensive campground! Pine Flat Lake in Sierra shows the impacts of several years of drought! On a late fall trip last year, headed for a few days »»Read Full Post

Conference swimming championships at Delta College

The Big 8 Conference swimming championships started today (Thursday) and proceed through Saturday.  Swimmers from throughout the state have converged on Stockton to compete and earn their bid to the state championships. The event schedule is: Friday - 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 730pm Saturday - 10am to 1pm »»Read Full Post

Treasure at Trinchero

  In the late 1940s, Bob Torres’ grandfather immigrated to the United States from Italy, found a good job in New York, left the Big Apple and joined his brother, John, who had purchased a run-down winery in St. Helena. For decades, the brothers struggled to make a go of the business. »»Read Full Post

Travel schedule doesn't make it easier on Thunder

The Thunder play three of four games at home this weekend, but are doing it in the least convenient way possible. Stockton lost to Idaho 4-2 Wednesday at Stockton Arena, and meets the Steelheads again in Friday in Stockton. But the Thunder has to travel to Ontario on Saturday for »»Read Full Post

He drank and drove for a good cause in 1984

I did a little archive search in our library and came across this clipping from March 22, 1984, when Gary Hickey was a deputy district attorney. He took part in a drinking and driving test in a program to promote safety: HickeyDriverSafety »»Read Full Post

CDE education technology task force to release blueprint

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson will release a report titled Empowered Learning: California Education Technology Blueprint 2014-2017 on Friday. The report has been prepared by an Education Technology Task Force. What the report suggests? I guess we'll have to see. But the key areas are: learning assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. »»Read Full Post