#Stocktonhappy ... seeing is believing!

Visit Stockton posts this video on its Facebook page. Here's the YouTube version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTZuCWI6G6M Our municipal reverses have not extinguished the city's bouyant spirit. »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar July 29

COMMUNITY EVENTS Kaiser Annual Neighbors in Health Fair Aug. 2 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Kaiser Permanente hosts its 17th annual Neighbors in Health Fair at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton. Free preventive health screenings include dental services, vision screenings and eyeglass adjustments, school and sports physicals »»Read Full Post

Stockton History at the University of the Pacific

  Every time I walk by the circle of Ionic marble columns located across from the Library on the University of the Pacific campus I think of their origin, the Hazelton Library.  It was Stockton’s first public library funded by Dr. William Hazelton and built in 1895 on the northeast »»Read Full Post

One National Championship Down – Two to Go

With the United States Twirling Association’s Baton Twirling National Championships in our rear view mirrors now, it is time to start looking ahead to what will be a great weekend in Stockton.  The weekend of September 26 to 28, 2014 will have Stockton in the national spotlight for not one, »»Read Full Post

Giving girls a different message

As the mom of two girls, one of whom is nearly a tweener, I am concerned about the messages we give our daughters related to body image, beauty, intelligence and kindness. Every girls should feel beautiful inside and out. And every girl should feel powerful. Sadly, too many girls don't »»Read Full Post

As good as gold

For a few weeks every February photographers from all over gather to view Horsetail Fall off to the side of El Capitan at sunset. The falling waters catch rays of light of the so-called golden hour turning them into a cascade of what can look like liquid fire spilling over »»Read Full Post

Hear No Evil..

  ... and not much of anything else. I tried to introduce myself to a new rider on Saturday's club ride, but he couldn't hear me. He was wearing ear buds. Lot of riders do, although relatively few on Stockton Bicycle Club rides. Our club kind of frowns upon the practice. Some »»Read Full Post

Get Pop – Cultured

Barnes and Noble hosts Get Pop – Cultured, a nationwide celebration of popular entertainment that runs now through August 10 with a variety of special events at participating stores. Joker Poster Today, from noon – 4 pm, at the Barnes and Noble at Weberstown Mall is DC Comics Spectacular with »»Read Full Post

Can't make sense of these things

Sometimes things happen that are beyond words. Here our community still grapples with last week’s bank robbery that resulted in the death of a hostage and two suspects. In suburban Philadelphia, a psychiatric patient rants about the hospital’s gun ban before firing his weapon, killing his 53-year-old caseworker and injuring »»Read Full Post

California Style in the Garden

Plants that evolved in hot, dry climates have a certain look that not everyone finds appealing. Perhaps the cultural influence of east coast gardening is still strong or the lush growth of wet-climate plants represents life and fertility, but we still perceive this look as “normal”. The aesthetic of high-water use »»Read Full Post