November outtakes

“November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows…” - Clyde Watson November 2017 has come and gone and winter is just around the corner. Here are ten of my favorite photos from the month. ______________________________________ 11/9/17: ______________________________________ 11/10/17: ______________________________________ 11/11/17: ______________________________________ 11/12/17: ______________________________________ 11/15/17: »»Read Full Post

Tubbs makes Forbes' 30 Under 30

Mayor Michael Tubbs appears in Forbes magazine's December "30 Under 30" issue of up-and-coming leaders and innovators -- dressed in $13,283 worth of designer clothes. "Few American cities have the same notoriety as Stockton, California," begins Forbes, which did much to enhance that notoriety by twice declaring Stockton America's Most »»Read Full Post

Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Parks offer balmy temps just hours from Central Valley!

Three evocative desert parks, just 2/3 day drive from San Joaquin county... Wanting to beat these cold, frosty holiday mornings? Get your dose of balmy days with three world-class desert parks, offering daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s, wonderful hiking and exploration opportunities, all flush with history and unique »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Free Diabetes Workshops Diabetes can be managed successfully. Let us walk with you on your journey. Newly diagnosed or are you pre-diabetic? Do you need help managing diabetes or know someone with diabetes that you would like to help? These free workshops are for you. Wednesdays 10 a.m. »»Read Full Post

Avoid problems with some smaller trees for shade and color.

A friend asked me recently if there are modest sized trees to plant for shade. Her recent experience was removing a Magnolia tree which had cracked up her driveway. The back-hoe operator, who took out the root-ball, said it was the largest he had ever removed. We have to be »»Read Full Post

He'd always return your phone call

It's harder than ever for journalists to access many public officials. Some government agencies forbid reporters from speaking directly with experts, or at least they may put up major roadblocks. Some  insist on carefully orchestrated email exchanges, as opposed to actual conversations. Some won't talk at all, simply posting their »»Read Full Post

Looking for help with Help-Portrait

Since 2009, Record Photographer Clifford Oto has organized an annual help-portrait event in Stockton to take portraits of those in need. People who cannot afford to have this done themselves, including some who have never had a formal portrait taken. This year, he is looking for volunteers to help for a »»Read Full Post

East Union HS release "thought exchange"

Students and parents of East Union High School are being invited by district officials to share their thoughts on how the school can meet the evolving facility needs. Called the Thought Exchange program, the public will be asked three questions relating to the current facility condition at East Union, as »»Read Full Post