Consultant: Coroner's Office must change

A consultant hired after the high-profile resignations of San Joaquin County Dr. Bennet Omalu and a colleague, who alleged interference form Sheriff Steve Moore -- including on cases of officer-involved deaths -- recommends making the Coroner's Office independent and letting medical professionals run the show. Money graf: "The San Joaquin »»Read Full Post

Highway to the danger zone

Recently I got an email from a reader who wondered how she could go about getting inside the fence on the field to photograph her nephew as he plays Little League baseball. I told her that as professional photographers we know the dangers of the game and are willing to »»Read Full Post

Local travel; explore your history and what makes the city great!

Kids exercise their artistic talents at the Haggin. The Leyendecker Gallery is a popular art exhibit. This classic Stevens wooden runabout helps the museum tell Stockton's story as a boat-building center over the last 170 years. The Yokets Village is part of the museum's Native American gallery. Huge harvester, a »»Read Full Post

Paradise Lost...

Look what turned up in my Facebook Newsfeed this morning: some very bad news to start a Sunday. Harrah's Northern California Casino will be located on the Buena Vista Tribe reservation land in Amador County, approximately 1 mile south of the town of Buena Vista, 5 miles southeast of the »»Read Full Post

Joining the succulent parade.

Succulents and cacti are a new world-to me. The word "succulent" comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap and we are unlikely to be saps for liking these plants. Succulents have the ability to thrive on mist and dew, which makes them equipped to survive with scarce »»Read Full Post

Logging off, for now

OK guys, forgive me this brief moment of narcissism… When I was a nervous intern at the Medford Mail Tribune in the late 1990s, a veteran reporter pulled me aside in the hallway one day. “Get out,” he hissed. “Get out while you still can.” I ignored him. And I’m »»Read Full Post