"Greedy and foolish men"

I'm glad somone wrote this column about the death of the Tunnel Tree -- though, ironically, the writer is a developer. "The Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park was a victim of our recent stormy weather, but its ultimate demise started nearly 150 years ago at the »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Free Daytime Diabetes Workshops in Stockton Jan. 18 (Wednesday) 10 a.m. to noon (also Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15): Join St. Joseph’s Medical Center for a multiweek free series on diabetes management in the Cleveland Classroom, 2102 N. California St., Stockton. Workshop leaders are Deante Piggee and »»Read Full Post

Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley celebrate five feet of snow in last four days, highlighting start to 2017 ski season

Five feet of snow in last four days highlight start to 2017 ski season for Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge Ski Areas! With the recent Sierra storms unloading over five feet of snow on both Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge, the resorts are digging out for a fun Martin Luther »»Read Full Post

Accountant Leiba weighs in on city finances

New Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs selected new Councilwoman Susan Lenz as the chair of the City Council's audit committee. It's a logical choice, considering Lenz has been an accountant for 38 years. Tubbs formerly chaired the audit committee. The audit committee (Dan Wright and Christina Fugazi are the other members) »»Read Full Post

In a fog

When walking to school as a kid, around 8 or 9 years old, on chilly winter mornings I would see the condensation from my billowing out of my mouth and the mouths of others. On one foggy morning, my kid logic put 2 and 2 together: fog came from people. »»Read Full Post

Manteca football schedules Bay Area power

The Manteca football team's upcoming season will be downright scary for its opposition. Manteca, with a team full of juniors, split the Valley Oak League title with Oakdale and Modesto-Central Catholic, won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship and competed in the CIF NorCal Division 3-AA bowl game (a loss »»Read Full Post

New director has great stories to tell

LODI – Early in her professional career, after a short stint in banking, Wendy Brannen was a television news anchor and reporter. Her favorite stories were those that helped people, brought interesting subjects to light or had a nostalgic flair. Though her career path has changed, the Georgia native who »»Read Full Post

RIP to the 'tunnel tree'

Calaveras Big Trees' famous tunnel tree, more formally known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree, was toppled in today's storm. Park volunteer Jim Allday of Arnold discovered the sad scene and took these photos.     Word spread quickly tonight. Some expressed anger. It seems logical, after all, that the tree's »»Read Full Post

Is a greenhouse in your gardening future?

It will soon be time to start seeds in my greenhouse. I built the greenhouse from material that I scrounged over several years and finally got around to putting it all together about 10 years ago. I have enjoyed my greenhouse so much that I wish that I had built »»Read Full Post

A busy 2016 yields to an even busier 2017 in Stockton

As we close out a busy 2016, it is time to look forward to 2017 and what a banner year it will be for the City of Stockton as it relates to sporting events in town. While there are sporting events in town each week in 2017, we’ll highlight five »»Read Full Post