The loser in the win-win deal

Although in today's column I refer to the city's deal with Assured Guaranty as a win-win deal, there is in fact a loser: the historic City Hall at 425 N. El Dorado St.        Few yet realize the deal to adjust the city's $169.4 million to Assured cements the city's unfortuante »»Read Full Post

Surprisingly simple baklava making

I thought making baklava would be a complicated, time-consuming process. And I am sure it can be. But instructor Mary Shaw broke it down into simple steps during a at Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, thanks to Mary Shaw.                         »»Read Full Post

Make your own baklava at home

The LENS department passed along a baklava recipe just in case today's story inspires you. Baklava with Greek Pastry Syrup BAKLAVA 2 lbs. walnuts, finely chopped 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground cloves 1 ½ lbs. phyllo dough 1 lb. butter, melted 1 recipe Greek pastry syrup, »»Read Full Post

Preserving History: Weber and Allen Awards

The Charles Weber Award was named after Stockton's founder and recognizes those individuals, organizations, or businesses that have done extraordinary volunteer work in celebrating our community's past or furthered the understanding of our collective cultural heritage. The work should enhance our understanding of those values that define Stockton's past history and have »»Read Full Post

'Tis the season to explore migrating bird refuges!

  It's late April and the migratory birds are flocking to sanctuaries in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties! Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge will offer free guided hikes this Saturday, April 26, from 9 AM to Noon, featuring a two-mile roundtrip walk through wetlands, viewing visiting birds on the Pacific »»Read Full Post

What Is All The Buzz About?

Ryan Camero, local artist/arts activist and Senator of Activities for the Associated Student Body Government at Delta College, first learned about the Beehive Design Collective from Machias in rural Maine online. This all-volunteer organization of activists, artists, educators and organizers focuses on creating and presenting graphic works about global issues »»Read Full Post

Website explores nagging concerns over Stockton's pension obligations

Calpensions today posted a piece bearing this headline: "Pensions still cloud Stockton bankruptcy exit." An excerpt: "Among the problems for Judge Klein if he looks at whether the Stockton exit plan might lead to a second bankruptcy: Future pension costs, varying with investment earnings and other factors, are difficult to »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar April 23

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

Keeping it Italian

Italian wines are among the best when it comes to quality at a fair price in the retail market and on restaurant wine lists. The best bargain I've come across in recent memory, unbelievable bang for the buck, came during a recent dinner with friends at Pietro's Restaurant in Lodi, an area favorite »»Read Full Post

SUSD Live - and they're gone

I got caught up reporting. So, no updates on board comments etc. Meeting adjourned. »»Read Full Post