All in the family

Now is the time of year that many people start to think about taking family portraits. They want photos to send as Christmas cards or with seasonal newsletters to their family and friends during the holidays. Some might have their picture taken by a professional photographer while others may them »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar Oct. 30

COMMUNITY EVENTS Stroke Disabilities and Assisted Living Oct. 31 (Friday) noon to 2 p.m.: RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY - This Healings in Motion program is held at Dameron Hospital Annex, 445 W. Acacia St., Stockton. $10 donation includes healthy lunch. Stroke survivors, caregivers, clinicians, social workers, medical professionals are all invited. Our speakers for October's special lunch »»Read Full Post

Players to Watch/X-Factors: Sierra at Manteca

Well, first things first. An X-Factor for our prep football Game of the Week, Sierra at Manteca? Well, how about 70 percent chance of rain, according to Considering the Buffaloes' natural Guss Schmiedt Field is prone to have a bit of mud, at least on the sidelines, it could »»Read Full Post

Bankruptcy ruling: One day out

A full story will appear online and in Thursday's paper, but here's some of what a few people had to say today on the eve of federal Judge Christopher Klein's expected ruling in the Stockton bankruptcy. FORMER CITY MANAGER BOB DEIS "I can't imagine it would be a thumbs-down scenario. »»Read Full Post

SUSD releases schedule of upcoming flu clinics

District officials are sending home flu vaccination consent forms for parents and hope more will sign up to prevent  outbreaks from keeping students out of school this winter. Here's a schedule of upcoming school site vaccination clinics: Download the schedule here: FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE For more information, visit or call Health »»Read Full Post

Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Issued

  You may or may not have heard the the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) was recently found in Lodi and Manteca. On October 27, CDFA released a quarantine for these areas restricting the transportation of citrus fruit or leaves, potted citrus trees and curry leaves. (Click here to read the »»Read Full Post

What good is AB 506?

So AB 506, the law requiring insolvent cities to go through pre-bankruptcy mediation with creditors, cost the city of Stockton $2.3 million. That money could have funded around 18 cops for a year. Stockton was the Guinea pig for AB 506. In fact, Stockton's looming bankruptcy was undoubtedly part of »»Read Full Post

Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational starts Thursday

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 30 the Tigers' golf team will host its annual Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational as Pacific brings in 10 teams to Stockton Golf and Country Club for the tournament. The Tigers are looking to reclaim their championship trophy after a stellar start to their 2014-15 season, but »»Read Full Post

San Francisco’s Hyde Street Pier, once part of US Hwy. 101, offers living history amid historic ships!

  Only the Captain and his family had luxury quarters on the 1886 Balclutha; the balance of the 29 person crew lived a much more Spartan lifestyle! Across the pier from the ferry Eureka is the old Eppleton Hall, built a hundred years ago in England, a side-wheel steel tug »»Read Full Post

The History of Our Magnificent Mile

The automobile revolution led to increasing residential and business development outside of Stockton's downtown. Until the early 1900’s, the Miracle Mile area was the most southern end of Lower Sacramento Road, surrounded by fields and orchards. In the early 1920’s, developer Joseph Plecarpo successfully lobbied votes to annex the area »»Read Full Post