Joe's Health Calendar Aug. 23

COMMUNITY EVENTS Free Health Fair and Block Party Aug. 24 (Sunday) 1 to 7 p.m.: A free health fair and block party is being held at Mayfair Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6940 N. El Dorado St., Stockton (off the frontage road). St. Joseph’s Medical Center CareVan will be on site providing blood sugar testing »»Read Full Post

Stockton by bicycle…San Joaquin Bike Fest is coming Sept. 27!

Bikes and bikers of all types gathered at UOP in 2013! Family cyclists prepare to depart the UOP campus in 2013. Stockton by bicycle…flat, sunny, tour-worthy!  A special event comes, end of September, for folks don’t know where to go to safely and scenically bicycle! Stockton offers many cycling benefits; lovely weather »»Read Full Post

The Good, The Bad and The Grassy: Manteca's Levi's Stadium game delayed

 (HIME ROMERO/MANTECA BULLETIN) Is there any greater irony than the fact that the old, dingy, nearly-dead Candlestick Park might've been a better high school football showcase venue than the glitzy, gaudy, Silicon Valley-tinted Levi's Stadium. Answer, no. At least, not for this season. The 49ers and Levi's Stadium announced today »»Read Full Post

A drought-conscious response to the ice bucket challenge

San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel donated $125 and dumping a cup of ice over his head today, responding from Supervisor Carlos Villapudua's passing of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday. Villapudua got soaked, then challenged the Board of Supervisors and all the elected officials in San Joaquin County. Vogel »»Read Full Post

It is time for onions

You can grow onions from seed, sets, or from transplants. Seed requires a longer growing period than onions grown by other methods and the plants have to be thinned. However, it is the cheapest method and is the one most commonly used. Sets are small, immature onion bulbs that are »»Read Full Post

Fond of fronds

Give a photographer nothing to do and what happens? He takes pictures, of course! I arrived a bit early to an assignment to photograph former St. Mary's football standout Devin Lagorio at St. Mary's Sanguinetti Field in Stockton. He played and coached semi-pro ball in Slovenia over the summer after graduating »»Read Full Post

Stockton Beer Week kicks off today

Participating venues & businesses These are the establishments participating in Stockton’s third Beer Week, today through Aug. 31. Information: visitstockton.org *The Abbey Trappist Pub AVE on the Mile Bagel Express BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse *Centrale Kitchen and Bar David’s Pizza - Lincoln Center Delta Bistro & Lounge *Empresso Coffeehouse French 25 *Lincoln »»Read Full Post

It's Adelita Awards Time Again at Mexican Heritage Center

Purchase your tickets now for this exciting night of presentations to three of Stockton's outstanding Latino women in recognition of all they do for our community. The term "Adelita" is taken from the Spanish name for those women who fought alongside men or were camp followers during the Mexican Revolution »»Read Full Post

Walters on CalPERS: "It's just nuts."

Sure, getting a fatter pension for temporarily filling in for somebody is objectionable. The media made that point yesterday about a pension-fattening step taken by CalPERS, the state pension giant. But that much-criticized provision is only one of 99 CalPERS enacted to dig deeper into the public pocket. The SacBee's »»Read Full Post

Sippin' in San Mateo

  Joseph Harbison, chairman of the Family Winemakers of California, wishes he had more members in his organzation. I should have followed up on his statement. Did he mean the number of family winemakers in California is shrinking, or does he wish more family-owned wineries joined in support of the FWC, »»Read Full Post