February outtakes

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” – William C. Bryant February was hopefully the last of the rainy months and boy, did we get a lot of precipitation. Here’s a look back at my top 10 favorite previously unposted photos from »»Read Full Post

Cycling for Life

Diane and I are fortunate to have been seeing the same family physician since we moved back to Stockton 35 years ago. And he is a Linden Local: he grew up on a farm just down the road from ours. He is a really good doctor and it is nice »»Read Full Post

Winn not attending event with Ann Coulter

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors chairman Chuck Winn emailed me after deadline Tuesday to let me know he will not be attending an April 28 event in Modesto where Ann Coulter will be a guest. Yesterday, a few Hispanic residents of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties asked our county »»Read Full Post

Jaw-dropping Chihuly Garden and Glass anchors the Seattle Center; Space Needle, MoPOP nearby!

Chihuly Garden and Glass anchors the Seattle Center; home to Space Needle, MoPOP, Monorail near downtown Seattle Imagine, a life-size Glass Forest with ghostly blue and pink light glowing from the trunks. Picture a Sealife Tower, 15 feet tall exuding iridescent primary colors emulating the sea floor and Puget Sound. »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Breastfeeding Coalition Conference in Stockton March 24 (Friday) 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Breastfeeding Coalition of San Joaquin County is excited to announce that registration is now open for its 2017 conference at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhardt Ave., Stockton. Speakers include Dr. Jane Morton on »»Read Full Post

Translating the Silva arrest warrant

By now you've probably seen the arrest warrant for former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva but if not, it's below. Below the warrant, you can view all the penal codes.                               424(A)(1). 503. 487(a). 186.10(a). 424(a)(3). 186.11(a)(1). »»Read Full Post

Managing Weeds Without Herbicides

Weeds. What would spring be without them? For some, weed-pulling is calming and meditative. For others, it is a loathsome task leading to feelings of anger, frustration, and orneriness. How can we maintain a weed-free garden and our mental health? Like illness in the human body, weeds are often a »»Read Full Post

So wise in principle, so hard in practice

Dan Schnur had a wise column in the SF Chronicle Friday that's a sort of counterpoint to the Sunday column I wrote about Ann Coulter. "I have written previously about the economic, political and moral need for immigration reform," Schnur writes. "But the increasingly heated debate on this topic has made it »»Read Full Post

St. Mary's, Tracy baseball in NorCal Top 20

The Tracy and St. Mary's baseball teams are both listed in NorCalPreps' Top 20 rankings. Tracy (4-0) is No. 11 and St. Mary's (1-2) is No. 15. Besides being Tri-City Athletic League rivals, the two teams have been dominating the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section's Division I playoff bracket. »»Read Full Post

Breathing room -- but not enough

After coming within a few inches of capacity on Feb. 22, Don Pedro Reservoir has dropped about 11 feet. You can thank this extended dry spell for that. Officials have managed to dump about 138,000 acre-feet of water during that time. But is it enough? The Tuolumne River system will »»Read Full Post