Kamala Harris vs. pension reform

The politically ambitious state Attorney General has twice killed pension reform measures by writing stilted and deceptive ballot language. She wants labor's support in her bid for the U.S. Senate.   Think about that. Cities up and down the state are sinking into service insolvency -- they can't pay for »»Read Full Post

Clarification re: the laws governing the seizure of the mayor's devices

Jumana Musa, senior privacy and national security counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, was the prime source in today's latest article on the confiscation of Mayor Anthony Silva's electronic devices. This morning, Musa requested a clarification on this paragraph from today's story: "But Musa did echo Silva’s »»Read Full Post

Inside the Rivalry: Manteca-Sierra football

As you might've guessed, the football rivalry game between Manteca (5-0, 2-0 Valley Oak League) and Sierra (3-2, 1-1) is The Record's Prep Football Game of the Week. The Timberwolves host the Buffaloes at 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium in Manteca, and I'll be there live updating »»Read Full Post

City needs outside help for Delta pumping plant

The city of Stockton has agreed to pay an employee of the California Water Service Co. to run the city's $220 million Delta drinking water plant. The previous operator recently resigned, according to a staff report. The Cal Water employee is a temporary replacement until the city can find its »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Bi-National Community Health Fairs in San Joaquin County Free health services include: • Flu-Shots (Limited Supply) • BMI Screenings • Blood Glucose Screenings • Cholestorol /Hypertension Screening • Hearing /Vision Test • Dental Screenings • Bone Density Screenings • Nutrition Information • Affordable Care Act Info. • Zumba »»Read Full Post

Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Having your fill

The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment entails a technique that may seem complicated but actually can be accessible to even the novice photographer. Fill-flash (or flash fill as it is sometimes called) is method used by using the flash during the day, usually on portraits. It may sound a bit »»Read Full Post

Trailerfest and Rio Vista Bass Derby/Festival...head for Delta this weekend!

Here are two reasons this weekend to head for our San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta: the fifth annual Trailerfest, a "back to the 50s"-themed gathering of 250 classic travel trailers and campers at Tower Park Marina, just west of Lodi on Hwy. 12, and the 68th annual Rio Vista Bass Derby »»Read Full Post

Cece's Art Studio Celebrating 25 Years

Cece’s Art Studio, located at 2324 Grand Canal Boulevard #10, celebrates a milestone achievement this evening from 4 pm – 7 pm.  The public is invited to an opening reception to view 25 years of favorite works.  Music and food are provided.  If you can’t make it tonight the display »»Read Full Post

California Education Network suffers severe Internet outage

The California Education Network suffered a severe Internet outage beginning Monday and continuing into Tuesday, San Joaquin County Office of Education officials said. The outage affects San Joaquin and several other county offices of education and colleges throughout California. Technicians are currently working to resolve the issue. On Monday around »»Read Full Post

English Only Señor: The Burial and Disinterment of "Mr. Spanish"

     I recently watched “The Children of Giant”, a documentary on the making of the 1958 Hollywood blockbuster, “Giant”, directed by George Stevens starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean, in the last film before his tragic death. The story was based on the controversial novel (1952) by Edna »»Read Full Post