Flood, seen from the air

Check out this drone footage of the San Joaquin River flood south of Manteca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbdiM6L0-_c#action=share »»Read Full Post

A move to reform Hogzilla

A Republican Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would change the balance of power on the labor-friendly and fiscally irresponsible board of CalPERS. Much needed. The state pension system may bankrupt Stockton again. And bankrupt cities up and down the state as well. "Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach), would add two »»Read Full Post

Torlakson: State law protects transgender students’ rights

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Wednesday, reiterating his support for the rights of transgender students and reminded all Californians that state law requires public schools to allow students' access to the restroom or locker room consistent with their gender identity. The statement came shortly before »»Read Full Post

Readers Photo Challenge: High water marks

The current Readers Photo Challenge assignment of “water” as very timely one. During the past 4 years of one of the state’s worst droughts a common saying was “ we need the rain” whenever a rare storm would hit. I think we can stop saying that for a while now. »»Read Full Post

Legal medical cannabis=Tax revenue

The City Council has a special meeting Tuesday night with an item that proposes setting a tax rate of $50 for every $1,000 of medical cannabis sales and cultivation. Stockton voters approved two medical cannabis-related measures in November. You can view Tuesday's agenda here. »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS Eating Smart Being Active: Make A Change Feb. 28 (Tuesday) 9 to 10 a.m.: San Joaquin County Public Health Services is offering free nutrition classes. Come join us and learn to try out some healthy recipes, shop and eat healthy on a budget, understand a food label, choose healthier »»Read Full Post

On-line travel features in the Record offer a huge variety of destinations and travel topics!

On-line travel features in the Record offer a huge variety of destinations and travel topics! Did you know the Record offers a wide variety of travel features, well over 270 strong, that can be selected by "Category"? Hence, you can go to the Record's blog site, choose 'Valley Travel: Little Places »»Read Full Post

Inspecting Trees for Hazards

Storm damaged trees are something many homeowners will have to deal with at some point. This last storm brought with it some pretty powerful winds and with that many downed fences and trees. For some, it may be too late to inspect trees for potential hazards but hopefully for many »»Read Full Post

Winter of Our Discontent Part 2

California had gone from worrying about drought and water shortages to worrying about flooding. In a way that is good news as long as your property is on high ground. Casa Brumby is elevated a bit above the surrounding land and should stay dry. The end of the drought and »»Read Full Post

Rapid Reaction: Section Basketball Playoffs

It's almost here. Wait for it. Now WATCH: http://youtu.be/A0QTBAWc3tM The basketball playoffs are here! And usually, the release of the brackets is more a ceremonially-exciting thing. It takes awhile for league rematches, or marquee games, to show up. But the Sac-Joaquin Section (which communications director Will DeBoard acknowledged during the »»Read Full Post