Joe's Health Calendar April 27

COMMUNITY EVENTS Healthier Living in San Joaquin County April 27 (today) 5:30 to 8 p.m.: St. Joseph’s Medical Center/Dignity Health would like to invite the public to Healthier Living, a program created by Stanford University. The program gives support and teaches people how to live with different chronic health problems, such »»Read Full Post

A TT on a FF

  Cyclists and cycling fans know that TT is short for Time Trial. This is the simplest form of racing, where individual riders start at specified intervals and try to get from Point A to Point B in the shortest time. No drafting, no strategy, no teamwork, no wheel sucking; just go as »»Read Full Post

Every high school in U.S. to receive free 'Selma' DVD

Every high school in the country will receive a free DVD of the Academy Award-winning film “Selma,” which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 in a historic effort to secure equal voting rights for blacks. “The response from students and teachers to our ‘Selma »»Read Full Post

South Stockton Summit

The 1st Annual Reinvent South Stockton Summit takes place tomorrow at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds from 9:30 am to 3 pm. The summit explores the following topics - youth activities and recreation, housing, the changing face of employment, safety, how education breaks the cycle of poverty and what is »»Read Full Post

South Stockton assessment: If it was a Yelp review, you wouldn't go there

The Reinvent South Stockton Coalition will hold its first-annual summit Saturday at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Details are in this story from today's paper. As part of the preparation for Saturday's event, organizers last summer conducted a community assessment to amass data showing how residents feel. The results probably »»Read Full Post

Reports on Vanderheiden's remains

Cremation document:  Vanderheiden Cremation Report 4.23.15 (1) DOJ field report:  DOJ Vanderheiden Report 0002 (3) DOJ field report: DOJ Forensic Report Vanderheiden 0003 (2) The Sheriff's Coroner's report: 2015 Release Coroner's Report (3)   »»Read Full Post

A good, old-fashioned hatchet job

It's been too long since an outsider did a good, old-fashioned hatchet job on the San Joaquin Valley. One that combines complete ignorance of this region, bad journalism and snot-nosed condescension. Fortunately, a blogger for Harper's magazine named Aaron Gilbreath has filled the void. Gilbreath has peenned a classic rip-and-run blog essay, »»Read Full Post

Happy Arbor Day!

Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day! Have you ever wondered how this national (and international) holiday got its roots? Arbor Day is an annual observance that promotes tree planting and care and reflects a hope for the future. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in »»Read Full Post

Random photo #45: High pressure clouds

Against a backdrop of cloudy morning skies Antonio Contreras with the Stockton-based Odyssey Landscape uses a high pressure water sprayer to clean the brick beneath the shade structure at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton. »»Read Full Post