Joe's Health Calendar Dec. 21

COMMUNITY EVENTS Healthier Living in Central Stockton Dec. 22 (Monday) 5:30 to 8 p.m. (also Dec. 29 and Jan. 5, 12 and 19): St. Joseph’s Medical Center/Dignity Health would like to invite the public to Healthier Living, a program created by Stanford University. It will be held at St. Joseph's Medical Center, »»Read Full Post

3 Feet of Controversy

  When I went to Colorado for a cycling trip back in 2009, I was a little startled to observe that most drivers who passed me were giving me a lot of room. Even when I was riding on a wide shoulder the cars would move to the left to »»Read Full Post

AHL is hot issue for Thunder

The old saying goes like this: "Where there's smoke, there's fire" And the Stockton Thunder may have found the Flames which will ignite a move to a higher league. The hot rumor is that the NHL's Calgary Flames will purchase the Thunder and move it up to the American Hockey »»Read Full Post

When the ball drops, the new council members will be seated

Christina Fugazi and Susan Lofthus, Stockton's new council members, officially will assume office the instant 2014 ends and 2015 begins. Actually, all three have already been sworn in, according to City Clerk Bonnie Paige. But the magical spell of swearing them in takes awhile to take effect, evidently. The swearing-in »»Read Full Post

The stonecutter's gift

As this column reported, amoral metal thieves were working away to steal the bronze plaque outside historic Temple Israel Cemetery. Stockton Monument found a solution: It replaced the bronze plaque with a stone. Civic-minded owner Mike Contreras even donated the engraving labor. "We're grateful," said cemetery superintendent Sheldon Barr. "We »»Read Full Post

Caring fr your Holiday Poinsettia

Poinsettias are the traditional Christmas plant, and with the introduction of long-lasting cultivars during the past several years, its popularity has increased. Here are some tips on choosing and caring for your Poinsettia. Selecting your Poinsettia: The plant you choose should have dark green foliage. Fallen or damaged leaves indicate »»Read Full Post

Favorite Streets: Stockton's Miracle Mile was first suburban shopping district in 1945!

  [gallery columns="2"] Stockton’s Miracle Mile, a stretch of Pacific Avenue running from Harding Way on the south to the University of Pacific on the north, was Stockton’s first suburban shopping center.  The Stockton Empire Theatre opened in 1945, and a host of shops and restaurants surrounded it.  Today, it »»Read Full Post

You can't be everywhere all the time

In an NFL game on Nov. 30, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a spectacular one-handed, fingertip catch of a 43-yard pass at the goal line over Dallas Cowboy’s Brandon Carr. A photo of the play went viral on Twitter not just because it was a shot »»Read Full Post

Stagg journalist tackles hyacinth problem

Stagg High student journalist Devin Wickstrom has produced a multimedia report on this year's hyacinth infestation. You can watch the video here. Devin did a similar report earlier this year on the governor's proposed twin tunnels. At the risk of sounding like an old geezer, it sure is great to »»Read Full Post

Manteca school wins $5K Bright Ideas grant

Manteca Unified’s George McParland School was among 39 across the state awarded a Bright Ideas Grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility has announced. McParland School was awarded $5,000 to help fund innovative classroom projects about energy and the environment and develop projects and curriculum that educate students »»Read Full Post