The Gerlach clan, still here

When I wrote this little piece about Gerlach, the remote Nevada town named for a Stockton man, I wondered if any of Louis Gerlach's descendants still live hereabouts. They do. "Louis Gerlach's was my great-great grandfather," writes Fred Sanderson. "Just wanted you to know that two of his descendants (me and »»Read Full Post

Joe's Health Calendar Jan. 30

COMMUNITY EVENTS Inaugural Stockton Black Community Health Fair Feb. 1 (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The leading causes of death among African Americans continue to be high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. For that reason, University of the Pacific pharmacy students have organized the inaugural Stockton Black Community Health »»Read Full Post

Girls Basketball Rankings, Vol. III

St. Mary's girls basketball wanted to squash any notion that arch rival Lincoln could hang with them this season. Mission accomplished. And with that, St. Mary's remains an easy No. 1 in my Local Girls Basketball Power Rankings. http://youtu.be/WcQ5MDjLkEU 1. ST. MARY'S  (1) 20-1, 5-0 TCAL The Rams routed the »»Read Full Post

5 ideas for your Super Bowl menu

The Super Bowl is less than a week away. Here are some suggestions from the Recordnet archives to jumpstart your game day menu: 1. How to throw a Super Bowl party that feeds 10 people for about $50. We know it costs more than $50 to make all of these »»Read Full Post

'Good news... for people who love California's wild creatures'

I asked Sierra Nevada red fox expert John Perrine if the recent sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox at Yosemite National Park portends well for the species' recovery. There are only about 50 of these foxes in the world (they are not the same as common red foxes). Perrine's »»Read Full Post

Feb. 8 Is UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Six Open Houses

Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey DAVIS--It's like Super Science Day! Six rolled into one. UC Davis's fourth annual Biodiversity Museum Day, to take place Sunday, Feb. 8 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., will feature an open house at six museums: Bohart Museum of Entomology, Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical »»Read Full Post

Readers Photo Challenge: Open to all

My photo instructor Dick Fleming once hypothetically posited that given two photo students, one with unlimited resources (film, access to any piece of equipment, time, etc.), the other with limited means (1 camera & lens, only a few frames of film), the student with only a few choices would do »»Read Full Post

Art And Violence Prevention – A Panel Discussion

Tomorrow, as part of the "Art Against Violence" exhibit, there will be a panel discussion about Art And Violence Prevention at the  Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter (corner of Market and Sutter) at 6 pm. Four of the "Art Against Violence" exhibit artists – Denny Ah-Tye, David Vallejo, El Jerome and »»Read Full Post

“Do you know the way to San Jose” (downtown San Jose) via ACE commuter rail

  [gallery columns="2"] “Do you know the way to San Jose? I’ve been away for so long.  I may go wrong and lose my way,” went the popular 1968 song by Dionne Warwick.  It sold over a million copies and won Warwick her first Grammy. My pals and I had »»Read Full Post

City manager, police chief to attend town hall at home of Ralph Lee White

Former City Councilman and activist Ralph Lee White said this week he will host a town-hall meeting at his south Stockton home at 7 p.m. Monday. Officials from the city have confirmed that City Manager Kurt Wilson and Police Chief Eric Jones will be on hand. White held a town »»Read Full Post