Dodge Ridge, Bear Valley prep for an unusual ski season

Bear Valley, Dodge Ridge ready for an unusual ski season... With winter storms soon to blanket the central Sierra, the two closest resorts to San Joaquin County are gearing up for another snowy season. Family stops for a break on Dodge Ridge's Chair 8, with Boulder Creek Canyon behind. Both »»Read Full Post

The ones that got away

(10/19/19) Delta College's Alvin Howard, right, reaches out for a pass past Fresno City College's Tremell Harrell during a football game at Delta's DeRicco Field in Stockton. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE STOCKTON RECORD] I remember one the first times I covered a prep football game as a young photographer. The quarterback faded »»Read Full Post

A Flicker of Hope...

...or not. But they make me feel a bit better. Gerry, co-owner of 44|5, is a tour operator in France, but I've been on so many trips with him and have gotten to know him so well that I consider him a friend too. Since March, when France and the »»Read Full Post

Growing strawberries can be fun and healthy too.

Strawberries are a delight in any garden. Strawberries are cultivars mostly developed from Fragaria x ananassa a hybrid plant created in France in the middle of the 18th century by crossing a North American strawberry Fragaria virginiana and a Chilean strawberry F. Chiloensis. I can remember wild strawberries growing along »»Read Full Post