Joe's Health Calendar Nov. 24

COMMUNITY EVENTS Will You Help a Family in Need This Holiday Season? Deadline Nov. 24 (today): As the holidays approach, the Emergency Food Bank is getting ready to reach out to our community families in need . On Monday, Nov. 24, we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway. On this »»Read Full Post

Rocklin-St. Mary's Player of the Game: Stephen Gudino

St. Mary's football coach Tony Franks says everything the Rams do is geared toward playing their best football in November. That is, when the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs are unfolding. And as Franks also said, St. Mary's senior wide receiver Stephen Gudino had "epitomized" that train of thought, coming on strong »»Read Full Post

Bloggus interruptus

I'm off Thanksgiving Week. I'll see you back here Monday, Dec. 1. Have a good Thanksgiving. »»Read Full Post

San Joaquin Potter’s Guild Show

For as long as I can remember my husband and I have attended the annual Potter’s Guild show, an exhibit we look forward to every year. The show, celebrating its twenty first year, has evolved into the premier fine arts festival in the area featuring Northern California artists working in »»Read Full Post

Step outside the box this Thanksgiving

Picking the perfect wine to go with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner isn't easy. What goes with turkey -- white and dark meat -- stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and the other assorted goodies that make up the holiday feast? With myriad flavors, it's a wine buyer's nightmare. There is »»Read Full Post

Nazi Germany haunts European river cruise (an addition to my earlier blog)

  [gallery]           We recently completed an 800 mile river cruise on Grand Circle Cruise Lines, from Vienna, Austria to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The voyage took us through about 600 miles of south and central Germany.  History reaching back over a thousand years, stunning scenery, and, almost »»Read Full Post

SUSD police unveil new newsletter

With a debut issue introducing the “face behind the phone,” a new captain and the agency’s new K-9 officer, the Stockton Unified Police Department recently unveiled its first newsletter. The publication will come out three to four times a year, Police Chief Bryon Gustafson said, and features news, tips and »»Read Full Post

Don't forget the floods

Michael Cockrell, San Joaquin County's director of emergency services, said Wednesday that only five California counties participated in Flood Awareness Week in late October. "That's sad," he said. Yes, we're in a drought, but we know how quickly things change in California. At the same meeting where Cockrell made his »»Read Full Post

March Madness is coming to Stockton

On Thursday morning, the NCAA announced that Stockton has been awarded the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Regionals.  This will mark the first time this event has been held in Stockton. The official NCAA release can be read here:  http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2014-11-20/2016-18-regional-hosts   »»Read Full Post

Fall Chores to do and Not to do

  Fall is time for raking leaves and composting them, but irrigation season is over so turn your landscape controller to off and save precious water. Also time to take down any battery operated electronic garden water controllers so they don’t freeze and break.   For the vegetable garden, do a »»Read Full Post