Joe's Health Calendar March 26

COMMUNITY EVENTS Fast For a Day, Food For a Week For a Hungry Family Today Through March 31 (Tuesday): Stockton’s EFB Hunger Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness of food insufficiencies in our community. During the month of March, the Emergency Food Bank invites you to take the challenge and »»Read Full Post

Coming through with flying colors

Color is the subject of the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment but not just your garden-variety everyday color. Readers were tasked to use color as a part of the composition or as the main subject of the photographs entered. From bright color comprising most of the photo to just accents, »»Read Full Post

Smart thoughts on trees

Below is more comment on the column about Stockton's ailing city trees. Bill Becker writes: This is how I dealt with mistletoe: a 27' pruner. "A homeowner in a reasonable state of health on a ladder, with a spotter or safety line, could get way , way up on a tree. »»Read Full Post

Free Movie Screening Today

In conjunction with Women’s History month, highlighting women’s contributions to society, and Women In Art – Herstories currently on exhibit at the Horton Gallery through March 27, a free movie screening is being presented today at Delta College’s Tillie Lewis Theatre at 12:30 pm. The film, !Women Art Revolution, by »»Read Full Post

Traveling the US Southern tier with teardrop trailer: Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee!

The Mercer Williams House, once home to composer Johnny Mercer Ft. Sumter guards the Charleston Harbor entrance; it was site of first shots fired in the Civil War. War memorial in Charleston's Battery Park is inscribed "To our Confederate Defenders; Ft. Sumter, 1861-1865". Historic Miles Brewton House in Charleston was »»Read Full Post

Where our hyacinth headache started

Someone asked me on Twitter what the most viable plan is to attack water hyacinth. Here is my expert opinion: First, invent a time machine. Second, travel back in time to one day prior to the 1884 Cotton States Exposition in New Orleans. Third, hogtie whichever knucklehead dreamed up the »»Read Full Post

The International Year of the Soil is Here at Last

Soil is the basis for much of life on earth and certainly there would be no civilization without soil and water. Soil is the basis for all of our food, animal feed, and fuel and fiber production and for services to ecosystems and human well-being. It is the reservoir for »»Read Full Post

On This Day in History: A New Courthouse

February 22, 1888 was the official laying of the cornerstone for the second San Joaquin County courthouse which was designed by Elijah E. Myers, a noted architect of several state capitols and many county courthouses. The stately structure was built from local bricks and faced with high quality granite from Placer County. »»Read Full Post

Passover recipes to share

APPLE-NUT HAROSET Yield: 12 servings Ingredients • 4 Gala or McIntosh apples (2 pounds), peeled, cored, seeded and chopped • 2/3 cup chopped almonds • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon • Grated zest of 1 lemon • 4 tablespoons sweet wine (port is ideal) »»Read Full Post

Tuesday Tire Trouble

  Last Tuesday, Stoker and I were doing another hilly ride getting ready for our upcoming trip to France. And we were feeling great. The CoMotion had a problem with the rear disc rotor that the owner/mechanic at Bikes and Bites, Lodi’s new shop, had detected and fixed. What had »»Read Full Post