It’s kind of amazing, actually. A little more than five years ago I was a member of a union on strike from a newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio. It was miserable: I was getting paid $300 a week for spending three hours a day on a picket line, the temperatures were near freezing and I no [...]
Ten San Joaquin County non-profit organizations and schools recently received a total of $10,000 from Wells Fargo during the bank’s Community Partners Breakfast at Stockton Golf and Country Club. You can read more about the donations in today’s myRecord; the slideshow includes photos of representatives of the some of the organizations accepting the funding.
Adam Messinger is offering several incentives to encourage potential fans to donate to his comic book project “The Amazing Fist,” which I wrote about in my (final Record) story in today’s LENS section. For $1, a donor can receive a .pdf of issue no. 1 before prints are available and get his or her name [...]
Venue manager IFG-Stockton has added more events to the fall calendar for the Stockton Arena and Bob Hope Theatre. Here’s who’s coming to town, according to IFG’s latest Stockton Insider email blast:
Pavement, the influential indie rock band that formed in Stockton, is set to perform tonight on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Here’s the tease for the show from the Comedy Central Insider. “Monday, September 20 “Pavement – A California indie rock band, recently re-united after a ten-year hiatus. Tune in to see if Stephen [...]
Terri “Temptress” Sterner, a long-time supporter of the 209′s music scene, passed away Wednesday after a two-year fight with breast cancer. Friday would have been her 36th birthday. Some area music fans may recognize Sterner as co-founder of the Northern California Plastics, a local chapter of an international organization of professional groupies. She could often [...]
Trumpeter Mike Rocha, above, features prominently in my video of Monday’s jazz jam at the Blackwater Cafe in Stockton. He also was one of the night’s main attractions, as the jam served both as his birthday party and going-away party. Rocha is leaving Stockton to pursue his music education in southern California.
My video from Monday night’s jazz jam at the Blackwater Cafe drew a comment on Facebook from Stockton musician Erin Odessa, who wondered if I had footage of a particularly amazing drummer from later in the evening. I do not; I left the Blackwater when my shift ended at 10 p.m. But according to local [...]
Congrats are due to the Stockton’s Justin Vallesteros and Frankie Soto – also known as the indie act Craft Spells - for earning praise and recognition from online critics across the country, including Pitchfork. The Chicago-based music site, which has been credited with helping to break Modesto Mouse and Arcade Fire, featured the duo’s track “Party [...]
The Stockton Ports sent us this photo of Ports players Justin Murray, left, and Lance Sewell, right, during a recent visit to Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School in Stockton. The school had the highest percentage of students participate in the Ports’ Baseball by the Books five-week reading program. That accomplishment also earned the school a check [...]