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News and information for families in the Stockton, California area.

Another haunting activity for Halloween weekend

This past week I ran the 5th Annual Mountain House Community Services District 5K run. It rained, ever so slightly, but the event turned out pretty well and I finished in good time. While my husband and I were waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, we noticed several young people passing out fliers for […]

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Good manners reduces bullying

Children’s Manners Class: “Beyond Please and Thank You” What: The San Joaquin County Historical Museum and Mary Claire Attebery of “Beyond Please and Thank You” present a four-part series of classes. When: 1 to 2:30 p.m. with manners in school Saturday; manners in public April 24; manners in the home May 8; and social dining […]

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Students ask Santa to help charities

Sixth-grade students in Angie Parodi’s class at Mosher Elementary School in North Stockton wrote letters to Santa Claus asking the jolly big man to help out local charities this year instead of filling their stockings with toys. The students touched on several local organizations in need. Here’s a look at some of the letters they […]

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Family friendly activities for Dec. 5

There’s a lot of fun stuff happening in San Joaquin County this weekend, including several family friendly events. Here’s a look at what’s happening locally for the first weekend in December. Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oak Park Senior Center in Stockton, 730 E. Fulton St., unique […]

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Trout Bout on Saturday

The 25th Annual Trout Bout takes place Saturday, Nov. 21. at Oak Grove Regional Park. Today, the county parks staff planted 2,500 trout at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake for Saturday’s 6 a.m. start. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Delta Fly Fishers, is a fun chance to bond with your kids and hook a fish (or a tree). […]

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Nearly New Sale at Delta

Last year, I wrote about the Nearly New Sale at Delta College’s Danner Hall. After my story published, I went to check it out for myself. Retailers from around town and beyond donate new or nearly new items to Delta’s Fashion Club for its fundraiser. Instructor Leslie Asfour teaches students fashion merchandising, pricing, staging, marketing and […]

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Stockton loses a warrior in the fight against hunger

“Do we have any special prayer requests?” Arlene Mazzara, Zion Lutheran’s food pantry director, asked as she joined hands with a dozen other volunteers before the 11 a.m. opening of Zion Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry earlier this year. “Lord Jesus, we come to you with our prayers for the people who come through these doors. […]

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UOP hosts trick or treating Wednesday night

Whether it’s to take part in a sports clinic, watch a play, hear a  musical performance or go to an athletic event, I love the chance to bring my own kids on a college campus. They always learn a lot from the “big kids” at UOP or Delta and we’ve had some great conversations on where they […]

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UOP to host Safe Trick or Treat Oct. 28

University of the Pacific will host its 11th Annual Safe Trick or Treat 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28. The event is free to children. Worried about the weather? Don’t be. Last year it rained on the event and there were still plenty of UOP students to lead the youngsters through campus. Here’s a […]

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S.J. fire chiefs offer Halloween safety tips

Vic Solari, the San Joaquin County Fire Chiefs Association fire prevention and public education committee chairperson, sent us the following press release with safety tips for Halloween. S.J. County Fire Chiefs Urge Safety for Halloween Every year unnecessary deaths and injuries occur while Halloween is celebrated. These tragedies can be prevented. To help you and […]

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