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Don Blount

Don Blount has been managing editor of The Record since 2005. He has worked at newspapers in Modesto, Ca.; Sacramento, Denver and Allentown, Pa. A Philadelphia native, he is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in accounting and a minor in journalism.
Blount and his wife Lisa have four children and live in Stockton.

River Cats, Ports and Nuts

So some in Sacramento are atwitter that the Sacramento River Cats Triple-A baseball franchise may be interested in changing its affiliation from the Oakland Athletics to the San Francisco Giants. One can’t really blame the River Cats for at least exploring the options. Their contract with the A’s expires after this season as does the [...]

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Surprisingly simple baklava making

I thought making baklava would be a complicated, time-consuming process. And I am sure it can be. But instructor Mary Shaw broke it down into simple steps during a at Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, thanks to Mary Shaw.                         To see a glimpse of [...]

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In bloom

The blossoms are emerging at this orchard on Davis and Peltier roads in Lodi as you can see looking northwest.     And also looking southwest. Yet the dry ground is a reminder of our area’s need for rain.

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Sweet ride

This Thunderbird is a staple at Lincoln Center in Stockton. This classic vehicle can be seen regularly many mornings in the parking lot outside of Starbucks at the shopping center.

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Child’s definition of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sometimes the simplest things are best said. I asked my eight-year-old daughter what she knew about Martin Luther King Jr. She said: He was a brown man who wanted white people and brown people to be together.

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Working away

The grape vines are bare but periodic work continues to prepare them for the growing season. This worker and one other not pictured were recently working in a vineyard on DeVries Road, just south of Turner Road in Lodi.

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A scam is a scam

Record Staff Writer Joe Goldeen’s story on a scam victim  highlights a problem that happens throughout the year. In the case of Joe’s report, someone pawned themselves off as an authority figure threatening punishment if action (meaning money) was not taken. And although the victim, Jack Baker, is fairly savvy, even he fell for this [...]

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How cycling changed two lives

Iraq war veteran Jose Jauregui’s life was hampered by devastating injuries he suffered while in service. But thanks to the group Ride 2 Recovery, he can ride a specially outfitted bike. Jauregui’s story is reminiscent of Daniel Lopez Alfonso, who lost both forearms in childhood accident. Both stories are amazing in their own right. Read [...]

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Curious bit of rural road dumping

This was a curious sight to see as I was riding south on Thornton Road, just a few miles south of Flag City on Sunday. The front part of a car, hood and chassis, at the side of the road. It appears to be shorn in half and dumped in this area as opposed to [...]

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Still an hour ahead

It has been more than 2 ½ years since the Bank of Stockton shuttered its building at 301 E. Main St. The reason for closing the more than century old building was simple: not enough business. The building has been vacant since but it still serves as a landmark as it sits at the corner [...]

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