The gyms this time of the year are full of people wanting to make a fresh start by getting into better shape. I usually wait them out and look to see how many are still gym regulars in February and of those, who will still be a regular patron come the fall. Making a change [...]
Nomophobia is an interesting term used to describe the anxiety of not being able to use your mobile device. Fast Company writes about a California State University, Dominguez-Hills study of the anxiety among a group of 163 student-volunteers, average age 24, who are not allowed to use their phone for an hour. That’s right, just [...]
A letter to the editor today decried the use of parking meters in downtown Stockton. Looking for change, the letter writer states, is a deterrent to coming downtown. I do not know how much revenue the city generates through the use of meters but perhaps what is needed is a system similar to Parkmobile. This [...]
Sometimes things happen that are beyond words. Here our community still grapples with last week’s bank robbery that resulted in the death of a hostage and two suspects. In suburban Philadelphia, a psychiatric patient rants about the hospital’s gun ban before firing his weapon, killing his 53-year-old caseworker and injuring a doctor before the doctor [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.