June outtakes: Back on track

We’re all caught up again. Here are my 10 favorite photos from June. Enjoy!




A kite surfer skims across the waters of the Sacramento River off of the shores of Sherman Island County Park near Rio Vista. The area has become a Mecca for kite boarders and windsurfers due to its consistently strong Delta winds.




Neighbors watch as a house that has been dubbed an eyesore and a nuisance is torn down by an excavator at Harding Way and Baker Street in Stockton.



Duane Falls, left, and Kassie Smith from Cullman, Alabama ride the Super Sizzler ride on opening day of the San Joaquin County Fair at the fairgrounds in Stockton.



Tracy’s Carlos Vasquez, left, attempts to turn a double play after forcing out Calaveras’ Blake Wilson at second during the 2018 High School Baseball All Star Classic at Delta College’s Cecchetti Field in Stockton



Wearing a large Bob Ross wig, Librarian Jackie Rea holds up an example of a painting for participants to emulate during the Bob Ross Paint-Along at the Weston Ranch Library in Stockton. Participants followed along to a video as painter Bob Ross created a landscape. Ross, who died in 1995, was the host of an instructional TV show that aired from 1983 to 1994 and has found a newfound popularity through videos and Netflix.



Mary Natali of Stockton, left, and Joy Hoar of Linden ride the carousel at the 32nd annual Pixie Woods Wine Tasting fundraiser in Stockton. The event held at the Pixie Woods children’s amusement park, entertainers by local musicians, food and drink from 28 wineries, 21 restaurants and 4 breweries.



Three-year-old Kayden Harvey of Tracy cools off in the interactive water feature at Central Community Park in Mountain House.



Drag queen Hellen Heels (aka Jonathan Lopez) talks with children before the start of Drag Queen Story Time at the Arnold Rue Community Center micro library in Stockton.



A welder uses a torch to cut the beams of the old 2-lane bridge over the San Joaquin River to Rough and Ready Island at the Port of Stockton to dismantle it. The narrow bridge, built in 1950, is being replaced by a new 4-lane bridge, of which 2-lanes have been completed and are in service. Once the old 200-ft long, 18,000-ton bridge has been demolished and cleared away, work on the remaining lanes of the new bridge will commence.



Fourteen-year-old Karen Gutierrez of Modesto holds up a sign at the Families Belong Together rally at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Plaza in downtown Stockton. The rally, which opposed President Trump’s immigration policies, coincided with thousands of others nationwide.


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