October in review

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October.” – Alexander Smith

2019’s 10th month has come and gone bringing with it the promise of fall. Here are some of my favorite photos from October.


Stephanie Steffens, left, takes takes advantage of the mild weather to take the braids out of her son Ezekiel Steffens-Goeas’ hair before rebraiding it with the help of her 4-year-old granddaughter Kekini Steffens-Goeas from the balcony of their second floor apartment in the CW 40 building on Weber Avenue in downtown Stockton. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are forecasted to be in the upper 70s to the upper 80s though Sunday. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Farmworkers pick pumpkins in a Von Groningen and Sons Farm’s field on Highway 4 and Kaiser Road east to Stockton. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Rebecca Nile, also known as the “Bubble Lady,” creates a soap bubble storm as a part of her “Bubble Palooza” show entertaining children and adults alike at the Stribley Community Center in Stockton. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Alexis Lillian Le-Rabago of Alameda competes in the beginning girls 8-11 group in the Te Fa’a No Te ‘Ori Tahitian Dance & Drumming Competition held at Atherton Auditorium in Stockton. About 192 people from all around the state participated in the competition.

Delta College’s Alvin Howard, right, reaches out for a pass past Fresno City College’s Tremell Harrell during a football game at Delta’s DeRicco Field in Stockton. The pass was incomplete. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Jesse Taggert take a picture of sandhill cranes as they fly into the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve off of Woodbridge Road west of Lodi. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Trembling aspen trees turn to their fall colors near Meyers along Highway 89 the Toyiabe National Forest in Alpine County. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Sandhill cranes share a flooded field with other waterfowl along Desmond Road in the Cosumnes River preserve near Thornton. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

UOP’s Griffin Long blasts out of a sand trap near the 18th green in the Visit Stockton Pacific Golf Invitational at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

Brenda Sanchez competes in the Catrina Pageant at the Dia De Los Muertos Street Fiesta in downtown Stockton. [CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD]

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