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Sandhill cranes return

TOP LEFT: A pair of sandhill cranes wade through a flooded field at the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve in the evening west of Lodi. TOP RIGHT: A flock of sandhill cranes flies into the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve. MIDDLE: A pair of sandhill cranes fly past the setting sun on their way to the Isenberg [...]

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Word up

TOP LEFT: University of the Pacific student Joshua Wong poses for a picture in a photo studio for the One Word Project at the DeRosa University Center on the UOP campus in the Stockton.TOP RIGHT: University of the Pacific student Prajakta Prasana takes a picture during a One Word photo session at UOP’s DeRosa University [...]

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Student chill out spot

TOP LEFT: Chihuahua-mix Noah is petted by a University of the Pacific student at the Chill Out Spot at the DeRosa University Center lawn on the UOP campus in Stockton. TOP RIGHT: Several University of the Pacific students pet St. Bernard Thor at the Chill Out Spot at the DeRosa University Center lawn. MIDDLE: University [...]

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UOP’s Ted Leland retires

TOP: University of the Pacific athletic director Ted Leland, center, is greeted by well-wishers at his retirement party at UOP’s DeRosa University Center. MIDDLE LEFT: University of the Pacific president Dr. Pamela Eibeck speaks at Pacific athletic director Ted Leland’s retirement party. MIDDLE CENTER: Ted Leland laughs at speakers’ comments at his retirement party. MIDDLE [...]

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Napa wine country fire relief

TOP: Craig Ledbetter with Vino Farms rearranges donations to make room for more items in a semi trailer at the Lange Twins Winery in Acampo bound as relief for people displaced by the fires in the Napa wine country. BOTTOM LEFT: Water and food are offloaded from a farm truck to be transferred to a [...]

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U.S. senator Kamala Harris visits Stockton

TOP: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris was the keynote speaker at the San Joaquin Valley Leadership Conference held at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in downtown Stockton. MIDDLE: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at the San Joaquin Valley Leadership Conference. BOTTOM LEFT: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris shakes hands with the public after speaking at the San [...]

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Random photo #74: Hoops

  Colorful hula hoops lay on the ground at the YMCA at Manlio Silva Elementary School in Stockton.

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Circle of drums

TOP: Nora Duffy plays the congas in a weekly drum circle with a group of other percussionists at DeCarli Waterfront Square in downtown Stockton. MIDDLE LEFT: Raymond Vega plays the timbales in a weekly drum circle at DeCarli Waterfront Square. MIDDLE RIGHT: Ricky LaTour plays the congas at DeCarli Waterfront Square. BOTTOM: A group of [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: It’s a small world

This month’s readers Photo Challenge assignment was “Close-ups.” There are things that we often overlook living in the regular-sized world. The best of macro/close-up photography looks at the hidden world of the miniature and elevates the details and textures for all to see. Fifteen readers sent in 83 photos. Here are some of the best [...]

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Random Photo #73: Smokey sunrise

A blood red sun rises east of the Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge in Elk Grove through the smoke from several Northern California wildfires that has settled in the valley.

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    Clifford Oto

    Clifford Oto, an award-winning photographer, has been with The Record since 1984. Through the changes from black and white to digital photography, he’s kept his focus on covering the events, people and life of San Joaquin county. This blog deals ... Read Full
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