Summer has started early this year with a week-long heat wave with temperatures in the 100-degree range. In the old days one could run through lawn sprinklers, set up a slip-n-slide in the front yard or just play with a garden hose to cool off. However, with drought–induced water restrictions in place those options are [...]
Sacramento-based saxophonist Shawn Raiford performs in the kickoff concert to the 2016 Stockton Summer Jazz Festival series as storm clouds approach McLeod Lake Park in downtown Stockton.
11/12/2014: The blossom on a jimson weed plant blooms on the banks of the Calaveras River between Pacific and Persing avenues during sunset in Stockton
One cold February afternoon I stopped by the Phil and Marilyn Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve off of Woodbridge Road west of I-5 and Lodi looking for a weather photo and perhaps to get some shots of the elegant and stately birds that winter in the reserve. When I got there was a single person peering [...]
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5/2/2014: A burrowing owl sits atop a fence pole along Ruggles Frontage Road and Arch Airport Road at the Stockto Metropolitan Airport in Stockton.
Minh Ngo of Stockton takes pictures with her cellphone of the blossoms on a flowering plum tree along Mach Lane near Brookside Road in Stockton.
A cyclist is greeted by a golden sunset as he crosses the Donald B. Wood pedestrian bridge over the Calaveras River between Pacific Avenue and Pershing Avenue in Stockton.
Kylie Edwards, 7, left, and Chelby Johnson, 8, react to seeing a tarantula up close at the Bugology event at the Worlds of Wonder Science Museum in downtown Lodi. The girls were a part of Girls Scout troop 209 from Tracy at the event to get their bug badges.
Rain, rather than blue skies, greets University of the Pacific student Alexandria Chan. However, she did sport a bright blue umbrella to shield herself from the rain as she walked past rows of ornamental pear trees in their fall colors lining the Baxter Walkway on the UOP campus in Stockton.
On September 27, a rare celestial event occurred: A supermoon eclipse. A supermoon is a full or new moon that happens when it is closest in its slightly elliptical orbit around the earth. It appears 14% bigger and shines 30% more light than a normal moon. Supermoons occur about once in every 14 moons. A [...]