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Asking for the moon

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 [...]

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Hood ornament

Sometimes it’s not easy being the youngest child.

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Random photo # 55: Smoky sun

The sun is turned and orange-red by smoke from the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties as it peeks through the beams of the Miller Ferry Bridge over the Mokelumne River in the Delta town of Walnut Grove.

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Random photo #54: Tiny dancer

4-year-old Raziya Ward dances to the beat of a DJ while waiting for a 9/11 ceremony to start at the Sierra Vista Community Center in south Stockton.

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All in a day’s work

“Working for a living, living and working, I’m taking what they’re giving ’cause I’m working for a living.” – Huey Lewis and the News Today is Labor Day. It celebrates the contributions that working men and women have given to make our country a strong and prosperous one. According the U.S. Department of Labor’s web [...]

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Random photo #53: Blue oak

The blue hour descends over a valley oak tree growing in a vineyard on Live Oak and Angier Roads in Lodi.

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Random photo #52: ‘Round and ’round we go

Children climb the spiral ramp from Scotts Street to the Center Street overpass as they wait for a free school backpack giveaway at the Emergency Food Bank in Stockton.

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Random photo #51: Shadows and form

Shadows created by the sun in a cloudless sky capture the form of Australian tennis player Storm Summers as she hits a forehand during her match against USA’s Allie Kiick in the USTA’s Stockton Challenger tennis tournament, a part of the 42-stop Women’s Tennis Pro Circuit Challenger Series, held at the University of the Pacific’s [...]

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Advertising 101

Got your advertising space? Check! It’s a large billboard along the heavily trafficked I-5 near the Mossdale “Y” in Lathrop. Got you phone number so people know where to call? Check! “(209) 915-0126,” in very large digits! Got your name so they know whom to call? Check! “Call Vince,” also in huge letters. Got your [...]

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Random Photos #51-54: Baby, it’s hot outside

  Top:  11-year-old Jesse Young of Lodi cools off by sliding down the water slide at the Anthony N. Gora Aquatic Center in Galt.   Center left: 7-year-old Ella Her-Xiong of Stockton plays in the interactive fountain at the Camanche picnic area at Micke Grove Park in Lodi.    Center right: 3-year-old Ni’imah Girley of Stockton [...]

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    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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