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Random photo #27: Always remember to floss

5-year-old Ayden Louie of Manteca poses for a picture by his mom Ashley Louie inside of the mouth of a giant tyrannosaurus rex’s head at the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton.

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Artichokes

I don’t particularly care for artichokes, but I know that many people do. They’ll steam the artichoke, perhaps add a little melted butter and scrape off the fleshy insides of the leaves with their teeth (my mom liked them with mayonnaise). To me they’re too much work for too little reward. Because I don’t like [...]

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Random Photo #24: Beating the heat

13-year-old Joey Juarez of Stockton is doused with a bucket load of water as he cools off from triple-digit temperatures at the water feature at the Lincoln Village West Beach Club in Stockton

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Random photo #23: Colored waters

Stefan Mitrovic of the Serbian water polo team swims out onto Kjeldsen pool before an exhibition game against the U.S. water polo team at as color from some orange poolside tents are reflected on the water at UOP in Stockton.

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Random photo #19: Color run

A recent sunset paints the sky over the Stockton Marina a bright orange as a jogger runs around the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton.

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Peace out

The symbol of two raised fingers, the index and middle, have meant a number of things over the years. First, it represents the number 2. In American Sign Language it stands for that number as well as the letter “V.” It’s also known a sign for “victory” used most notably by Winston Churchill in the [...]

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Random photo #18: Rain ride

On a rainy night last week, streetlights shimmered off of the wet pavement in downtown Stockton.

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Random Photo #15: Red bear

Nearly everyone in Stockton knows the two golden bear statues that stand in front of the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium in downtown Stockton. Many a Stockton child has climbed on one of the other at some point. A few years ago the static movie marquee-style message board near the bear at the southeast corner of [...]

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A first

This photo that I shot of the sun breaking through some clouds over a stand of trees near the northern county line outside of the town of Thornton represents a first of sorts. It ran in the Local section of the Record on March 7 which was my birthday, but that’s not reason it’s special. [...]

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Persistency

I was driving by the Weber Point Events Center in downtown Stockton recently on my way to an assignment, when I saw a young couple attempting to launch a kite. I say “attempting” because there didn’t appear to be any wind. Still, there was some nice light on them, and I thought they might make [...]

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