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New exhibits on the Native Peoples of San Joaquin County opens Thursday!

News from Dave Stuart, Exec Director of the San Joaquin Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park… Did you know that Native Americans have been living in what is now San Joaquin County for more than 13,000 years? That Native nations carefully cared for local habitats—landscapes that early white explorers mistook for primeval wilderness? That […]

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Bicycling in San Joaquin and Stockton; Lodi Bike Summit is August 15

Perhaps you are a local bike rider who thinks “there are no safe places to ride in my city”, or, you have not discovered scenic by-ways locally to challenge you to pedal. The Lodi Bike Summit, this Saturday, is for you!  The Bike Summit runs August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, held […]

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Farmers’ Markets in San Joaquin County offer family outings and make produce shopping fun!

  With summer almost upon us, it’s time to set sail for the various farmers’ markets that are open from summer and early fall throughout San Joaquin County.  Within a few miles from about any home in our county, you’ll find a family-oriented, lively farmers’ market! As an example, we spent three hours at the […]

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Northern California summer travel destinations – leave the crowds behind!

  Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Appellation map. Main Street in Sutter Creek, a Gold Rush gem, taken from Hotel Sutter balcony. Bixby Bridge, circa 1932, is typical of Big Sur scenery on Highway 1. Hearst Castle’s outdoor pool looks out over the Santa Lucia Mountains! In my last post, I noted five summer travel destinations (three California […]

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Occasional cylist, looking to extend your distance rides? LSD ride is an option!

LSD group, prior to ride start at Bear Creek High School. This group of LSD riders took a break at a Lodi bakery in fall, 2014. The next LSD Ride (“long, slow distance ride”) will take place on Saturday, February 7  at 9 AM, starting and finishing on north edge of Bear Creek High, 10555 […]

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Travel Notes; upcoming events worth your notice!

‘Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein’, the classic film runs on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Fox CA/Bob Hope Theatre, brings Halloween fun early (with costume contest for the kids), organ concert included, and tours of the venerable theatre following the movie! Sometimes the best travel ideas are either “close to home”, or, somewhat esoteric.  Here are […]

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San Joaquin County is a bicycling mecca…dust off those bikes!

  Family members gather for the “second Saturday Family Ride”, staged monthly by the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Some of you realize that Stockton and San Joaquin County are a bicyclists dream! Our cities and county offer many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, few hills, a variety of safe and scenic routes to flex […]

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Stockton/San Joaquin County, CA “hidden gems” list, Part II

  Richmaid is a vintage diner on Cherokee in Lodi, the perfect place for breakfast or a lunch stop on your tour of the Lodi/Woodbridge Wine Grape Appellation! This demonstration/teaching vineyard is part of the Lodi Wine and Visitor’s Center in Lodi! UOP’s campus is a great place for quiet cycling, and, the location of […]

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Stockton, greater Stockton “must see” list…what would you add?

  Downtown Stockton’s waterfront, such as this view from behind the Stockton Ports Ballpark looking over the marina, is not to be missed! The Steamboat Bridge, crossing Steamboat Slough on the Delta near Walnut Grove, is representative of the scenery and interesting places on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta, just miles from Stockton! It’s […]

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Cute critters and petting zoo helps history come to life at the San Joaquin Historical Museum!

Kids are dwarfed by giant clamshell bucket used to dredge levies on the Delta Kids enjoy the history of our city, county; here a class takes in lunch at the museum Friday and Saturdays through May 31, bring the kids and family to experience barnyard critters in the petting zoo, at the San Joaquin Historical […]

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