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Sierra snows; skiing, boarding, cross country and sledding, just two hours from Stockton!

After several years of below average snows, skiers and boarders are dreaming the predictions of an El Nino winter come true.  Early storms are allowing opening of nearby ski areas and the two “closest snows to home”, Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley ski resorts, are opening November 25 and 28, respectively. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, […]

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Discovering Native American history in San Joaquin County; Haggin Museum’s and San Joaquin Historical Society’s Native People’s galleries

In San Joaquin County, there are several places to learn of the history of our Native American people. One is Stockton’s Haggin Museum, another is the San Joaquin Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park, Lodi. With holiday breaks coming, time for touring our history! These haunting words are found in the Haggin Museum’s California Room: […]

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Traveling on foot; running and walking in Stockton and San Joaquin County

Today, travel by walking and running, for health, to reduce auto miles, to see more of your city and county.  To really see the scenic parts of your city or county – you can’t do it from the seat of the car. You have to walk, or as many do, run, to get to the […]

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Bicycling Stockton and San Joaquin County; favorite rides and Stockton Bike Festival, September 26

  A grand bicycling event is just a month out: the San Joaquin Bike Festival, Saturday, September 26 at University of Pacific. With bicycling fun for all ages, the free event aims to provide a safe and educational environment to help residents discover great places to ride in Stockton. Veteran bicyclists realize that Stockton and San […]

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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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Agricultural heritage and agri-tourism in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin Historical Museum, wine country, Ag Center offer insight and fun for all ages… San Joaquin County is consistently ranked in the top 10 counties in the United States for the value of its agricultural production – positioning our county as one of the top-most producers in the world. Living in the center of […]

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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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Stockton Ship-building; USS Lucid, Colberg and Stephens Boat Builders, Stockton Historical Maritime Museuml

  Volunteers Pyle on left, and Ladd, on right, take a break on the Lucid. USS Lucid, at docks on Stockton’s Deepwater Channel, awaiting repairs. USS Lucid, showing “before and after” refinishing work done recently. USS Engage, built in Stockton and sister-ship to Lucid, underway in 1983. Long-time residents of San Joaquin County will know […]

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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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On the trail of John Muir; the road runs through Stockton and UOP!

        John Muir, arguably the world’s first conservationist, father of the National Park Service and cofounder of the Sierra Club, spent his adult years in nearby Martinez, California and more than occasionally traveled through Stockton. The largest collection of his papers, research and writings are archived in University of Pacific’s climate controlled […]

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