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Home for the holidays – take visiting guests on a tour de grace!

Guests in town for the holidays? Take them on an exploration of our city and county’s special places. Christmas lights: Take a driving or, better, a walking tour of Meadow Avenue, just west of Pershing, for the city’s most spectacular Christmas lights.  Take a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy the holiday spirit! And, if […]

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Calaveras Family Fun Day is Sunday, October 30, 11 AM to 1 PM, on the banks of the Calaveras River!

Here is a fun outing in Stockton, right along the banks of the Calaveras River and the University of Pacific campus. Friends of the Lower Calaveras River are teaming up with Kohl Open School’s Student Stewards of the LCR for some fun on the river we love – rain or shine! They invite families to […]

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Stockton and San Joaquin County “must sees” for visitors and residents…

Updating your local travel “bucket list”! A few weeks ago, I postulated on “must visits” in Stockton and San Joaquin County for kids out on summer break. Since that article appeared, a number of folks have asked what would be on an “adult bucket list” for our city and county? In other words, the places […]

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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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Safe bicycle riding in Stockton and San Joaquin County (Bike Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 27)

  Riders, young and old, prepare for fun cylcing at UOP last year. Three women prepare for the 2013 San Joaquin Bike Fest. An estimated 2/3s of our county residents have one or more bikes stored at home.  Many are dusty and in disuse; why, you might wonder?  The biggest concern in a recent poll […]

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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 by bicycle…San Joaquin Bike Fest is coming Sept. 27!

Bikes and bikers of all types gathered at UOP in 2013! Family cyclists prepare to depart the UOP campus in 2013. Stockton by bicycle…flat, sunny, tour-worthy!  A special event comes, end of September, for folks don’t know where to go to safely and scenically bicycle! Stockton offers many cycling benefits; lovely weather almost year-round, very few hills, […]

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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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Second Saturday Family Bicycle Ride will tour Calaveras Bike Trail

  This group of family riders gathered last summer for a Second Saturday Family Bike Ride. The “Second Saturday Family Bike Ride” resumes Saturday, May 10  at 10 AM, starting and finishing at Brookside School, 2962 Brookside Road, Stockton.  This ride will feature a tour of the western portion of the Calaveras River Trail, out […]

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