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Tracy and Kyle May: Entrepreneurs Glowing with Delight
The Christmas season is special, and many families take this time of year to pull out the stops decorating and getting into the holiday spirit. Lights are always a must, especially ornamenting the...
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Will Kids Still Take Their Medicine? New State Law Forces Pharmacies to Take Out the Flavor
Parents say flavored medication can help ensure their kids finish a prescription. Far fewer California pharmacies are offering that service as they await new rules from a state regulator.
California vs. Florida: Need-to-Know Facts About the Rival States Ahead of Newsom-DeSantis Showdown
Political wonks in California, Florida and maybe a few states in between, will be glued to their screens Thursday night to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom and Gov. Ron Desantis square off in a highly-anticipated Blue vs. Red State debate that’s been brewing since the summer.
Naked Man at Disneyland Shuts Down ‘It’s a Small World’
A man stripped naked at the Disneyland ride “It’s a Small World,” causing it to be shut down for nearly an hour. He could face charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and indecent exposure.
From Sacramento Bee...
Congressman’s Central Valley Office Gets Vandalized
Rep. David Valadao, a Republican, had his district office in Hanford vandalized. Fliers were plastered on the doors of his office with pictures of children and the words “Murdered by Israel.”
From Los Angeles Times...
Data Explores Whether California or Florida Handled COVID Better
California and Florida took starkly different approaches to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that more Floridians died per capita of COVID than did Californians.
California Schools Need Funding for New Math Guidelines
State officials passed a 1,000-page document in July outlining new guidelines for teaching math in California. Funding has not been allocated, though the state superintendent intends to introduce legislation that could change this.
The United Farm Workers, which represents nearly 7,000 workers, won a unionization vote in Stanislaus County. It’s the first such win in six years and first under a law that went into effect in May.
In California, water can help define fortunes, literally. A young Stanford graduate who chairs the Colorado River Board of California has a major say in this.
Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.
Holiday recipes from Sacramento Digs Gardening, a tour of agricultural tourist attractions—including Modesto’s imperiled Rodin Farms Fruit Stand—and a preview of the scenery-chewing Newsom-DeSantis debate.
Governors Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are set to face off in a debate Nov. 30 with unexpectedly high stakes, as polls now show both underwater in voter approval ratings.
Assembly Speaker Rivas puts key allies into leadership posts and shuffles the top posts on committees heading into the 2024 session of the Legislature. One big winner: pro-housing advocates.
Veteran Disney CEO Bob Iger returned to the company a year ago, reports the Los Angeles Times, but things haven’t gone exactly as planned.
Lee Herrick explains to the Los Angeles Times why he’s always traveling California.
Record rains help a lake reappear in the hottest place on Earth, and The New York Times documents the spectacle.
The number of Californians facing eviction was relatively low for years during a lengthy statewide moratorium. In the year after it ended, cases soared and still remain high in large counties.
From now until the end of the year, ’tis the season of giving. Here are some suggestions for where to make a deposit.
Hunger and food insecurity have become persistent problems in California. With the world’s fifth-largest economy, what steps can we take to make sure that everyone has enough to eat?
A fire under Interstate 10 in Los Angeles devastated some businesses run by immigrants. Caltrans had been trying to evict their landlord.“
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez looks at food insecurity as a symptom of an underlying disorder—one that can be cured.
Hospitals all over California are closing their maternity wards, including in dense cities like Los Angeles and in more remote communities in the Sierra Nevada.
California ranks among the top states suffering economic damage from climate-related disasters. The report describes food shortages, floods, droughts, wildfires, pollution, disease—all linked to climate change.
A hotel in Hollywood is receiving more than twice it would get per room by renting to the city of Los Angeles rather than to long-term tenants.
By land, California City is the third-largest city in the state. But the building of this city is largely a cautionary tale for other would-be planned cities.
A new law requires K-12 schools to add media literacy to curriculum for English language arts, science, math and history-social studies. Among the lessons will be recognizing fake news.
Veterans Day weekend reminds us to appreciate our fundamental democratic values, to thank those who fought to defend them, and to work together to preserve democracy here in California.
Hospice of San Joaquin’s Tree of Lights 35th Anniversary: Celebrating Loved Ones
Photo by Dave Skinner Anyone who has been to Stockton in December has probably seen the awe-inspiring holiday tree in front of Delta Community College. But not everyone knows the story and meaning...
Mercedes-Benz of Stockton: History in the Making
By Alexandra Kreuger Did you know that Mercedes-Benz is one of the oldest car companies in the world? It's true. Carl Benz, the latter half of the company's namesake, developed the world's first a...
The Stockton Portsmen: Festive Harmonies
Do you want to send a unique gift? Surprise a friend? Create an unforgettable celebration? The Stockton Portsmen have you covered. The Stockton Portsmen are a group of talented singers whose preci...
Frosted Flour: Confections That Surprise All the Senses
“Everyone loves dessert!” exclaimed Lisa Hassett, owner of Lodi’s charming bakery, Frosted Flour, where she’s been operating on that scientific truth since opening in 2010. “There is always a wedd...
Stockton Restaurant Week Returns!
By Amy Alpers Stockton, California, is gearing up for another exciting culinary event as Stockton Restaurant Week returns January 19 through 28, 2024. This highly anticipated ten-day dining extrav...
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