Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R- Modesto) recently submitted a letter to the Assembly Budget Committee requesting a vote on Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, a bill that would improve legislative transparency by requiring all bills, including the state budget, to be in print for at least three days before being taken up for a vote.
For young aspiring basketball players in the area, Oakdale High School is hosting boys and girls basketball skills training and clinics throughout the month of January. Boys and girls third through eighth grades can participate in the clinics that will be in both the new and old gyms at OHS, 739 W. G St.
With multiple tournaments in the area, Oakdale's wrestling team divided up and some Mustangs went to Escalon High School for the Lloyd C. Engel Invitational on both Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9. Others from the defending seven-time Sac-Joaquin Section champions went to Clovis for the Doc Buchanan Invitational.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has some interesting weekend wildlife opportunities available for residents of the region, ranging from viewing cranes to trips to visitor's centers. Following are a few January weekend events.
Several years ago during the month of January, I was out competing in a bass tournament on Lake Camanche. The weather was very similar to what it is now, so I was prepared for rain. The morning started out cold and damp as expected. There wasn't any rain though, which made it nice. Just as the sun was coming up, over one of the mountains, an obvious storm cloud was coming my way. Within minutes my partner and I were fishing in the middle of one the most beautiful storms that I can ever remember. As strange as it ...
Tama Brisbane, Stockton's first poet laureate, will join fellow With Our Words, WOW, poet Buddy Sahagun for the first of three Writers' Toolbox workshops sponsored by four arts groups on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Looking for a way you can give back to the community and help one of your local California State Parks at the same time? Become a Columbia State Historic Park volunteer. Columbia SHP is now recruiting volunteers for the museum information center in the middle of town and to portray an 1861 "teacher" at the historic School House.