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Stockton awarded $568,000 for March Lane improvements

STOCKTON - The City of Stockton was awarded over $568,000 in grant funds for landscaping improvements for a 3-acre bike and pedestrian trail along March Lane from Pershing Avenue to Precissi Lane, south of Delta College.

Improvements will include street trees, turf, shrubs and an educational garden with information for city residents about plants that thrive in the valley climate.

"I am proud of this project," said Councilwoman Diana Lowery, who was apart of the planning process for improving the March Lane corridor. "It is an excellent example of the city, community partners and the state working in concert."

The funds, awarded in December, were made available by Proposition 84 and are administered by the state's Strategic Growth Council.

Mexican Heritage Center hosts 'Soul Healing: Curanderismo'

STOCKTON - Did you know an apple a day will prevent heart burn? Or that a single piece of clove may numb a toothache? The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery is proud to present "Soul Healing: Curanderismo," an event providing information on herbal cleansing and natural healing, at 5:30 p.m. at the center located at 30 East Acacia Street. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Curanderismo derives from the Spanish word "curar," which means to heal. It is a magical knowledge and wisdom of a folk healing practice that views life as a whole -- mind, body and soul.

"The three connected is what creates life," said Ana Maria, who will faciliate the event and discuss her ancestral practice.

Maria is a local resident, born in Fresno, from Purepecha native ancestry, a tribe of Mexico and one of the pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica.

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble Presents Twelfth Night - January 20-23


The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Proudly Present:


William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night


Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 20-23 

Directed by Rob Salas

Comedian Grant Lyon to perform at Empire Theater

Comedian Grant Lyon to perform at Empire Theater

STOCKTON - Comedian Grant Lyon will perform at Empire Theater, 1825 Pacific Avenue, on Friday, Feb. 11.

A former collegiate soccer player with UC Santa Cruz, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. He was a featured performer at the Asheville Comedy Festival, winner of the Colorado Mile High Comedy Competition and finished second in the Ice House Comedy Competition. Grant also appeared in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition and has opened for names like Bobby Lee and Robin Williams.

For more information about his performance in Stockton, contact Jim Oliver at 888-738-9996 ext.3.

Stockton Opera Association presents 'La boheme'

Stockton Opera Association presents 'La boheme'


STOCKTON - The Stockton Opera Association presents "La boheme" on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Faye Spanos Concert hall on the University of Pacific campus.

"La boheme," Puccini's score of a beloved tale of struggling artists in Paris smitten by love, will feature Stockton Symphony's Maestro Peter Jaffe and UOP's James Heffner as producing stage director, with Magen Solomon chorus director and youth chorus director Joan Calonico.

For tickets, call the Pacific Box Office at (209) 946-2867 or visit www.go.pacific.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at Legacy Antiques and Interiors in Lincoln Center, located at 128 Lincoln Center in Stockton.

Stockton to host 8th Annual NorCal Yoga Championship

STOCKTON - For the second year in a row, Bikram Yoga Stockton will host the Annual Northern California Regional Yoga Asana Championships at the Long Theater at in the University of the Pacific, on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Competitors from all over Northern California will perform seven yoga postures in three minutes. Winners will be chosen based on their technique, strength, flexibility and balance, and later represent Northern California at the National Championships in Los Angeles in March.

Current International Yoga Champions Brandy Winfield and Kasper van den Wjingaard, will demonstrate amazing postures at the event. Mary Jarvis, yoga studio owner and world renown coach is the guest speaker.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under.

City of Stockton offices closed for holidays

STOCKTON - City offices will be closed for furlough days and holidays starting Dec. 23 through Dec. 31. Furlough days, which are unpaid days for employees, are Dec. 23 and Dec. 27.

Offices will be open for extended hours Monday through Thursday and closed every other Friday, with Dec. 31 being a closed Friday. City offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3 in the new year.

Hours of service to the public are posted on the City of Stockton website along with a schedule calendar listing future closed Fridays, furlough dates and city meetings. For additional information, call (209) 937-8827.