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Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

Contributor of the Month: Laura Scarborough

“I’m one of those people who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, so juggling is out of the question,” Laura Scarborough said.

Laura Scarborough’s blog, Adventures in Juggling, is about a Manteca mom’s life with a husband, five kids, one of which has special needs, three pets and being a RN at the neo-natal intensive care unit, NICU.

“We started in 2005, back then it was a kind of a curiosity.”

Laura started journaling after her son Daniel was born. Daniel was born premature and has autism [CORRECTION: Daniel was born premature and has many struggles related to his extreme premature birth, Laura said in her blog].

Free computer classes at Maya Angelou Library

Free computer classes at Maya Angelou Library

STOCKTON - The Maya Angelou Branch Library will be offering free computer classes on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of May at 4 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 5 @ 4 p.m. - Email Basics
  • Tuesday, May 10 @ 4 p.m. - Beginning Microsoft Word
  • Thursday, May 12 @ 4 p.m. - Social Media for Beginners
  • Tuesday, May 17 @ 4 p.m. - Email Basics
  • Thursday, May 19 @ 4 p.m. - Beginning Internet/Searching Tips & Tricks
  • Tuesday, May 24 @ 4 p.m. - Social Media for Beginners
  • Thursday, May 26 @ 4 p.m. - Beginning Microsoft Word
  • Tuesday, May 31 @ 4 p.m. - Beginning Internet/Searching Tips & Tricks

These classes are designed to help new computer users get comfortable with technology. All classes are drop in - no reservations are required. Continue the learning by checking out books at the library.

This free program is provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Library.

Mommy & Me hosts Baby Bonding for new mothers

Mommy & Me hosts Baby Bonding for new mothers

STOCKTON - The Mommy & Me Program and Boutique presented another of its very popular Baby Bonding Parenting Classes on Friday, April 29, 2011. This session was sponsored by First 5 San Joaquin, which partners with faith-based organizations as a part of its early childhood education program to increase parent knowledge about the importance of school readiness among hard-to-reach populations. 

Leading this session was Parent Educator Tasha Tyler, who facilitated the class of fourteen pregnant and new mothers with their babies.  The discussion focused on activities that a mother could do with her baby at home to promote proper growth and development. Tyler used bubbles, scarves, a play tunnel, songs, and books during the class and encouraged the mothers to bond with their babies through interaction.  Tyler also shared information on Autism and what signs to look for regarding developmental delays and gave resources for referral as

How do you feel now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

How do you feel  now that the Kings plan on staying for one more year?

After much effort from all sides, it boils down to the Maloofs stating that the Kings will play the next season in Sacramento.

Good?  Bad?  Too much attention given to the subject?  How will this impact you at the local level?

Let us know.

Submit your article to writer@news10.net and let us know what community you live in.  Start you paragraph with "Now that the Kings are staying for another year...

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University of the Pacific one of top Green Colleges

University of the Pacific one of top Green Colleges

For the second consecutive year, University of the Pacific has been identified as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. Pacific is listed in the free downloadable book “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.” The guide can be found online at http://www.princetonreview.com/uploadedFiles/Editorial_Content/Green_Material/Green%20Guide%20Complete%20full%20size.pdf

“Pacific’s student body has repeatedly said that environmental concerns are a top priority for them and the University has reacted to meet those needs,” said Jaiya Ellis, Pacific’s sustainability coordinator.

Volunteers makeover Stockton's Komure Elementary School

Volunteers makeover Stockton's Komure Elementary School

More than 3,500 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered to improve 17 schools throughout California that have been affected by budget cuts including Stockton's Komure Elementary School.

St. Joseph's to offer free skin cancer screenings May 11

St. Joseph's to offer free skin cancer screenings May 11

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screenings on Wednesday, May 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., by appointment only. The screenings, which will be performed by board certified physicians, will be held at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 1800 North California Street, Stockton. Participants will have an opportunity to talk with certified oncology professionals and receive educational materials to prevent skin cancer.

Please take this opportunity to protect your health. Appointments are REQUIRED and may be made beginning April 27 by calling (209) 467-6560 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in this country. About one million Americans develop skin cancer each year. Although researchers cannot explain why one person develops skin cancer and another does not, we do know that taking precautions to protect our skin and early detection are the best weapons in the fight against skin cancer.