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Past articles by Donald:

SJ grand jury: Stockton Unified needs to make critical changes to avoid dire financial trouble

The San Joaquin County grand jury says Stockton Unified needs to implement better financial and leadership policies, and more, in a new report. → Read More

March 12 is the final print edition of the Saturday Record; home delivery moves to 6 days a week

Starting March 13, print subscribers will have newspapers delivered to their home six days a week and a digital newspaper will be available every day. → Read More

Family, friends of firefighter Max Fortuna describe him as man of deep faith, devotion

Family, friends and colleagues spoke at a memorial service for Stockton Fire Capt. Vidal "Max" Fortuna Feb. 8 at Stockton Ballpark. → Read More

Review: 'A Christmas Story: The Musical,' a great time and you won't shoot your eye out

You won’t shoot your eye out but you may laugh until you are in tears at the Stockton Civic Theatre production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” → Read More

Stockton veteran Joseph Maes shares haunting experiences of Vietnam War in new book

Stockton Army veteran Joseph Maes writes about his experiences in Vietnam War in "My Spiritual Walk as a Wolfhound a Grunt in Vietnam." → Read More

'Something Rotten' is at Stockton Civic Theatre

Stockton Civic Theatre celebrates its 70th season with the musical "Something Rotten." → Read More

Damon Stoudamire to join Boston Celtics coaching staff; Leonard Perry named Pacific coach

Damon Stoudamire will join Ime Udoka's coaching staff with the Boston Celtics, and associate head coach Leonard Perry will take the reins of Pacific. → Read More

From the editor: One of the uglies in our nation’s closet

An editorial cartoon on Page B6 Tuesday received plenty of attention from unhappy readers.The cartoon depicted two police officers beating a Black Lives → Read More

From the editor: It’s time to listen, hear and change

Whenever I write about race, without fail, someone complains.I am told that people do not want to read about it.I am told that The Stockton Record is losing readers because of it.I am told that I am creating division by writing about it.I am told that more was expected of me.I am told to be less black.I am told that I am a racist.These are similar to the complaints lodged against Clarence Page… → Read More

From the editor: We must join those fighting for equality

George Floyd died of asphyxiation when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck on Memorial Day.Amhaud Arbery was shot to death by two white → Read More

From the Editor: Reopening will happen one step at a time

Today we look toward moving into the new normal when some of the restraints of the novel coronavirus pandemic have been lifted and we can actually begin → Read More

From the editor: Restless? Yes. Reckless? No

Another week and the pandemic continues.We continue to bend to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as we have since March 19 when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a → Read More

From the editor: A Mother’s Day we won’t soon forget

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, expectant moms, grandmas, maternal role models and anyone else deserving of special attention today.This will be one to talk about for years: the day we celebrated with a wave as we drove by or a Zoom meeting instead of in person. Although given the restlessness and backlash against the stay-at-home orders some people may be getting together to celebrate… → Read More

From the editor: A candidate that should not be considered

When leadership is needed most, Stockton Unified School District trustees are determined to fail at showing it.It isn’t enough that they opted to separate from John Deasy, a superintendent in office less than two years who was hired unanimously, and then given a raise nine months ago. Or that this was done during a pandemic that has changed all of our lives dramatically.Trustees want to throw… → Read More

From the editor: Livestreaming keeps Preps Awards alive

Well, we all hunker down for another week as we wait for this pandemic to end.The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has changed how we live, at least for now. → Read More

From the editor: Stream of consciousness keeps Preps Awards alive

Well, we all hunker down for another week as we wait for this pandemic to end.The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has changed how we live, at least for now. → Read More

From the editor: Easter a reminder to hold fast to hope, community

Easter weekend is one of renewal, faith and hope.From Good Friday through resurrection Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the rise of their → Read More

From the Editor: The biggest question after Super Tuesday? Who is more electable?

FROM THE EDITORIt’s about the electability, stupid.That should be plastered on political signs everywhere.And perhaps, that’s what we saw → Read More

‘Every vote counts’: SJ voters hit the polls in state’s earliest Super Tuesday vote

Three months earlier than usual, voters throughout San Joaquin County made their way to the polls to cast their ballot in California’s primary election.California moved up its primary to gain more relevance in the presidential campaign. It was one of five states, along with South Dakota, New Mexico, West Virginia and New Jersey to hold its primary on Tuesday.Traffic was slow about 8:40 a.m.… → Read More

Stockton Symphony steppin’ out for SJ students

STOCKTON — The numbers rolled off the fingers of conductor Peter Jaffe’s left hand easily. “One, two, three, four, five.” He just as easily moved his baton with his right hand. It was a melding of the mathematics and music Jaffe studied while at Oberlin College many years ago, and the teaching he does as the musical director of the Stockton Symphony. Only this was the second of three days of… → Read More