18. George Ruiz - December 4, 2009

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 18. In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: Stockton events center wins national award, Stockton soldiers return home, Stockton hotel puts home cooking within reach, and the Stockton Thunder awaits there 1 millionth fan this weekend.

A recap of the Run & Walk Against Hunger. On Thanksgiving morning, Rod, my daughter, and I walked in the 5th Annual Run & Walk Against Hunger benefiting the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin. Wearing a device that carried a laptop, Rod walked 5k (3.1 miles) while he "rodcasted" live. Big thanks to the Delta College RTV team - Melissa Deverall, Will Story, Pete Pang, Donna Barlow, and Adriana Brogger for all of their support in the event. Check out some of the pictures here and the some of the video here.

Closetgoodies gets front page treatment in the Record.Tara Cuslidge wrote a great front page story about Jon and Christie's Closetgoodies.com.

An interview with George Ruiz from @CashHuntStkn. George is giving away money by hiding it in random places in Stockton. Why is he doing that and what does he have up his sleeve? Listen for answers to those questions and more. Also, check out his blog - georgelogic.com and follow @GeorgeLogic and @CashHuntSTKN on Twitter.

What new tech toys do you want for Christmas?Letslets, Fia, and Gabriel chime in about what cool tech they are hoping to find under their trees. We talk about Roku, Nook, projectors, Macs, the Eye-fi card, and other toys.

Wes's Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!

- Matt & Rod