62. Jennifer Boylan, Community Center for the Blind - May 10, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. On this week's show:

We hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day.

Cinco de Mayo. One of us ate pizza, the other ate Mexican food.

Jennifer Boylan

Jennifer Boylan

An interview with Jennifer Boylan from the Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Jennifer is the captain of the blind baseball team but also does marketing and community relations for the Blind Center. Her organization helps visually impaired people learn new skills to help them live more independent lives. They have a couple of great events coming up. This Sunday, come out and join the Indian Association of San Joaquin County in a walk along the beautiful Downtown Waterfront Promenade. With proceeds benefitting the Blind Center, we really hope to see you out there.

Fore! Golfers can help send the Stockton Stingrays to the National Beep Ball Association World Series. The annual tournament is being held on June 11 at Oakmoore Golf Course. For info or to pay by credit card please contact Bonnie (209) 466-3836 or print a flyer & registration form here.

Pacific Students make documentary response to Forbes list. Out of Our Misery - Stockton's Saga as the Most Miserable City is a great perspective on the criteria used by the editors at Forbes to create their Most Miserable Cities list. Check out the video here, and the University of the Pacific news release.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Running time: 28 minutes, 30 seconds

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54. Alice van Ommeren - October 7, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring an interview with local history enthusiast, Alice van Ommeren.

In this episode:

The Amazing Fist reaches its funding goal. Adam Messinger is one amazing step closer to publishing his first full length comic thanks to over 100 backers on Kickstarter.com.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

A review of Clear's ClearSpot and Rover Puck. WiFi on the go is available in Stockton. With several product and service options, Clear has a strong showing in the mobile wifi service in Stockton.

Stockton Thunder take the ice! Tomorrow, the Stockton ECHL franchise takes the ice in a pre-season bout against Ontario. Next Friday, they meet up again in the Thunder homer opener of the regular season.

Did you miss the Tweetup? Follow @StocktonTweetup on Twitter to hear about the next one!

An interview with Alice van Ommeren, author, local history enthusiast and instructor. After purchasing a vintage postcard from a local antique shop, Alice set forth to publish Stockton in Vintage Postcards. Alice, a former board member of the Stockton Cultural Heritage Board, is now teaching Stockton’s Golden Era, an extension course at Pacific, running for 5 weeks starting Oct. 14.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Links The Amazing Fist on KickstarterThe Amazing Fist on FacebookRover Puck by Clear

ClearSpot 4G Stockton Thunder Sons of Thunder Alice van Ommeren on Facebook Pacific Extension Courses

Stockton History on Facebook Stockton Historic Landmarks San Joaquin Historical Society Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Stockton Vintage Postcards on Facebook

53. Jeff Gamboni - September 23, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring an interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. In this episode:

Pacific students use their skills to make cardboard and duct tape float. The University of the Pacific's annual Engineering Cardboard Regatta is once again taking place at the Kjeldsen Pool. Students are challenged to make, and float in, boats made entirely of duct tape and cardboard. To find out more about this event, which takes place October 1st at 2:30pm visit their information page (link below). Want to see them in action? Check out the video from last year's regatta.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

Stockton tweeps unite once again for STU #3. The third installment of the Stockton Tweetup will take place Wednesday, September 29 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lexington Hotel in Downtown Stockton. Be sure to invite your non-social media friends to the party...maybe you can convert them!

Roll out the barrels! It's time for Oktoberfest on the Mile. Get out the lederhosen and grab the stein, Oktoberfest is coming back the Miracle Mile Thursday, September 30th. Enjoy the live entertainment as well as the food, and of course, the beer.

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Jeff Gamboni, President of Stockton Beautiful. Next week, on September 29, Stockton Beautiful and the Downtown Stockton Alliance are hosting TREEmendous at Sass to raise funds to plants trees in downtown Stockton. Tickets are still available for $25.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Links Cardboard Regatta at Pacific 10/1 Video from the 2009 Cardboard Regatta Stockton Tweetup #3 info@StocktonTweetup on Twitter Oktoberfest on the Mile 9/30 ClosetGoodies.comStockton BeautifulTREEmendous at Sass 9/29

19. Patrick Giblin - December 11, 2009

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 19. A longer show than normal, clocking in at 1 hour, 14 minutes, but trust us, it's jam packed! In this episode:

A couple of items from the news: Orson Wells's comes to Delta College, a new program is using technology to help struggling students, snow in Stockton and comments are back on Recordnet blogs.

University of the Pacific versus Cal in the Showcase in Stockton. On Wednesday, the Pacific Tigers mens basketball team squared off against the Cal Bears.

Snow in Stockton! On Monday, Stockton was treated to a little bit of snow. It didn't stick to the ground... but it was definitely snow.

Who you can help in Stockton. If you're able to help out this year, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission and the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless is there to accept donations. If you want to learn more about organizations in Stockton check out the VISTAS website.

Downtown Christmas tree lighting and lighted boat parade. Matt and his family attended the downtown Stockton tree lighting and lighted boat parade. Check out some of the pictures here and a video here.

UStream Broadcaster comes to the iPhones. UStream released it's iPhone app, Broadcaster, which will allow iPhone owners (like Matt, and soon, Rod) to stream a live video from their iPhone. We've set up an account on UStream and will surely be broadcasting live from an iPhone near you (or, near us). Also, check out the Behind the Scenes video we filmed while recording episode 18.

An interview with Patrick Giblin from University of the Pacific. UOP's Manager of Media Relations and I sat down to discuss his role at the university, how UOP uses Twitter and Facebook, and what his thoughts are on photography and Stockton. Visit pacific.edu for more information on UOP and be sure to check out their events calendar and their official Flickr group. To follow all of the university's Twitter accounts, including @UOPacific, visit here. Also, check out Patrick's Flickr stream and follow @inkyhack on Twitter and his band, Knight Sounds. My interview with Patrick ran longer than my usual interviews but I didn't want to edit out any of the conversation.

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!