San Joaquin County Historical Museum to Host Pollinator Exhibit


July 22—LODI — The San Joaquin County Historical Museum will host the traveling exhibit “Pollinators: Keeping Company With Flowers” August 20-October 16 at Micke Grove Regional Park, 11793 Micke Grove Road.

Visitors are invited to experience the world’s smallest workers through photography and learn how pollinating insects are vitally important to our lives and environments. The exhibit has nine sections, including bees and wasps, butterflies and moths, flies, beetles, how to garden for pollinators, and how to observe pollinators.

A grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20. A community market comprised of local vendors including La Belle Nue Wine, Stonum Winery and Vineyards, Bombae + Co. Beeswax Candles, and many more will display their wares made possible by the work of pollinating insects. Food will be provided by KikBasil and there will be activities for children.

Admission on August 20 will be $5 for all guests, and children under 5 get in free. Parking at Micke Grove Park is $6 per vehicle. Museum members can park for free.

—Wes Bower

Amtrak San Joaquins running the ‘Battle of the Bay’ train

STOCKTON — Residents of the San Joaquin Valley will be able to take a discounted special event train to the “Battle of the Bay” baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 7.

Amtrak San Joaquins tickets to Oakland Coliseum will include an automatic 50% discount. Travelers can also apply for additional discounts including the Disabled Person Discount, Veteran and Active Military Discounts, Student Discount, and others available on the Amtrak San Joaquins Promotions page.

The ‘Battle of the Bay’ game begins at 1:07 p.m. and the 711 train has been changed to run to the Oakland Coliseum, after its usual stop at Jack London Square. We are scheduled to arrive at 10:39 am. After the game, the Amtrak 718 train will depart directly from the Oakland Coliseum at 5:25 p.m.

For an additional $10, travelers on Train 711 can purchase the Battle of the Bay Food Package, which includes a hot dog and 12-ounce beer of any choice, available for pickup in the Cafe Car.

—Wes Bower

San Joaquin County Supervisors Seek Volunteers

STOCKTON – The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards and commissions. The deadline for submitting applications is August 12.

Supervisors will review qualified applications at the September 13 meeting. Appointees will be required to undergo training. Dates and registration information will be provided by the Commission Registrar by appointment.

—California Correctional Health Care Facility Citizen’s Advisory Committee — A member of the Board of Supervisors.

—Lockeford Town Advisory Council — One member.

—Thornton Community Center Advisory Board — One general representative.

—Workforce Development Board — A corporate representative from the Fourth Supervisory District, a representative from a social service agency, and a representative from the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Department of Rehabilitation.

Nominations are available at the Council Clerk’s Office, located at 44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 627, Stockton; online at; by emailing communities@sjgov. org; or by calling 209-468-2350.

—Wes Bower

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Patrick F. Williams