September, 2019

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David Stuart

New Hope Colony

Supporting a New Mormon Zion New Hope was a farming colony established in 1846 on the lower Stanislaus River to support the anticipated new western

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Rich Turner

8 1/2 Months

Editor’s note about Soundings Magazine  8 1/2 months. Already? !  The title of this post refers to how long we’ve been publishing SoundingsMag. You might

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Rich Turner

Short Takes

Tinsley Island Every so often I like to take low and slow flights over the Delta just to see what I can see. In all

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Rich Turner

The Kindness of Others

What started out as a short drive to the river for an after dinner Delta walk became something else altogether. As it happens, everything work

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Cyndy Green

Vietnam Moving Wall

June 20 – 24, 2019, Stockton, California The Vietnam Moving Wall was in Stockton last month. I spent four days working a night shift patrolling

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Cyndy Green

First Generation Farmers

The Delta historically has been an agricultural paradise.  But sometimes there is a disconnect between the agricultural community and the urban culture. A fourth generation

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Carol A. Jensen

Oakley Through Time

The settlement and development of Oakley is the experience of every pioneer California town. Originally a Native American paradise, this Delta settlement quickly becomes San

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Charlene Nevill

Spirit of Place

The Filbert Steps Revisited If you’ve climbed the world-famous Filbert Steps on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, you may have seen the plaque crediting Grace

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Rich Turner

A Conundrum

“One oil well would eliminate all those wind mills and you could make it look like a tree.” After enjoying the quietude, beauty, and splendor

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Rich Turner

Bound for Glory

California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or to see, but believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot if you ain’t got

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Glenn Stewart

Peregrines in the City

Since the appearance of Peregrines at PG&E we have found nests on the Bay Bridge, on a boat moored near San Francisco Giants Oracle ballpark,

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