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The salmon are running in San Joaquin USA!

Another near-record salmon run is expected on the Stanislaus River this fall, while farther north, thousands of fish are already splashing their way up the Mokelumne River past Lodi.

So if you've never seen a mighty Chinook, this might be the year to get out there and find one.

The first opportunity comes Saturday at the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival at Knights Ferry, off Highway 120 east of Oakdale. From the festival on the banks of the river, you should be able to walk onto the Sonora Road bridge and peer down at the fish spawning in the gravel streambed.

As of Thursday, 2,680 salmon had passed a downstream weir near Riverbank, putting the Stanislaus only slightly behind last year's record-breaking pace.

To the north, about 1,250 salmon have passed the Woodbridge Dam on the Mokelumne, said Jose Setka, supervising fisheries biologist for the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Mustangs vs. San Mateo, Oct. 5: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Game and Football Tailgate

Mustangs vs. San Mateo, Oct. 5: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Game and Football Tailgate

Mustangs vs. San Mateo, Oct. 5: Faculty/Staff Appreciation Game and Football Tailgate

The California Teachers Association (CTA) is sponsoring a pre-game tailgate for all faculty and staff at this Saturday's Delta vs. College of San Mateo (CSM) football game. The tailgate will start at noon in the Athletics 1 parking lot and the game starts at 1pm. Yes, free food for all faculty, staff, and their families!

 

8th Annual "RETURN TO KINGDON DRAGS"

8th Annual "RETURN TO KINGDON DRAGS"

The excitement is on the track for September 6th-8th with fun for all ages....including drag racing, grudge racing, souvenirs, vendor alley, the Kingdon Raceway History Museum, and more....  You can also catch "THE BEAST" jet dragster as well as car show both Saturday and Sunday.  Event benefits the "Welcome Home Heroes" and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Air Posse.  Support our local military families by donating to the National Guard's canned food drive: you will receive $1 off admission for each can...up to 5.

Long Drive Champion Practices in Stockton

Where does the country's long drive champion play to prepare for the PGA tour? Turns out at Stockton's Brookside Country Club!

T(w)een Giant Game Day at the Modesto Library

T(w)een Giant Game Day at the Modesto Library

Tweens and teens ages 9 through 18 can participate in an afternoon of fun at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, July 31 at 1 p.m. During this t(w)een event, participants can play giant versions of popular games such as Dominoes, Four in a Row, Bowling, and Tic-Tac-Toe. Participating in this program provides teens and tweens with the opportunity to interact with

their peers and learn about the wonderful programs the Stanislaus County Library offers. Young adult novels will also be on display and available to check out during the event.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810.

Day of Play at the Stanislaus County Library

Day of Play at the Stanislaus County Library

Join the Stanislaus County Library for Day of Play! During this special program, children can participate in sports, games, crafts, and other activities that encourage them to not only be physically active, but to also engage their minds through reading. All Stanislaus County Library branches will hold a Day of Play this summer! Listed below are locations, dates, and times for Day of Play.

PHOTOS: Long Live the Kings Rally

PHOTOS: Long Live the Kings Rally

If you'd like to see what you missed at yesterday's 'Long Live the Kings' rally, click HERE for loads of photos.