Raoul Mora (1939-2022): Artist, Teacher, Chicano

Photo: Raoul Mora passed on his passion for art to many students and helped found the Mexican Heritage Center. (COURTESY PHOTO) Raoul Mora, a Stockton artist, co-founder of the Mexican Heritage Center, and a teacher who inspired generations of inner-city students, died July 27 of cancer. He was 83. Mora used art and cultural pride…

Environmental Impact Report on Delta afflicted with tunnel vision

Feature Photo: The Sacramento River near Freeport, site of the intakes for the proposed Delta Conveyance. (© Rich Turner) Like Godzilla attacking Tokyo, the Delta tunnel periodically revives and menaces the Delta and Stockton with destruction. Now, the monster is back, renamed the “Delta Conveyance.” Where is the Science Patrol when you need them? Not in…

Council okays city’s newest public artwork; local sculptor’s three steel figures to go up in Victory Park

Feature photo: A model of James Moore’s “Community / Connection”. The sculpture is scheduled to go in Victory Park in 2023. Stockton has a hit-and-miss record with public art. The first attempt of the recent era, a fancy solar bus bench on North El Dorado Street, was torn apart by Yahoos. Downtown’s “Anchored,” a 21-foot-high abstract…