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Police look for parent in connection to threat against Stockton school


The Stockton Police Department wants to question a parent in connection to a threat against Beer Creek High School.

Orlando Johnson, 41, is wanted for questioning, police said.

The threat was called in on Thursday.

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts is urged to call the police department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.


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Delta Professor Cirian Villavicencio Appointed to State Commission by Governor Brown

Delta Professor Cirian Villavicencio Appointed to State Commission by Governor Brown

Delta College political science professor, Cirian Villavicencio, has been appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  Villavicencio, 34, has been an associate professor at San Joaquin Delta College since 2012, and previously an adjunct professor at American River College and Folsom Lake College. He received his BA in history and political science (with honors) from UC Davis, his master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing his doctorate from the University of Wyoming in Adult Post-Secondary Education.

Police: Man survives gunshot to head in Stockton mugging


A man is lucky to be alive after he was beaten and shot during a mugging in Stockton Wednesday night.

A Stockton Police Department release stated the man was riding his bicycle in the parking lot of a 7-11 convenience store on the 2700 block of Country Club Blvd. around 9:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men.

The men asked the victim if he had a cigarette. When the man said he did not, one of the suspects began punching him and then pulled his backpack from him. Meanwhile, the second suspect pulled a handgun and shot the man in the head, the report detailed.

The bullet grazed the man's head, causing a one-inch laceration

The victim was treated at an area hospital for a non-life threatening wound, according to the report.

Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

McDonald's coffee may not be the preferred source of caffine for coffee snobs who frequent Third Wave coffee establishments, but when the price is right, McDonald's is good enough for me. Through Monday, Sept. 29, McDonalds is giving away a..... Read More

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Stockton mayor endorses opponents of current council members


STOCKTON - Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva isn't afraid to show his support for two city council candidates.

Silva is enthusiastically supporting Rick Grewal and Christina Fugazi; they are running against incumbents Elbert Holman and Dyane Burgos Medina, respectively.

"I'm encouraging the public to vote for new council members to take office in January," Silva said.

Silva said Holman has been on the council too long and it's time for new faces and new ideas.

As for Burgos Medina, "Council member Burgos has a great personality and makes me laugh, but she's not ready for the city council. She was appointed, not elected," Silva said.

But Burgos Medina and Silva agree on the actual reason for Silva's support for other candidates -- he wants more control of the council.

Promise Keepers returns to Stockton

Promise Keepers returns to Stockton

Visit Stockton has announced the return of Promise Keepers to Stockton, May 15-16, 2015 at the Stockton Arena. Promise Keepers, a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ, was last in Stockton in 1999. The event, the only one scheduled in California for 2015, is expected to bring over 5,000 men from all reaches of the west to Downtown Stockton. Promise Keepers has directly reached more than 6 million men through men's conferences - including an assembly of 1.4 million men on the United States National Mall in Washington D.C., on October 4, 1997 - and the number continues to grow each year. Through over 200 stadium, arena, and church events since its founding in 1999, Promise Keepers has encouraged men to be transformed and to live godly lives. Visit Stockton worked closely with SMG and the Stockton Leadership Foundation to successfully bring this event to Stockton. For more information and tickets visit promisekeepers.org.

Freeway shooting, pursuit, closes part of I-5 in Stockton


A shooting and subsequent pursuit led to the closure of a section of Interstate-5 in Stockton Wednesday morning.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to a call of shots fired on the northbound lanes of I-5 at Mt. Diablo Rd. around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found a crashed car with gunshot victims inside, according to a Stockton Police Watch Commander.

An adult male in the car was flown to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Stockton police officers en route to the scene received a description of the car suspected in the shooting. Officers saw the vehicle while approaching the area and followed. The vehicle fled south on Santa Maria Way, leading officers on an eight-minute, seven-mile pursuit, during which the driver pointed a handgun out of the window, the watch commander said.