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Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards nominations sought

Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards nominations sought

The San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women is looking for women to honor at its Feb. 15 dinner at the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

The Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards honor women who have made achievements in San Joaquin County in categories such as business, community service, creative arts, education, government and politics, homemaking, law and legal services, labor and employment, health care, media, peace, religion, research, science, sports, women’s rights and women’s services... Read More

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Police: Stockton woman found safe and was not kidnapped


Stockton police found a 32-year-old woman unharmed after she was allegedly kidnapped outside a Stockton business Thursday night.

According to Stockton police, Lindsay Jenkins was found at a local hospital Friday evening and appeared to be okay. Initial reports that claimed Jenkins was kidnapped were unfounded.

When Jenkins' disappearance was first reported, police said employees at a Radio Shack in the 5900 block of Pacific Avenue reported seeing Jenkins forced into a vehicle at gunpoint around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

Employees told police that Jenkins asked to use the phone Thursday night. They reported she was arguing with a person on the other end of the line about drugs and became emotional and irrational.

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

November unemployment rates up slightly in area counties

Unemployment ticked up slightly in November in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.  Both counties reported a 10.7 percent unemployment rate, up from revised October rates of 9.9 for San Joaquin and 10.0 for Stanislaus County.

The counties’ rates remain higher than the state’s overall 7.2 percent rate and significantly higher than the national average of 5.8 percent... Read More

A Look At Diwali - The Festival Of Lights

A Look At Diwali - The Festival Of Lights

My husband and I finally attended Diwali, or the Festival of Lights as it is known, held at the McNair High School Auditorium.  This year marked the 20th year of the event sponsored by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County.  Diwali is the largest holiday in India, as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians, a harvest celebration held in the fall in October or November (Note: this event was held on November 8). 

From its name I expected abundant lights.  Instead there was an amazing night of dance and musical performances and stunning outfits worn by a large group of performers (many of them children) with tasty food available as a fundraiser during intermission. 

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A.D.A. lawsuit attorney challenged in Stockton


STOCKTON - On the very day Stockton business owners were invited to a workshop on how to avoid ADA-related lawsuits, the attorney responsible for filing so many of those lawsuits was across town shopping, and reluctantly, interviewed.

Scott Johnson doesn't deny filing thousands of lawsuits against businesses with disability access issues. Even if those businesses make changes to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, Johnson also alleges personal damages into the many thousands of dollars.

Johnson was insistent on getting into his van and avoiding News10 questions when spotted Wednesday, but he offered a few comments.

When asked if it was fair to file thousands of lawsuits, he responded, "is thousands of non-compliant businesses fair? If they make changes, they don't get sued in the first place."

Christmas Posadas This Saturday

Christmas Posadas This Saturday

The Christmas season is always a favorite time at the Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter, Stockton.  This Saturday, December 20th the annual posadas (a candlelight procession which reenacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter) starts at St. Mary’s Church (203 E. Washington Street, Stockton) at 5 pm and winds its way through the streets of downtown ending at the Mexican Heritage Center where beautiful nacimientos (nativity) scenes are waiting for all to see.  Mexican hot chocolate and sweet bread will be served. Tamales are on sale for $2 each or $20 per dozen. Bring the family and join this Stockton tradition.  

If you can’t make the posadas, the Nacimientos display is on view at the Mexican Heritage Center through December 27.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon – 5 pm.  

University of the Pacific adds new counsel

University of the Pacific adds new counsel

STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific has added to its legal team, the university announced. Kevin A. Mills joins Pacific as its first general counsel Jan. 5.

“Kevin brings remarkable experience in a broad range of private higher education matters,” said President Pamela A. Eibeck. “We look forward to having him join the Pacific family.”

Mills has 15 years of experience in higher education law. ... Read More