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About a thousand attend funeral for shootout victim


STOCKTON, Calif. - Approximately 1,000 people attended the funeral service for Misty Holt-Singh, a 41-year-old mother of two shot to death during a bank robbery, kidnapping and police gun battle on July 16.

Holt-Singh's service was at Bear Creek Community Church just north of Stockton. A few hundred mourners watched on monitors in an overflow area.

Holt-Singh was a customer at the Bank of the West on Thornton Avenue that was robbed. She was one of three hostages taken by three bank robbers. The other two hostages were injured either from jumping from the getaway car or from being pushed.

Holt-Singh's husband and 12-year-old daughter both spoke at the service as did other family members, long-time friends, and her employer, Stockton dentist Lester Low.

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Stockton, CA leading contender for Tesla battery factory says Los Angeles Times

Stockton, CA leading contender for Tesla battery factory says Los Angeles Times

According to an article in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Stockton is shaping up to be a leading California contender for a Tesla Motors Inc. massive 6500-worker "gigabattery" factory expected to cost up to $5 billion to construct. Caifornia was not even in the running until a few months ago when Tesla announced it was looking in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. But then several state areas stepped up with proposals include Stockton, Concord, Sacramento and Imperial County. San Joaquin Partnership Vice President of Client Services Shelley Burcham says, "There are lots of opportunities here and we continue to put our best foot forward.

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Dozens of tips phoned in on 4th suspect in Stockton shootout


STOCKTON, Calif. - Two different agencies in Stockton are reporting a significant number of tips coming in as police search for the fourth suspect in a July 16 bank robbery, kidnapping and shootout that turned deadly.

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3 dead in Stockton shootout after bank robbery police chase

The reward for information leading to the fourth suspect had reached $50,000, it was announced Thursday. Almost immediately, Stockton police and Stockton Crime Stoppers reported a big response.

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FBI, U.S. Marshals looking for Stockton fugitive wanted on a drug indictment


Federal law enforcement has put out a plea to the public for information about a fugitive indicted on conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Authorities are looking for 21-year-old Javier Fernando Rivera of Stockton. He was described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service believe Rivera may still be in the Stockton area. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rivera was urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at (916) 481-9110 in the Sacramento area and (415) 553-7400 in the San Francisco area. Tips can also be submitted on the FBI website.


Verve Networks nationally recognized

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Ingram Micros Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor, has recognized Verve Networks' achievements and success in its annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 list. The SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large. Generated by Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center, its sales team and The 2112 Group, this annual list recognizes and ranks the top 500 fastest growing Ingram Micro SMB channel partners in the U.S. SMB customers are clients with 2,500 users or less. A spot on the SMB 500 is an indication of a company that is exercising strong business planning, technical acumen and superior customer relationship management.

Verve Networks was the only Stockton based company on the list and ranked them at #306 in the world.

Reward for 4th suspect in Stockton bank robbery, shootout upped to $50k


STOCKTON -- A reward for information leading to the capture of the fourth person wanted in connection with a deadly Stockton bank robbery and shootout climbed to $50,000 Thursday.

The FBI announced they would pay an additional cash reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the fourth suspect involved in the robbery, hostage situation and gunbattle on Wednesday, July 16.

The sister of the hostage killed took part in Thursday's event and made a plea for anyone with information to step forward.

"Step forward with any knowledge or information to bring these criminals down. Let's take out city back. This is our city, not theirs. Take it back," Dawn Holt, the sister of Misty Holt-Singh, said.