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Area unemployment rates shrink slightly

Area unemployment rates shrink slightly

The unemployment rates in the Stockton and Modesto metro areas shrank slightly in the month of February. Stockton’s rate was at 10.1 percent down from 10.5 percent one month earlier. Modesto’s rate fell to 10.7 percent from 11 percent in January... Read More

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More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

The state of California is joining the war against the water hyacinth that has infested the Delta the last two summers. Democratic State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, of Stockton, announced Thursday that an additional $4 million will come from the state to fight the bothersome weed for the 2015 season... Read More

Stockton community activist under fire for language and photo


STOCKTON - A community activist in Stockton is taking criticism from gay groups for language he's used in online posts.

Motecuzoma Sanchez was a candidate for the city council and is currently an intern to council member Christina Fugazi. He's been selected to be part of a citizens commission that recommends changes to the city charter. But members of the San Joaquin Pride Center had a protest of Sanchez planned on Tuesday for using the term "gay pride mafia" and for spelling the name of former council member Susan Eggman as Egg Man.

"He should have enough knowledge and understand that he needs to watch what he says and go over what he types," the pride center's Raymond Young said.

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta's Fashion & Interior Design Program invites you to Design on Display, Wed. March 25, 10am - 6pm @ Danner Hall, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton 95207. Be inspired and amazed!

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Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

STOCKTON — The Bank of Stockton announced Friday that it will acquire two First Bank branches located in Brentwood and Napa. The terms of sale were not disclosed and the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions. The two banks expect the sale to close the third quarter of 2015.

“It gives us entrance into several new markets we currently aren’t in,” said Douglass M. Eberhardt, president and CEO of Bank of Stockton. “It is geographically next to our markets and allows us to expand. Although the name of the branches will change to Bank of Stockton, it is our intention to keep the staff that the communities know.”... Read More

Driver in crash that killed 12-year-old has history of drunk driving


ID=25166387STOCKTON - Court records in San Joaquin County show the man whose 12-year-old daughter was killed in a crash while he was driving Friday night has a long history of drunk driving convictions.

Joe Zigler, 42, is accused of driving at a high rate of speed, and possibly being under the influence, when he lost control of his vehicle Friday night. The car crashed into a tree on California Street in Stockton. Zigler's 12-year-old daughter - who was not wearing a seat belt - was ejected and killed.

Records show Zigler has at least six convictions for driving under the influence, including a conviction that led to a state prison sentence.

Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO speaks at national gathering

Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO speaks at national gathering

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) CEO Amy Shin was one of the presenters at the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) spring board meeting, on March 18, in Portland.

She spoke on ways to manage the high cost of prescription drugs. Several recently approved drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C has brought state and national attention because of their high price... Read More