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Stockton City Council members don't regret mayor bashing over book incident


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STOCKTON - Stockton city council members aren't backing off of their criticism of Mayor Anthony Silva after a strange incident last week at a Stockton school.

Instead of reading a book to young children, as assigned for a Rotary literacy event, Silva instead talked about his life in public service, mentioning condoms and the Cleveland School shooting.

"I couldn't understand why the mayor would go into those issues. It's totally outside what he was there for," Council member Elbert Holman said in The Stockton Record last week.

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Stockton man gets prison for flying 40 lbs. cocaine to Pa.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man who helped fly cocaine from California to Pittsburgh will spend 20 years in federal prison in a scheme that unraveled when he lost track of a carry-on bag containing more than 40 pounds of the drug.

Forty-five-year-old Ruben Mitchell, of Stockton, Calif. was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.

Defense attorney William Kaczynski argued for a lesser sentence, saying Mitchell quit the drug business after he lost the bag on Pittsburgh-bound flight in February 2009.

But Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross Lenhardt told the sentencing judge Mitchell "didn't quit, he was fired."

Investigators say a flight attendant put the bag in the plane's cargo hold because it wouldn't fit in an overhead luggage compartment. The bag was then mistakenly unloaded during a layover in Las Vegas, where the drugs were found.


CA Dir. of Business & Economic Development outlines new state incentives program in Stockton today

CA Dir. of Business & Economic Development outlines new state incentives program in Stockton today

Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) told a full room that the Governor has an urgency to get California on a better path, but he added, "I know change brings anxiety." Rajan was the key note speaker for the 2014 CEO Resource Spotlight, an first time event hosted by San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, City of Stockton, Employment Development Department and San Joaquin County WorkNet.

Manex Consulting, a San Joaquin Partnership Investor, sponsored the event at the San Joaquin County WorkNet facility that drew about 75 people. Representatives from the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization also made presentations.

One dead after double shooting in Stockton


SACRAMENTO - Stockton Police said two people were shot Sunday morning in the 1200 block of East Harding Way.

According to the Stockton Police Department one of the victims, a 35-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, a 33-year-old male, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers responded to the report of the shooting at 8:20 a.m.

If anyone has information in regards to this homicide, you are encouraged to call (209) 937-8377 or submit a tip on the SPD's Facebook page. You may also call Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.


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Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College on March 6, 2014

Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College on March 6, 2014

In conjunction with Stockton Sister Cities Association-Parma Italy Projects, the SJDC Cultural Awareness Program is pleased to announce that Italian Film Director Marco Speroni will visit Delta College’s North Forum on Thursday, March 6, 12:30 p.m. to present his moving “Docfiction”
In Hell’s Heart. Following the film, Mr. Speroni will take audience questions.

This event is FREE to the public.

Shot in the Republic of Congo, In Hell’s Heart tells the story of Marchello, a Belgian doctor who returns to the Congo for the first time in 15 years. After years of medical missions in the most brutal places on the planet, Marchello experiences a painful personal crisis on his return to the Congo.

Several injured in 5-car crash in Stockton

Several injured in 5-car crash in Stockton


SACRAMENTO – Several people suffered minor injuries Friday morning in a collision involving five cars on southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton.

Initial California Highway Patrol reports show that the accident began when a car spun out while traveling south near the Monte Diablo exit. Lanes on the Interstate were temporarily closed.

Those who were injured were transported to Dameron Hospital.ID=5895461


Design Moments: Updates and Artwork in the Nook

Design Moments: Updates and Artwork in the Nook

It's taken me nearly 6 months, but I finally framed my print. Isn't it divine?

A few of you might have seen the recent curtain debacle over on Instagram a week or so ago... not to worry, I got that mother figured out and on the mend. A prompt tutorial will follow (ha, in all my fast paced glory) and will cover exactly what you might do when you are too lazy to measure and too cheap to pass up a good deal... Read More