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Homecoming

It seems pretty common that when kids reach a certain age, most think about, even dream about, moving away from home.  My daughter was no different.  When she reached that certain age in high school, all she wanted to do was move away from Stockton and experience what it was like to live in San Francisco.  Perhaps after living here most of her life, she was tired of the predictable heat of summer and how her hometown name constantly got dragged through the mud.  Perhaps it was because she was ready to see what was beyond the valley for herself.  She wanted to see new things and meet different people.  After 2 years at San Joaquin Delta College, she finally had her chance to transfer to a school in San Francisco this past August.

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Every day it's something new -- Mon

Every day it's something new -- Mon

Actually this isn't as new as it used to be.  More marijuana found, this time at a Latrhop business park, by cops investigating something else.   In this case the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Dept. is responding to an early morning burglary---looked inside a broken window---and found, they say, about 700 plants.  No suspects, no people at the building, and bad info given to the landlord and neighboring businesses.  Cops say the landlord was given phony names, while other business people were told it was "computer" work going on here.  Big frustration from cops, who are stuck in the middle of interpreting state laws which allow medical marijuana, and feds crackdown, which tends to label all these grows as illegal.  Strong smell of marijuana along one side of that Lathrop building, which neighboring business people said was common.

2 men shot outside Stockton hamburger restaurant

STOCKTON, CA - Two men were shot while eating at a Stockton hamburger restaurant around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lieutenant Scott Votino of the Stockton police department said a 22-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 19-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition after both were shot while eating at a table outside the East Main Drive In.

Votino said no arrests were made and no descriptions or number of suspects were announced, but he did announce the incident was being investigated as a gang-related crime.

The victims' identities were not released.

Every day it's something new -- Fri

Every day it's something new -- Fri

It must have been the ice cream.  As soon as I allowed myself a double scoop from the Manteca Rite Aid (where they still sell thrifty ice cream), all hell broke loose, and I was going solo---my photographer had the day off.  Between 2 pm  and 5 pm, I went from a story in Manteca, to a train wreck in Lodi, to a bus wreck in Stockton, back to our downtown Stockton office to write, edit and feed three stories to Sacramento, where I noticed in the 6 pm rundown I was scheduled to be live back in Lodi within an hour on the train wreck.  At 5:10, headed back to Lodi where I was live at the top of the show, on a strange train wreck for two reasons.  First, the police had no idea where the train went after the collision.  It was the first "hit and run train accident" I'd ever covered.  Then, sadly, we learned the driver of the car struck by the train apparently ran her car into the train intentionally, with her child on bo

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Few injured in 2 car, bus crash in Stockton

STOCKTON, CA -There were only minor injuries after two cars and a bus crashed on March Lane Friday afternoon.

Two cars were traveling east on March Lane, near Quail Lakes Plaza when they got into a accident. Police said one or both cars jumps the medium and crashed into the bus.

The bus was carrying the Sierra College water polo team, which was likely headed to Delta College.

The roadway is expected to be cleared by 5 p.m.

Stockton pizza delivery man found fatally shot

STOCKTON, CA - A pizza delivery man was shot and killed late Thursday night in central Stockton, police say.

The 31-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was found in his car on the 100 block of South Sutter Street with a gunshot wound to his chest, Lt. Michael Howard said. The car had crashed into a parking meter.

Howard said officers had been dispatched to the 300 block of South Sutter at 11:16 p.m. in response to a report that a person had been shot when the victim was found.

According to police, the man was a driver for a local Dominos. Homicide investigators did not yet know if the shooting was related to the man's job or if it was a robbery turned deadly.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad

Life in High School by Journi Romstad

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.