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County set to be ‘center of commerce’

County set to be ‘center of commerce’

 

San Joaquin County is poised to become the “center of commerce” in Northern California.

At least, that’s if the San Joaquin Partnership has anything to say about it.

Boutiques blooming throughout the region

Boutiques blooming throughout the region

 

More and more people in the Central Valley are turning to boutiques, those small shopping outlets usually specializing in fashionable jewelry and clothing.

While the world “boutique” – French for “shop” – has been attached to ot

Complaints pile up against Stockton monument company

STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton family has joined two dozen other people to complain about a company that's struggling to deliver it's product of monuments.

Gabriel and Raul Silvestre lost a loved one in June and were promised a monument for a grave site by October. 

But, San Joaquin Monument still hasn't delivered and a check with the Better Business Bureau shows 25 total complaints against the company, which has an "F" grade.

"I'm going to take care of all these problems. I'll contact my customers," San Joaquin Monument's Sisto Gelsomini said last week. 

However, the Silvestres, who paid more than $1,200 for a monument, still haven't heard anything.

"My grandfather passed away and now we're trying to get the monument of him," Gabriel Silvestre said. "There's nothing being said to us. We paid in full but they're not telling us anything."

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Not a little girl anymore...

Not a little girl anymore...

Yesterday I had accompanied my daughter and her school, Carden Academy to O'Connor Woods, a retirement community, where they sang holiday songs for the residences. I was so excited that I was able to join my daughter during this field trip.

It was so much fun watching the kids get excited and nervous to sing. I remember those days. And it's still hard for me to accept that now it's my daughter's turn. She's getting busy with activities and school functions that she's no longer my little baby. She's grown-up and is a little girl.

 

Man pleads not guilty to murdering Stockton woman

STOCKTON- The man accused of kidnapping and murdering Dalene Carlson was back in court in Stockton Tuesday morning where he finally entered a plea of not guilty.

Jason Gilley was last seen with Carlson in early August leaving a Stockton bar.   The 23-year-old's body was later found in Escalon in October.

Though Gilley was arrested shortly after, his arraignment was continued several times, until a plea was finally entered Tuesday.

Prosecutor Robert Himelblau said Stockton's record homicide rate played a role in Gilley's case not moving faster.