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DUI Arrests Are Up

DUI Arrests Are Up

The Memorial Day Weekend DUI crackdown has resulted in a strong number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 10 DUI deployments through day three of the campaign in San Joaquin County.

From 12:01am Friday May 25, 2012 through Midnight Sunday, May 27, 2010 officers representing 10 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 37 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2011, 16 DUI arrests occurred during the same time period.

There were no DUI injury or fatal collisions reported overnight. Last year there were no DUI deaths reported during the same time frame. (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**)

These numbers are in comparison to last years’ totals during first 3 days for the 4 day enforcement period.

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SJDC Regional Artists Group Show

SJDC Regional Artists Group Show

Delta Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents the San Joaquin Delta College Regional Artists Group Show, June 21 – July 19.

#95 of 100 Reasons to Smile in Stockton, California

#95 of 100 Reasons to Smile in Stockton, California

The Downtown Stockton Alliance's Downtown Ambassadors make us smile!  Experts in Downtown Stockton, the Ambassadors are fountains of knowledge on where to eat, park, or what to do in the downtown area.  They even host guided tours about the rich history of our downtown!  Don't be shy, when you see one of the Ambassadors in Downtown Stockton (they wear green t-shirts now!), be sure to say hello and ask them whatever burning question you may have.

For more information about Downtown Stockton and the Ambassadors, check out the official Downtown Stockton Alliance website.

Owner vows to find out who hurt her dog

STOCKTON, CA - The owner of the spaniel-chihuahua mix, whose name we now know is Dexter, spoke out about the cruel and abusive attack on her dog.

The Stockton Police Department said two people were seen attaching an explosive device, described as an M-80, to Shukriyyah Albaaqeersquo's dog.

The device exploded and injured Dexter, who the public nicknamed "Rocket."

Police responded to the incident near Townehome Drive and Bianchi Road. The dog was brought took a local veterinarian where he was treated.

The dog got out when Albaaqeersquo left the house to attend her son's 8th grade graduation. Albaaqeersquo said she was sick when she discovered Dexter was gone. A friend recognized Dexter on T.V. and alerted Albaaqeersquo.

Dexter is still in the hospital. Albaaqeersquo said she's worried about him because he's not eating and she doesn't know when he'll come home.

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5 to Try on this 3 Day Weekend

5 to Try on this 3 Day Weekend

As we plunge into summer with this Memorial Day holiday weekend, why not try a few things in Stockton that you might have forgotten about during those not so sunny months? Here are five things we think your weekend shouldn’t be without…

1. Kayak on the Delta
 Call the Stockton Marina to make a reservation then head down to the water! Rentals are $10 an hour or $25 for the whole day. (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Kayaking is a great way to get exercise because it builds strength in the core, arms and legs. Plus, you are out on the water so you can soak up some rays!

San Joaquin County Students Excel at Spelling Bee Championship

San Joaquin County Students Excel at Spelling Bee Championship

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael, 54 seventh-, eighth- and ninth- grade students from 27 counties throughout California competed in the 2011/12 California State Junior High Spelling Bee Championship.

After being named the 2011/12 San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee Champion, Julie Fukunaga, eighth-grader at Elkhorn School in Lodi Unified School District, competed in the State competition, taking an impressive second-place overall. Fukunaga is no stranger to the State competition, as she in competed in the 2010/11 State Spelling Bee after being named the 2010/11 San Joaquin County Spelling Bee Champion.

The other San Joaquin County participant in the State Bee was Hanna Nakahara, eighth-grader at Delta Charter School in New Jerusalem Elementary School District, who took seventh-place.

$2,500 Reward to Find People Who Burned Dog With Explosives

$2,500 Reward to Find People Who Burned Dog With Explosives

RedRover, a national nonprofit animal protection organization based on Sacramento, California, is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever affixed explosives to a small spaniel mix dog and then lit them on Wednesday morning in Stockton, California.

Officers were called to Townehome Drive and Bianchi Road following reports that explosives detonated around 11:15 a.m. Police discovered the injured dog and an animal control officer transported him to a local veterinary clinic. The dog, named Rocket, was burned when the explosive was lit on fire and his skin separated from his muscle, but he is expected to survive and will be in need of a new home once he recovers.