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Stockton accountant appointed to state board

Stockton accountant appointed to state board

STOCKTON — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jian Ou-Yang, 36, of Stockton to the California Board of Accountancy.

Ou-Yang  is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  ... Read More

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Gun discovered under empty child seat, driver arrested

A gun was found under an empty child seat after the driver of the vehicle was detained Monday evening, according to a Stockton police Facebook post.

Leper Talaroc, 34, was arrested for various weapon charges according to Stockton police. He was stopped for a traffic violation near Kelley Drive and Richland Way.

Stockton homeowners forced to make levee reconstruction

A group of homeowners in Stockton who live behind a levee watched their backyards get torn up and redone.

There was nothing they could do about it.

That's because in years past, additions had been made to the homes and backyards that were not in compliance with the levee regulations, enforced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

One couple who found themselves in the middle of the levee reconstruction mess had only been living in their home since November.

When Sal and Leslie Morales moved into their new home that sits along the Bear Creek levee, they took a few different pictures of the backyard that they always dreamed of having.

It had beautiful landscaping, trees, a rock wall and custom designed rock steps leading up to the levee and to a boat dock along the creek. Now, much of that was torn up and they have a chain link fence in the middle of their backyard.

Do you know this suspected grafitti vandal?

The individual in the surveillance camera photo accompanying this story has defaced numerous downtown Stockton buildings with the tag "Earl," according to the Stockton Police Department.

Anyone who recognizes this person was urged to contact the police department at (209) 937-8377, Investigations at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. If you have any information that leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000.

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Man arrested after hitting Stockton policeofficer

A man was arrested early Monday morning after hitting a Stockton police officer, according to Stockton Police Department's watch report.

Cris Aromin, 19, was arrested for violation of a restraining order, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Stockton police said officers received a call about a disturbance on Truckee Lane in the Seaport District. When officers arrived they had to separate Aromin and another man who were actively fighting each other.

Aromin violently resisted the officers and kicked an officer before he was arrested according to Stockton police.

Blog: Stockmarket to showcase local artisans, downtown Stockton

Blog: Stockmarket to showcase local artisans, downtown Stockton

STOCKTON — If you’re looking for a way to support local artisans, Stockmarket may be your best bet.

Stockmarket is a pop up shopping experience set for May 2 in downtown Stockton. It will feature artisan products as well as curated and vintage items all presented by vendors from the region.

“It will be a fun destination for people to come down to. There’ll be music. There’ll be drinks,” said Katie Macrae, who, with her partner Amy Sieffert, organized the event.

Among the vendors you can expect to see are Ten Four Goods, which makes eco-friendly, artfully designed canvas bags; Port City Pomade, which makes men’s hair care products; Jesus Mountain Coffee, a Stockton-based craft coffee company. There is also a local macaroon shop, hand poured candles, furniture, calligraphy, vintage clothing and more.

There will also be food from mobile trucks and live music by local bands... Read More

Tax tips: What you need to know before April 15

Tax tips: What you need to know before April 15

One tax deadline is behind us, and now it is time to file those annoyingly ridiculous personal income tax returns. Here are some friendly reminders before you sign that tax return under penalties of perjury.

The deadline to file your personal income tax return this year is Wednesday, April 15. If you cannot meet that deadline, you’ll have to file for an extension and make a good faith estimate of the tax you will owe.

If you fail to make that good faith estimate, the IRS could assess a failure to file penalty as well as a failure to pay penalty. Failure to make the estimated tax payment with your extension can render your extension void. Failure to file penalties are equal to 5 percent per month, capped at 25 percent of the tax due. Failure to pay penalties are equal to half of 1 percent per month, capped at 25 percent of the tax due... Read More