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Reader Showcase // Land of Nod Inspired Low Rise Crib

Reader Showcase / Land of Nod Inspired Low Rise Crib

I appreciated the crib plans and wanted to show some pictures of what I did for the mending straps with photos.

This build cost me approximately $600 for materials.  It was straight up $300 for all the maple wood. Sand paper, scews, tung oil and woodshop rent time made up the rest.  It took about 2 months time to build.  I had a full woodshop and a master woodworking to advise me.  This crib was my first woodworking project ever. If I didn't have the woodshop and the master woodworker to ask advice I know this crib would not have been completed or come out as beautiful as it did. 

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Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

More than 500 people filled a large conference room at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton today for a free seminar by Facebook Inc. on best practices for small businesses. The two-hour seminar and networking opportunity was made possible through a special partnership with local business organizations.

Facebook Small Business Team Leader Bess Yount surprised the audience with a few facts: Facebook has 1.3 billion users; 128 million people use Facebook daily; 21%of total mobile time is spent on Facebook; and 38% of online purchases are a result of Facebook "shares". "The world is going digital and you need to be online to reach the people trying to find you," said Yount. She illustrated the strategies small businesses can utilize Facebook to bring people to company pages with key objectives being: building awareness; bringing people into a physical store; and increasing online sales. "You can reach the right audience and turn them into loyal customers."

Stockton police release video of homicide suspect

SACRAMENTO - The Stockton Police Department released a video Thursday of a man suspected of fatally stabbing another man Wednesday night during a fight.

Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of S. California Street around 5:16 p.m. in response to a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a 32-year-old man who had been stabbed, Stockton police spokesperson Joe Silva said.

The victim was transported to the local hospital, where he died of his injuries Thursday morning.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspect and victim had been in a fight when the victim was stabbed according to Silva.

Silva described the suspect in the video as a bald black man with a goatee. He was in his 50s, 6-feet tall and weighed 240 pounds.

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Man wounded after Craigslist deal goes bad in Stockton

A man was wounded when a Craigslist deal escalated into a shooting Wednesday evening in Stockton.

The victim, who was attempting to sell a gaming console, was shot in the stomach. He was taken to a nearby hospital to get treatment for critical injuries, Stockton police officer Joseph Silva said. No other information about the victim was available.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. outside of the 24 Hour Fitness near W. Benjamin Holt Drive and Interstate 5.

Silva said the suspect stole the gaming console, shot the victim and then ran away from the scene.

The victim's girlfriend was with him at the time of the shooting, Silva said. It's unclear if she was injured during the incident.

Officers continue to investigate the scene.

Ground and Aerial Spaying Scheduled for this Week

Ground and Aerial Spaying Scheduled for this Week

In response to increased adult mosquito populations and/or the detection of West Nile Virus, the District is preparing to conduct ground and air spraying in the following area(s):

Teenage Stockton murder suspect surrenders to police

A teen who was named as a suspect in the shooting death of a youth pastor turned himself in to Stockton police Tuesday afternoon.

Keith Denegal, Jr., 17, was taken into custody at the Stockton police headquarters in connection to the death of Jesus Villegas Mendonza, 23, on May 6. He was booked into juvenile hall.

"He turned himself over to homicide detectives and he was with his lawyer," Officer Joe Silva said.

According to investigators, Mendoza was shot while driving home to his family after work on Main Street. A bullet went through the windshield and hit Mendoza, killing him. Detectives believe Mendoza was not the intended target.

On May 13, a no-bail felony homicide arrest warrant was issued for Denegal.