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Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Looking to save 50% off your afternoon hit of caffeine? Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering 50% off any beverage made in the store after 12 noon through Oct. 31... Read More

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Fire at historic Jack Tone Ranch


Firefighters were called to a blaze Friday at a historic ranch near Stockton.

An unoccupied Victorian Style-home at the Jack Tone Ranch was fully engulfed in flames when emergency personnel arrived at about 5 p.m. Friday, according to American Medical Response of San Joaquin County. The home was undergoing renovations; it was located near North Jack Tone and Eight Miles roads.

The Linden, Waterloo-Morada, Coloma, Montezuma and Liberty fire departments responded to the blaze. Firefighters were still on the scene at 9:20 p.m.

The Jack Tone Ranch Historical Foundation calls the ranch the "oldest family-owned horse ranch in continuous continuous operation in the State of California." It states that the ranch's history dates to 1849.


Stockton Chamber takes "FRESH" look at wellness in the workplace

Stockton Chamber takes "FRESH" look at wellness in the workplace

The Stockton Chamber of Commerce's conference room was full for the launch of its "FRESH" (Fitness Rejuvenates Employee Sustainability & Heath) program yesterday morning. FRESH is designed to promote the establishment of wellness programs and developing a culture of health at job sites. Guest speaker Joseph Neff of Delta Health Systems, explained that when employers take a forward thinking attitude focused on employee's health, results can be lower costs as well as increased employee attendance and productivity. Neff cited one California grocery chain that introduced a health contingent incentive program to its employees and saved $6.6 million from 2009-2013 in medical claims and saw the "heart attack rate drop dramatically." Many of yesterday's attendees already had wellness programs established in their workplaces and gave testimonials to the effectiveness of these programs in terms of reducing overall costs and employee absenteeism.

Music On The Mile

Music On The Mile

It is hard to believe that it was last October that I attended the Tuleburg Press Launch Party at Mile Wine, a new restaurant on the Miracle Mile. On October 4th of this year, Mile Wine celebrated its 1st anniversary with a restaurant packed with well wishers including my husband and I.  Music was provided by Wendi Maxwell and the Tres Hot Jazz Band. Congratulations to owners Paul and Cindi Marsh!!!

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Stockton council candidates debate crime in city


Candidates running for Stockton City Council District 1 are focused on crime as the election draws near.

Stockton City Council Member Elbert Holman and challenger Rick Grewal talked about to the best way to handle crime problems in the city following a weekend where five people were shot and killed in three different incidents.

Grewal is convinced Holman and other city council members are moving too slowly to build the police department, even though voters approved a higher sales tax to fund a larger staff.

"We need change, we need to be safer in this community," Grewal said. "We can hire new officers, and we have the money to retain officers, but none of that money is being spent toward officers."

Deputies search for Stockton attempted murder suspect


Investigators are searching for an attempted murder suspect they consider "armed and dangerous."

Robert Villegas, 44, is wanted for shooting a 46-year-old Stockton man Tuesday at the victim's home in the 15000 block of Finkbohner Road, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim and Villegas got into an argument, which escalated into a shooting around 4 p.m. Villegas pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the thigh, the sheriff's office said. Villegas then raised the gun and pointed it at the victim's chest, fired and missed.

The sheriff's office said Villegas then drove away from the home in his tan 2005 Kia Sedona minivan, with California license plate 5LOK970.

The sheriff's office said the handgun was not recovered.

Community Fuels Awarded $4.1 Million Grant to Expand Capabilities and Increase Efficiencies

Community Fuels Awarded $4.1 Million Grant to Expand Capabilities and Increase Efficiencies

The California Energy Commission approved a grant award of $4,183,421 to Community Fuels to support the installation of new equipment which will increase efficiencies and expand the range of low carbon feedstocks that can be processed at its existing Port of Stockton advanced biorefinery. Completion of the project will contribute directly towards achieving key policy objectives set forth by the CEC including reducing emissions, and increasing production and use of renewable fuels within California.