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Stockton police: Man died after fight


Stockton police are investigating the murder of a man who died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a fight.

The name of the victim has not been released. Police said they found him at about 5:50 a.m. after they received a call about a dead man at a residence in the 1500 block of East Sixth Street.

Investigators determined that the victim had been in a fight with several other men Wednesday night outside his home, and that he died as a result of injuries he suffered in that fight.


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Stockton police seek information in sexual assault


A 63-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment Wednesday morning, according to Stockton police.

The attack was on the 5600 block of Stratford Circle. Officers were called to the woman's apartment at 4:29 a.m., police spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said.

The assailant left in an unknown direction. He was described as a dark-skinned man with a medium build. He wore an Oakland A's baseball cap and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

The Stockton Police Department urged citizens to call if they have information about this investigation. Callers can contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Chamber honors memory of Stockton Artist Antonio DeZuniga

Chamber honors memory of Stockton Artist Antonio DeZuniga

Nearly 100 people attended the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce mixer Sept. 25 at the Red Orchids restaurant in downtown Stockton. But it was much more than a monthly mixer. Red Orchids is home to the Antonio DeZuniga Tribute Gallery and features some of his most well-remembered artwork. There was an emotional ribbon-cutting ceremony with Zuniga's family members, including his widow and daughter.

Delta College to Dedicate new Science and Mathematics Building, October 9th

Delta College to Dedicate new Science and Mathematics Building, October 9th

San Joaquin Delta College will dedicate its new Science and Mathematics Building at a ribbon cutting ceremony in the building's atrium area, on Thursday, October 9 at 12 p.m. Guests speakers include: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris, Congressman Jerry McNerney, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, and Delta College Superintendent/President, Dr. Kathy Hart. The college will conduct tours of the new facility after the dedication.

The Science and Mathematics Building was opened for classes during Delta's spring 2014 semester. “Our new Science and Mathematics Building is an example of Delta’s commitment to educate students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” says Superintendent/President Hart. “These are the careers of the future.”

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Stockton animal shelter recipient of $100,000


STOCKTON - There haven't been many days like this for the staff at the Stockton Animal Shelter.

First, they learned they'd finished second in a national competition on reducing kill rates at shelters, and that earned the organization $30,000. Then an anonymous donor pledged another $70,000, for a grand total of $100,000.

"We are believers in the no-kill equation. Life saves are more important than doing it the old way. We have changed our philosophy, the way we do things," shelter director Tammie Murrell said.

This past summer, as part of that competition sponsored by the ASPCA, Stockton found homes for more than 2,500 pets, a dramatic increase from the year before.

Murrell said waiving adoption fees was a key reason for being able to find good homes for so many cats and dogs.

pit bull breeder accused of stealing puppies


STOCKTON - A Stockton man with a business that breeds put bulls for profit is suspected of home invasion robbery after allegedly taking three pit bull puppies Monday afternoon.

Stockton police said 43-year-old Ovonji Powell, and another man armed with a gun, entered the home of someone with whom they had a business relationship. Their adult dogs had recently produced four puppies. Powell is accused of taking three puppies, even though he reportedly only had rights to one of them.

The man with Powell has not been found, and police said the three puppies haven't been recovered. The victim in this incident, who had the adult female dog, insisted the dogs weren't being raised for violence.

"These are not fighters. They're humongous show dogs. People use them for shows," Monica D'ambrosio said.


Horton Gallery: Art & Social Change, Oct. 9

Horton Gallery: Art & Social Change, Oct. 9

Delta College L.H. Horton Gallery Presents:

Art & Social Change
October 9 - November 6