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Witness to stockton bank robbery offers new details


STOCKTON, Calif. - A Stockton man who was in a Bank of the West when it was robbed three weeks ago, setting up a deadly gun battle, offers an inside look at how the robbery unfolded.

The man isn't revealing his last name but Mike said he was leaving the bank as the robbers arrived.

"The youngest stepped in front of the guard and put a gun under my chin and said, 'we're robbing the bank, don't be a hero, the money isn't yours,'" Mike said, who was pushed back into the bank by the suspects.

"They pushed us over, laid face down, they said 'don't look, look away, look into the carpet,'" he said.

Mike recalled there was a great deal of confusion in the bank when the robbers demanded a key to unlock secure areas. Employees weren't certain which of them had the key the robbers were demanding.

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Four elected to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

Four elected to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

University of the Pacific's Board of Regents voted to add four new members who bring complementary professional skills and leadership experience to the University's governing body. The four new Regents were elected in a special session on July 17. Each will serve a three-year term extending through June 30, 2017.

The new Regents come from varied walks of life: Norman E. Allen is a partner and senior vice president of a major San Francisco-based insurance firm; Charles Berolzheimer is a prominent Stockton businessman; Dr. Virginia Chen is president of a Covina pharmacy; and Janet Y. Spears had a long career in engineering and marketing before heading an East Bay Area nonprofit organization. All are graduates of University of the Pacific or have had family graduate from Pacific. Each has shown an unwavering support of the University.

Stockton mother arrested after toddler's fall from third-story window


SACRAMENTO – A Stockton woman was arrested Sunday for child endangerment after her 2-year-old daughter fell from the third floor window of a residential motel and she failed to call for help.

Stockton police said the person who reported the incident at the Knights Inn on N. El Dorado Street at 11:17 p.m. told them the mother came downstairs, picked up the toddler then went back up to her motel room.

Police identified the mother as Deonna Wooldridge, 29, who was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail at the San Joaquin County Jail.

Delta College to Award $179,000 in Scholarships, August 14

Delta College to Award $179,000 in Scholarships, August 14

San Joaquin Delta College will award over $179,000 in scholarships at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 14, 3 p.m. in Atherton Auditorium.

The public is welcome!

A reception to honor the recipients will follow in Danner Hall.

This year, almost 300 awards will be made to 171 students, with many receiving multiple scholarships. Students are awarded scholarship money under various criteria, including grade point average (GPA) and demonstrated financial need. Awards range from $100 to $2,000. Delta's Scholarship Awards Ceremony has been an annual event since 1980, when the first program awarded $43,000 in scholarships. During the past 34 years, Delta's scholarship program has awarded an amazing $5,603,000 in scholarships.

This event recognizes the achievements of San Joaquin Delta College students and the generosity of many local individuals and organizations whose financial support makes the Scholarship Awards Ceremony possible.

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Van driver crashes into 3 people at Stockton Flea Market


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STOCKTON- A driver of a van hit three people at a Stockton Flea Market on Wilson Way late Sunday afternoon according to the California Highway Patrol.

Then, according to one witness, the driver took off "like a bat out of hell."

CHP believed the driver of a blue and white van had mechanical problems with vehicle.

Just after 5p.m. the driver hit several stands inside the Wilson Way Flea Market and crashed into a fence. In the process, the driver also hit two youngsters and an older man.

The driver didn't stop though.

Van driver crashes into 3 people at Stockton Flea Market


STOCKTON- A driver of a van hit three people at a Stockton Flea Market Sunday on Wilson Way late Sunday afternoon according to the CHP.

Then, according to one witness the driver took off "like a bat out of hell."

The CHP believed the driver of a blue and white van had mechanical problems with vehicle.

Just after 5p.m. the driver hit several stands inside the Wilson Way Flea Market and crashed into a fence. In the process, the driver also hit two youngsters and an older man.

The driver didn't stop though.

"I think accidently, he didn't see the children; he got nervous and took off," said vendor Ivan Gutierrez.

"He took off this way like a bat out of hell and 2 cars chased him," said shopper Abraham Rodriguez.