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Company apologizes for 'misunderstanding' in Stockton animal shelter food crisis


The pet food company that abruptly cut off the Delta Humane Society no-kill shelter in Stockton from its source of free food has apologized for what it calls a "misunderstanding."

Big Heart Pet Brands notified the shelter last week that it would stop donating pallets of dog and cat food in bags that were torn, had misprinted labels or other blemishes not affecting the quality of the food.

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Stockton police investigate homicide in Civic District


Stockton police are investigating a homicide from late Wednesday night in the Civic District.

Officers were in the area of Poplar Street and Madison Street shortly before 10 p.m. when they heard several gunshots. While looking for the source of the gunfire, they reported finding a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. Inside the car, police said they found a 39-year-old man with at least one gunshot wound.

Police said the victim had a criminal history and was on parole at the time of his death. Currently, investigators do not have any suspect information or a motive.


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Former prisoners find work removing water hyacinth


STOCKTON - When the water hyacinth is finally removed from the Stockton waterfront, it will be largely due to the hard work of a few men -- who are leaving negative lifestyles behind for positive ones.

Aquatic Harvesting, the Bay Area company contracted to do the removal, hired former prisoners to do much of the work. For those men, they finally found employment when other companies turned them down.

Rich Hatton, who hired the men, said the arrangement makes good sense.

"What I want is good workers, not some kid off Craigslist with a bad attitude," Hatton said. "They're dedicated, on time and reliable. It's a good deal for an employer."

John Cachu and Manuel Sanchez were among the prisoners hired by Hatton. They said it's not easy to return to a productive lifestyle after a prison sentence.

Oldest Pacific alum, 107, gives $300,000 days before his death

Oldest Pacific alum, 107, gives $300,000 days before his death

George Knoles, an esteemed historian whose family played a pivotal role in University of the Pacific’s past, contributed to future students’ success by giving $303,000 toward a graduate student scholarship at his alma mater just days before his death on Aug. 27 at the age of 107.

The Barker-Knoles Endowed Scholarship, established in 2000 by Knoles and his late wife, Amandalee Barker, provides scholarships for female graduate students in history and the humanities at University of the Pacific. Barker also graduated from Pacific.

“We are honored by the Knoles family’s great legacy at University of the Pacific,” said Pacific President Pamela Eibeck. “George and Amandalee deeply believed that women should enjoy the same academic opportunities as their male counterparts. They opened the door for more women to pursue graduate education by funding a scholarship endowment that will help students at Pacific for many decades to come.”

Stockton police search for missing man


Stockton police are looking for a man who has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Edward Warren Johnson, 79, walked away from his care home at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday. Johnson has medical issues and may be confused, according to a news release.

Johnson is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, has blue eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a light brown jacket and blue jeans. If you see him, police ask you to call them at (209) 937-8323 or after hours at (209) 937-8245.