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Police investigating suspicious death of Stockton 2 year old


SACRAMENTO - Stockton police and Child Protective Services are investigating the suspicious death of a 2-year-old girl.

The girl was found dead at her home in the 1600 block of East Eleventh Street in Stockton on Sunday. Investigators still don't have a cause of death but neighbors say the toddler was tortured.

"She looked miserable, like a child that hated their life," said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.

People who knew the child say she was named Tafarie and was being raised by her father and his girlfriend. Several neighbors said they wouldn't see the girl play outside often because her parents would always keep her locked inside. But the last time they caught a glimpse of her, they said she looked emaciated. "All her ribs, spine, showing she had bruises from head to toe. Her hair was falling out," said one nearby resident.

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Houseboats from New Melones landing in Stockton


STOCKTON - The Stockton waterfront is becoming a busier spot because of California's drought and the low water level at New Melones Reservoir.

The U.S Bureau of Reclamation has told boat owners they need to remove their boats from the reservoir. They have until the end of June to do that. So some boat owners, like Art Gardner of Pleasanton, are choosing the Stockton waterfront.

"This is our first day here and we'll make the best of it and hopefully, it equals to the lake," Gardner said.

Even Gardner is happy with the rates he's paying to dock in Stockton, $400 a month, he's not happy what it cost to transport his houseboat from New Melones to Stockton. That cost about $4,000.


2014 warm winter brings early mosquito season and West Nile Virus to the area

2014 warm winter brings early mosquito season and West Nile Virus to the area

The recent finding of a dead bird that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) is an indication that the WNV season is starting earlier than usual in San Joaquin County. “It is time for everyone to take precautions against the dangers of West Nile Virus (WNV),” urges Dr. Alvaro Garza, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer.  
 
Warm and wet weather promotes the breeding of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected with WNV when they feed on birds that harbor the virus. West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of a mosquito carrying the virus. No cases of human WNV illness have been reported in California to date. 
 

Delta College's Small Business Development Center presents Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo

Delta College's Small Business Development Center presents Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo

Delta’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a tremendous asset to our community. The SBDC presents the Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo, Thur, April 10, 2pm - 6pm at Danner Hall. This event is a must for existing & prospective small business owners. Admission is FREE with registration.
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And so it begins! Groundbreaking held last Tuesday for the Stockton Crosstown Freeway West Extension

And so it begins! Groundbreaking held last Tuesday for the Stockton Crosstown Freeway West Extension

As ominous clouds roiled in the background and attendees shivered in the wind, attendees and dignitaries kicked off the construction of the long- awaited project with each speaker asking the public's help and patience in persevering more freeway construction that will ultimately result in a smoother ride for all. Dignitaries included Malcom Dougherty, Caltrans director; Amarjeet Benipal, Caltrans acting director for District 10; Carlos Villapudua, San Joaquin County supervisor; Anthony Silva, mayor of Stockton; Victor Mow, vice chairman for Port of Stockton board; and Andrew Chesley, executive director, San Joaquin Council of Governments. The project is being funded through a combination of Measure K and Proposition 1B Trade Corridor Improvement Funds (TCIF).

Choral concert of Mozart's Requiem & Ramirez' Misa Criolla at Delta College Sat, April 5, 7:30pm

Choral concert of Mozart's Requiem & Ramirez' Misa Criolla at Delta College Sat, April 5, 7:30pm

The FREE choral concert of Mozart's Requiem & Ramirez' Misa Criolla on Sat, April 5, 7:30pm at Atherton Auditorium. SJDC's Concert Choir has been preparing alongside choirs from Manteca High & Cesar Chavez High to join forces with Cantare Con Vivo (Oakland) for this remarkable performance featuring 210 singers. The choirs will be accompanied by a thirty-five piece professional orchestra & four professional vocal soloists from the Bay Area. Pick up your FREE ticket at Delta’s Box Office!
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Partnership job development programs bring in nearly 5,000 jobs in 2013

Partnership job development programs bring in nearly 5,000 jobs in 2013

The San Joaquin Partnership, a private, non-profit economic development organization marketing San Joaquin County, CA, attracted seven new businesses, expanded six and retained one, according to its annual report, presented last week by President and CEO Michael Ammann, at the annual breakfast.

The annual Report is now online at the San Joaquin Partnership website. "We still see the same trends," Ammann said. "The trends of folks migrating east out of the East Bay and out of the Bay Area." "This manufacturing trend investment should continue with the implementation of "California Competes" incentives in 2014 that are focused on attracting manufacturing jobs," Ammann writes in the annual report.