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Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

 If the Central Valley’s economy were a car, Stockton’s bankruptcy and the recession would be receding in the rearview mirror; new jobs and housing starts would be a growing presence in the windshield (though maybe not approaching as fast as we’d like); and in the distance to the east and west, a few storm clouds.

The car analogy is mine, but positive economic trends are pretty much what business people heard at this morning’s Business Forecast breakfast presented by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce... Read More

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What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

Last fall, for the first time since before the recession, unemployment in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties dipped into the single digits. It was taken as a sign that recovery from the recession was finally reaching the Central Valley... Read More

San Joaquin Delta College's South Campus at Mountain House (Tracy)

San Joaquin Delta College's South Campus at Mountain House (Tracy)

San Joaquin Delta College's South Campus @ Mountain House (Tracy) - Classes start January 20. Take a look at our South Campus spring classes: http://bit.ly/1x8HMxP

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Wounded Stockton K9 recovering at vet


A Stockton police K9 stabbed in the line of duty is on the road to recovery.

Rocky was released from the VCA Hospital on Thursday is back home with his handler.

Rocky went for his first walk outside of the VCA Hospital in Rancho Cordova Wednesday afternoon since the stabbing. Even with a slight limp, cuts and bandages, the 6-year-old Dutch Shepherd played with his rehabilitation team.

"He is a pretty energetic patient," VCA surgeon Dr. Celia Valverde said.

Valverde performed a minor operation on Rocky Wednesday to clean and close his wounds.

"He had a deep stab wound at that site, which is right behind the shoulder blade, towards the chest,"Valverde explained. "We don't have any evidence that the chest was penetrated."

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Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening

The Art Against Violence exhibit is opening this Saturday, January 10 at the Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter, Stockton, and runs through January 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5 pm. A reception will take place Friday, January 16 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm with entertainment, food and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Teens charged as adults after Stockton murder


STOCKTON, CA - The San Joaquin County District Attorney's office charged two teenagers as adults following a murder earlier this week.

But 16-year-old Lester Hands and 17-year-old Teddy Mahan are charged at this point with robbery, with firearm and gang enhancements, not with murder.

It was while investigating the death of 30-year-old James Gorman, police believed the suspects were related to the robbery of Gorman's teenage son earlier in the day.

Though the teens were arrested on suspicion of murder by Stockton police, the District Attorney's office said the connection between the robbery and the murder continues to be investigated.

Shortly after they were arrested Tuesday, police released information that Sands had been in juvenile hall on an unrelated charge, but was let out with a temporary pass. It was while he was away from juvenile hall Gorman was killed.

Stockton woman found after 7 days


A woman who was reported missing on New Year's Day was found Wednesday.

Stockton police said their missing persons unit received a call.

"So they went out and met with her, determined that she was safe, no crime was committed against her and right now the family is requesting privacy," Stockton police spokesman, Officer Joe Silva said.

Adkins, 26, was last seen at her North Stockton apartment complex before she went for a walk around 1:15 a.m.

On Monday, police deemed her disappearance suspicious because she had never left her home in that manner.

Adkins' husband, 26-year-old Joe Shepard said he did not know why his wife had walked away from their apartment, leaving her phone, keys and drivers license.