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CCVEDC Conducts Annual Mission to State Capitol

CCVEDC Conducts Annual Mission to State Capitol

California Central Valley Economic Development Corporation (CCVEDC) board members recently completed their annual Legislative mission to Sacramento. In meetings with 26 Legislators, State Officials and consultants, CCVEDC members outlined issues vital to the economy and the business climate in California. "The Central Valley legislators were extremely interested in supporting the CCVEDC in its efforts to assist valley businesses with their expansion and retention needs." stated CCVEDC President Lee Ann Eager. "The discussions also centered around assisting local economic developers in attracting new business to the San Joaquin Valley." Central Valley representatives again discussed needing Incentives for areas with high unemployment, Regulatory Reform and Tax Increment Financing.

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Police: Father arrested for daughter's death in DUI crash


A man who was suspected of a DUI was arrested for the murder of his 12-year-old daughter on Friday night, Stockton police said.

Joe Zigler III, 42, was accused of driving under the influence when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree on California Street in Stockton on March 20, police said. The crash threw his daughter, Jo'Kisa -- who was not wearing a seat belt -- from the car and killed her.

Jo'Keisa's mother, 34, was also in the car and sustained minor injuries.

Shots fired at Stockton house party


A 41-year-old man was shot at a party Friday night when two men opened fire at a Stockton house.

Stockton police said the victim was struck by a bullet and taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The name of the victim has not been released.

Two unknown men approached a house on East Fremont Street and asked the victim if someone was at the party. Police said when the victim said no, they fired several shots at the house. Police do not know the identity of the two suspects at this time.


Business community hears from leading Latinas

Business community hears from leading Latinas

STOCKTON — Four Hispanic businesswoman shared the spotlight at the 14th annual Latina Business Conference March 18.

Lisa Blanco Jimenez, principal at Neumiller & Beardslee; Carol Ornales, CEO for Visionary Home Builders of California; Angela Shell, assistant director for Business and Economic Opportunity at the state Department of Transportation; and Cynthia Moreno, Capitol correspondent for the Spanish language news organization Vida en el Valle were on a panel moderated by Sofia Gutierrez of Halldin Public Relations.

During the luncheon attended by about 200 business people, the women answered questions about how they got started in their careers, the challenges they faced and how they stay inspired... Read More

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Stockton teachers and school districts reach agreement


The Stockton Teachers Association and the Stockton Unified School District reached a tentative contract at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. After the contract is finalized, both the STA and SUSD will have a chance to ratify the agreement before its final approval.

"The Stockton Teachers Association Bargaining Team appreciates the unshakeable unity of our members and the overwhelming support of parents and the community for their teachers and their schools," STA President John Steiner said.

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San Joaquin Co. jobs - upward revision

San Joaquin Co. jobs - upward revision

by Mike Ammann, President & CEO, San Joaquin Partnership

The San Joaquin County job market during 2014 was far stronger than initially thought, according to a new report that underscores the emergence of the region as Greater Silicon Valley.

"This is a real positive for San Joaquin County," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Stockton-based Business Forecasting Center at University of the Pacific. "We are getting close to the point where San Joaquin County will have recovered all the jobs it lost in the Great Recession."

Man found safe after CHP issues Silver Alert


UPDATE: San Joaquin County sheriff's deputy Les Garcia reported that Lory Lucchesi was found safe by Suisan City police.



EARLIER:

California Highway Patrol sent out a Silver Alert Thursday morning for a missing man who was last seen in Stockton Wednesday night.

Lory Lucchesi, 88, was last seen at 7:35 p.m. at his home in Stockton. He is described as a white male with gray hair, brown eyes and stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall. He is believed to be wearing a gray sweatsuit as well.

Lucchesi drove from his residence in a red 2005 Chryster PT Cruiser convertible that had a tan top, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. The car's license plate was 5PLT128.