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Horatio Alger scholarships give Juco students needed aid

Horatio Alger scholarships give Juco students needed aid

Forty area junior college students found out they are the newest recipients of the 2014 Horatio Alger scholarships.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization announced Thursday that it will honor 40 recipients with the 2014 Horatio Alger/Cortopassi Vocational Scholarships. The non-profit group honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and encourages youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.

The $10,000 scholarships are funded by the Cortopassi Family Foundation and awarded to students selected by Horatio Alger Association. Students must have enrolled at a two-year vocational certificate program at a qualifying community college and overcome personal adversity, demonstrating financial need.

The scholarships went to students that currently reside in, or have graduated high school in, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, or Madera counties... Read More

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Four people arrested in Stockton after attempting to impersonate police officers


Four people were arrested Thursday night after it was reported a vehicle they were in tried to pull citizens over or move them out of their way, according to Stockton police.

Patrick Riberal, 27, Frederick Valadez, 25, Brianne Stockdale, 26, and Selena Salazar, 25, were all arrested for impersonating a police officer according to Stockton police.

VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' in Yuba City

VOTE for 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' in Yuba City

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Mornings Anchor Keba Arnold will be broadcasting live from 5-7 a.m. on Friday, February 6.

The voting starts Friday, January 30, and ends Tuesday, February 3, at 6 p.m.

This week's picks are in Yuba City and they are:

Linda's Soda Bar & Grill

New Earth Market

The winner will be announced Wednesday, February 4, on News10 Mornings.

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Delta College Hosts SkillsUSA Regional Competition, February 21, Judges & Volunteers Needed!

Delta College Hosts SkillsUSA Regional Competition, February 21, Judges & Volunteers Needed!

For the 6th year in a row, San Joaquin Delta College will host the SkillsUSA Region 5 Competition, Saturday, February 21. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Tillie Lewis Theater. The day’s competitions start at 9 a.m., with 80 trade skills judged on campus till 1:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in Tillie Lewis.

Delta College seeks volunteers and judges to help with this year’s competition! Anyone interested in volunteering for this year’s event is encouraged to fill out the online volunteer form at:
http://goo.gl/forms/Jd6DBpCI6H

There will be two volunteer training sessions at Delta College in Holt 313, February 11 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

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Would-be applicants flood SolarCity job meet and greet


STOCKTON - Twice as many job-seekers as expected showed up at a meet-and-greet put on by SolarCity at the University of the Pacific in Stockton Wednesday night, giving hope to job-seekers battered by a still-improving economy.

"I'm a contractor, so it's been close to my heart, this economy crash," unemployed former contractor Brian Brophy, of Lockeford, said.

There was standing room only outside the conference room where SolarCity staff discussed the company and the roughly 100 jobs available, mostly as solar panel installers and sales staff.

The company, hiring for the Stockton and Modesto area, has been on a tear with 8,500 workers in 15 states; it was recently rated as a top employer to work for by Glassdoor.

"I might be in sales, I might be installing. I don't know. Wherever they have a fit for me," an optimistic Brophy said after handing in a resume.

Push to re-open Stockton library branch gaining steam


STOCKTON - Maybe it was the letter to the editor, or the city council appearances Tuesday night, but something is telling the city of Stockton to hold off on selling an old library building.

The Fair Oaks branch of the Stockton Library was closed years ago to save the bankruptcy-bound city money. Then the city did its best to sell the property asking $420,000.

But Bill Maxwell spoke to the council Tuesday, asking the city re-open the facility. Kids in the crowd held up pro-library signs. And Maxwell's wife Wendi has written to the local paper, asking the city reconsider.

On Wednesday, the city decided to put the sale on hold because of public pressure.

Ports to host Delta College in exhibition game

Ports to host Delta College in exhibition game

The Stockton Ports will play an exhibition game against the Delta College Mustangs at 7 p.m., April 8 at Banner Island Ballpark.

Tickets for the game will be $6, but those with half or full season tickets can attend the game as part of their package. Season ticket holders can also buy additional tickets for a discounted price of $4. Tickets to the exhibition game will be available at www.stocktonports.com, over the phone at (209) 644-1900 and at the ticket office at Banner Island Ballpark starting in mid-March... Read More