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A Little Help From Our Friends

A Little Help From Our Friends


We all need a little help from our friends.  The arts are no exception.  The arts give us so much – ways to express ourselves, beauty, activities to enjoy.  It is time to give back to the arts.

How you can help –

Keep your eyes and ears open for the arts in Stockton and attend when you can. Stockton is full of art events every week.  Think Stockton first. Visitstockton.org has the best events calendar I know.  You can also read the Stockton Record and walk the Miracle Mile to see the latest event posters in store windows.  The arts need an audience of people, like you, to appreciate them and keep them strong. 

If you want to do more and have the time, volunteer.  Volunteers are always needed at art events because nothing happens alone.  More hands make lighter work.

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2 shot, wounded after Stockton concert

Two people were shot and wounded after a concert at the Stockton Arena early Saturday morning. The shootings happened at different times and at different locations.

A 33-year-old woman was shot while walking to her vehicle around 1:15 a.m. on the 100 block of W. Fremont Street, Stockton police said. The woman heard several gunshots and realized she was hit. The woman was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at the hospital.

When the shooting happened, several people ran from the area. Police said there was no witness or suspect information available.

15-year-old driver killed, passengers injured in Stockton crash

A 15-year-old teen was killed and several other passengers were injured in a solo-vehicle crash on N. Wilson Way near E. Alpine Avenue Friday morning.

A small, silver 1999 Ford was speeding in the number one lane on southbound Wilson when the driver lost control and veered to the right, traveling down an embankment and plowing into a 45 mph speed limit sign and a tree, according to California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith. The driver, later identified as Dylan James Chandler, died in the collision.

"I heard some tires screeching," witness Paul Salinas said. He was setting up at the flea market across the street and saw the crash. "I saw the car swerving to the right. I'm not sure if it was losing control or if it was burning out on purpose."

Dylan's cousin Tino Thurman spoke with the victim's girlfriend about the crash.

Nine pound of drugs seized in Stockton

Law enforcement officers arrested two people and seized nine pounds of drugs Thursday during searches conducted in Stockton as a result of a three-month investigation.

Theolis Vester Stewart, 49, and Andrea Hornbeak, 41, both of Stockton, were arrested on charges of sales of controlled substances, according to Vacaville police. Officers seized about 2.8 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.2 pounds of heroin, 2.2 pounds of powder cocaine, 2.8 pounds of crack and two handguns.

The arrests were the result of a joint investigation by the Vacaville Police Department Narcotic Enforcement Team, the Vacaville Police Department Crime Suppression Team, the Stockton Police Department and the Antioch Police Department. The investigation targeted the "drug sales activities" of Stewart, according to a Vacaville police press release.

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Thieves thwarted in cemetery plaque theft attempt

STOCKTON - Thieves have made three attempts to steal a historic bronze plaque from in front of the Temple Israel Cemetery in Stockton.

The plaque, which was installed in 1961, marks the cemetery at Union and Acacia streets as a state historic site. The serene, lush cemetery rests on three acres and serves as a chronicle of Jewish history in the city over the last 163 years. It saw its first burial in 1851, when S. Friedlander was interred on Oct. 16 after he died in the Sonora goldfields.

"This is the oldest Jewish cemetery in continuous use this side of the Great Divide of the Rockies," said cemetery Superintendent Sheldon Barr.

Two weeks ago someone tried to pry the more than 100-pound plaque from a stone wall near the cemetery's north entrance.

"And they left a space big enough for me to get my fingers between the brass and the granite," Barr said.

stockton police get no cooperation solving latest murder

STOCKTON - Stockton police said Thursday there's been very little cooperation from people who saw the drive-by shooting in the Conway Homes neighborhood in southwest Stockton Tuesday night.


Teen shot, killed while heading to grandmother's home

Someone in a silver car fired at a group of people, injuring a 12-year-old boy and killing a 16-year-old teen.

"We know people in the group and the 12-year-old boy knows what happened. Right now the 12 year old isn't cooperating with investigators. He knows who shot him or can give us a good description of the shooter," police spokesman Officer Joe Silva said.