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Stockton community activist under fire for language and photo


STOCKTON - A community activist in Stockton is taking criticism from gay groups for language he's used in online posts.

Motecuzoma Sanchez was a candidate for the city council and is currently an intern to council member Christina Fugazi. He's been selected to be part of a citizens commission that recommends changes to the city charter. But members of the San Joaquin Pride Center had a protest of Sanchez planned on Tuesday for using the term "gay pride mafia" and for spelling the name of former council member Susan Eggman as Egg Man.

"He should have enough knowledge and understand that he needs to watch what he says and go over what he types," the pride center's Raymond Young said.

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Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta's Fashion & Interior Design Program invites you to Design on Display, Wed. March 25, 10am - 6pm @ Danner Hall, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton 95207. Be inspired and amazed!

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

STOCKTON — The Bank of Stockton announced Friday that it will acquire two First Bank branches located in Brentwood and Napa. The terms of sale were not disclosed and the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions. The two banks expect the sale to close the third quarter of 2015.

“It gives us entrance into several new markets we currently aren’t in,” said Douglass M. Eberhardt, president and CEO of Bank of Stockton. “It is geographically next to our markets and allows us to expand. Although the name of the branches will change to Bank of Stockton, it is our intention to keep the staff that the communities know.”... Read More

Driver in crash that killed 12-year-old has history of drunk driving


ID=25166387STOCKTON - Court records in San Joaquin County show the man whose 12-year-old daughter was killed in a crash while he was driving Friday night has a long history of drunk driving convictions.

Joe Zigler, 42, is accused of driving at a high rate of speed, and possibly being under the influence, when he lost control of his vehicle Friday night. The car crashed into a tree on California Street in Stockton. Zigler's 12-year-old daughter - who was not wearing a seat belt - was ejected and killed.

Records show Zigler has at least six convictions for driving under the influence, including a conviction that led to a state prison sentence.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO speaks at national gathering

Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO speaks at national gathering

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) CEO Amy Shin was one of the presenters at the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) spring board meeting, on March 18, in Portland.

She spoke on ways to manage the high cost of prescription drugs. Several recently approved drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C has brought state and national attention because of their high price... Read More

Suspect flees after crashing car into a Stockton house


Stockton police are looking for the person who drove into a parked car, and then a house. It happened shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Glendora Avenue.

Investigators said after the crash the suspect fled. No arrests have been made. If anyone knows more information about this incident, call Stockton police at (209) 937-8377

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Family reacts to Stockton DUI crash that killed 12-year-old


The family of a 12-year-old girl was inconsolable, a day after she was killed in a DUI crash in Stockton. Police said the driver of the vehicle was the girl's father.

The devastated family gathered Saturday afternoon at the site where Jo'Kiesa Zigler, 12, took her final breaths.

It was Friday, just before 10 p.m. when Jo'Kiesa was riding in the back seat of her parents SUV. They were heading home to Lathrop, driving south on California Street near East Ninth street in Stockton, but they never made it.

Police said Jo'Kiesa was ejected from the car after her dad, the driver, missed a turn and struck a tree that now bears her image. Jo'Kiesa died at the scene where now sits a memorial.

"She loved life. She was a happy baby," said Eddy Levy, the girl's grandfather.

Jo'Kiesa's parents were taken to local hospitals.