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Delta College launches articulation agreement with Cal Maritime

Delta College launches articulation agreement with Cal Maritime

STOCKTON - Known for its variety of academic and trades curricula, San Joaquin Delta College’s new articulation agreement with the California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) will offer a new potential career path for students starting Fall 2011. Even in tightfisted economies, Cal Maritime grads have excellent career opportunities on land, ports, and at sea. Cal Maritime has job placement rates around 94 percent, the highest in the California State University (CSU) system. Starting salaries are well above the national average.

Delta College counselor and articulation officer, Jack Saunders, explained, “This articulation agreement provides Delta students with a clear understanding of what is necessary to become eligible for admission to an outstanding campus and program like Cal Maritime.

Stockton bicyclist shooting suspect turns self in

STOCKTON, CA - A man suspected of shooting and killing a bicyclist turned himself in Saturday around 3:45 p.m.

Luciano Mejia, 31, was wanted for the Tuesday afternoon shooting of Joseph Cruz, Stockton Police Lt. Jeffrey Coon said.

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Cruz was shot in the head and chest with a sawed-off rifle on the 2600 block of N. Street. The shooter road south on Sutter Street on a bike.

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Mejia was arrested and charged with homicide and a parole violation, Coon said.

St. Joseph’s Foundation awards $18,000 in scholarships

St. Joseph’s Foundation awards $18,000 in scholarships

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Foundation awarded scholarships to twenty-five students pursuing health care careers in nursing and nursing management, pharmacy, psychology, microbiology and clinical laboratory sciences, speech-language pathology, and medicine while attending San Joaquin Delta College, UC San Francisco, University of Phoenix, University of Nevada - Reno, Grand Canyon University, San Francisco State University, California State University at Stanislaus, Dominican University of California, and University of the Pacific. Candidate selection is based on academic performance and clinical excellence demonstrated in the patient care environment, as well as community service. The awards were made during an annual scholarship luncheon at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Monika Becker, Razia Dean, Jennifer Martins, Cassandra Vasquez, and Sue White received Sr.

Contractor selected for Phase 2 of Stockton Health Care Facility

Contractor selected for Phase 2 of Stockton Health Care Facility

STOCKTON - In a press release Tuesday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Prison Health Care Services (CPHCS) announced the selection of the joint venture of Clark Construction Group, LLC and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in association with HDR architects to build the second phase of the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Stockton.

Clark/McCarthy will be responsible for construction of housing for 1,722 patient-inmates, a diagnostics and treatment center, program spaces, and administrative support buildings. The contract is valued at approximately $512 million.

Mike Meredith, CDCR project director, said there was significant competition for the contract.

New 2011 Council District Map released

New 2011 Council District Map released

STOCKTON - In a press release Tuesday, the city clerk has released the 2011 Council District Map based on the 2010 Census demographics.  As a result of the 2010 United States Census, the city clerk notes that the uneven population growth in the City of Stockton required adjustments to the city council districts.  The city clerk is required to adjust the districts under City Charter Article II, § 200 following each decennial census. 

The 2011 Council District Map is posted on the City of Stockton website at www.stocktongov.com/redistricting.  Copies of the new map will also be available at the Stockton public library branches, and the first floor lobby of City Hall at 425 North El Dorado Street.

The city clerk will present the new map to the Stockton City Council on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Police: Fatal shooting likely gang related

Police: Fatal shooting likely gang related

STOCKTON - Police believe a Thursday night shooting that left a man dead in the street, was likely gang related.

Officers responded to the area of 6th and San Joaquin Streets around 10 p.m. after someone reported shots fired, according to Stockton Police spokesman Pete Smith. A hispanic adult man was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Smith said paramedics declared the man dead at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of next of kin by a coroner.

No suspects have been identified or arrests made in the shooting, said Smith.

Delta College Trustee Steve Castellanos elected to California Community College Trustees

Delta College Trustee Steve Castellanos elected to California Community College Trustees

San Joaquin Delta College trustee, Steve Castellanos, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), has been elected to the Community College League of California’s California Community College Trustees (CCCT ) Board of Directors. CCCT Board members are elected for three-year terms by trustees of the California Community Colleges system.

The Community College League of California is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 local community college districts in California. Within the League are two major organizations which share common advocacy goals: The California Community College Trustees, and the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges.

The CCCT is a 21 member board which meets approximately six times a year. At these meetings, action is taken on education policy issues before the Community Colleges Board of Governors and state legislature.