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Stockton offers tour of abandoned downtown hotels

STOCKTON - The city of Stockton still owns several abandoned downtown hotel buildings, so Tuesday the city offered a tour to potentially interested buyers.


The city purchased the buildings years ago when it was considered likely they could be redeveloped, or leveled for parking. But that downtown redevelopment never materialized and the condition of the hotels steadily worsened.

One person on the tour was Bernadette Austin from Domus Development in Sacramento.

Woman escapes brazen attack on Stockton street


Police are seeking a man suspected of attacking a woman in Stockton Sunday.

According to a report from the Stockton Police Department, the woman was walking near the 6000 block of Lorraine Ave. around 4 a.m. when a Hispanic or white man got out of a black vehicle parked in the area and approached her.

The man threw the woman to the ground and attempted to assault her, the report detailed.

The woman managed to get away and run to Panella Park where she hid until the man left the area, according to the report.

Where to find Cooling Zones in San Joaquin Co.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. – Amid a string of sweltering days, San Joaquin County's Human Services Agency opened eight Cooling Zones Monday.

The zones provide an air-conditioned facility to offer people relief from the heat.

The Human Services Agency advised individuals who do not have ready access to a cool environment, particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, to utilize the shelters.

Following are a list of the Cooling Zones throughout the county. They are open Mon. through Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

Boggs Tract Center

533 S. Los Angeles Street

Stockton, CA 95203

Northeast Center

2885 E. Harding Way

Stockton, CA 95205

Larch Clover Center

11157 W. Larch Road

Tracy, CA 95304

Watch Stockton firefighters rescue a puppy

Watch Stockton firefighters rescue a puppy

Stockton firefighters rescued four pets from a burning home Thursday on San Jose Street near Flora Street, according to The Record newspaper in Stockton. No one was home and no one was injured, The Record reported. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

This video of the blaze was posted Sunday on a Stockton Fire Department YouTube account. Scroll ahead to about 6:10 to see a firefighter pull a very lucky puppy from the home.

Sheriff's office: Woman carried unloaded gun into courthouse

Sheriff's office: Woman carried unloaded gun into courthouse

A woman was arrested Friday afternoon when she brought a handgun into a courthouse in Manteca.

Lan Chen, 43, is facing firearms-related charges, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said Chen had an unloaded Beretta 9mm pistol in a satchel when she went through the security screening process at about 2:20 p.m. Friday at the San Joaquin County Superior Court's Manteca Branch. A magazine loaded with four bullets was next to the gun.

Chen also was carrying $10,583 in cash in her purse, the sheriff's office said.

Security guards called San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies, who took Chen into custody without incident.

As hotel building burns, former owner remembers history, legal battle

ID=10000807Former Earle Hotel owner Francesca Segarini could barely stand to watch as the television showed images of smoke and flames consuming the building Wednesday.

"It's like part of my life went into smoke because you carry a dream with you about something for some reason even if it doesn't ever happen," Segarini said.

Major fire in downtown Stockton


An abandoned hotel in the 700 block of East Main Street in Stockton was consumed by flames Wednesday.

Investigators are not sure what caused the blaze. The Stockton Record stated that the fire was reported at about 3 p.m. It is believed to have started on the hotel's first floor and spread to the fourth floor, and the roof eventually collapsed.