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Program adds 11 entrepreneurs to its ranks

Program adds 11 entrepreneurs to its ranks

STOCKTON – Eleven women graduated from the Women Entrepreneurs program of the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center San Joaquin Delta College (SBDC) on Wednesday. The graduation ceremony took place on Wednesday at the WorkNet building.

The graduates completed strategic and operational business plans and learned ways to increase their financial independence, personal development and self-confidence while strengthening their communication and presentation skills. The program included 20 hours of  training on core aspects of business management such as marketing, financial management and planning.

The Women Entrepreneurs program began in 1991 and is underwritten by Citibank, as well as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator San Joaquin Delta College. In its 14 years in existence, 380 graduates have passed through the program... Read More

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The Heat is officially on in Stockton

The Heat is officially on in Stockton

STOCKTON – The Stockton Heat hockey team will begin its inaugural AHL season, Oct. 10 with a home game against the Rockford Ice Hogs. The Heat, which replaced the Stockton Thunder as the team’s minor league hockey franchise, will also face San Jose on Thursday, Oct. 15 to close out its first home stand.

The team, which is owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, will compete in the AHL, hockey’s equivalent of a Triple A league. The Heat will compete in the league’s Pacific Division and will play California teams Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego and San Jose a total of 12 times each.

The heat will also play Texas and San Antonio six times each.

While the team’s name, ownership and league will change, the Heat will keep many of the Thunder’s most popular promotions... Read More

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

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New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

STOCKTON – Those needing to add time to their parking meter in downtown Stockton will get a hand in doing so, starting Sept. 1. Motorists will be able to use a mobile app to add time to meters that are marked with a sticker that provides the Parkmobile website (www.parkmobile.com) and a toll free number (1-877-727-5718) to call about the app.

Motorists can download the Parkmobile app, create an account and then bill their parking directly to their account. Those using the app can also set alerts on their phones to let them know when time is about to run out and add more time without having to return to the meter... Read More

RTD bus service announces limited holiday service

RTD bus service announces limited holiday service

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will not operate its regular fixed-route bus service and Dial-A-Ride services on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. The RTD’s administrative offices and the Downtown Transit Center will also be closed.

During the holiday, a limited service will be available by reservation only on a first-come, first-served basis. The fare will be $5 per one-way trip and reservations will be limited to one round trip per passenger

Priority will be given to seniors and persons with disabilities and the service will operate countywide from 7:15 am to 5:00 pm.

Reservations will be taken beginning Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4 and can be made by calling (209) 955-8400. 

Regularly scheduled service, administrative offices and the Downtown Transit Center will all resume normal operations on Tuesday, Sept. 8... Read More

University of the Pacific gets grant to aid first-generation students

University of the Pacific gets grant to aid first-generation students

STOCKTON – The U.S. Department of Education is giving a $1.4 million TRiO Student Support Services grant to help 200 first-generation, low-income or disabled students attend the University of the Pacific.

The grant will help fund the school’s Success program aimed at helping increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students. It also works to help students pursue advanced degrees.

Students in the Success Program have tend to be high achieving students. More than 90 percent make it to graduation and 97 percent maintain a C average or better. The overall GPA for students in the program is 3.04.

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