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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

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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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Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

STOCKTON – The Stockton Metropolitan Airport signed a cooperation agreement with Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in China.

The Stockton airport hopes the agreement will improve opportunities for international trade, tourism and economic development that strategic cooperation can create... Read More

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Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) elected San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) President-Elect, Bob Gutierrez, as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Frank Montes from the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Board Chairman. The membership voted on the positions, Friday, Aug. 21.

More than 124 delegates, representing 35 Chambers throughout the state, took part in the annual election

Gutierrez has served as Director for the Central California region for CHCC for the last year and and decided to run for vice chairman to “expand my service to advocate for Hispanic businesses statewide in a way that will encourage the participation of our local Chambers to influence our legislators throughout California and unite our organization on a state and national platform.”... Read More

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Ports Pink Night is set

Ports Pink Night is set

STOCKTON – The Stockton Ports annual Pink Night is set for 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28 at the Stockton Ballpark. The team will host an ice cream social for cancer survivors and fans prior to the 7 p.m. first pitch.

The team partners with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center for the yearly fundraiser that helps raise money and attention for St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services. The team will donate $1 from every ticket sold along with proceeds from the pink jersey auction, player memorabilia raffle and pink wall and rally rag sales to St. Joseph’s Festivities.

The night will include a survivor parade around the field, survivors taking the field with the team during the National Anthem and a t-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans, presented by St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center... Read More