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San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

San Joaquin River ranked No. 2 among America’s most endangered

The San Joaquin River is the second most-endangered river in the United States, according to the conservation group AmericanRivers.org.

“The river is so overtapped that in some places it runs completely dry, threatening water quality, endangering fish and wildlife, creating uncertainty for farmers, and leaving communities vulnerable in the face of more frequent and severe droughts,” the group’s report said... Read More

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Delta Tunnel opponents to fight MWD land purchase

Delta Tunnel opponents to fight MWD land purchase

San Joaquin County is among the petitioners filing a lawsuit today against Metropolitan Water District over its deal to purchase the Delta islands without going through the CEQA process.

San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties, Food & Water Watch and Planning and Conservation League will file their lawsuit at the San Joaquin County Courthouse in Stockton this afternoon, representatives said... Read More

Five things to know before you book that Allegiant flight

Five things to know before you book that Allegiant flight

STOCKTON — Allegiant Airlines began flying from Stockton to San Diego Thursday and is temporarily offering fares as low as $39 for a one-way ticket.

Stockton-area passengers now have non-stop service to three cities, including Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Before you book that flight, though, there are some things you need to know.

That $39 fare comes with restrictions ... Read More

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Dance The Night Away with ABC10/Sac & Co at the 29th Wine & Food Fest to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Join ABC10 and Sac & Co at the 29th Annual Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00pm-9:30pm at the Sacramento Convention Center!

More than 100 restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and other fine spirits vendors will be tantalizing your taste buds! Wineries pouring at the event include well-known premium wines from Wente, Frank Family, Borjon, J Lohr and Silverado. Popular restaurants returning are Paul Martin Bistro, Il Fornaio, Supper Club and Dawson’s.

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Pacific’s project management certificate program makes national ranks

Pacific’s project management certificate program makes national ranks

STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific is among the top 50 colleges in the United States that offer project management certificate programs, according to a ranking by Value Colleges.

Pacific ranked 38th on the list. Value Colleges cited the school’s unusually high number of professional schools for a college its size for setting the climate for professional advancement.

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Is high-speed rail building a bullet train to nowhere?

Is high-speed rail building a bullet train to nowhere?

The plan to build a high-speed rail system took a weird detour in February when the California High Speed Rail Authority suddenly decided to run its first phase between Kern County and San Jose.

Sharon Alley Calone

We learned more about the plans during a hearing March 28.The revised plan would lay the first 250 miles of track between San Jose and the Bakersfield area and now aims to offer service on the line in less than a decade.

But here’s the shocker for our region: It turns out the changed plans call for cutting out Merced until at least 2029. That’s a big change from the original plan that called for the first phase to run between southern California and Merced.

The announcement took a lot of people by surprise, including Assemblyman Adam Gray who represents Merced... Read More

Head Start expanding services to San Joaquin County children

Head Start expanding services to San Joaquin County children

Nine new Head Start preschool locations are opening in San Joaquin County according to the San Joaquin County Office of Education and the Stockton Unified School District. The program aims to provide 3- and 4-year-olds the skills needed to enter kindergarten and prepare them for success in school and life.

Studies show that children attending preschools, such as Head Start, complete high school and attend college more often and are less likely to be arrested or charged with a crime. Federally funded Head Start programs have operated nationwide and in San Joaquin County for about 50 years... Read More