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Visit Stockton! Tourism luncheon celebrates local travel upswing, honors accomplishments

Visit Stockton! Tourism luncheon celebrates local travel upswing, honors accomplishments

Visit Stockton! CEO Wes Rhea was all about good news yesterday at the Celebrate! luncheon recognizing the the accomplishments and contributions made to the tourism industry of Stockton. even the fortune cookies served at the Stockton Hilton, had good news tidbits. Rhea said Stockton is in an upswing with a "positive atmosphere". "In 2012, visitor spending was $670 million dollars," said Rhea adding that in 2014, hotel occupancy was up 2% from 2013. He gave the packed house food for thought when he stated that 1592 hotel rooms are occupied every night in the city of Stockton and the Visit Stockton! website now has more than one million page views.

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Charter Schools Gain Momentum in San Joaquin County

Charter Schools Gain Momentum in San Joaquin County

Year after year, we see more parents demanding high quality school choice options for their children. Current enrollment numbers tell us that an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter public schools across the state for the 2014-15 school year. Charter enrollment grew by an estimated 33,525 increase this year. This growth pattern isn’t limited to student enrollment in existing charter schools, in fact there are 87 new charter schools that opened their doors this year, bringing the total number of charters in California to 1,184.  Despite the growth and momentum, charter school students only represent about 7% of California’s student population.  Yet according to a number of polls and studies conducted in recent years a majority of parents feel charter schools do a better job than traditional public schools. 

Celebrate The Earth

Celebrate The Earth

For eight years Disneynature has created films released for Earth Day.  Seeing these films has become a favorite tradition for my husband and I.  This year’s movie opens on Friday, April 17 and is called Monkey Kingdom.  Part of the proceeds from attending opening week goes to protecting monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.  Watching Monkey Kingdom this week is something simple and enjoyable you can do while helping our endangered friends.

Delta College dedicates Horticulture Center

Delta College dedicates Horticulture Center

San Joaquin Delta College President Kathy Hart said it was the perfect day to dedicate the next project in a series of improvements at the college as she cut the ribbon signaling the opening of of the new state-of-the-art Horticulture Center Tuesday afternoon. Picture: And attendees agreed it was - sunny with a slight breeze- outside the two new working greenhouses and updated plant nursery, a "production classroom" according to horticulture professor Mike Toscano. He proudly showed off the updated facilities saying that all the plants had been grown from seeds, cutting or plugs. "Everything here has student value-added," said Toscano. "Each plant has been worked on by a student." The horticulture nursery is a hidden gem for plant-seekers with prices way below your average retail or big box stores. It's open to the public each Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will be open the same hours this Saturday for a "weekend sale".

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UOP employee claims Clinton owes university $12K


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STOCKTON - As Hillary Clinton prepares for another run for the White House, an employee of the University of the Pacific wrote over the weekend Clinton still owes the school money from her first presidential campaign.

Events Director Steve Whyte wrote on Facebook the Clinton campaign had not paid UOP $12,000 for hosting an event in 2008.

Whyte finished his post with "she has no integrity."

Whyte first agreed then canceled an interview with News10, saying he was told by school officials not to talk about the story.

Electronic Microscopy Open House - April 16

Electronic Microscopy Open House - April 16

Please join us for our annual Electron Microscopy Open House, Thursday, April 16, 1 - 6pm. We have some amazing new microscopes and instrumentation our EM students will demonstrate. Explore exciting high-tech, high paying careers in Electron Microscopy, right here at San Joaquin Delta College! http://bit.ly/1DU7x8S

 

For More Information:
Cathy Davis
Electron Microscopy Lab Technician
Center For Microscopy and Allied Sciences
San Joaquin Delta College
cdavis@deltacollege.edu
Tel: 209-954-5246

Delta College's Fashion Program presents the Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 10th

Delta College's Fashion Program presents the Nearly New Sale on Friday, April 10th

It’s time once again for the Nearly New Sale, produced by the Fashion Program at San Joaquin Delta College. This is not your ordinary sale!

The sale features mostly brand new merchandise at bargain-basement prices, as low as $1. The sale is set for on Friday, April 10th 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm in Danner Hall on the Delta College campus in Stockton.

The Nearly New Sale has become a favorite among regular customers who have scouted prestigious brands, which in past sales have included True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, William Rast, Levi’s, I.N.C. and others. Shoe brands have included Nine West, Franco Sarto, Chanel, Adrienne Vittadini, and Coach. The inventory varies as the donations come in throughout the year from a variety of resources.

Join the Festivities as Delta College Celebrates Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month(s)

Join the Festivities as Delta College Celebrates Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month(s)

For More Information Contact:
Debra Louie
Delta College Counselor/Professor
President of Asian & Pacific Islander American Staff Association (APIASA)
dlouie@deltacollege.edu
209-954-5151 x6216

CCVEDC Conducts Annual Mission to State Capitol

CCVEDC Conducts Annual Mission to State Capitol

California Central Valley Economic Development Corporation (CCVEDC) board members recently completed their annual Legislative mission to Sacramento. In meetings with 26 Legislators, State Officials and consultants, CCVEDC members outlined issues vital to the economy and the business climate in California. "The Central Valley legislators were extremely interested in supporting the CCVEDC in its efforts to assist valley businesses with their expansion and retention needs." stated CCVEDC President Lee Ann Eager. "The discussions also centered around assisting local economic developers in attracting new business to the San Joaquin Valley." Central Valley representatives again discussed needing Incentives for areas with high unemployment, Regulatory Reform and Tax Increment Financing.

San Joaquin Co. jobs - upward revision

San Joaquin Co. jobs - upward revision

by Mike Ammann, President & CEO, San Joaquin Partnership

The San Joaquin County job market during 2014 was far stronger than initially thought, according to a new report that underscores the emergence of the region as Greater Silicon Valley.

"This is a real positive for San Joaquin County," said Jeffrey Michael, director of the Stockton-based Business Forecasting Center at University of the Pacific. "We are getting close to the point where San Joaquin County will have recovered all the jobs it lost in the Great Recession."