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Stockton fills key city positions

Stockton fills key city positions

STOCKTON — Stockton City Manager Kurt Wilson announced that the city was filling several key positions.

Erik Newman will take over as the new fire chief, replacing interim chief Bill Weisgerber. Newman comes to Stockton from Clark County Fire Department in Las Vegas where he served as Senior Deputy Fire Chief since December, 2011. He also served in the Richmond fire department for more than 20 years. He will begin his duties Dec. 16,... Read More

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Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Thirty-one students in the vocational programs at San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College qualified for $2,500 grants from the Cortopassi Family Foundation (CFF). The four-semester grants, totaling $10,000 per student, were awarded to high school graduates in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties... Read More

Residents invited to Stockton’s Bicycle Master Plan workshops

Residents invited to Stockton’s Bicycle Master Plan workshops

STOCKTON — The public is invited to learn more about proposals for updating the city of Stockton’s Bicycle Master Plan.

The purpose of the update is to make Stockton safer and more comfortable for bicyclists of all ages and creating more opportunity to get around without car.

“Stockton has a near-perfect landscape for year-round biking and the Bicycle Master Plan should provide accessible infrastructure for all types of people,” said Public Works Director Gordon Mackay.

The city is offering a series of workshops so residents can offer their ideas... Read More

Blog – McCaulou’s department store opening

Blog – McCaulou’s department store opening

TRACY — It’s always great to open my email and see a new business is opening in our area.

Next week Tracy will get its own Dunkin’ Donuts. The new store is opening at 1970 West 11th St. in time for the morning commute — 5 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17.

It’s the newest location in Northern California for the nationwide donut chain, which has been expanding quickly throughout the state.

The opening includes a cup-stacking contest with representatives from  the Boys and Girls Club of Tracy, Tracy Ministries Homeless Group and V.B.R. Foster Family Agency. Those organizations will each get a donation from Dunkin’ Donuts... Read More

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Electricity rate changes to be explained at public forum

Electricity rate changes to be explained at public forum

STOCKTON — Stockton residents will have a chance to learn more about California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) decision to change electricity rates.

CPUC is hosting a community forum to answer residents’ question at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 in Council Chambers at Stockton’s City Hall. The address is 425 El Dorado St... Read More

Strengthening Families

Family Resource and Referral celebrates 35 years of strengthening families in the Central Valley

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

California State Parks (State Parks) has unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

The design of the plate features California’s official tree, the California redwood. Proceeds from the sale and annual renewal of the plate will provide an ongoing funding source for the restoration and preservation of state parks across California.

State Parks officials unveiled the specialized plate at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park where some of the most extensive restorations since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s are currently underway. Plate sales will support restoration projects like this one and help the department restore and preserve California’s state park system.