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Exotic car lovers drive their dreams affordably

Exotic car lovers drive their dreams affordably

STOCKTON — If driving a Ferrari is on your bucket list, there’s a company in Stockton that can make it happen. LTF Adventures provides customers the opportunity to drive a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo or Porsche 911 Turbo.

LTF Adventures, which is an acronym for “living life to the fullest” puts up two autocross tracks — each just under a quarter-mile in length — at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. For $249, customers can perform six laps around the track with an instructor in the car of their choice. Online coupons can reduce the cost to $99.

The first lap is run at 15 mph to give the customer an idea of how to operate the vehicle, with the remaining five laps at the speed of their choice... Read More

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McCaulou’s opens in Lincoln Center

McCaulou’s opens in Lincoln Center

STOCKTON — Shoppers were ready and waiting when McCaulou’s department store opened its doors for the first time at Lincoln Center Nov. 12.

The chain’s founder, David McCaulou, was on hand to greet them and was pleased with the response.

“We’re impressed,” McCaulou said, looking around the store. “We’ve never advertised it or anything. We just opened the doors this morning. This is not a grand opening, but it’s certainly a grand response.”

McCaulou’s now occupies the space that had been vacant since Campbell’s department store closed in the summer of 2012. McCaulou’s has filled the 24,000-square-foot space with a wide variety of brand-name clothing, accessories, toys, items for the home and shoes... Read More

RTD food drive collects over 41,000 pounds of food

RTD food drive collects over 41,000 pounds of food

San Joaquin Regional Transit District and its partners collected over 41,000 pounds of food during the 17th Annual Stuff the Bus food drive on Nov. 20-22.

The food drive was Regional Transit’s most successful Stuff the Bus event, collecting 676 turkeys for local food banks. Since 1999, Stuff the Bus events have collected over 287,000 pounds of food donations for area charities.

Transit agencies including the Lodi Grapeline, Manteca Transit and Escalon eTrans all helped with the effort.

The  Emergency Food Bank of Stockton, Salvation Army of Lodi, Second Harvest Food Bank and Escalon CARE all got part of the donations.

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PG&E plans major San Joaquin County transmission line expansion

PG&E plans major San Joaquin County transmission line expansion

PG&E is preparing for its biggest expansion in the northern San Joaquin Valley in years.

The utility plans to build new 230-volt transmission lines that would connect connect PG&E’s existing Lockeford Substation, east of Lodi, and Eight Mile Substation, just north of Stockton, to the Lodi Electric Utility’s Industrial Substation in Lodi, as well as upgrades to those substations.

The expansion would affect 50,000 households and businesses in parts of Stockton, Lodi, Lockeford, Victor, Acampo and Thornton.

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Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Central Valley Con presented by BattleGround Games debuts at the Modesto Centre Plaza on December 6th just in time for the Holidays. This one day Pop Culture Convention will run from 10am until 4pm and is only $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Modesto is the 3rd city that the creator of Stockton Con will be hosting an event in; with Grape City Con debuting earlier this year and returning to Lodi in 2016.

Over the fist four years Stockton Con has seen over 30,000 attendees, including a record setting 14,400 at last years 2 day convention at the Stockton Arena.  A protion of the the proceeds from Central Valley Con will go to Make A Wish Foundation and the Modesto Gospel Mission.

With 30,000 square feet of exhibitors space CV Con will be hst to well over 100 Vendors and featuring artists that have worked for DC. Marvel, Image, Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comcs.

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