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Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

STOCKTON – Suzy Daveluy will be Stockton’s new Deputy Director of Community Services and City Librarian, according to Stockton Community Services Director John Alita.

Daveluy’s biggest duty in her new position will be to oversee the city of Stockton and San Joaquin Public Library system.

Daveluy has been with the library system for 25 years, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, a Masters in Library and information Science from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento... Read More

Foreclosure rates dropping in the Central Valley

Foreclosure rates dropping in the Central Valley

STOCKTON – Foreclosure rates throughout the Central Valley fell in January as compared to the same period in 2014 according to CoreLogic, a company that tracks nationwide foreclosure rates. In the Stockton-Lodi region, rates shrank by 0.29 percent over the same time period last year, according to the company. In January, 2015, 0.68 percent of outstanding mortgages were in foreclosure as compare to 0.97 percent for January 2014.

In January, CoreLogic’s data showed that foreclosures in Modesto accounted for 0.65 percent of outstanding mortgages. That was a decrease of 0.25 percent from the same time in 2014.

CoreLogic said that 2.50 percent of mortgages in Stockton and Lodi were delinquent by 90 days or more in January. That was down from 3.63 percent for the same period last year. Modesto had a slightly higher delinquency rate at 2.52 percent, a drop of 0.86 percent for the same period in 2014... Read More

Branches of Central Valley Community Bank get new boss

Branches of Central Valley Community Bank get new boss

Toni Taboada is the new Vice President and Branch Manager for the Stockton and Tracy offices of the Central Valley Community Bank. James M Ford, President and CEO of Central Valley Community Bancorp and Central Valley Community Bank, made the announcement in a press release Tuesday... Read More

Delta Bridges Charter School to Open in North Stockton

By Dr. Jeff Tilton, Superintendent Delta Charter Schools

TRACY – The Delta Charter Schools family will be increasing in the Fall 2015, as Delta Bridges Charter School will open in northeast Stockton to serve students in grades K-5 its initial year and expand to K-8 the following year.

Area unemployment rates shrink slightly

Area unemployment rates shrink slightly

The unemployment rates in the Stockton and Modesto metro areas shrank slightly in the month of February. Stockton’s rate was at 10.1 percent down from 10.5 percent one month earlier. Modesto’s rate fell to 10.7 percent from 11 percent in January... Read More

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out to return in April

 

Asparagus is back in season and Stockton is ready to celebrate with the sixth annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. Locally grown asparagus will be showcased at more than 30 participating restaurants throughout Stockton as they put the vegetable to creative use in a variety of main dishes, drinks and desserts.

“The trend of focusing on local cuisine that utilizes locally grown and sourced ingredients is growing nationwide,” said Visit Stockton CEO Wes Rhea.

The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out (GSADO and pronounced “ja-saw-doh” ) will run the entire month of April.

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Stockton FedEx freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

Stockton FedEx freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

STOCKTON — Fifty FedEx freight drivers in Stockton voted last week to join Teamsters Local 439.

The vote, 33-12, was taken March 12 and 13.

The vote to join the Teamsters union follows three previous elections in 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina; South Brunswick, New Jersey and Croydon, Pennsylvania, which added a total of 382 drivers to the union... Read More