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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

Stockton Honda wins Honda President’s Award

Stockton Honda wins Honda President’s Award

STOCKTON — Stockton Honda was among just 125 American Honda dealerships to receive the Honda President’s Award for 2014, the company announced.

The award is presented yearly to Honda dealerships for exceptional performance in all facets of their operations: profitability, sales, vehicle condition, customer experience, service retention, and brand representation... 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

officials hoping water hyacinth less of a problem in 2015

STOCKTON - Few people will forget the images of water hyacinth in Stockton and around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from 2014. Aerial views over downtown Stockton could have convinced newcomers there was no water under the huge swath of green growth.

"Last year was the first to bring many aspects of the boating industry to a complete halt," RiverPoint Landing Marina owner Richard Dunn said. If it happens again this year, "boaters, fisherman and tourists will finally throw up their hands and go elsewhere."

But at a state Senate hearing held in downtown Stockton Friday, Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, also heard some encouraging news.

Health Plan of San Joaquin hires customer service director

Health Plan of San Joaquin hires customer service director

FRENCH CAMP —  Mike McCarns has been appointed director of customer service for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ), the organization announced Wednesday.

McCarns’ appointment follows a nationwide search.  He comes to the Central Valley from Nashville where he was executive director at health care technology company, Cognosante... Read More

mail theft in morada a growing problem


STOCKTON - Residents of Morada, near Stockton, are convinced not only that their mail is being stolen, but that the person or persons responsible has a master key.

Tom Patridge said that's what he was told by a mail carrier when he noticed the group mailbox, which is often left wide open, didn't have any obvious break-in marks.

"They'll come out tonight at 4 or 5, get the mail and drive off, " Patridge said. He also said there's no answer from the post office when he calls to report the thefts.

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.