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News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

Nominate a local 'Coach for Life Champion'

Nominate a local 'Coach for Life Champion'

STOCKTON - Do you know someone who has faced major health challenges with a stroke, brain injury or neurological impairment and demonstrated the courage of a champion? Nominate someone who has beaten the odds, did not give in to negative diagnoses, instead working to survive and thrive. Honor someone who in your life who has truly amazed you and may influence others to working to recovery.

Healings in Motion is accepting nominations for "Coach for Life's Champions," its 4th annual awards dinner and show to be held on Sunday, September 24 from 2 - 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for this year's event is Ed Hearn, former pitcher for the New York Mets and author of the bestseller book "Conquering Life's Curves."

Nominations will be accepted for four categories: Courage, Creative Expressions, Caregiver of the Year and Coach for Life Champions.
Details for each category can be found at www.healingsinmotion.org.

Stockton drug trafficking group leader sentenced to 18 years

Stockton drug trafficking group leader sentenced to 18 years

STOCKTON - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that U.S. District Judge Edward Garcia sentenced Hector Ojeda Barraza, 30, of Stockton, Friday to 18 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Joaquin County Metro Task Force.

According to court documents, the 12-month investigation involved multiple court-authorized wiretaps, surveillance, and search warrants. Agents seized approximately $60,000 in cash, 11 kilograms of cocaine, five pounds of methamphetamine, and multiple firearms. Ten defendants were arrested, charged, and convicted of various drug or drug-related charges.

Ojeda Barraza entered guilty pleas to various drug charges as did five other co-defendants.

Former Stockton cop pleads guilty to receiving child porn

Former Stockton cop pleads guilty to receiving child porn

United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced in a press release that John Milo Krivokapich, 43, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, in 2008, Krivokapich began communicating with a 15-year-old Missouri girl through the website mmajacked.com. They also communicated through emails and telephone. Over the course of several weeks, the online conversation grew more explicit, including statements by Krivokapich describing particular sexual acts that he wanted to perform on the girl. He sent a picture of his penis to the girl and requested that she send him sexually explicit photographs of herself.

Krivokapich told the victim on at least two occasions that he wanted her to travel to California to meet him, and that he would pay for the airfare. In response to the initial invitation, the victim told Krivokapich that she would have to ask her parents for permission.

Stockton man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Stockton man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

In a press release, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Dana Scott McIntire, 53, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Monday to methamphetamine trafficking and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on May 23, 2006, the METRO task force executed a probation search at McIntire’s residence in Stockton. When agents searched the residence, it contained extensive and obvious evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing throughout the garage, shed, and portions of the home.

Stockton man pleads guilty to downloading child porn

Stockton man pleads guilty to downloading child porn

STOCKTON - In a press release Friday, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Kenneth Warner Kilburn, 52, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, in 2008, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a Cybertipline report identifying Kilburn as someone who had accessed a “child model” newsgroup on the Internet. In late 2009, law enforcement identified a computer at Kilburn’s address as offering files of known child pornography. Between November 19, 2009, and December 1, 2009, law enforcement identified 381 different files of child pornography that Kilburn was offering to others to download through a file-sharing network. On January 13, 2010, police officers searching his residence found two computers that contained child pornography.