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Local students accepted to military academies

Local students accepted to military academies

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) today announced that 15 students from the 11th Congressional District have been accepted to attend a military service academy.  Every year, Congressman McNerney nominates high school students from the area for acceptance to these prestigious institutions. 

“Every year I’m privileged to nominate exceptional students from our area for appointments to the military service academies,” said Rep. McNerney.  “I’m proud that 15 hard-working and talented young people have been accepted to these prestigious institutions this year.  They are dedicated students, excellent athletes, and frequent volunteers in our community.  We can be proud of what these young people have already accomplished and the commitment they are making to serve our country.”

The following students from the 11th Congressional District have been accepted to military service academies.

 

Stockton family members sentenced for $2.6 million food stamp fraud

Stockton family members sentenced for $2.6 million food stamp fraud

STOCKTON - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Thursday U.S. District Judge Morrison England, Jr. sentenced Ahmad Khan, 54, and his brother, Mumraiz Khan, 49, both of Stockton, to 70 months and 63 months respectively for food stamp fraud and money laundering. Ahmad Khan’s daughter, Naheed Khan, 23, also of Stockton, was sentenced to a three-year term of probation for assisting her father and uncle in the scheme. The defendants pleaded guilty on September 23, 2010.

According to court documents, the Khans used their small convenience store, Smoke Shop & Snack, in Stockton, as a front to illegally purchase food stamps from customers at approximately 50 cents on the dollar, committing more than $2.6 million in food stamp fraud.

Morada Middle School students win big at Academic Pentathlon

Morada Middle School students win big at Academic Pentathlon

Morada Middle School students win big at Academic Pentathlon
Lodi News-Sentinel
It was held May 5 in Manteca, and Morada Middle was the only school in Lodi Unified School District that competed. Although another school took the top prize, longtime English teacher and coach Paula Ogden couldn't be more proud of her students on the ...

El Concilio to feature military general at annual luncheon May 6

El Concilio to feature military general at annual luncheon May 6

STOCKTON - El Concilio’s Annual Latina Luncheon will be this Friday May 6, at Brookside Country Club (3603 St. Andrews Drive) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

El Concilio is honored to have the highest ranking Latina in the Military in Major General Angela Salinas speak at the luncheon. This event is an inspiring opportunity to hear national Latina leaders offer their experiences as a message of hope to empower our community to achieve its dreams and goals.

American Red Cross 'heroes' to be honored April 6

American Red Cross 'heroes' to be honored April 6

LODI - It is that time of year to honor local heroes who have given of themselves or performed an extraordinary act of courage, selflessness' or kindness. Each year the American Red Cross in San Joaquin County receives many nominations across 10 award categories. The nominations are then reviewed by a team from the community and in each category a nominee is selected.

The selected heroes will be honored at a Heroes Breakfast on Wednesday, April 6 from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

UOP Japanese students to hold fundraiser for tsunami victims

UOP Japanese students to hold fundraiser for tsunami victims

STOCKTON - Japanese students at University of the Pacific have organized a fundraiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan Thursday night. The students will collect donations for the Japanese Red Cross Society Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in front of Pacific’s Bookstore in the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center on the Stockton campus, 3601 Pacific Avenue.

Every person who donates will receive an origami crane with the message "Pray for Japan" written on it.

"The earthquake has destroyed many cities in the Northern Japan and estimates are that more than 10,000 people died and many are missing," said Asumi Kojima, one of 11 Japanese students currently studying on the Stockton campus. "People are still suffering from aftershocks, and are in a need of help."

Kojima said the charity campaign was organized by all the Japanese students attending Pacific’s Stockton campus.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Farro, Sungold, and Basil Backyard salad

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Farro, Sungold, and Basil Backyard salad

Beginning Friday, March 11, local celebrity and TV personality Laura McIntosh will offer a new recipe each week. This week's recipe is for a Farro, Sungold, and Basil Backyard Salad.

Ingredients:
Serves 6

1 1/2 Cups Farro
1/2 Red Onion, julienned
1 Head of Fennel, julienned
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
1/4 Cup Sherry Vinegar,
1 Each Basket of Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 Each Basil Bunch, cut in chiffonade, Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Instructions:

In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the farro until done, about 10 minutes. Drain. Transfer to large bowl.