Two Central Valley Cities in Top 10 For Car Theft

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A new study has been published by the National Insurance Crime Bureau showing Modesto and Stockton rank among the ten worst cities in America for auto theft per capita. Stockton moved up to the 7th spot from the 8th spot the year prior. The full report can be accessed here. Related Post Shooting at Mellis Park Leaves One Dead Suspect …

Mosquitos Known to Carry Zika Virus Found in Central Valley

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STOCKTON- Earlier this month the Mosquito and Vector Control departments for San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties announced they’ve discovered Aedes mosquitoes for the first time. The announcement comes with the concern for public health since the insects are known to carry the Zika virus. According to the Mayo Clinic Zika is, “A disease caused by Zika virus that’s spread through …

Son of Police Chief Arrested For Murder After Being Freed By DA Verber Salazar For Beating of Manteca Man

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Dear District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar:  Just last August when the 18-year-old estranged son of a California police chief smiled and flipped people off in court as he made his first appearance over charges of assaulting a 71-year-old Sikh man, we thought common sense suggested he was not a good candidate for somebody who should be let out of jail …

Tracy Lyft Driver Arrested For Allegedly Raping Passenger

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A Lyft driver from Tracy was arrested after a woman he picked up says he drove her to his home in Tracy and raped her. The San Bruno Police department has released the following statement about the arrest: CITY OF SAN BRUNO POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: Arrest for Rape and False Imprisonment CASE NUMBER: 1902789 DATE OCCURRED: August 10, …

The Stockton Mexican American HOF Dishonors Themselves by Inducting Anti-Mexican Politician Susan Eggman

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An open letter to the Stockton Mexican-American Hall of Fame and community by Motecuzoma Sanchez ATTENTION: Stockton Mexican American Hall of Fame Board Members SUBJECT: Inductee Susan Eggman Susan Colette Eggman has been in office over a decade now. During that time she has proven consistently to be anti-Mexican in both attitude and actions. Her legislative record has only confirmed …

Open Letter to “Reinvent Tracy”: Return ICE Prison Money to Susan Eggman

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Attention: Rhodesia Ransom Dan Arriola Nancy Young The three of you have been vocal speaking out against and showing up at rallies to condemn ICE detention centers and current immigration policies. You’ve participated in “emotional marches” and “Lights for Liberty” and “Keep Families Together” rallies as recently as yesterday August 7th at Tracy City Hall. It has been brought to …

District Attorney Verber-Salazar Doubles Down on Big Claims of Lower Recidivism

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San Joaquin County- After weeks of 209 Times publicly questioning the existence and most importantly, the validity of the “data” that DA Tori Verber Salazar says “proves” her “restorative justice” program reduced recidivism from 70% to 5%, she changed her figure.  Changed, but not in the direction ourselves, or any probation or parole professionals we spoke with expected.  The San …

Despite Five Years of Increased Violence, Mayor Tubbs Responds to Venezuela’s Warning Saying “July Was Safe”

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STOCKTON- Yesterday the countries of Venezuela and Uruguay issued travel advisories to its citizens in response to the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. They urged them to avoid cities prone to discrimination and violence also citing the inability of the local authorities of those cities to effectively deal with it. Stockton was listed as one of those …

Local Youth Dominate Handball Competition in Venice Beach

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STOCKTON- Coach David Sanchez II took his handball team to Venice Beach to compete in the 3 wall Jr Nationals from 7/18-7/21. Jessica Duenas,13, competed in the 19U big ball singles. Elena Duenas competed in the 17U small ball singles, 19U big ball singles and Doubles. She Medaled in 19U bigball taking 3rd. Emily Sanchez competed in the 19U small …