Bear Creek Student Arrested for Loaded Gun He Had at School

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STOCKTON- Today the Stockton Police arrested a 16 year old Bear Creak student at home after searching his home and finding a gun in his backpack. The Lodi Unified School District that Bear Creek is part of in north Stockton released the following statement: Hello, This is Hillary Harrell, principal of Bear Creek High School. Today after school, it was …

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 …

Autistic Boy’s Stolen Dog Found

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STOCKTON- Update to a story we shared earlier this week per Stockton Police: “Today, at 12:37 pm, Stockton Police Officers located Sloan, the missing dog, in the 2000 block of S. American Street. Sloan went missing on Sunday August 11th when a suspect stole the family’s car that was parked in the McDonald’s parking lot on MLK Blvd. The owner …

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 …