Trump Wants Billions Back From California After Newsom Says High Speed Is Cancelled

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CALIFORNIA- In a Twitter war made for 2019, President Trump says the federal government will be cancelling $929 million is federal grants meant for California’s High Speed Train from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He also says he wants a return of the more than $2.5 billion already spent. Today the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a letter stating, “In …

Tracy Councilmember Nancy Young Under Investigation For Allegedly Using Position To Help Her Own Businesses

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TRACY- Tracy councilmember Nancy Young is under investigation by the California Fair Political Practices Commission after a local business owner and community advocate, David Helms filed a formal complaint alleging that she used her position as an elected official to influence city contracts going to non profit organizations that she and her husband operate. The following is a statement from …

State Senator Wants No Speed Limits On Freeways To Fight Climate Change

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SACRAMENTO- No speed limits are being proposed as a means of fighting climate change by California State Senator John Moorlach, a Republican of Orange County. He has introduced a Bill , SB319, in Sacramento that if passed by the legislature would require the Department of Transportation to build two additional traffic lanes, both northbound and southbound I- 5 and the …

Houseboat Found Under Freeway In Stockton Homeless Camp

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STOCKTON- Today as Caltrans and the CHP were clearing out homeless encampments from underneath Stockton’s freeways, workers found something you don’t see everyday – a full house boat. Perhaps the homeless situation in Stockton, which has gotten worse under the leadership of Mayor Michael Tubbs and County Supervisor Kathy Miller, both who have championed the Homeless Task Force, is even …

Suspect Pleads Guilty In 2017 Manteca Homicide

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MANTECA-The City of Manteca hasn’t released the following statement regarding the 2017 homicide of a man and carjacking of another woman: “On May 2, 2017, Angel Israel Miranda (20 years old) attempted to carjack Mr. Stephen Austin Cain (60 years old) as Mr. Cain drove his vehicle in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant located in the 2000 …

Parents In Lathrop Pack Meeting In Hopes to Save Children’s School

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LATHROP- The Banta School Board meeting was above normal capacity this past Tuesday forcing the attendees to move from the library into the auditorium. Accolades and support for one of Banta’s charter schools and its administration prompted the overflow crowd. Next Generation STEAM Academy Charter school has come a long way since a group of families, educators,administrators and developers founded …

Governor Newsom Ends Highspeed Rail in California

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Sacramento- During his state of the state speech today, Governor Newsom announced he will end the project known as California High Speed Rail (or “train to nowhere”) championed by Stockton state senator Cathleen Galgiani. However, he said the section from Merced to Bakersfield will be finished. This comes after years of delays and $5.4 billion already wasted.

El Chapo Guzmán Guilty

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February 12, 2019 BROOKLYN, New York — After a three month trial in federal court, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was found guilty. A jury of eight men and four women delivered a unanimous guilty verdict on all 10 counts including murder, smuggling, and money laundering. The extent of his illicit business extended to the Central Valley. The 61 year old …

Reinvent Corruption: Elected Officials, A School District, Student Records, and Dark Money

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February 12, 2019 Stockton- After failing to be passed last November, a proposed contract between Stockton Unified School District and Reinvent Stockton Foundation is back on the agenda for today’s board meeting. This move is undoubtedly the result of two of Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsed candidates getting elected to the board in November and now being in a position to …