Community Leaders Come Together To Replace Stolen Bike For Disabled Child

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By Patricia Alvarez STOCKTON- Last week we were notified of a post by a mother whose daughter had her bike stolen. Bikes are stolen every day in Stockton, but Jocelyn’s bike was special, and specifically designed for her disabilities. 209 Times shared the post to our more than 200,000 followers and founder and community leader Motecuzoma Sanchez reached out to …

Columbus Statue To Be Removed From State Capitol

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By John Moreno SACRAMENTO- Law makers issued a statement announcing that the Columbus statue in the rotunda of the Capitol building will be removed: “Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations…The continued presence of this statue in California’s Capitol, where it has been since 1883, is …

John Deasy Out As SUSD Superintendent After Resigning Amidst Investigation

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STOCKTON- Controversial superintendent John Deasy is out of Stockton Unified School District effective June 15th after agreeing to resign tonight amidst an investigation sources tell us into his actions and possible conflict of interests regarding a contract between board trustee Lange Luntao and the organization he is director of on behalf of Mayor Michael Tubbs, Reinvent Stockton Foundation. Sources also …

“Far Worse Than People Realize” A Trip To The Homeless Trenches of Stockton

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By Motecuzoma P. Sanchez Two weeks ago I visited the street I lived on when I was born in south Stockton. What was supposed to be just a quick photo shoot turned into an impromptu tour of the entrance to a a homeless transient encampment in the middle of the neighborhood when a homeless man approached my crew and I …