• Morada home-invasion robber sentenced to more than 100 years in prison

    A 2016 case involving a home-invasion robbery where a young man was set up by friends closed Monday as the last remaining co-conspirator was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. Willie White, 35, was sentenced to 104 years to life, plus 93 years and 8 months in prison, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.
  • Fitzgerald: Finding culture and self in ancient dance Updated at

    The 27-year-old first-generation Cambodian-American is a costumer and dance instructor for the Khmer Ballet of Stockton. "The whole Asian expectation - doctor, lawyer, medical of some sort - this is what I want to do!" Chan said.
  • Terror drill puts responders to the test

    There are reports of an explosion, and suddenly smoke. An unidentified gunman has stormed the bridge.
  • SJ's Rob Ryan wins Best Sauce on the Planet again with Sweet and Tangy Sauce

    For the second consecutive year, the Stockton native has had one of his barbecue sauces named Best Sauce on the Planet in the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest. He'll be honored at the organization's annual barbecue event Sept.
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  • Silva has GPS ankle monitor removed

    STOCKTON - After more than a year of asking for legal restrictions to be removed, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was granted one request Monday morning. Judge Charlotte Orcutt allowed Silva to have his GPS monitoring device removed from his ankle, stating the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office did not object to the request, and that the former mayor had obeyed all conditions of his bail.
  • Lincoln High seniors' Disneyland Grad Nite back on

    Soon after a senior trip to Disneyland was canceled Friday because there were not enough buses available, the event was rescheduled for Wednesday. "We've secured a new date for the trip to Disneyland," Lincoln High Principal Terry Asplund wrote in an email to parents.
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in northeast Stockton

    The unidentified man was walking across the Union Pacific tracks without permission about 10:18 a.m. and was struck, according to an Amtrak spokesman. He was declared dead at the scene.
  • St. Mary's student arrested for making threats

    A 16-year-old female has been arrested for allegedly making threats towards St. Mary's High School and forcing class to be canceled Monday. Stockton police reported an email had been sent to school staff early Sunday evening.
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  • Dolores Huerta recalls night Robert F. Kennedy was shot: 'For years, I suffered with guilt.'

    Dolores Huerta vividly recalls the day Robert F. Kennedy joined thousands of farmworkers in Central California to celebrate the end of Cesar E. Chavez's fast for nonviolence. On March 10, 1968, Huerta greeted Kennedy at the airport and brought him back to an adobe brick building on the union's Forty Acres property, just west of the city of Delano.
  • An historic brush with Bobby

    Fifty years ago this Wednesday - six days before he was shot by an assassin - Senator Bobby Kennedy visited Stockton, campaigning in the presidential primary. Kennedy's special train pulled in an hour late, "but this did not dim the enthusiasm of the crowds who stood five and 10 deep along the tracks and station platform," The Record reported.
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    The school was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the third best high school in California and the 37th best high school in the country. "The school has a lot to offer that not a lot of schools can.
  • Balloons over Bullets: Stockton groups bring water fun to combat violence

    She and dozens of other children of all ages armed themselves with water balloons and water guns as they darted in all directions, laughing, shouting and enjoying a sunny Saturday afternoon at Gleason Park. Stockton native DeMar Johnson helped organize Balloons over Bullets, a water bash to bring positive activities to the city's children.
  • Moore proud of accomplishments, says criticism unwarranted

    STOCKTON - Ask Sheriff Steve Moore to provide a list of his accomplishments over the past 12 years and he points to his "Community Cars" program that has placed more deputies on a regular basis into the community, building rapport with the citizens they come into contact with. He will speak about programs that have provided direction to young people and fostered their interest in pursuing careers in law enforcement.
  • 'We barely got out': Arson investigators looking into raging fire

    Three homes sustained major damage and two firefighters suffered minor injuries in a blaze that occurred just after 9 p.m. at a mattress recycling center in the 700 block of North Union Street. Five other properties were damaged by smoke and water, and authorities said 25-30 people were displaced.
  • Stockton woman arrested in connection with death of granddaughter, 7

    A 48-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old granddaughter. Stockton police announced Friday that Arkeba Campbell was taken into custody Thursday afternoon on suspicion of felony child endangerment likely to cause injury or death.
  • Pair guilty in murderous south Stockton crime spree

    For 37 minutes Friday afternoon in a Stockton courtroom, all attention was focused on a court clerk reading the lengthy list of verdicts rendered by a jury in the murder trial of two young men who terrorized south Stockton for 10 days nearly three years ago. When the clerk was finished, Ralph Gamboa, 23, and 18-year-old Jesus Rodriguez had been convicted of the first-degree murders of Luis Zapien, 63, and 28-year-old Javier Rodriguez ; the shooting of a 24-year-old man who lost his vision i
  • Dickinson College president opens doors to former captives of...

    After becoming president of Dickinson College last summer, Margee Ensign got a call from a philanthropic organization in Africa: Four young women who had been traumatized in a highly publicized kidnapping needed an education. They were among more than 270 girls who had been taken  in 2014 by the radical militant organization, Boko Haram, from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria.
  • City says no changes to council meeting schedule

    STOCKTON - Although Stockton City Councilman Dan Wright will no longer be leading another entity this summer, city officials said its new council meetings schedule will not be altered this year. Connie Cochran, the city's community relations officer, said the council annually adopts its meeting calendar for the upcoming year.
  • 'Please do the right thing': $30K reward in Mother's Day slayings Updated at

    A family mourning the loss of three members gunned down on Mother's Day is imploring anyone with information to contact authorities. "In an instant, we lost three beautiful, innocent lives," Cheng Lor, brother of Joe C. Lor, said in between sobs Thursday.
  • Alameda County remains liable for foster child's meth-induced death

    The brother of a 3-year-old girl who died after twice ingesting methamphetamine was also exposed to danger inside a Stockton foster home, a federal judge said while rejecting a motion to drop allegations against Alameda County. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on April 24 wrote that the allegations, if true, show county social workers "acted with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm" to the brother of Mariah Mustafa.
  • Jury weighing case in 2015 crime spree

    After more than 50 court dates over three years, including a trial that lasted nearly one month, the fates of two suspects in a deadly 2015 crime spree in south Stockton are in the hands of a jury. Defense attorneys Doug Jacobson and Michael Moore delivered their closing arguments Wednesday morning, and after prosecutor Kevin Rooney completed his rebuttal, the jury headed off to deliberate on a case that involved two homicides, the severe wounding of a third victim and multiple robberies over 10
  • Attempted homicide suspect turns himself in

    STOCKTON - Damien Verrett, 22, turned himself in at the downtown Stockton police station late Wednesday and was charged with suspicion of attempted homicide in connection with Monday's midafternoon shooting at the Mi Casa Apartments in north Stockton, police reported. Verrett reportedly showed up at police headquarters about 5:15 p.m. of his own accord "and turned himself in for the shooting which occurred in the 200 block of East Bianchi Road," according to the report.
  • For riders, fans, let the fun begin

    The Tour of California's fifth stage will begin on a frontage road between Stockton Arena and University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, and the riders will go through Stockton into Gold Rush Country before finishing in Elk Grove. The race begins at 11:20 a.m., with a pre-race festival at 9 a.m. A large crowd is expected outside the arena to see off the field of 119 riders.
  • Utah golf: Freshman Tomlinson finishes tied for ninth at NCAA Regionals

    Utah golfer Blake Tomlinson wrapped up his freshman season by shooting a 5-under 211 to finish in a tie for ninth at the NCAA Regionals in Stockton, California on Wednesday. Tomlinson, the first Ute to play in the NCAA Regionals since 2007, shot a 1-under 71 on the final day of the three-day tourney.
  • Stockton needs more black officers, council candidates agree; but how?

    Candidates for the Stockton City Council on Wednesday night all agreed on the need for more black police officers patrolling the community, and all had different approaches for increasing those numbers. Seven City Council candidates fielded questions at a candidates' forum hosted by the Stockton chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Stockton-Tracy Chapter of Black Women Organized for Political Action.
  • SJ supervisors OK job-skills program at Honor Farm

    STOCKTON - The county's ongoing effort to address its homelessness problem took a step forward Tuesday morning with the Board of Supervisors' final go-ahead to use $1.4 million in state grant funding for a housing and job-skills program for newly released male jail inmates at risk of ending up on the streets. Also qualifying for the program will be homeless men who are on probation for past convictions.
  • Amgen Tour Of California To Pass Through Calaveras Thursday

    The largest bicycle race in North America will go through Calaveras County tomorrow, and the CHP is warning motorists to be prepared for some brief roadway closures. Stage Five of the Amgen Tour of California will leave Stockton at 11:20am and head northeast into Calaveras County, utilizing roads such as Highway 12, Burson Road, Camanche Parkway South, Chili Camp Road, Campo Seco Road and Sandretto Road.
  • Family's slaying prompts outpouring of grief, support

    Friends and strangers alike are expressing their grief following the Mother's Day slaying of the Lor family at the hands of an unknown gunman. A large and growing memorial tribute to Joe C. Lor, Gina Xiong and their 5-year-old daughter Kayleen has been established along a fence near the shooting scene in the 1600 block of East 11th Street in the Sierra Vista Homes neighborhood.
  • New documentary with Davis ties debuts

    A Davis resident has joined a UC Davis graduate to produce a new documentary that will debut at CAAMfest in Oakland on Saturday, May 19. David Hosley and S. Steve Arounsack are the creators of "Halfway Home: Asian American Art in the Central Valley," which explores how four of the region's artists are using their talents to reshape narratives about their communities. Shot in 4K HD, the program also uses images from a new visual archive at UCD.
  • Animal Protection League to take over duties at Stockton Animal Shelter

    A local organization has been tapped to take over the duties of caring for Stockton's sick and homeless animals. The Stockton City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with the Animal Protection League to provide veterinary and shelter services for three years.
  • Remember Ananya Vinay? This is how Fresno kids did at this year's spelling bees

    The Fresno students who competed in the 2018 California State Elementary Spelling Bee won't get to follow in the footsteps of the Fresno student crowned national spelling champion last year - at least for now. Shiv Mehrotra-Varma and Kevin Narang, both fifth graders, competed May 12 at the Wentworth Education Center in Stockton, California during the state meet.
  • New Hwy. 99 metering lights aim to ease Stockton traffic

  • Man struck, killed on Highway 4 Sunday identified

    STOCKTON - The pedestrian killed Sunday night on Highway 4 west of Stockton was identified Tuesday as Marcos Enriquez Sanchez, 29, of Stockton, the San Joaquin County Coroner's Office reported. Sanchez had apparently been on the south shoulder of the highway between South Roberts Road and the San Joaquin River when, about 9:15 p.m. and for unknown reasons, he stepped out into the highway directly in front of a Dodge vehicle heading toward Stockton, the California Highway Patrol reported.
  • First Highway 99 meter light activated in Stockton

  • Amgen Tour is hitting Stockton this week. Here is where you should expect traffic.

    Stockton is hosting Stage 5 of the men's AMGEN tour Thursday at Stockton Arena. Expect to see rolling road closures and delays from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the downtown area.
  • Burgos Medina seeks return to council

    Dyane Burgos Medina hopes to reclaim the District 5 seat she held on the Stockton City Council this year, and said it is not important what issues affecting the city are important to her, but to her constituents, that should be addressed. During her discussions with residents as she canvasses District 5, Burgos Medina said the majority of people have identified quality-of-life issues such as blight and crime as problems the city should be concerned about improving.
  • First 5 program highlights pot's impact on babies

    STOCKTON - The alarming rise in pregnant and new moms smoking marijuana has led First 5 San Joaquin to launch an awareness campaign to help protect babies. Research reveals that smoking or taking weed in any form while pregnant or breastfeeding can have serious and lasting harmful effects on unborn and newborn babies, including low birth weight, low IQ and brain development issues.   "Marijuana is now legal in California and may seem relatively safe because of the perception that
  • Stockton council to weigh resolution to move Westlake Villages project forward

    STOCKTON - A residential development in northwest Stockton that was placed on hold more than a decade ago may finally be on the road to completion. Stockton City Council on its Tuesday night consent calendar will consider a resolution to form a new community facilities district within the Westlake Villages development, as well as levy a special tax on the development to help finance public services there.
  • Roseville Gas Prices Driving Higher

    Roseville, CA, - Roseville motorists aren't getting any relief at the pump as gas prices once again push higher this week. Late spring and summer travel is expected to be more costly this year as fuel prices touch nearly every sector of the economy.
  • Parents, 5-Year-Old Girl Dead in Stockton Shooting

    Three people, including a 5-year-old girl, were killed in a shooting on 11th Street near Belleview Street late Sunday in Stockton. Police say the family was gathering for Mother's Day when someone outside shot into the home.
  • Five-year-old girl among 3 killed in Stockton Mother's Day shooting; 2 others injured

    A five-year-old girl was among three people killed during a Mother's Day shooting in Stockton, the city's Police Department announced early Monday morning. A woman and a man were also pronounced dead.
  • 'We didn't go anywhere'

    UJ's Restaurant waitress Shelly McGee was ready to hang up her apron and retire when news came out that the popular eatery was closing. Konstantinos Aliferis opened UJ's Restaurant, 7632 Pacific Ave., in 1981.
  • Fitzgerald: T-time for 93-year-old mechanic

    If you have gathered all the parts for a 1926 Model T roadster, as old car buff Paul Rapp did, but you're unsure how to assemble them into a hot rod, who you gonna call? How 'bout 93-year-old Wendell Eggleston? "Wendy" rolled off the assembly line about the same time as the Model T. He came to Stockton in a Model T truck. He's a mechanic.
  • Fitzgerald: Ode to a deadly highway

    Highway 99 is America's most dangerous highway, a new study says. Fatalities are worst around Fresno.
  • A place to share their words

    When they helped start the Mexican Heritage Center in 1998, Richard Rios and Rudy Garcia were visual artists, teachers who spent their free time drawing, painting and creating sculptures. Both now use words as a favorite medium and will turn the Mexican Heritage Center into a poetry room, at least once a month for the next five month beginning Tuesday.
  • Our view: New leader can guide SUSD on path to a brighter future

    It is easy to see what the Stockton Unified Board of Trustees liked so much about new superintendent John Deasy. And with that, a new era is about to begin.
  • Artists sought for transit center mural

    The San Joaquin Regional Transit District is seeking proposals from artists for an 8-by-10-foot outdoor mural to be installed on an existing stucco wall on the north side of the Downtown Transit Center at 421 E. Weber Ave. in Stockton. According to the RTD, the mural should include RTD's mission , core values , and its vision, which is to be the transportation service of choice for the region's residents.  The piece must be durable and suitable for outdoor display, with the ability withstan
  • Lofthus: Council experience will help get things done

    The day she was elected to the Stockton City Council's District 3 seat in 2014, Susan Lofthus said she "dove into the job," reading every single page of every agenda she received, because she loved serving the city in which she was born and raised. "I've worked hard with the people of the Stockton community to understand the issues that affect them," she said.
  • Nyum Bai's Dreamy Cambodian Cooking Is a Hit

    Restaurants are often defined by their view: There are waterfront restaurants and rooftop bars and sidewalk cafes. But sitting on a pastel-pink stool one day in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, gazing out through a wall of windows , I didn't see sailboats or city lights or women walking by wearing wide-legged Everlane pants.
  • Motown legend Smokey Robinson fires up Stockton students

    Specifically he wanted to once again visit Fremont-Lopez Elementary School, where he serves as a designated mentor of the national Turnaround Arts program. Robinson's first visit to the the east Stockton school came in April 2017, when he soaked up numerous classrooms that focused on the arts.
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