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Mokelumne River still closed due to danger

STOCKTON, CA - Though the amount of water being released into the Mokelumne River has been decreased a bit, the river's recreation areas remain off limits.

Late last week, East Bay MUD was releasing 5,000 cubic feet per second out of Camanche Reservoir into the Mokelumne.  Monday, it was down to 4,600 cfs.

Still, the water rushing downstream is so high and fast, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is keeping the river closed.

Not everyone has heard that news. Plenty of drivers were still hoping to get past the many security gates and posted signs.

"They want to spend the 4th here. [Monday] I turned away eight or nine cars this morning. We explain we have a danger of an overflow, that while in the park, that would be horrible," said security employee Joe Heartsner.

There were no estimates on when the river will be open again for recreation.

Sunday morning shooting leaves 2 Stockton men in bad shape

STOCKTON - The usual calm of a Sunday morning was interrupted when two Stockton men were shot just before 8 am.

Stockton Police Lt. Juan Zermeno said officers responding to a "shots fired" call came upon two men suffering from gunshot wounds at an apartment complex at 2733 Country Club Blvd.

Both victims were transported by air ambulance to Modesto's Memorial Medical Center with wounds Zermeno described as "serious".

Zermeno said one victim was shot in the chest and the other was shot in the lower back.

Witnesses provided mutliple descriptions of possible suspects and getaway cars. Zermeno said they are trying to work through the "information overload" to determine which tips are legitimate.

More information to come on news10.net when it becomes available.



Executive Summary | Links for your weekend | 07.01.11

Executive Summary | Links for your weekend | 07.01.11

Detail on a fab new dress I got from the Citizen Rosebud at our blogger meet-up last night. I'm going to miss these ladies!
Happy Fourth of July weekend! I attended my last (::sniff sniff::) Sacramento fashion blogger meet-up last night at Thinkhouse Collective, and let's just say K sent me a text at 10 p.m. asking if I was okay (meet-up started at 6).

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San Joaquin RT delays cutting bus services

STOCKTON, CA - The San Joaquin Regional Transit District delayed making sweeping cuts to bus routes and schedules for at least 120 days.

But the board of directors did approve cutting two low-ridership routes: number 176, a commuter bus to Sacramento, and number 330, a limited route that runs throughout the school year.

Regional Transit faces an uncertain budget until the state budget is finalized and its revenue and costs for the upcoming year are determined.

"Our state and federal funding are still uncertain at this time," said Paul Rapp, district marketing director. "We also are waiting on a fares study, and for our costs, it's benefits and wages, cost of fuel, and cost of purchase transportation."

The district asked its directors to delay voting on cuts, which would have included eliminating Sunday bus service, that would be implemented in July.

Grand jury condemns Isleton's pot farm plan

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A grand jury says the lure of easy money led a cash-strapped California town to approve a giant medical marijuana farm.

A Sacramento County grand jury report on Monday condemned leaders of Isleton for ignoring federal law and approving plans to build six pot-growing greenhouses on the outskirts of the town of 800.

The Delta Allied Growers medical marijuana collective approached Isleton a year ago with plans for a 4,000-square-foot pot farm.

City Manager Bruce Pope tells the San Francisco Chronicle the city saw it as an opportunity to turn a failed development into a profitable enterprise.

Taxes and fees from the farm would have brought in up to $850,000 a year.

The project was scrapped after local and federal prosecutors sent a warning letter that the project is illegal.

The brighter, the better [outfit]

The brighter, the better [outfit]

Hawaiian dress - 2011 - swapped (similar) / J.Crew belt - 2011 - $10 on sale (similar) / Nine West pumps via Ross - 2009 - $25 (similar) / Faux pearls (similar)