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Changes coming to San Joaquin Superior Court’s Civil Division

Changes coming to San Joaquin Superior Court’s Civil Division

San Joaquin Superior Court’s Civil Division is undergoing a number of comings and goings.

Judge Barbara Kronlund is now the Supervising Judge for the Civil Division, and on Tuesday, Feb. 17, she will move from Department 11 to Department 42.

Judge Bob McNatt is retiring soon. His caseload will be divided among Judge Kronlund, Judge Roger Ross, Judge Linda Lofthus and Judge Carter Holly, the court said... Read More

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The lowdown on what’s happening during Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend!

The lowdown on what’s happening during Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend!

Don’t look now, but Lodi’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend is just around the corner: coming up February 7 & 8, 2015 (Saturday/Sunday). Time’s a’wastin’, if you’re still just thinking about it!

This will be the 18th annual celebration of Lodi’s eminently approachable, luscious, juicy style of wines, showcased with a proliferation of complimentary chocolates, savory treats, and fountains of love, love, love. It has become the most popular weekend wine event in Lodi wine country, and for good reason: what better way to seal one’s love and devotion to significant others, or whole groups of friends and family?

Over 50 Lodi wineries will be opening their doors to welcome you. ... Read More

One wounded in Stockton shooting


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Stockton police said a 25-year-old man was in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in north Stockton Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was in the 1600 block of Tyrol Lane next to Stagg High School. The victim was riding his bike when he was shot, police said.

The gunman was described a a black man, 20 to 25 years old, with a goatee. When last seen, he wore a black hat, dark-colored shirt and blue jeans. Police were told he fled on foot on northbound Tyrol, jumped a fence and was headed toward a nearby shopping center.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

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Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown this morning presented his budget proposal, which he said  injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects.

“This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent actions we take today.”... Read More

Stockton City Council selects new member

Stockton City Council selects new member

STOCKTON — The Stockton City Council on Tuesday night selected elementary school principal Dan Wright to replace Kathy Miller on the Council. His term begins immediately and goes through Dec. 31, 2016.

Wright is principal of Harrison Elementary School in the Stockton Unified School District. He was chosen by the Council after members interviewed five candidates... Read More

Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

 If the Central Valley’s economy were a car, Stockton’s bankruptcy and the recession would be receding in the rearview mirror; new jobs and housing starts would be a growing presence in the windshield (though maybe not approaching as fast as we’d like); and in the distance to the east and west, a few storm clouds.

The car analogy is mine, but positive economic trends are pretty much what business people heard at this morning’s Business Forecast breakfast presented by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce... Read More