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Man suspected of ramming vehicles arrested after Stockton police chase

Man suspected of ramming vehicles arrested after Stockton police chase


STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Stockton police say a man was arrested after he rammed several cars, hit a pedestrian with his vehicle and then led police on a 10-mile chase.

Officers were dispatched Saturday night on a report of a woman following the suspect's vehicle. The suspect had allegedly rammed her, blown her a kiss and then driven off.

Police say he then deliberately hit a pedestrian, knocking her onto the hood. He struck her again when she fell off and then went into a parking lot, where he struck several parked cars.

The suspect - identified as 30-year-old Farren Deshawn Green - was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and driving under the influence at the end of an ensuing chase.

It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.


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Surviving suspect in July bank robbery and hostage death enters plea

Surviving suspect in July bank robbery and hostage death enters plea


STOCKTON, CA - The surviving suspect from July's bank robbery, police chase and police shootout incident entered a plea in the case. Jaime Ramos pleaded not guilty during a quick hearing Monday morning in Stockton.

Ramos and two other men were suspected of robbing a bank and taking three hostages during the getaway. Police and the suspects exchanged gunfire during an hour-long chase throughout parts of north Stockton and San Joaquin County. Hostage Misty Holt Singh was killed by police gunfire as were the other two suspects.

Ramos was charged with crimes that resulted from the bank robbery, including the murders of the other two suspects.

A preliminary hearing date of Jan. 8 was set in this case, and district attorney spokesman Robert Himelblau said that hearing would likely last three or four days.

Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

Railroad museum to debut new exhibit titled 'See That Lonesome Whistle Blow'!

 

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to announce an upcoming new exhibit titled “See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist” opening Friday, November 21, 2014, in the Museum’s Lobby Gallery. More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature of railroading in popular American culture.  

 

ACE gives "the business" on special tour!

ACE  gives "the business" on special tour!

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission provided an invitation-only Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train for a special business-to-business tour to San Jose on Thursday. The goal was to give business leaders in the Central Valley a first-hand experience on the ACE train and answer questions regarding current ACE service as well as future plans for expansion in the Valley. About 75 people including city managers, mayors, council members, education and chambers of commerce representatives as well as economic development specialists from San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties participated in the day-long trip which began at dawn. San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann participated in the tour. Once the group arrived at Diridon Station in San Jose, they traveled by light rail to the downtown San Jose library where Regional Rail Commission Chairman Bob Johnson, a Lodi City Councilman began the day's program.

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Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Former Tiger Tennis ace helps celebrate new tennis complex

Thirty years ago, Eve Zimmerman threw herself on newly resurfaced tennis courts at University of the Pacific – and kissed them. That passion brought her back to her alma mater recently to help celebrate the groundbreaking for what is planned as one of the finest tennis facilities on the West Coast, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center.

Made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Zimmerman, the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center will include 12 courts, a 5,500-square-foot clubhouse, covered player benches, and a new electronic scoreboard. It will occupy a portion of the footprint of the former Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium.

“This facility will enable Pacific tennis players to shine as Tigers should,” said Zimmerman, who played for Pacific from 1980 to 1984 and went on to become a world-ranked professional player. Returning to Pacific for Homecoming, she will be making her first visit to the campus since she graduated.

Utility Box Design Contest 2

Utility Box Design Contest 2

The Downtown Utility Box Design Contest has returned. The theme is, "Artistic Illusions - Art Reflects Life" requesting designs that create an optical illusion of objects in 3-D. The contest is open to Stockton high school and college students.  Deadline for submission is Monday, November 17 at midnight.  Link here for details.

Highlighted Utility Box Design Contest Past Winner

Deanna Medek started art at a young age.  She developed her skills by drawing her favorite characters. Deanna knew if she wanted to get better she had to take classes so she began formal art instruction in middle school.