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Credit rating agencies give Delta College outstanding marks for 2014

Credit rating agencies give Delta College outstanding marks for 2014

Credit rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch Ratings have given San Joaquin Delta College outstanding credit ratings for the existing $250 million Measure L General Obligation Bond, passed in 2004.

Bond credit ratings are the equivalent of an individual's credit score and are designed to gauge the risk a bondholder will receive on their investment. In preparation for the District's Series 2014C $35 million bond issuance, the District's controller and financial adviser undertook surveillance credit reviews from the three major ratings agencies.

All three agencies affirmed the District's current excellent bond credit ratings. These credit ratings determine the costs the District will pay to borrow funds, and its ability to retain favorable debt structuring.

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West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat


SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Man killed, 2 wounded in Stockton shooting

Man killed, 2 wounded in Stockton shooting


A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in a North Stockton neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Stockton police said two others, a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were wounded in the shooting near Princess Lane and Duke Drive around 2:15 a.m.

All three victims were taken to the hospital to get treatment for their injuries. Police said about three hours later, the 27 year old died of his injuries. The two other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. No other information about victims was available.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed there was some type of disturbance before the shooting. Officers continue to investigate.


Stockton Symphony's season launches this Saturday with Cirque de la Symphonie

Stockton Symphony's season launches this Saturday with Cirque de la Symphonie

The Stockton Symphony kicks off their new season this Saturday (9/13) with the return of Cirque de la Symphonie for two new performances. The company wowed Stockton in their debut performance in September 2012 with a “Cirque” style show, complete with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen performing to orchestral works selected by Maestro Peter Jaffe. The company has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the Boston Pops, to name but a few. The concerts, performed September 13 at 6 pm and Sunday, September 14 at 2:30 pm in the Atherton Autidtorium on the San Joaquin Delta College campus (5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton) , still have seats available. www.StocktonSymphony.org  

Source: Dave Webb, David Marketing

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Join in the 21st Annual General Mills Trix Run and 4th Health and Wellness Family Festival

Join in the 21st Annual General Mills Trix Run and 4th Health and Wellness Family Festival

The 4th Annual Health and Wellness Family Festival and 21st Annual Trix Run is set to happen at Lodi Lake on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

The festival will start off with the General Mills 21st Annual Trix Run — a 5K run and family walk around Lodi Lake. It is scheduled to take place at 9:00 AM with registration available on-line at http://trixfunrun.generalmills.com/ and/or active.com. Runners, walkers, and kids are welcome to join the fun. A special “Trix is for Kids” quarter- and half-mile fun run for kids ages 6-12 will take place at 10:15 AM.

New at this year’s event will be a Cereal Bar and Cereal Contest will take place with cereals being provided by General Mills. Several types of cereal will be available for everyone to enjoy from 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.  The local Starbuck’s will provide free coffee to everyone, too!

50th Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ Honors 23 Companies

50th Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ Honors 23 Companies

At least 300 people turned out to celebrate companies including Amazon for its new fulfillment Center in Tracy with more than 1,000 employees, Trinchero Family Estates for a $300 million expansion of its Lodi winery and Delicato Family Vineyards, the Manteca- area winery that has been here for more than 90 years.

Nine companies that been in operation in San Joaquin County for 50 or more years were honored at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Industrial & Technology Barbeque last night at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in downtown Stockton. Fourteen companies that recently located to or expanded in the county will also be honored. Pacific Gas & Electric Company presented a special "Green Award" to Wilmar Oils & Fats LLC; recognizing the company's recent efforts in energy efficiency through the installation of eight energy efficiency measures to reduce the plants electricity and natural gas consumption.