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Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.

State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

State health department: Ebola virus poses no significant risk to Californians

The risk of the spread of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) in California is low, according to California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman... Read More

2014 Weekly Challenge #31: Do Unto YOURSELF

2014 Weekly Challenge #31:  Do Unto YOURSELF

This week is all about YOU. Be kind to YOU. Do nice things for YOU. Remember what is special and what you love about YOU.

This challenge may seem easy, but I'm betting many will have a hard time with it... Read More

Delta College employee sought for embezzlement


There's an arrest warrant for a Delta College employee wanted on allegations of grand theft and embezzlement from the college.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is accusing McKinzie Heavenly Harrison, who is also known as McKinzie Croney, with illegally using a credit card terminal at the college food court where she works to falsely "refund" funds from VISA and prepaid VISA cards onto her personal ATM and debit cards.

The district attorney's office claims Harrison stole a total of $4555.33 in that manner in nine transactions between May 3 and June 4 this year.

Investigators think the suspect has fled the Stockton area and may be visiting relatives in Alabama. Anyone with information on Harrison's whereabouts was asked to contact the Delta College Police Department at (209) 954-5000.

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Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

More than 500 people filled a large conference room at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton today for a free seminar by Facebook Inc. on best practices for small businesses. The two-hour seminar and networking opportunity was made possible through a special partnership with local business organizations.

Facebook Small Business Team Leader Bess Yount surprised the audience with a few facts: Facebook has 1.3 billion users; 128 million people use Facebook daily; 21%of total mobile time is spent on Facebook; and 38% of online purchases are a result of Facebook "shares". "The world is going digital and you need to be online to reach the people trying to find you," said Yount. She illustrated the strategies small businesses can utilize Facebook to bring people to company pages with key objectives being: building awareness; bringing people into a physical store; and increasing online sales. "You can reach the right audience and turn them into loyal customers."

Ground and Aerial Spaying Scheduled for this Week

Ground and Aerial Spaying Scheduled for this Week

In response to increased adult mosquito populations and/or the detection of West Nile Virus, the District is preparing to conduct ground and air spraying in the following area(s):