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home invasion victim fights back, gets shot


STOCKTON, Calif. - Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Soto didn't hesitate a second when it was clear his Morada home was being broken into at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning.

"I had no other reaction than to go over there, hit the first guy and he fell. The other guy, the bigger guy, grabbed me from behind and tried to take me down. I wrestled in college, and when he grabbed me I threw him against the wall," Soto said.

What Soto didn't anticipate was getting shot and that's what happened as the robbers were trying to leave the home in the community just northeast of Stockton.

"I went to chase him and got to the door and felt my leg go numb. There was blood everywhere, got shot in the leg," Soto said.

Stockton, CA leading contender for Tesla battery factory says Los Angeles Times

Stockton, CA leading contender for Tesla battery factory says Los Angeles Times

According to an article in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, Stockton is shaping up to be a leading California contender for a Tesla Motors Inc. massive 6500-worker "gigabattery" factory expected to cost up to $5 billion to construct. Caifornia was not even in the running until a few months ago when Tesla announced it was looking in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. But then several state areas stepped up with proposals include Stockton, Concord, Sacramento and Imperial County. San Joaquin Partnership Vice President of Client Services Shelley Burcham says, "There are lots of opportunities here and we continue to put our best foot forward.

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Bosc pearsI was a bit naive last year when I sat down to dinner with members of the California Pear Board. It was last September and we were at the Tower Bridge Dinner. The Board had been kind enough to invite me to be their guest and I had promised to write about pears. The problem? Pear season was already over... Read More

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Verve Networks nationally recognized

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Ingram Micros Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor, has recognized Verve Networks' achievements and success in its annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 list. The SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large. Generated by Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center, its sales team and The 2112 Group, this annual list recognizes and ranks the top 500 fastest growing Ingram Micro SMB channel partners in the U.S. SMB customers are clients with 2,500 users or less. A spot on the SMB 500 is an indication of a company that is exercising strong business planning, technical acumen and superior customer relationship management.

Verve Networks was the only Stockton based company on the list and ranked them at #306 in the world.

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Beat the headache of finding a parking spot at the Modesto Grand Prix!

Modesto Grand Prix Organizers and the Modesto Area Express (MAX) have finalized a partnership that will allow spectators to take the bus free of charge to the downtown event on August 2nd and 3rd. Guests can choose from one of two locations for a quick easy shuttle to the event with free parking.

The first location is located at the MJC East Campus parking lot on Stoddard and Tully Avenues. The second location will be the Health Services of Stanislaus County and Pediatric Center located at 830 Scenic Avenue. The bus will begin shuttling spectators every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 11:45 p.m.

Tickets for the Modesto Grand Prix are on sale now for $10 per person. The price will increase to $15 per person at the gate. Please note: children age 10 and under are free.

Please call the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department for more information at (209) 577-5344.

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

Micke Grove Zoo inviting potential volunteers to Aug 7 meeting!

San Joaquin County, CA – The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department is seeking individuals ages 13 and up to share their love of animals and the natural world as “Zoo Crew Members” and “Wild Guides” for Micke Grove Zoo. A free information meeting about these volunteer opportunities will be held Thursday, August 7 from 6-7:30PM at the Memorial Building in Micke Grove Regional Park. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory in order to apply for the volunteer program. Bilingual community members are strongly encouraged to participate.

Zoo Crew Members (teens) and Wild Guides (adults) help zoo visitors connect with the animals at Discovery Stations or by leading tours and assisting education staff with school programs and at outreach events. They also mentor other volunteers, help plan and implement special events, and contribute to the zoo newsletter. After additional training, they may work with some animals such as tortoises and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.