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Sheriff's office: Woman carried unloaded gun into courthouse

Sheriff's office: Woman carried unloaded gun into courthouse


A woman was arrested Friday afternoon when she brought a handgun into a courthouse in Manteca.

Lan Chen, 43, is facing firearms-related charges, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said Chen had an unloaded Beretta 9mm pistol in a satchel when she went through the security screening process at about 2:20 p.m. Friday at the San Joaquin County Superior Court's Manteca Branch. A magazine loaded with four bullets was next to the gun.

Chen also was carrying $10,583 in cash in her purse, the sheriff's office said.

Security guards called San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies, who took Chen into custody without incident.


Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival Moves To Delta Loop

      The Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival has moved to a new location for the 2014 event. Still in Isleton, technically, but not in the city limits anymore. They have moved to the Delta Loop which is just a few minutes away. The event location is at the B&W Resort Marina and Boat storage. The Isleton Chamber of Commerce resurrected the festival in 2011 after the "Isleton Crawdad Festival" was disbanded along with the old Chamber that promoted it for years.  

The business owners and residents of the delta loop have welcomed the festival with open arms and the "entire atmosphere and positive attitude is making a world of difference" said Jean Yakatobi, event foreperson.  With the marinas and docking availability the Loop is opening a whole new avenue for boaters and yachts to come from the bay area which will enhance the "family friendly"  direction the Chamber has achieved.

2014 Food Trends

2014 Food Trends

What do Sriracha, Ginger, and Gluten-Free products have in common? (Don’t worry, it’s not a daringly obscure recipe combining them.)

In fact, the three are among the top food trends for 2014, finding their way into trendy restaurant dishes, Pinterest recipes and flying off grocery store shelves. Haven’t tried them yet? Here are some tasty ideas to get you started:... Read More

  1. Explore the surprisingly delicious world of “Gluten-Free” with top notch baking mixes. My personal favorite is King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Muffin Mix. Toss in some blueberries and you’re in heaven! Seriously. 
  2. Kick up the heat by adding Sriracha to mac n’ cheese or mix it in a bloody mary

S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann participated in a May 30th California-Shandong high-level trade and investment conference in Santa Clara. It was an opportunity to meet Governor Guo Shuqing and business leaders from Shandong, one of China's most vibrant provinces.

The conference focused on high tech, finance, clean energy and life sciences. Representative from Shandong's designated high-tech development zones attended, searching for local firms eager for a "leg-up" in Chinese markets.

Kish Rajan, director of Go-Biz, the Governor's office of Economic Development spoke during the afternoon conference hosted by the Shandong Provincial Government and the Shandong Department of Commerce with the support of the Chinese Consulate of San Francisco and the Office of Governor Brown.

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Banishing the Dark

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Windswept fires kept firefighters on the defensive for another day.

Windswept fires kept firefighters on the defensive for another day.


SACRAMENTO - Another day of wind kept firefighters on the run across Northern California, battling grass and brush fires.

A fire alongside Sacramento's old dump beside the Capitol City Freeway sent city fire crews on the offensive shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday. The windswept blaze burned 8 acres before it was contained. Arson is suspected and police have detained a suspect for questioning.

A fire that broke out in Elk Grove along Civic Drive was contained to about 1 acre. The blaze was caused by someone mowing the grass in the middle of a windy day.

"This week is a classic example of when you should not be doing defensible space," Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said. "In the hot temperatures, dry conditions and a little bit of wind, that's gonna allow a fire to quickly spark and ignite and spread very, very quickly."