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One wounded in Stockton shooting


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Stockton police said a 25-year-old man was in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in north Stockton Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was in the 1600 block of Tyrol Lane next to Stagg High School. The victim was riding his bike when he was shot, police said.

The gunman was described a a black man, 20 to 25 years old, with a goatee. When last seen, he wore a black hat, dark-colored shirt and blue jeans. Police were told he fled on foot on northbound Tyrol, jumped a fence and was headed toward a nearby shopping center.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown this morning presented his budget proposal, which he said  injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects.

“This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent actions we take today.”... Read More

Stockton City Council selects new member

Stockton City Council selects new member

STOCKTON — The Stockton City Council on Tuesday night selected elementary school principal Dan Wright to replace Kathy Miller on the Council. His term begins immediately and goes through Dec. 31, 2016.

Wright is principal of Harrison Elementary School in the Stockton Unified School District. He was chosen by the Council after members interviewed five candidates... Read More

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Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

Blog: Settling into positive economic trends

 If the Central Valley’s economy were a car, Stockton’s bankruptcy and the recession would be receding in the rearview mirror; new jobs and housing starts would be a growing presence in the windshield (though maybe not approaching as fast as we’d like); and in the distance to the east and west, a few storm clouds.

The car analogy is mine, but positive economic trends are pretty much what business people heard at this morning’s Business Forecast breakfast presented by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce... Read More

What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

What the unemployment rate doesn’t tell you about the Valley’s job picture

Last fall, for the first time since before the recession, unemployment in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties dipped into the single digits. It was taken as a sign that recovery from the recession was finally reaching the Central Valley... Read More

Our best and most interesting blogposts from 2014

Our best and most interesting blogposts from 2014

Visiting Sonoma winemaker Greg La Follette respectfully bows before 100-year old Lodi Zinfandel plant

Happy 2015!

We’re looking forward to another year of exciting achievements by the Lodi winegrowing community.  But before embarking towards this bright new horizon, we thought it worthwhile to take another look back at our favorite, and most informative, blogposts from 2014:  not so much out of fear of forgetting our past and being condemned to repeat it, but rather to sharpen our focus on the future with the clarity that invariably comes with hindsight... Read More