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Are Stockton Metro Airport improvements in the "air"?

A $28.5 million, five-year plan has been proposed by San Joaquin County officials to maintain and support growth at the Stockon Metropolitan Airport..

A major component of the plan  is the construction of a U. S. Customs inspection station to accommodate international travel. A simialr proposal made in 2007 was rejected by the Board of Supervisors as being too costly.

The airprot had a recrod total of nearly 72,000 passenger departures in 2013.

Harry Mavrogenes, deputy county administrator and interim airport director says the propsal would allow the airport to accommodate many more passengers as well as pay for upgrades and renovation of aiport facilities including runways, lighting and signage.

Mavrogenens says he has had talks with air carriers about new Stockton service, but has no committments.

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Jobseekers who’ve felt the chill of a challenging job market can fire up their prospects at Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent on Tuesday, January 28th. Attendees can expect a warm welcome from Central Valley employers eager to fill hundreds of immediate openings in a variety of fields.

Whether looking for a new position or a better career, this free job fair provides a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from both the public and private sectors. Experts will also be on hand for free one-on-one consultations with jobseekers who’d like to improve their resumes.

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent takes place on Tuesday, January 28th, from noon to 4pm at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street.

City of Tracy designated as a "Train Town USA" by Union Pacific

Some Tracy resident's efforts to preseve the railroad history of Tracy are picking up "steam" as Union Pacific Railroad has granted the city  a Train Town USA designation.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce says the city received word about December 20th and the city manager's office would be coordinating the delivery of the official proclamation from Union Pacific later this year.

 Chamber officials say Tracy resident David Jackson approached them last summer to submit the formal application to Union Pacific.  Apparently, he envisions the creation of "Railtown Tracy" an attraction encompassing a museum, train festival and weekend rail excursions from downtown Tracy.

 

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Over 3,000 third-graders from Stockton area gear up for an “AgVenture”

Presenters, exhibitors, guides, and volunteers present an exciting and educational  event to teach students the fundamentals of agriculture.

Third-graders from the Stockton area will tour the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds and experience agriculture through presentations of plants, animals, and farm machinery. Students will learn about the food grown in their hometowns on Wednesday, Jan.15, 2014 from 9 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Over 3,000 third-grade students from Stockton Unified School District, Lincoln Unified School District, area private schools, and their teachers; and over 400 volunteers will be at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way in Stockton.

Pizza for a cause

Pizza for a cause

Buy pizza at Rick's Pizza on Jan. 7 and help a father get a much-needed kidney transplant.

From 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. dine-in and pick-up purchases made using the flier above will have 1/4 of proceeds go towards Jay Callahan's kidney transplant.

Callahan was hit by a truck, causing his injury and need for a transplant. His family is hoping to raise the money so he can afford the transplant so that they can have more time with their father and grandfather.

 

Taj M. Khan Elected Delta College Board President

Taj M. Khan Elected Delta College Board President

Delta College's Board of Trustees elected Taj M. Khan as its new president for 2013-14 at its Dec. 17 meeting. Mr. Khan assumed his duties as board president immediately after the vote, replacing Lisa Turner, who served out her one-year term as president.