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Delta Blood Drive at Delta College on january 30,10am-3:30pm

Delta Blood Drive at Delta College on january 30,10am-3:30pm

Donating blood is indeed your gift of life to the community…none greater. Delta College will team up with the Delta Blood Bank to host a blood drive on Thurs, Jan 30, 10am - 3:30pm in Upper Danner Hall.

Donors should be in good health, at least 110 pounds & have a government I.D. The process takes about an hour, which includes a medical screening & rest period with juice & a cookie. All registered donors will receive a FREE T-shirt & be entered for a chance to win a $100 gas card. All registered donors will be re-entered on March 1 for an opportunity to win a $250 gas card!

More Info/Delta Blood Bank: http://bit.ly/M6EpTA

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

Major Award to Help San Joaquin County Battle Chronic Disease, Improve African-American Health

A $235,000 grant was awarded this month to help San Joaquin County implement policy, program and environmental changes aimed at improving health in the African-American community.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the grant will be administered by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and its local partner, the Stockton branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The funds are part of the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, and will be used to develop and promote community strategies and policies that improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in organizations serving African-American and low-income residents. 

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent features a long list of immediate job openings from a variety of Central Valley employers, along with free expert resume help for jobseekers.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627) or (916) 996-3786 day of the event.

WHAT:       Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent  

WHERE:   University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, January 28th, noon – 4pm  

WHO:           Delaware North Companies Yosemite

                     Health Plan of San Joaquin

SJ Delta College Success Stories

Spring Semester for San Joaquin Delta College students begins this week. Many graduates have gone on to find great careers. This is just one of many success stories.

Come. Explore. Transform!


33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream

33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream
33rd Annual Capitol March for the Dream
01-20-2014 - 01-20-2014
Admission: Free
(916) 698-5147
Start Time(s): Mon 8am
The March for the Dream includes the Capitol March and the Diversity Expo. This free event honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr and dramatizing the issues that can impact the future
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San Joaquin USA Farm Bureau's AgVenture Farmers' Market receives national honor

The San Joaquin Farm Bureau was among 24 county Farm Bureaus nationwide that are being recognized by the American Farm bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in this year's County Activities of Excellence Awards program.

The winners are being highlighted this week during AFBF's 95th Annual Convention in San Antonio.

 SJFB was awarded the honor for its AgVenture Farmers' Market Program, which is an expansion of the popular AgVenture educational program. It teaches San Joaquin County fourth-grade students about specialty ag commodities and allows them to taste test locally grown specialty crops.= - many ofr the first time!

Students learn about the growing, processing and history of several specialty  crops such as  tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, almonds and walnuts. The crops are seasonal and wil change for the spring program.

Following the educational segments, an on-site farmers' maarket is held that is open to the school.

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.