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Tracy science teacher named San Joaquin County’s teacher of the year

Tracy science teacher named San Joaquin County’s teacher of the year

Middle school science teacher, Cassandra deWood, of Tom Hawkins Elementary School in Tracy, has been named the 2015-16 San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year, according to the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE).

She received her award at Thursday night’s Fifth Annual San Joaquin County Classified Employee and Teacher of the  Year Awards Celebration Dinner.

DeWood also received $1,000 from Premier Community Credit Union.

SJCOE said in a press release that deWood received the award because she “sets a high bar for her students and does everything she can to make sure they have what they need to reach those lofty educational goals.”

“Ms. deWood is synonymous with excellence in science education,” said Tom Hawkins Elementary School Principal Christina Orsi.

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Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

MODESTO – The foreclosure rate in Modesto dropped in March from the same time last year across the Central Valley. In Modesto and Merced, .62 percent of outstanding mortgages dropped into foreclosure in March. ... Read More

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

SACRAMENTO – California voters aren’t particularly upbeat about the state’s economy, according to the latest Field Poll. ... Read More

New app to aid medical marijuana users

New app to aid medical marijuana users

Patients in select cities, including Stockton, who have valid medical marijuana cards will be able to order their marijuana via a phone app. ... Read More

Stockton accountant appointed to state board

Stockton accountant appointed to state board

STOCKTON — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jian Ou-Yang, 36, of Stockton to the California Board of Accountancy.

Ou-Yang  is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  ... Read More

UOP employee claims Clinton owes university $12K


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STOCKTON - As Hillary Clinton prepares for another run for the White House, an employee of the University of the Pacific wrote over the weekend Clinton still owes the school money from her first presidential campaign.

Events Director Steve Whyte wrote on Facebook the Clinton campaign had not paid UOP $12,000 for hosting an event in 2008.

Whyte finished his post with "she has no integrity."

Whyte first agreed then canceled an interview with News10, saying he was told by school officials not to talk about the story.

Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

Stockton and San Joaquin county gets new librarian

STOCKTON – Suzy Daveluy will be Stockton’s new Deputy Director of Community Services and City Librarian, according to Stockton Community Services Director John Alita.

Daveluy’s biggest duty in her new position will be to oversee the city of Stockton and San Joaquin Public Library system.

Daveluy has been with the library system for 25 years, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Criminal Justice from CSU Sacramento, a Masters in Library and information Science from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento... Read More