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Man killed in vehicle on Stockton street

Man killed in vehicle on Stockton street


A man was shot and killed while driving in Stockton Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The 19-year-old man was found in a vehicle around 3:30 p.m. at Hammer Lane and Tam O'Shanter Drive with gunshot wounds, according to Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva. The man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. No other information about the victim was available.

Silva said the vehicle was shot multiple times near Hammer Lane and Lan Ark Drive. After the shooting, the driver continued eastbound on Hammer Lane and hit several other vehicles on the street. The victim was the only occupant in the vehicle.

No suspects have been identified at this time. Silva said investigators believe the shooting was gang-related.


Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

Gas prices slide for 19 straight days

WASHINGTON — Gas prices continue to fall across the United States as localized refinery issues resolve and the cost of crude remains low, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report... Read More

Police: 4 bank robberies within one week are connected

Police: 4 bank robberies within one week are connected


Four bank robberies across three cities are believed to be connected, Stockton police said. Two of the bank robberies happened Tuesday morning, while the other two happened within the past week.

Investigators believe the same suspect, or suspects, robbed the following banks:

Around 10:53 a.m., a suspect walked into the Chase Bank in the 2400 block of W. Kettleman Lane in Lodi and handed a demand note to a teller.

Around 10:24 a.m., a suspect walked into the Chase Bank in the 5700 block of Pacific Avenue in Stockton, handed the teller a demand note and then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then jumped into a white 4-door sedan with another suspect and drove away from the scene.

Customers chip in after military veterans' donations stolen

Customers chip in after military veterans' donations stolen


The community of Lodi is rallying behind a local A&W restaurant after a thief stole donations they'd been collecting for the Wounded Warrior Project. Staff believe the suspect is a repeat customer.

"The guy came in, ordered ice cream, and as soon as she turned around to make it for him, he grabbed it and ran out the door," Petter Knight of A&W said. "It's terrible. We were pretty sad."

The theft absolutely crushed employees. The thief made off with about $50 in Wounded Warrior donations.

"The Lodi police responded quickly," Knight said. "They were looking at our video within an hour."

And they weren't the only ones. Knight uploaded the security video to Facebook, reaching 20,000 people by Saturday morning.

"I think it's horrible and I hope they catch the guy," one customer responded.

Scholarships aim to keep health workers in Valley

Scholarships aim to keep health workers in Valley

One of the biggest challenges Central Valley medical offices and patients face is finding top-notch professionals to provide care. Health Plan of San Joaquin is trying to address the problem in a small way by offering $2,500 scholarships to students looking to pursue careers in health care in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

“We specifically partnered with organizations that have programs built around health careers,” said David Hurst, vice president of External Affairs for Health Plan of San Joaquin. “These students have made a decision to pursue health care related careers.”

This year, applicants were culled from specific programs that partnered with Health Plan of San Joaquin... Read More

Home prices on the rise in Valley

Home prices on the rise in Valley

MODESTO — Home prices in the Central Valley are up over last year, according to the May 2015 CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI).

In Modesto, home prices, including distressed sales, rose 7.9 percent in May compared to May 2014, CoreLogic said.

In Stockton and Lodi, prices, including distressed sales, were up 7.6 percent, year over year.

On a month-over-month basis, Modesto home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 0.8 percent in May 2015 compared to April. Prices rose 1.4 percent between April and May in Stockton and Lodi... Read More

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

Pacific announces new Sacramento degrees: Expansion is milestone in region’s higher education

University of the Pacific celebrated June 26 the expansion of its Sacramento campus, longtime home of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, into a multidisciplinary center that will educate the professionals California needs in the decades ahead.

Joining the law school will be new graduate programs in health, education, business and public policy. Five new degrees will be rolled out over the next two years: Master of Business Administration; Doctor of Education; Master of Public Policy; Master of Physician Assistant Studies; and Master of Public Administration.

“This is a watershed moment for our university,” said Pamela A. Eibeck, president of University of the Pacific. “Pacific has been a pioneer in higher education in California for more than a century and a half, and it is with great excitement that we expand our presence and service in the Sacramento region.”