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Delta Professor Cirian Villavicencio Appointed to State Commission by Governor Brown

Delta Professor Cirian Villavicencio Appointed to State Commission by Governor Brown

Delta College political science professor, Cirian Villavicencio, has been appointed to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  Villavicencio, 34, has been an associate professor at San Joaquin Delta College since 2012, and previously an adjunct professor at American River College and Folsom Lake College. He received his BA in history and political science (with honors) from UC Davis, his master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing his doctorate from the University of Wyoming in Adult Post-Secondary Education.

West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat


SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Man killed, 2 wounded in Stockton shooting

Man killed, 2 wounded in Stockton shooting


A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in a North Stockton neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Stockton police said two others, a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were wounded in the shooting near Princess Lane and Duke Drive around 2:15 a.m.

All three victims were taken to the hospital to get treatment for their injuries. Police said about three hours later, the 27 year old died of his injuries. The two other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. No other information about victims was available.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed there was some type of disturbance before the shooting. Officers continue to investigate.


Sheriff deputy's loaded service weapon stolen


A loaded service firearm was stolen from an off-duty sheriff's deputy in north Stockton Wednesday morning.

The San Joaquin County sheriff's deputy had stopped at a Quik Stop convenience story on the 3500 block of West Hammer Lane about 6:30 a.m., according to Stockton police. Police spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said the deputy left the weapon in a backpack in his unlocked vehicle. The deputy saw a man and a woman take the backpack and ran out of the store to confront them. The pair were in their vehicle at that point and starting to drive off when the deputy saw one of the thieves reach into the backpack.

Silva said the deputy thought the thief was possibly reaching for the loaded gun so he backed off.

Tracy Mayor Completes Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Other Local Officials

City of Tracy Mayor, Brent Ives completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in remembrance of former Tracy Mayor, Clyde Bland who passed away from the disease in 2007. Find out which government officials he calls out!

UOP questioned on water use during serious drought


STOCKTON, Calif. - A Stockton woman whose son attended and graduated from the University of the Pacific, asked News10 to look into the school's water use, considering how green and lush the campus looks.

She's let her front yard turn brown while trying to save water.

"I just drove by and thought, wow, what a beautiful lawn. I do laundry once a week and use my dog's water in the house to water plants in the house," Kathy said. She didn't provide a last name.

At UOP, Support Services Director Scott Heaton offered several examples of the university using less water than in years past.

Delta College employee sought for embezzlement


There's an arrest warrant for a Delta College employee wanted on allegations of grand theft and embezzlement from the college.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is accusing McKinzie Heavenly Harrison, who is also known as McKinzie Croney, with illegally using a credit card terminal at the college food court where she works to falsely "refund" funds from VISA and prepaid VISA cards onto her personal ATM and debit cards.

The district attorney's office claims Harrison stole a total of $4555.33 in that manner in nine transactions between May 3 and June 4 this year.

Investigators think the suspect has fled the Stockton area and may be visiting relatives in Alabama. Anyone with information on Harrison's whereabouts was asked to contact the Delta College Police Department at (209) 954-5000.