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Super Bowl tickets raffle in Stockton aids charities

Super Bowl tickets raffle in Stockton aids charities


STOCKTON - At every Super Bowl, you can be certain there's a dozen or so people from the Stockton area -- and they didn't spend much getting that Super Bowl experience.

That's because they took part in the annual raffle of Super Bowl tickets in Stockton, tickets donated by the family of Alex Spanos so agencies like the St. Mary's Dining Room can raise much-needed funds.

"This year we're looking to raise about $50,000 from the event, which will help us provide meals in our dining room, that's about 14,000 meals per year, " St. Mary's Director Edward Figueroa said.

Spanos is the owner of the San Diego Chargers. For years, the Spanos Family has donated the game tickets and $2,000 in cash to give to people who win the raffle.

Stockton police: Man arrested for attempted murder of girlfriend

Stockton police: Man arrested for attempted murder of girlfriend


The boyfriend of a young woman is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 27-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound on the 3200 block of Farmington Road in Stockton at 5:35 Thursday evening, according to Stockton police. She was rushed to an area hospital for surgery and was listed in critical condition.

Investigating detectives arrested 24-year-old Jorge Luna, the victim's boyfriend, for the shooting.


Senate layoffs resulted from $4 million budget gap

Senate layoffs resulted from $4 million budget gap


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate faces a budget shortfall of up to $4 million this fiscal year, helping explain why it laid off 39 of its roughly 1,000 staff members last month.

Senate officers had previously said that fiscal problems were to blame for the cutbacks.

Dan Reeves, chief of staff in the Senate president pro tem's office, tells The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/15QTIdl ) that the deficit resulted from slow budget growth during the recession, higher health care costs and having too many employees.

He says the constitutional formula that the sets the Legislature's budget provided a smaller than expected increase this year.

Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area

Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area


The much-needed rain storm throughout the Sacramento area on Tuesday did not go off without a hitch.

The wet and slippery roads caused major travel problems for commuters during the evening rush hour. The heavy congestion was a headache for drivers who were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

Dozens of vehicle accidents were reported, including a solo-vehicle roll over crash on Exposition Boulevard. The driver walked away without injuries.

"There's a lot of traffic and accidents so it kind of helped me," said Lea Johnson, who found herself stuck in traffic, trying to make her flight out of Sacramento International Airport.

Luckily for Johnson, her flight, as well as dozens of others, were delayed because of the inclement weather.

"First, they told me 35 minutes [delay] and now, it's almost an hour," she said.

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