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Neighbor credited with saving man's life

Witnesses credited a courageous neighbor with saving the life of an 80-year-old Stockton, CA man who was attacked by a dog Thursday outside his home in a gated neighborhood.

According to witnesses, the victim was walking back to his house on Pine Valley Circle after picking up his mail shortly after 2 p.m. when he was attacked by one of two boxers that were running loose in the street. The victim was already bleeding badly from both arms when neighbor Linda Walker ran down her driveway wielding a broom.

"The male dog was on top of him, and I just saw blood everywhere," Walker said. "If I hadn't been there with that broom, he would have bled to death in the street."

Neighbor Elizabeth Griego said she believes Walker saved the victim's life.

"That dog was all over him," Griego said. "If (Walker) had not come out, it could have been horrible. The bites were very deep."

Week Zero: Game Plan for Friday Night Football

SACRAMENTO, CA - The high school football begins with Week Zero to open the season on August 30th. News10 and USA Today High School Sports will have the entire region and nation covered this season.

Here is our game plan for Week Zero

  • Lincoln (Stk) at Elk Grove (Game of the Week)
  • Davis at Yuba City (Fan Game of the Week Vote Winner)
  • Woodcreek at Folsom
  • Vista del Lago at Oak Ridge
  • Pleasant Grove at Rocklin
  • Cosumnes Oaks at Roseville
  • Inderkum at Monterey Trail
  • Antelope at Del Campo
  • Napa at Burbank

Join the News10 LIVE CHAT on Friday at 7 p.m. to get the latest from these games

Stockton Ports to remain A's partner through 2016

STOCKTON, CA - The Stockton Ports will extend their partnership with the Oakland Athletics as the team's Single-A affiliate through 2016 as part of a two year extension.

A pregame ceremony will take place Tuesday evening at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton before first pitch of their game against the San Jose Giants - beginning a three game series.

Stockton has been a part of the Oakland A's family since they began their partnership in 2005. The team's first big league partnership was with the Chicago White Sox in 1949.

By Sean Cunningham, SCunningham@News10.net
Twitter: @News10Sean

Lincoln Trojans begin season with chip on shoulder

STOCKTON - The Lincoln Trojans high school football team enters the 2013 season with a huge chip on thier shoulder.

Last season, the Trojans were considered a preseason favorite led by running back Justin Davis who went to USC and quarterback Zack Greenlee who now attends Fresno State. But this year, without any household named stars, the Trojans are flying under the radar to begin this season.

"I'm really excited to prove everyone wrong and how we are not going to be good because we lost a couple of dynamic players." said senior wide receiver Stephen Robinson. "

"I think everyone is looking at the situation as an opportunity to make a name for themselves," added senior defensive end Cyrus Boone. "We don't have any big names this year, but we are looking to use that to our advantage."

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

While high school graduation rates appear to be up in the Central Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin schools are determined to increase them further by implementing valuable programs to help keep kids in school.

Slated to roll out this month, Come Back Kids — a new charter school run by the Stanislaus County Office of Education — was specifically designed to address the academic needs of students 16 through 23 who are at risk of not completing high school or who have already dropped out.

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

Enterprise zones eliminated - now what?

With a vote of 55-16 the California Assembly eliminated one of the few powerful incentives Central Valley cities and counties have to attract businesses and create jobs. Assembly Bill 93 passed the Assembly June 27 after the Senate approved it earlier that week, effectively eliminating enterprise zones.

“This certainly doesn’t help us,” said San Joaquin Partnership President Mike Ammann. “The San Joaquin Partnership has always supported the enterprise zone to attract warehouse operations.” Now Ammann said he will use new state incentives to promote manufacturing opportunities in San Joaquin County.

City says there is no agreement with Asparagus Festival

City says there is no agreement with Asparagus Festival

STOCKTON – There is no verbal agreement between the city of Stockton and organizers of the Asparagus Festival to keep the event downtown, according to the city’s public information officer Connie Cochran.

Cochran said the city is interested in pursuing an agreement with the Asparagus Festival, but officials had been “waiting for a number of months for a counter-offer” from festival organizers.