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Delta MESA Team Places Third in Statewide "Math Challenge"

Delta MESA Team Places Third in Statewide "Math Challenge"

Delta MESA Team Places Third in Statewide "Math Challenge"

Pending US home sales reach 3-year high in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years.

The National Association of Realtors says that its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales rose 1.5 percent to 105.7. That's the highest since April 2010, when a homebuyer's tax credit boosted sales. It's also above February's reading of 104.1.

Signed contracts are 7 percent higher than they were a year earlier. There is generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed sale. Still, sales are being held back by limited supply.

Sales of previously occupied homes dipped in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million, down from 4.95 million in February.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Stockton Peeping Tom suspect arrested

STOCKTON, CA - A suspect caught on tape peering into the bedroom of a young Stockton girl has been arrested.

STORY: Alert issued for Stockton prowler

Stockton police detectives say from many tips received through their Facebook page and Stockton Crime Alert, they identified suspect Jerry Lee Adams, 42, as the alleged prowler.

Adams, a wanted parolee on a no-bail felony warrant, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of indecent exposure and peeping.

News10 Good Morning visits Payters Grill for Breakfast in Your Neighborhood

STOCKTON, Calif. - News10 visited Payter's Grill in Stockton Friday morning for the latest installment of the Breakfast in Your Neighborhood series.

Dan Elliott and Tim Daly were joined by Michael Fitzgerald of the Stockton Record who provided an extremely candid interview on the state of Stockton and Mayor Anthony Silva's plans to turn around a city in crisis.

Silva, who was scheduled to join Elliott and Daly, did not show up to provide a response to Fitzgerald's comments.

News10 thanks owner Peter and the entire staff at Payter's Grill for the hospitality and fine food.

The next Breakfast in Your Neighborhood will be in Stockton on Friday, May 3. Go to News10.net to vote for 1 of 3 possible locations!

Small business growth stifled amid improving job market

SACRAMENTO - Recent statistics are showing a decline in the number of new, small businesses in the United States. 

Some economists believe one reason fewer small businesses are opening up shop comes down to the fact that potential entrepreneurs are capitalizing on an improving job market, choosing to join the general workforce rather than venturing out on their own.

According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, there were an estimated 514,000 new business owners per month in the U.S in 2012. That number is down from 543,000 per month in 2011, and 565,000 in 2010 which was the peak of the recession.

In regards to Sacramento specifically, the city recently made a list of the most unfriendly cities for small businesses, due in part to high tax rates.

Stockton donut shop 'mascot' stolen at gunpoint

STOCKTON, CA - Call it an armed robbery or a kidnapping, but a man with a truck and a gun took the Yum Yum Donuts Yum Yum lion at 5 a.m. Thursday.

The robot/lion is a metal sculpture that serves as a landmark and mascot for the Stockton business.

The manager at Yum Yum Donuts on Wilson Way said his employee and a customer tried to stop the man from stealing the metal lion statute, but the robber pointed a gun at them.

"I don't know why," said Manager Gilbert Herrera. "I guess they're going to sell it."

Herrera said he paid a San Diego sculptor $1,500 for the two robots. They're just made of scrap metal, but they're pretty special to Yum Yum customers.

"Little kids like to take pictures with it and adults take pictures with the robot, too," said Herrera.