3 hrs ago
Dream big, go for Tesla
There's a common question when one of "the" sizzling hot automobiles zips down the road: "Hey, isn't that a Tesla?" There are 6,500 reasons why it would behoove San Joaquin County leaders to get to know more about Tesla and to put the visionary automotive company in a full-court enticement press.
7 hrs ago
Marcela R. Romano
Marcela R. Romano, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on July 26, 2014 in Lathrop, California.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Highway 70 near Palermo closed after truck crashes; road littered with fruit cans
Highway 70 was closed between East Palermo Road and Power House Hill Road when a tractor trailer lost control, crashed and caught fire, destroying the cab of the truck and dumping hundreds of fruit cans on the side of the highway on Thursday in Palermo.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Report: Stockton best site for Tesla plant
San Joaquin County would be the most likely site for Tesla's proposed $5 billion battery factory if the electric car maker decides to build it in California, regional economists agreed Monday.
Election filing deadline Aug. 8
Term limits will end Larry Ruhstaller's time on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors at the end of the year, but the former Stockton city councilman has his sights on the elected board responsible for delivering most of Stockton's drinking water.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
'Flying machine' wowed Stockton, vexed press in 1896
The mysterious flying craft was made of metal. It stretched around 150 feet, sported two flapping canvas wings and sprouted a rudder shaped like a bird's tail.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
National Night Out block parties planned in Lathrop
All across the country, people are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, unlock their doors, and congregate on porches and front lawns, from 7 to 10 p.m. Lathrop city staffers are also planning a National Night Out party from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way.
S.J. officials fear delay by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be costly
Five years after officials began writing a comprehensive billion-dollar flood protection plan for Stockton, the federal government said this week it will miss a December target to complete the document.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
The Daily Republic
Carpenters training center set to expand in Fairfield
A training center for union carpenters and union contractors is expanding amid hopes that the region's construction industry is making a post-recession comeback.
Stanislaus River water providers announce 20% reduction in supply for Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca
Stanislaus River water providers have announced a 20 percent reduction in supply for the cities of Tracy, Lathrop and Manteca.
Lathrop squad gets new commander
The Civil Air Patrol's Sierra Composite Squadron 72 at Lathrop's Sharpe Depot has named a new commander to lead the squadron.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The Modesto Bee
Assault survivor tells her story in new book
Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Karen Mathews stands by a statue of Lady Justice at the Stanislaus County Courthouse after a verdict was reached in 1997 involving nine people accused of beating her.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Arrest for assault and kidnapping
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend reported that he kidnapped and severely beat her a day earlier, authorities said.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Choosing the best watermelon
Chef Jeff Anderson of the Safeway Culinary Kitchen, and Art Perry of Perry and Sons Farms, has tips for shoppers when choosing the best watermelon in the supermarket.
Homecoming: Craft Spells Plays the Chapel
It's been two months since Craft Spells ' Justin Paul Vallesteros left for Seattle, WA and already he's thrown himself into a place that feels more at home than his 10th and Folsom apartment.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Food giveaway Thursday
To receive the food, people must be residents of San Joaquin County, living in the appropriate ZIP codes, whose monthly income does not exceed $1,436 for one person; $1,939 for two; $2,441 for three; $2,944 for four; $3,446 for five; and $3,949 for six.
Dozens of local agencies fail to file drought plans
Nearly four dozen local government entities have failed to file emergency water plans with the Department of Water Resources, despite the threat of fines of up to $10,000 a day.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Dickeya s Barbecue will set up shop in Lathrop, Tracy
Dickey's Barbecue will open two new franchise restaurants this week in Lathrop and Tracy, with grand opening promotions, giveaways and special appearances planned Thursday through Saturday.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The south side challenges can be daunting. Almost 2,000 city blocks are plagued by generational poverty, street crime, ill health, vacant lots, aging neighborhoods and low-performing schools.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
911 Calls -- Published July 12, 2014
There were 71 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Friday.