Briefs -- Published April 19, 2014
The Tracy Unified school board recently took advantage of near-historic low interest rates in the municipal bond market to save district taxpayers $3.85 million on Measure E bonds, officials said.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Fleeing man finally runs out of gas
A reckless motorcycle rider who fled from officers in Tracy, Lathrop and Stockton was finally apprehended Wednesday when he ran out of gas, police said.
The Modesto Bee
Focus on Education
Downey, Beyer and Enochs high schools will join for an autism benefit concert at 6 p.m. today in the Downey High auditorium, 1000 Coffee Road.
Return of salmon to S.J. River
For the first time in more than 60 years, spring run salmon fingerlings are gliding through the waters of the San Joaquin River.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Contra Costa Times
California's only river route floats Delta mail carrier's boat
Patches of blue peek through the vast canopy of gray as Rick Stelzriede turns a key in the ignition and points his bow toward open water.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Roseville solar installer completes power systems in Manteca, Tracy
Roseville-based solar power company SUNworks has commissioned projects with a combined total of about 1 megawatt for Quaresma Dairy in Manteca and M&B Alfalfa Farms in Tracy.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
New vendor boosts inventory at Lodi Lake boathouse
Justin Del Campo docked his kayak in front of the Lodi Lake Boathouse on Saturday afternoon, then talked excitedly about "discovering" Lodi Lake.
Suspects in death of tot face torture charges
Dwight Slay and Latima Coleman each face additional felony charges, including torture, after being arrested last week in connection with the death of 2-year-old Tafari Barris.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Lifestyle briefs -- Published April 12, 2014
The French Camp McKinley Fire District Firefighter Association will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon today at the French Camp Fire Station at 310 French Camp Road.
Man flashes bullet before robbing store
A robber pulled out a bullet at a convenience store and walked away with a $5 bill before being arrested in the gas station parking lot, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
What's on tap - week of April 14 and beyond
I'll be out, and so will this blog, until April 21. In the meantime, there's plenty of stuff to do around here.
Bill in D.C. may help ACE
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, announced Thursday he has introduced legislation that could bring as much as $450 million over the next decade to speed up rail service between Stockton and the Silicon Valley and bring other changes to the Altamont Corridor Express.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Miss/Mr. Inspirational American Special Needs Pageant set for Saturday
The first Miss/Mr. Inspirational American Special Needs Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Hall, 1960 North Tracy Boulevard, in Tracy.
Contract approved for new Tracy Unified chief
A three-year contract naming Brian Stephens as the next superintendent for Tracy Unified schools was approved Tuesday night by the district school board, with one abstention and one absence.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
The Modesto Bee
Jeff Jardine: Modesto woman strives to make son's memory permanent
Violet Crippen stands near a memorial site for her son Tylor Crippen at Creekwood Park on Feb. 20, 2013, in Modesto.
S.J. Partnership sees increasing business growth
The San Joaquin Partnership had a pretty good year in 2013, but this year should be even better as the slow economic recovery begins to quicken, the agency's chief executive said.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Ready? Set? Plug in
New electric vehicle charging stations were announced last week in two locations - in the city of Tracy, and at New Melones Lake.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
S.J. looks to set up shop in Manteca
As the county seat, Stockton's city center is home to a cluster of buildings and offices where thousands of residents come to get building permits, apply for benefits or take care of a host of errands that they might need to do when taking care of their business with San Joaquin County government.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Celebrating Earth Day
Stockton's Earth Day Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Victory Park.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Rock Hill Herald
Internet sensation: Mom turns naptime into Baby in Wonderland
Mom and freelance commercial artist Sioin Queenie Liao designed and snapped this scene of her sleeping baby Wengenn, after her husband Sen-Ben Liao, a music lover, came up with the idea.