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3 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Farmers impacted by new groundwater law

Farmers in San Joaquin County say groundwater is the key to growing crops -- and they will have to deal with the new law to regulate its use. NEWS ALERTS.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

6 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Man released after questioning in fatal July bank robbery in Stockton

A security guard sits in front of the Bank of the West branch on Thornton Rd. in Stockton that was robbed Wednesday by three men who took three hostages. Two suspects and a hostage were killed after a shootout with police.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA

7 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Livermore: Traffic congestion, safety on Tesla Road called into question

Residents living along Tesla Road turned out in force to hear Alameda County consultants present their recommendations for improving safety along the primarily rural road. About 80 people packed a community room at the Livermore Public Library on Monday as consultants for the county's Public Works Agency went through a number of proposals, including adding radar speed signs, rumble strips, guardrails, wider striping and more safety turnouts to aid traffic enforcement.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Alameda County, CA, Tracy, CA, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

8 hrs ago | RecordNET

Veterans invited to town hall Friday at Palo Alto VA

PALO ALTO Veterans are invited to a town hall meeting at the regional hub for health care for veterans on Friday. The meeting will be held at the headquarters of VA Palo Alto Health Care System, which provides medical care for 85,000 veterans, including those living in San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

10 hrs ago | RecordNET

San Joaquin County economy grew nearly 2 percent in 2013

San Joaquin County's gross domestic product rose nearly 2 percent in 2013, the strongest year-to-year gain seen since the start of the Great Recession, federal economic watchers reported Tuesday. It slightly outpaced all U. S. metropolitan areas overall, which collectively saw real GDP increase 1.7 percent in 2013, after gaining 2.6 percent in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said.

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Yesterday | RecordNET

911 calls -- Published Sept. 16, 2014

There were 49 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Monday. At that time, there were 1,422 people held at the jail, which has an official capacity of 1,411.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Portion of rural Tracy to get sprayed on Tuesday

The ground spraying using Pyronyl 525 Pyrocide 7396 is scheduled between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, but it could be scheduled for the same time on Wednesday. Pesticides are routinely sprayed during warm months to knock down adult mosquito populations.

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Related Topix: Tracy, CA, Health, West Nile Virus

RecordNET

Democrats announcement endorsements for Nov. 4 election

The San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee endorsed candidates running to represent a water district on up to those running for U.S. Congress. The party's recommendation includes both endorsements for partisan state and federal contests to non-partisan local races.

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Related Topix: US News

Los Angeles Times

Teen who drove car that took 3 robbers to violent heist is arrested

A Stockton police officer investigates the scene after a vehicle involved in a suspected bank robbery was stopped in the Northern California city. Three women were taken hostage by the alleged robbers; two were shot and thrown or leaped from the getaway vehicle, the other was killed.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Violent Crime

Caravan Stockton Newspaper

The Fall Festival Offers Family Friendly Fun

The San Joaquin Regional Transit District Fall Festiv al offers children a safe and family friendly holiday in Downtown Sto ckton at RTD's Downtown Transit Center. RTD will host the annual downtown Fall Festival on Oc t.

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RecordNET

Briefs -- Published Sept. 15, 2014

The club meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Chavez Library, 605 N. El Dorado St. STOCKTON - Parents and guardians of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in San Joaquin Country can now apply for grant funding of up to $500 per year through the Carlos Vieira Foundation. The grant program offers direct assistance to Valley residents by providing educational tools, medical necessities, electronics and other products and services that help a child diagnosed with autism to flourish.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Mariposa, CA, Merced, CA, Atwater, CA

RecordNET

Stockton man working to assemble Latino veterans exhibit for November

Contact: Michael Villanueva at 957-5133 or at mavjav@comcast.net . Contact the Mexican Heritage Center at 944-4522 or at mexicanheritage1@att.net The one-time state correctional officer has turned to detective work in retirement, launching his own personal crusade to find and to honor San Joaquin County's Latino military veterans.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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911 calls -- Published Sept. 14, 2014

There were 76 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Saturday. At that time, there were 1,399 people held at the jail, which has an official capacity of 1,411.

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Bed bug infestations on the rise a " even in clean places

The stigma surrounding bed bugs needs to go away. The idea that only dirty people or cluttered homes attract the biting parasites is a myth.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Lodi, CA, Tracy, CA

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Mural artwork creates food for thought

Vanessa Ordez, a 24-year-old Lodi resident who attended the festival Saturday with her mother and her 5-year-old nephew, found herself drawn to the exhibits in the Ole Mettler Grape and Wine Pavilion. On display in the pavilion were classic cars such as a 1956 Ford Thunderbird and vintage dresses worn decades ago by festival queens, but Ordez seemed most enchanted by a number of commodity murals created by area youths.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Lodi, CA, Wine, Drink, Coupe, Ford Thunderbird, Convertible, Ford, Galt, CA

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Stama looking to expand facilities and presence in Lodi

The 73-year-old Greek immigrant, who has been growing grapes in San Joaquin County since the 1980s, is on the cusp of moving his Stama Winery to a 10-acre facility in Lodi from a cramped tasting room and part-time office in Lockeford. Kapiniaris, who founded Stama with his son Frank in 2005, put down a drill Tuesday after helping a worker hang a door inside one of two production buildings already standing on the property on Davis Road, just south of Turner Road.

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Related Topix: Lodi, CA, Lockeford, CA

RecordNET

911 calls -- Published Sept. 14, 2014

There were 76 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Saturday. At that time, there were 1,399 people held at the jail, which has an official capacity of 1,411.

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RecordNET

Mural artwork creates food for thought

Vanessa Ordez, a 24-year-old Lodi resident who attended the festival Saturday with her mother and her 5-year-old nephew, found herself drawn to the exhibits in the Ole Mettler Grape and Wine Pavilion. On display in the pavilion were classic cars such as a 1956 Ford Thunderbird and vintage dresses worn decades ago by festival queens, but Ordez seemed most enchanted by a number of commodity murals created by area youths.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Lodi, CA, Wine, Drink, Coupe, Ford Thunderbird, Convertible, Ford, Galt, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Bed bug infestations on the rise a " even in clean places

The stigma surrounding bed bugs needs to go away. The idea that only dirty people or cluttered homes attract the biting parasites is a myth.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Lodi, CA, Tracy, CA

RecordNET

Stolen sheriff's deputy's gun returned Updated at

White turned over the gun to the Stockton Police Department on Friday afternoon. The serial number on the gun matched the serial number on the gun stolen from the deputy's vehicle, Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the Police Department, said Friday evening.

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