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Seniors like mobile home parks for security, price

Seniors like mobile home parks for security, price

By BOB BALGEMANN
Business Journal writer

STOCKTON – Senior mobile home parks for many years have served as a source of housing for those opening a new chapter in their lives.

That’s especially true for senior citizens in the Central Valley, where a conventional three bedroom, two-bath house can cost $200,000-$300,000 more than a manufactured house of the same size. Mobile home living keeps a senior’s residence from take a large bite out of their savings accounts.

Realtor Gary McKenney, of Century 21 M&M Associates in Lodi, is in his eighth year of selling mobile homes. He likens senior parks to the days when wagon trains traveled the country in search of a new life. When pioneers were attacked, they circled the wagons for protection.

Residents of senior parks, especially those with gates and walls, live there in part because they like the security of a close-knit community, where neighbors look out for one another... Read More

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Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

GRAPE CITY CON

GRAPE CITY CON
Lodi, Calif. – The Grape City Con, returns to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The one-day pop culture convention will run from 10am-4pm. The first Grape City Con, held this past February exceeded expectations with over 2,500 fans turning out for the event.

Ticket prices for the one-day event are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at select locations and online at http://grapecitycon.com/tickets

Delta College named among top 150 community colleges

Delta College named among top 150 community colleges

San Joaquin Delta College was named one of the country’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The school was chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 public, two-year colleges. It will be able to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The school was chosen to be among the top 150 schools based on publicly available data on student outcomes in three areas. Those areas include performance (graduation, retention, ext), improvement (awarded for steady improvement in each performance metric over time) and equity (evidence of strong completion outcomes for minority and low-income students).

Ten finalists will be chosen in fall, 2016. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each campus and collect additional information. A prize jury will select a grand prize winner and several finalists with distinction in early 2017... Read More

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American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

American Heart Association Seeks Heart-Healthy Woman For Go Red Total Makeover

44 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and stroke and each of them have a story to tell. Join ABC10’s Dina Kupfer at The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement as she emcees the Go Red Total Makeover on Saturday, February 6 at Arden Fair from 10am to 2pm. The event will spotlight one local heart-healthy woman who is in the process of making herself over from the inside out.

Nominees should be a female resident within the community or surrounding area and have taken action to improve her heart health.  The heart-healthy makeover recipient will receive a $500 Macy’s gift card at the Go Red Total Makeover event, and additionally, will participate in local media and in-studio interviews.

2 people arrested in Lodi homicide


Edgar Corrales, 20, and a 16-year-old male were arrested and will be booked for murder with gang enhancements according to the Lodi Police Department.

The two suspects were arrested after Stockton police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle they were in, causing one of them to flee on foot and discard a firearm. Another firearm was located inside the vehicle, Lodi police said. 

Both suspects were affiliated with local street gangs. Corrales was booked into county jail and the 16-year-old was booked into juvenile hall, Lodi police said.

No arrests yet in 2 separate Lodi shootings that happened 14 hours apart


LODI, CA – Though no arrests have been made following two Lodi murders in a 14-hour period, police are investigating the possibility the killings are connected and gang related.

The first murder happened Sunday afternoon when a 20-year-old man was shot in the back in a driveway on South Garfield Street.  Police only knew that a light-colored SUV was where the gunfire came from.   The victim was identified as Silvestre Guzman Bedolla Jt.

The second murder happened about 4:30 Monday morning, just 14 hours later, several blocks away.   Relatives identified the victim as 27-year-old Louis Delatorre. They said Delatorre was involved in gang activity as teenager but changed his ways for his two daughters.

Police said he was shot in his truck as he prepared to leave for work.