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Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Eberhardt continues family tradition of service to Pacific, Huber named chair

Local nonprofits invited to apply for early literacy mini-grants

Beyond Our Gates funding aims to support new, existing reading programs

As part of University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates campaign, nonprofit organizations in San Joaquin County are invited to apply for mini-grants to expand or pilot promising early literacy programs.

The mini-grants initiative, made possible with support from The James Irvine Foundation, was designed to fuel innovation and engagement toward improving early literacy in and around Stockton. Organizations can apply for one-time mini-grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to fund projects that address overall early literacy, school readiness, chronic absence or summer learning.

Wizard World Sacramento

Wizard World Sacramento

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18


Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

City of Elk Grove Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

The City of Elk Grove has thrown down the gauntlet...and it's green!!!  Join the Elk Grove movement toward healthier living at the Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 5th at the Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove.

This one-day fitness competition is for both novice and advanced teams of 4 consisting of 2 men and 2 women.  The challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18.  And with the event being so close to St. Patrick's Day, green gear is not only welcomed, but encouraged!!

The competition will consist of timed heats that will push athletes to their limits in gymnastics, conditioning,and  strength training movements with equipment that includes tires, stones and weights.

The fun doesn't stop at the wokout mats.  Spectators can cheer on athletes, stroll through vendor lane, grab lunch or a snack from the food trucks, groove to the tunes of DJ Alazzawi, and play in the Repubic Kids Zone. 

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.