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Program adds 11 entrepreneurs to its ranks

Program adds 11 entrepreneurs to its ranks

STOCKTON – Eleven women graduated from the Women Entrepreneurs program of the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center San Joaquin Delta College (SBDC) on Wednesday. The graduation ceremony took place on Wednesday at the WorkNet building.

The graduates completed strategic and operational business plans and learned ways to increase their financial independence, personal development and self-confidence while strengthening their communication and presentation skills. The program included 20 hours of  training on core aspects of business management such as marketing, financial management and planning.

The Women Entrepreneurs program began in 1991 and is underwritten by Citibank, as well as the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator San Joaquin Delta College. In its 14 years in existence, 380 graduates have passed through the program... Read More

Michael Tubbs to run for Stockton mayor


Stockton City Councilmember Michael Tubbs announced early Wednesday he's running for mayor of Stockton.

"Being the mayor, it gives you the bully pulpit to speak out about issues that matter to the lives of Stocktonians," Tubbs said.

San Joaquin County prepares for El Niño, possible floods


STOCKTON - Huge piles of large rocks are being stored at the Port of Stockton by the State of California in anticipation of possible levee damage this upcoming rainy season.

The Heat is officially on in Stockton

The Heat is officially on in Stockton

STOCKTON – The Stockton Heat hockey team will begin its inaugural AHL season, Oct. 10 with a home game against the Rockford Ice Hogs. The Heat, which replaced the Stockton Thunder as the team’s minor league hockey franchise, will also face San Jose on Thursday, Oct. 15 to close out its first home stand.

The team, which is owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, will compete in the AHL, hockey’s equivalent of a Triple A league. The Heat will compete in the league’s Pacific Division and will play California teams Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego and San Jose a total of 12 times each.

The heat will also play Texas and San Antonio six times each.

While the team’s name, ownership and league will change, the Heat will keep many of the Thunder’s most popular promotions... Read More

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

New app to help Stockton drivers feed parking meters

STOCKTON – Those needing to add time to their parking meter in downtown Stockton will get a hand in doing so, starting Sept. 1. Motorists will be able to use a mobile app to add time to meters that are marked with a sticker that provides the Parkmobile website (www.parkmobile.com) and a toll free number (1-877-727-5718) to call about the app.

Motorists can download the Parkmobile app, create an account and then bill their parking directly to their account. Those using the app can also set alerts on their phones to let them know when time is about to run out and add more time without having to return to the meter... Read More