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Father’s ashes stolen from Stockton motel parking lot


A Seattle woman and her brother were too tired to drive past Stockton last night on their way from Georgia to Washington.  

They were hauling the belongings of their late father and his ashes; their dad died in a car crash two weeks ago.

They woke up this morning to a heartbreaking discovery. 

“Get up at five, think we’re starting early," said Kristy Comstock. "The truck and everything is gone."

They’d flown to Georgia, and rented a huge yellow Penske truck. They began the trip to Seattle and were towing a trailer and their father’s car. The car and trailer were discovered Tuesday morning in farmland northeast of Stockton. But the Penske truck and their dad’s ashes, kept in a marble box, are still missing.

“I just want my dad back," Comstock said. "It’s clearly marked; his name and date and everything are on there. I want to be able to take him home."

Woman nearly duped in fake kidnapping scam


 

A Stockton woman nearly fell victim to a frightening new kidnapping scheme that happens over the phone.

Sadie Saling got a call on Tuesday morning and the caller said her sister had been taken hostage.

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

Erin Brockovich attends water forum in Stockton; hundreds turn out


The City of Stockton said it will now post monthly water readings online. This, after environmental activist Erin Brockovich raised questions and concerns about Stockton's water. Monday night, Brockovich sat down with water experts at Delta College for a special town hall meeting.

Stockton man attacked by group of children, punched and robbed by 7-year-old


 

A man was attacked and robbed by a group of children late Saturday afternoon just outside a mall, according to Stockton police. 

Police reported a group of children, ages 10 to 15 years old, attacked the man at around 4 p.m. while he was walking on Pacific Avenue, outside the Weberstown Mall. 

According to police, several of the children grabbed him and held back his arms while a suspect who appeared to be age 7 punched him in the face and took his iPhone. 

City of Stockton provides more information on water project

City of Stockton provides more information on water project

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton is providing three ways for residents to learn more about its chloramine conversion project.

City administrators have put information on its website, created a video on YouTube and are organizing classes at the Delta Water Supply Project Water Treatment Plant.

The city is adding chloramine to north Stockton’s water supply, which has drawn criticism from consumer advocate Erin Brockovich. She will be at a town hall style meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 1 at Delta College to talk about chloramines... Read More

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