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Stockton police see increase in copper wire thefts

STOCKTON, CA - During the past several weeks, the Stockton Police Department has noted an increase in copper wire theft involving mainly thieves stealing wire from city street lights.

Police spokesman Pete Smith said unfortunately, the department has seen this crime trend in the past. Most of the incidents seem to have occurred in the late night or early morning hours.

Smith encouraged residents to report any suspicious activity they may see to the police department. Activity can be defined as the following:

- Seeing anyone working on street lights or traffic signals that does not appear to be a city employee or one of its agents.

- If you notice lights out in a particular area, as we have found the thieves sometimes disable the lights and come back to remove the wire.

- Information on anyone thought to be responsible for this type of theft.

Nominate a hero in your community

Nominate a hero in your community

STOCKTON - The local Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor heroes in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others, with a breakfast celebration on Tuesday, April 6 at Wine and Roses located at 2505 West Turner Road in Lodi.

The Red Cross is asking residents throughout San Joaquin County to nominate heroes in their communities for this award. Hero nomination categories include Animal, Educators, Good Samaritan (adult and youth), Good Neighbor, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Medical Workers, Military and Workplace Safety.

To be eligible, the hero must live or work in San Joaquin County, or the heroic act must have occurred in the county.

"We are encouraging people to consider the heroism surrounding us on a daily basis.

Mexican Heritage Center presents 'La Adelita Awards'

STOCKTON - The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery will honor three local recipients of the second annual "La Adelita Recognition Awards," on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the facility located 30 East Acacia Street. The event will focus on community engagement, volunteerism and health advocacy.

Local nurse Mary Adame, church volunteer Henriettas Anguiano, and historian and curator Arlene Galindo, will be presented with the award given to women in the community, of Mexican descent, who have shown courage, strength and persistence throughout their lives.

"There are many fine candidates for Adelita Award. This year we strongly believe the recipients represent the definition of the Adelitas," said Connie Martinez, committee member.

Adame has been a health care provider for 44 years. She began as a nurse's aide and didn't stop working until earning a Master's Degree in Nursing.

UOP announces Conservatory's Festival of New Music and Video

UOP announces Conservatory's Festival of New Music and Video

STOCKTON - University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will feature the creative work of artists who bridge sound, video and images to create a unique musical experience. Their work will be presented at the Conservatory's SoundImageSound 8 International Festival of New Music and Video, on Feb. 3 and 4.

In its eighth year, the festival will include a concert of new works for video and surround audio composed by international artists on Feb. 3 in the Conservatory's recital hall. The Feb. 4 concert will involve guest performers and composers showcasing live performance pieces designed for acoustic instruments, computer and video in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for seniors and students who don't attend UOP.

Fog, cold temps here to stay

Fog, cold temps here to stay

Northwest winds and patchy low clouds overnight lead to Thursday morning's foggy conditions during the commute. But skies cleared and the sun will be shining by afternoon as a high pressure ridge builds in across the state, according to News10 meteorologist Mellisa Paul.

Highs for Thursday will be near 60 and north winds will calm throughout the day leading to a foggy Friday forecast in the valley. But the fog should clear late in the day Friday for an afternoon of sunshine and highs remaining near 60.

Drive-by shooting damages cars in south Stockton

STOCKTON - A drive-by shooting was reported on Tuesday night in the 3000 block of South Fairmont Avenue. San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman Les Garcia said someone inside of a grey SUV shot at least four gunshots at a residence, hitting a white Pontiac and Chevy Tahoe parked out front.

Witnesses said the SUV was seen speeding away on West Ivy Avenue. A person who lives at the home said he was inside when the shooting happened and alerted officials when he noticed bullet holes in the two vehicles parked outside. He said the Tahoe belonged to his brother.

No one was injured in the shooting. Garcia said the gunman has not been identified or arrested.

Oak Ridge boys & St. Mary's girls top this week's Sac-Joaquin Massey Ratings

SACRAMENTO, CA - This week's high school basketball Massey Ratings catapult the Oak Ridge Trojans boys team into the Sac-Joaquin Section top spot, ahead of the second ranked Sacramento Dragons.

The undefeated Trojans become the area's top boys team this week in the Section and rank 13th in the state.

Joining the Trojans and the Dragons in the Sac-Joaquin top ten boys Massey Ratings this week are:

1.  Oak Ridge Trojans (18-0)

2.  Sacramento Dragons (12-4)

3.  Jesuit Marauders (13-6)

4.  Sheldon Huskies (12-7)

5.  Granite Bay Grizzlies (15-3)

6.  Luther Burbank Titans (12-4)

7.  Woodcreek Timberwoles (16-3)

8.  Franklin Wildcats (Elk Grove) (14-5)

9.  Monterey Trail Mustangs (13-5)

10.  Fairfield Falcons (13-5)

Stockton residents remember Sargent Shriver

STOCKTON, CA - Two Stockton residents warmly recalled their time in the Peace Corps Tuesday after learning of the death of Sargent Shriver.

Shriver was the brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy when he was credited for creating the Peace Corps.  Judy Craig headed off to Venuzela to teach swimming and English.

"There were ideas out there, three or four groups, doing that kind of thing," said Craig.  "Sargent was the one who put it together and made it a viable organization."

Craig was so pleased with her Peace Corps experience, she joined again, more than 30 years later, after retiring from teaching.  Her second assignment took her to the Dominican Republic.

Jerry Hildebrand, who works at the University of the Pacific in its Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, was also touched by Shriver's dedication.

Tripadvisor.com ranks top ten restaurants in Stockton

Tripadvisor.com ranks top ten restaurants in Stockton

STOCKTON - Tripadvisor.com ranked the top ten restaurants in Stockton based on customer reviews. Do you agree?

Topping the list at number one was Suzy's Mexican Food, 120 West Harding Way. A customer called the place "the best."

"My favorite mexican restaurant in the world. Been going there for 20 years. I moved from Stockton 10 years ago to Modesto and I still drive to have their food. The staff a so kind and it's family owned!" said Swetlipsca of Modesto.

Cocoro Japanese Bistro & Sushi came in second place. The restaurant, located on the Miracle Mile at 2105 Pacific Avenue, was dubbed "the best in Central Valley." hstar209 said "I've eaten at every sushi spot from Stockton to Sac and CoCoRo is the best I've had. Always fresh and delicious.

Six year old shot at Stockton vigil

STOCKTON, CA - A 6-year-old boy was shot Sunday evening in south Stockton while attending a candlelight vigil for one of the two young men who drowned last week in Stockton.

Police said the injuries to the boy were not life-threatening.  The shooting happened on Somerset Drive and the shooter got away.

The vigil was for one of two teenagers who drowned last week attempting to swim across French Camp Slough.  Police say the young men, and two others who made it across the slough, were possibly linked to a home burglary in the Weston Ranch neighborhood moments before the drownings.

By tdaly@news10.net