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University of the Pacific gets grant to aid first-generation students

University of the Pacific gets grant to aid first-generation students

STOCKTON – The U.S. Department of Education is giving a $1.4 million TRiO Student Support Services grant to help 200 first-generation, low-income or disabled students attend the University of the Pacific.

The grant will help fund the school’s Success program aimed at helping increase retention and graduation rates of eligible students. It also works to help students pursue advanced degrees.

Students in the Success Program have tend to be high achieving students. More than 90 percent make it to graduation and 97 percent maintain a C average or better. The overall GPA for students in the program is 3.04.

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Employee shot at Stockton taco truck

Armed robbers in Stockton resorted to "Plan B" on Thursday after their original plan went sour.

Surveillance video recorded two men walk into Hyphy Smoke Shop just after 12:30 p.m. on Bianchi Road. Each suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the store employee. In the video, the suspects are seen running out the store as they make a clean getaway.

However, that wasn't the case minutes earlier.

Less than two blocks away, Stockton police said those same suspects targeted a taco truck on the corner of Bianchi Road and West Lane.

"They try to rob the money, and they shoot my brother," Juan Cobian said.

Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

Stockton airport signs agreement with Chinese airport

STOCKTON – The Stockton Metropolitan Airport signed a cooperation agreement with Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in China.

The Stockton airport hopes the agreement will improve opportunities for international trade, tourism and economic development that strategic cooperation can create... Read More

Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) elected San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) President-Elect, Bob Gutierrez, as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Frank Montes from the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Board Chairman. The membership voted on the positions, Friday, Aug. 21.

More than 124 delegates, representing 35 Chambers throughout the state, took part in the annual election

Gutierrez has served as Director for the Central California region for CHCC for the last year and and decided to run for vice chairman to “expand my service to advocate for Hispanic businesses statewide in a way that will encourage the participation of our local Chambers to influence our legislators throughout California and unite our organization on a state and national platform.”... Read More

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Ports Pink Night is set

Ports Pink Night is set

STOCKTON – The Stockton Ports annual Pink Night is set for 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28 at the Stockton Ballpark. The team will host an ice cream social for cancer survivors and fans prior to the 7 p.m. first pitch.

The team partners with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center for the yearly fundraiser that helps raise money and attention for St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services. The team will donate $1 from every ticket sold along with proceeds from the pink jersey auction, player memorabilia raffle and pink wall and rally rag sales to St. Joseph’s Festivities.

The night will include a survivor parade around the field, survivors taking the field with the team during the National Anthem and a t-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans, presented by St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center... Read More

Stockton Police find man, 83, dead in the street from bullet wound

The Stockton Police Department said an 83-year-old man was found dead in the street from a gunshot wound early Tuesday morning.

At 2:35 a.m. the department said they received a call of a man down in the area South Hunter and East Church Streets, south of Ort J. Lofthus Freeway and east of Gleason Park in Stockton.

The department said there is no motive or suspect information at this time.

Citizens with information pertaining to this investigation are encouraged to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Unit at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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