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Milk processor cuts waste by 98 percent

Organic Solutions Management technical director John Brenan,Chief engineer Matt Titus and sustainability and environmental program manager Tiffany Hooser worked to create Crystal Creamery’s award-winning sustainability program.

Business Journal writer

MODESTO — Crystal Creamery’s path to sustainable practices started in 2014 during a brainstorming session among its employees. The goal was to create a sustainable program to reduce food waste, promote socially responsibility, made sense economically and helped the company be a good neighbor to the environment.


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Stockton homeless camps grow; action planned


County Supervisor Kathy Miller said it's time for a fresh look at a plan to make a dent in Stockton's homeless program that was developed in 2009, and then shelved. 

"The economy crashed and everyone's funds dried up. This draft plans to address homelessness in San Joaquin County languished," Miller said.

The plan is titled "10 year plan to end homelessness," and it includes several objectives and 12 strategies. Miller stressed there are no quick solutions.

"This is not an issue with a quick and easy fix. I'm not a person who meets for meetings sake. It's going to take a lot of teamwork. It's having mental health, and behavior health at the table. It's having affordable housing advocates at the table," she said.

The Manteca Bulletin

The Manteca Bulletin has dedicated a lot of coverage lately to the gang shootings and issues we have been having here and in Lathrop. Over the weekend they reported the we intend to shift additional personnel out of investigative units and other special assignments to patrol to boost our response to the gang violence. I am not sure where they got that idea but it is not correct. We are at bare bones in all of these units and cannot afford to shift any additional personnel to patrol short of a significant emergency. This does not mean that we don't need to step up pressure on the gangs. Patrol, Detectives, and Street Crimes have all been doing a good job addressing gang crime are being as proactive as possible. But, we do need to get a handle on the problem before the hot weather gets here and school lets out for summer or we can expect even more violence.

Fewer households struggling with foreclosure, delinquency

Fewer households struggling with foreclosure, delinquency

MODESTO — New foreclosure rate data indicates that foreclosures and delinquencies in the Stockton/Lodi and Modesto areas continue to dip on a year-over-year basis... Read More

Stockton man found shot dead in his car

Police officers found a Stockton man shot dead is his car shortly after midnight on Tuesday. 

The Stockton Police Department said officers  found the 38-year-old man when responding to reports of a shooting in the 3000 block of Phelps Street.

The victim was pronounces dead at the scene. The department said there is no motive or suspect information at this time. 

This story is developing. Return to this page for the latest information. 

Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a webinar Tuesday to discuss the impacts of the health care law on small businesses. The focus will be on the key federal and state provisions impacting small businesses... Read More

Two arrested, two outstanding in Stockton alleged attempted kidnapping

Stockton Police Department have arrested two in what they are describing as an attempted kidnapping Sunday.

Police report a woman was walking near the intersection of California and Park streets when she was confronted by four people.

According to police, the four encircled the woman when one of the suspects told her he was a gang member and “owned the block.”

The victim told police the suspects opened the door of a car parked nearby and attempted to pull the woman into the vehicle.

The victim was able to break free, according to police, and run from the area.

Following an investigation of the area, police arrested Brandon Staples, 33, and Natasha Perryman, 40, on attempted kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.