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Stockton Barnes & Noble to hold book fair in support of Cambodian orphans

Stockton Barnes & Noble to hold book fair in support of Cambodian orphans

STOCKTON - Barnes & Noble bookstore in Weberstown Mall will host a book fair on Sunday, Feb. 27. A percentage of every purchase, including those in the cafe and media department, with promo code: ID 10429932, will support orphans in Cambodia and help start a new food program for homeless children.

Barnes & Noble, Sunbeam Kids International, and Heidi Sparkle have all teamed to make a difference in the lives of the children in Cambodia.

These children are in desperate need of our help. They are often abandoned by their parents and caregivers. There are currently hundreds of children that are wandering without food or shelter. Their poor condition invites the usual rape, abuse, and kidnapping that are already normal threats to these children.

St. Joseph's Medical Center welcomes new doctor

St. Joseph's Medical Center welcomes new doctor

STOCKTON - St. Joseph’s Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sahdev Saharn, MD, FACR, CCD, to the hospital medical staff. Saharn comes to the Stockton area with specific training in the treatment of arthritis and various autoimmune diseases.

Most recently, Saharan completed a fellowship and gained further work experience at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He obtained his medical degree at Pandit B.D.Sharma PGIMS in Rohtak, India and completed his Residency at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He has also participated in research specific to his specialty at Stanford University.

“Healing is an art and compassion is the most important tool to help a physician complete this art,” said Saharan. “Patient centered care is my motto and I am ready to run my practice with a great deal of hard work and knowledge.

SMG names Mike Cera general manager of Stockton venues

SMG names Mike Cera general manager of Stockton venues

STOCKTON - SMG is proud to announce the appointment of Mike Cera as General Manager of the Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, the Bob Hope Theatre, and the Oak Park Ice Arena.

Since joining SMG in 2000, Cera has worked in a series of advancing positions in the sports and entertainment facility management industry including tenures at SMG facilities in Florida, Georgia, and most recently as the General Manager at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, LA. Prior to CenturyTel Center, Cera served as Director of Booking at the Gwinnett Center in Gwinnett, GA and as Director of Event Services at the now named Bank of Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.

"I am extremely excited and honored to have been selected as the General Manager of the Stockton Arena, Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Ballpark and Oak Park Ice Arena. They are outstanding facilities and I look forward to working with the community to help these facilities realize their full potential.

Carmen Policy Endorses Local Mercedes Dealership

Carmen Policy Endorses Local Mercedes Dealership

STOCKTON - Superbowl Sunday is just a few days away and our thoughts turn to football and who will earn the coveted Lombardi trophy!
Recently we’ve been seeing TV commercials with former 49er President, Carmen Policy endorsing a local Mercedes dealership.
Turns out there’s a Stockton connection to this football great. 

Brian Martucci, General Manager of Stockton’s Berberian European Motors explains, "Carmen Policy and our owner, Ron Berberian have been friends for many years - both passionate about football, fine luxurious automobiles and wine (they both own wineries in Yountville). A long time customer of Berberian European Motors, Carmen was the perfect choice to be our spokesperson.  For Carmen and his wife Gail, to invite us to produce our commercial at their beautiful Napa Valley estate, well, it couldn't have been a more incredible backdrop to feature a Mercedes Benz."

Sass!, a Stockton public relations firm, is responsible for bringing toge

State approves funding for Sperry Road extension

STOCKTON - The City of Stockton has been notified that the State of California approved $30 million in funding for the extension of Sperry Road, a project that will create a connection between State Route 99 and Interstate 5 (I-5). The city is the lead agency on this critical project which will begin construction in July 2011 and expected to be complete in December 2013.

City of Stockton Deputy City Manager Mike Locke has been a proponent of the project for over a decade as the former President and CEO of the San Joaquin Partnership.

"This connection is vital to the movement of goods and jobs creation for the entire region," said Locke. "It will provide direct access to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport and businesses in the area, which will increase safety and significantly improve freight movements to and from this logistical hub of south Stockton, enhancing the opportunity for the retention, expansion and attraction of new industries.

Doug Wilhoit reappointed as president of Valley CAN

Doug Wilhoit reappointed as president of Valley CAN

STOCKTON - The Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN) Board has reappointed Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr., CEO of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, for a third term as president of the 2011 Board of Directors, as the organization looks forward to an active year in the San Joaquin Valley.

“As we enter our ninth year of operation, Valley CAN board members and staff remain enthusiastic in our commitment to addressing air quality programming,” said Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr., president of the Valley CAN board of directors.

Stockton to hold 19th Annual HIREvent

STOCKTON - Jumpstart the new year with a new career at the 19th Annual HIREvent on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 12 p.m. - 5p.m. at the Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont.

Job seekers will find an impressive lineup of employers eager to fill positions in a variety of fields. They'll be able to personally meet dozens of representatives from private and public organizations.

The event is free and those interested in attending should dress to impress as free resume reviews will be offered by local business experts.

For more information, visit www.JobJournal.com or call 1-888-THE-JOBS.