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Winners of the Retweet NYE Tickets to the Stockton Thunder Game!

Winners of the Retweet NYE Tickets to the Stockton Thunder Game!

We had a great number of retweets for this contest! Thank you to everyone who participated.

WINNERS ARE:

@stocktonbuzz

@Raider_mama

@RoiDeNoir

@bocomomma

@jmartell09

@jennyadp

@mocoveli

@taximom00

@elizswim98

@jessicaDbrown

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

@knockonthesky30

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Retweet the message #StocktonThunderNYE on Twitter for your chance to win tickets to the New Year's Eve Stockton Thunder game vs. the Ontario Reign on Saturday, December 31st at 7:30pm. Plus there will be indoor fireworks for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Help Raley's 'Food For Families' Fight Hunger in Our Community

Help Raley's 'Food For Families' Fight Hunger in Our Community

Join News10 and our friends at Raley's, Bel Air and Food Source for the Raley's Food for Families holiday food drive.

It's EASY!

Just go to the Raley's Food For Families Facebook page and click on the LIKE button and/or the TWEET button and Raley's will donate 25 cents to help fight hunger in our community.

Free Holiday Hay Rides Return to Jackson Rancheria

Free Holiday Hay Rides Return to Jackson Rancheria

It’s time again for free Holiday Hay Rides at Jackson Rancheria. Now through Dec. 15, guests are welcomed to enjoy a festive hay ride around the Rancheria –decorated in over 2.5 million lights – followed by a visit with Santa and complimentary refreshments for all.

“The Holiday Hays Rides at Jackson Rancheria are one of the most popular local holiday traditions,” said Rich Hoffman, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “Each year the Rancheria comes alive with millions of holiday lights and decorations and this year is no exception. The hay rides are a perfect holiday activity that they whole family will enjoy.” 

The Holiday Hay Rides are offered at the Jackson Rancheria Fire Station on Dalton Road and run Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., now through Dec. 15. 

The Rancheria will also be collecting toys for the annual Jackson Rancheria/Amador Sheriff’s Office Christmas Toy Drive.

Nonprofit gives homeless families ‘home base’ to regain lives

Nonprofit gives homeless families ‘home base’ to regain lives

For most people, the road to homelessness is a long one.

Families who were living paycheck to paycheck during the Central Valley’s boom times suddenly lost a job. They used up their savings. Then they maxed out their credit cards buying necessities. They moved in with a relative.

But after months of searching and still no new job, they’ve used up their resources and the goodwill of friends and family, and they find themselves here, under the Interstate 5 and state Highway 4 interchange at the Stockton Homeless Shelter.

“We keep them from hitting rock bottom,” said shelter Executive Director John Reynolds. “We’re the last safety net.”

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Tis the Season for School Choice

Tis the Season for School Choice

With the expansion of open enrollment policies and the growth of the charter school movement, competition to get into public schools with good reputations has become fierce.  Parents considering school options for the 2012-13 Academic Year would be wise to start preparing now.  As an advocate of school choice I feel it is imperative that we begin making school choice as important (or even more important) than the pediatrician we choose for our child.  Parents who have engaged in choosing a school for their child know all to well that today’s school choice options are still somewhat limited and it is seemingly a more competitive process than ever before.

While this may be our current reality there are a number of things you can do as a parent:

1)  Exercise your right to school choice

2)  Become part of a Charter School development team or work with community members to open a new school