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The Heat is officially on in Stockton

The Heat is officially on in Stockton

STOCKTON – The Stockton Heat hockey team will begin its inaugural AHL season, Oct. 10 with a home game against the Rockford Ice Hogs. The Heat, which replaced the Stockton Thunder as the team’s minor league hockey franchise, will also face San Jose on Thursday, Oct. 15 to close out its first home stand.

The team, which is owned by the NHL’s Calgary Flames, will compete in the AHL, hockey’s equivalent of a Triple A league. The Heat will compete in the league’s Pacific Division and will play California teams Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego and San Jose a total of 12 times each.

The heat will also play Texas and San Antonio six times each.

While the team’s name, ownership and league will change, the Heat will keep many of the Thunder’s most popular promotions... Read More

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

CCAA baseball tournament coming back to Stockton

CCAA baseball tournament coming back to Stockton

STOCKTON – The California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Championship baseball tournament will be heading back to the Stockton Ballpark in 2016. The Stockton Ports, in conjunction with the Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced that the ballpark will be the site for the 2016 tournament.

It will be the third time in four years that the conference has chosen Stockton to host its tournament. The CCAA currently consists of 13 schools, including CSU Stanislaus, CSU Monterey Bay and  San Francisco State as well as numerous schools from Southern California... Read More

Drought works in new kayak store’s favor

Drought works in new kayak store’s favor

STOCKTON — It took 10 years, but the Haussmann brothers finally achieved their long-held goal of expanding their kayak and paddle board business to Stockton.

“I’ve looked at Stockton for a long time, for 10 years or more,” said Eric Haussmann, co-owner of Kayak City-Adventure Sports. “We started looking for a building and this place came together.”

What came together was a deal on a 6,000-square-foot showroom at 1818 W. Fremont St. The location gave the brothers’ new store the visibility and parking that other sites in the city lacked... Read More

Michelle Cozad Selected to Community College Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

Michelle Cozad Selected to Community College Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

Delta College congratulates Michelle Cozad, former Delta Basketball standout (2001-2003) for her induction into the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.

Michelle has been a member of championship teams at every level of competition. Her numerous community college basketball honors include: Bay Valley Conference MVP in 2002 and 2003; 1st Team All-State Honors in both 2002-2003.

In addition to holding Delta's single game scoring record (44 points), season record (19.5 ppg/606 points) and career (1,328 points), Michelle holds the Delta College record for highest free throw percentage in one season, 84.6%.

 

Stockton Ports announce 2015 ticket prices, sales dates

Stockton Ports announce 2015 ticket prices, sales dates

STOCKTON — Ports fans will be able to buy tickets beginning March 28, the team announced Tuesday.

Individual tickets go on sale at the box office at 10 a.m., March 28. Silver Slugger members can also pick up their tickets beginning March 28.

Individual tickets can also be bought online starting at 9 a.m., March 27... Read More

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.