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2 hrs ago | RecordNET

170 miles in his shoes

A half-hour appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Palo Alto medical complex quite often translates into a full day or more of travel and added stress for veterans from the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothills.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Stockton, CA, French Camp, CA

7 hrs ago | RecordNET

Not just trash talk: A goal to clean up neighborhood

"He said, 'Let's go for a walk,' " said Shaw, who is now 65 and still living on the same property he has for his entire life.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, French Camp, CA, Lathrop, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

RecordNET

S.J. supervisors looking for community center volunteer

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is looking for a volunteer to sit on an advisory board for a community center on the outskirts of Tracy.

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Related Topix: Tracy, CA

RecordNET

Phone scammer tries to shake down "jurors"

Someone is calling people in San Joaquin County, telling them there is a warrant for their arrest for failure to appear as a juror and claiming that by giving them a credit card number, the matter can be settled, according to officials at the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

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RecordNET

Collaborative group inviting input on Mokelumne

When you've got farmers and fishermen, cities and environmentalists all in the same room, plotting the future of the Mokelumne River, the discussion is not always going to be pleasant.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA

RecordNET

911 calls -- Published July 9, 2014

There were 84 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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RecordNET

Free legal clinic to be held in Tracy

The San Joaquin County Bar Association will hold a free legal clinic from 4:30 to 5:30 July 15 at Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave. The "Lawyers in the Library" monthly series of legal clinics feature licensed, practicing attorneys who are in good standing with the State Bar and are members of the county association.

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Related Topix: Tracy, CA, Personal Finance, Estate Planning

Tue Jul 08, 2014

SF Weekly

The Snatch: So Much Fun it Should Be Illegal

Jeremy Meeks, the alleged gangster and smokin' hot felon whose latest crime is not being single, is reportedly on the brink of becoming a model and a reality TV star.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Why were San Joaquin Co. Fair fireworks really canceled?

Vendors are calling foul when it comes to the San Joaquin County Family Fair -- especially in the wake of a planned Fourth of July fireworks show's cancellation.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

San Joaquin County supervisors oppose twin tunnels project

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

The Fresno Bee

Sen. Berryhill will not challenge FPPC fine

California state Sen. Tom Berryhill will not seek to overturn a $40,000 money-laundering penalty imposed on him, his brother and a pair of county GOP committees.

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Related Topix: Twain Harte, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Folk, Assembly

Gawker

Sexy Mugshot Guy Looks Good in Court, Now Faces Federal Prosecution

Jeremy Meeks, the former gang member known variously around these parts as "sexy mugshot guy," "fine felon," and "Dreamy McMugshot," may not actually have a modeling contract , but he did Blue Steel and Magnum his way through his day in court Tuesday.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Governor's twin tunnels project likely to cost billions

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to take a vote Tuesday on the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, otherwise known as the twin tunnels project.

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JD Supra

Ruling That Curtails Public Agencies' Abilities to Get Order...

An appellate court ruling that essentially curtailed the ability of public agencies to obtain a court order to conduct project planning inspections was decertified by a grant of review by the California Supreme Court.

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RecordNET

Farmland loss not as great in S.J.

Urban conversion of San Joaquin County farmland declined by nearly half in 2008-10, but the county remained among the California's leaders in urbanization, state land officials recently reported.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin, CA, Riverside County, CA, San Diego County, CA, Sacramento, CA

RecordNET

Letters -- Published July 8, 2014

Retired University of the Pacific Professor Robert Benedetti cites some reasons he believes the city of Stockton ended up in bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, University of the Pacific, Opinion

RecordNET

Diversion trashes finances

Garbage isn't what it used to be, and San Joaquin County officials have signed off a strategy to manage the county's solid waste system that is being pushed to find other uses for castoff materials while still making room in landfills.

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Related Topix: Lodi, CA, Linden, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Help given to those impacted by the drought in Stockton

MILITANTS HAVE BEEN TRADING AIRSTRIKES. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY THE DROUGHT ARE GETTING HELP WITH FOOD.

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CBS Local

Meeks Arrest Highlights San Joaquin County's Unusually High Bail Schedule

Could an arrest in San Joaquin County keep you in jail longer? A local attorney said he noticed for certain felonies, San Joaquin County set a higher bail schedule than other California counties.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Stanislaus County, CA, Sacramento County, CA

RecordNET

Twin tunnels 'will effectively destroy the Delta as it exists today,' San Joaquin County report warns

Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed twin tunnels "will effectively destroy the Delta as it exists today," and will forever alter the economy of San Joaquin County, the county warns in a new staff report.

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