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Man infected with case of tuberculosis booked in jail

A tuberculosis patient who was arrested in Kern County after disobeying quarantine orders and leaving Stockton has been booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Our View: 'Pumping for profit' is exploitation

Who owns the water? That's the essential issue in a controversial plan to pump 26,000 acre-feet of groundwater over two years and sell it to a water district that runs from western Merced County into San Joaquin County.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Agriculture, Science, Merced, CA, El Nido, CA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Attorney in deadly bank robbery requests records

The attorney for the family of a woman who was killed after being taken hostage during a Northern California bank robbery said he wants to know whether police made mistakes or suffered a communication breakdown, a newspaper reported.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA

RecordNET

Mountain House has interim leader

The new face in charge of the county's newest town is old hat in county government, having worked for San Joaquin County for 29 years before retiring last year.

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Related Topix: Tracy, CA

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The Edge -- Published Aug. 1, 2014

You never know what's going to show up on the various Facebook sites dedicated to Stockton and San Joaquin County history.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Opinion

RecordNET

New human services director wants satisfied customers

Behind the employees behind the counter of the San Joaquin County departments fixing roads, issuing permits or providing health care is the mostly even further behind-the-scenes Human Resources division, recruiting and hiring and otherwise keeping track of the roughly 6,500 jobs to be done in county government.

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Mercury-Register

Highway 70 near Palermo closed after truck crashes; road littered with fruit cans

Highway 70 was closed between East Palermo Road and Power House Hill Road when a tractor trailer lost control, crashed and caught fire, destroying the cab of the truck and dumping hundreds of fruit cans on the side of the highway on Thursday in Palermo.

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Related Topix: Palermo, CA, Lathrop, CA, Butte County, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

RecordNET

S.J. one of several sites under consideration for Teslaa s battery plant

San Joaquin County has emerged as one of several sites considered for Tesla Motors Inc.'s battery plant, expected to cost $5 billion and generate about 6,500 jobs.

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Junior League of San Joaquin County hosting social on Aug. 19

The Junior League of San Joaquin County is hosting a social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Mezzo, 3499 Brookside Road.

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Yikes

All of San Joaquin County, and 58 percent of the state, is now considered to be in a state of "exceptional" drought, federal officials said today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

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911 calls -- Published July 31, 2014

There were 58 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: East Sonora, CA

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Coming up -- Published July 31, 2014

Still expanding rapidly in its third year, this event features appearances by actors Danny Glover and Denise Crosby and includes 41 other "guests" as it continues pursuing a goal: "To raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley" and provide a perspective on pop culture that includes comics, card games, video games, cards, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Murphys, CA, Lodi, CA

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Tracy homicide victim identified

Authorities have released the name of a man who was found shot to death Saturday in a field in a rural part of south San Joaquin County.

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Related Topix: Tracy, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Air crews plan to spray mosquito-killing pesticide as soon as Thursday night

Air crews plan to spray mosquito-killing pesticide in the rural and Delta areas west of Stockton as early as Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Ripon, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Tamara Berg's NorCal forecast 7.30.14

KCRA 3 First Alert Weather meteorologist Tamara Berg is tracking the heat as well as more thunderstorms for the Sierra.

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Academy educates on sheriff's duties

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office is holding another citizens academy, where it tries to forge stronger ties with the community through a 12-week course.

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The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

The Stanislaus Chapter of CTA/NEA-Retired will hold its annual "You Don't Have to Go Back" reception for newly retired teachers at noon Aug. 12 at the Ceres CTA office, 3900 Mitchell Road.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA, Stockton, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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Emotional goodbye

More than 1,000 friends, family, community members and civic leaders gathered Monday at Bear Creek Community Church to cry, laugh and say goodbye to Misty Jean Holt-Singh.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA

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911 calls -- Published July 29, 2014

There were 50 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Monday.

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Hispanic Business

Is California Going to Land Tesla's Battery Plant?

California's Stockton appears to be the leader for Tesla's $5 billion battery plant if the state lands it.

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Related Topix: California, Stockton, CA, Fremont, CA, Lathrop, CA

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