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  1. Fitzgerald: A blues song for Delta asparagusRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | RecordNET

    Wow, how sad to hear that the local asparagus industry, which gave Stockton a delicacy and a first-class festival, is dying from changing economics and regulations. “From 1997 through 2015, the amount of acreage planted in asparagus declined 88 percent from just over 24,000 acres to less than 3,000,” a melancholy story reported Sunday.

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  2. The Big Melt: Here it comes; most reservoirs should be fineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | RecordNET

    Reservoirs are no longer so frighteningly full, rivers are no longer flowing so fiercely, and it appears the threat of serious flooding has diminished in low-lying San Joaquin County. All eyes are on the Sierra Nevada now, where the snowpack typically peaks about this time each year and begins melting and draining into foothill reservoirs.

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  3. Transition set for Fair Oaks reopeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | RecordNET

    STOCKTON - It's seldom good news when a library closes its doors. But one of those exceptions will occur on April 8. At 5 p.m. that Saturday, library officials will officially close the doors of the Stribley Branch Library, which had been operating in the Stribley Community Center, and will pack up all the lending materials in preparation for the reopening of the Fair Oaks Library on May 10. The city declared bankruptcy in 2012, emerged in 2015, and opened the Stribley branch to offer some library services to the south Stockton neighborhood while officials looked at options.

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  4. A grant to plant: Nonprofits will beautify parts of city more than 450 treesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | RecordNET

    Fathers & Families of San Joaquin and a host of volunteers will be spending the next several weeks turning a vacant lot at the corner of Lafayette and Sutter streets into an urban forest the entire community can enjoy. The nonprofit organization recently was awarded a grant of about $50,000 from CalFire's Urban and Community Forestry program.

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  5. Supervisors to discuss grants of $1.3 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | RecordNET

    The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing today to approve Community Development Block Grant funding requests from 20 nonprofits and county departments. The 20 applicants are requesting a total of $6.7 million.

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  6. A grant to plant: Nonprofit will beautify Stockton with 261 treesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 | RecordNET

    The nonprofit organization recently was awarded a grant of about $50,000 from CalFire's Urban and Community Forestry program. The grant will allow Fathers and Families of San Joaquin to plant 261 trees - including honey locust, valley oaks and valley elms - in an effort to reduce hundreds of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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  7. Outdoors: Bird watchinga s not just for geeks any moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | RecordNET

    If you ask Dale Smith for his opinion, being a bird watcher is no longer considered being a geek. It's pretty cool and a lot of young people, college age in particular, are getting outside and taking part in what he calls, "citizen science."

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  8. Disaster declaration for SJ CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | RecordNET

    Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in San Joaquin County and most of California, hours after county leaders publicly questioned why notoriously flood-prone San Joaquin had not been included in other declarations. The governor's latest move focuses on the February storms that have caused an estimated $9.8 million in damage in the county, a number that will likely go up as more information becomes available.

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  9. Sixth time is the charmRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | RecordNET

    Not only did her sixth young adult novel, “Caraval,” a colorful, magical story about two sisters and a scary, danger-lurking-everywhere game, get purchased by a publisher, it also generated a movie deal with 20th Century Fox. “It's one of those things, I'm so happy about; it's something you don't need to say it,” Garber said of being a published author.

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  10. Taking flight: STEM charter lessons have common themeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | RecordNET

    The wonders of advancement in the study of flight were on full display Thursday night as John McCandless STEM Charter School announced it received a Leveraging Innovation by Growing and Honoring Teachers Award, presented by the Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation. McCandless STEM, part of the Lincoln Unified School District, developed project units on the central theme of flight, Principal Lori Green said.

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  11. Feds: Drought ends in San JoaquinRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | RecordNET

    That's the conclusion of the federal government, which Thursday morning issued new maps showing the entire county - and indeed, 79 percent of the state - free from any kind of drought designation. Portions of San Joaquin had still been considered “abnormally dry” heading into this week, but the U.S. Drought Monitor lifted that finding Thursday, citing an improvement in groundwater levels across the San Joaquin Valley.

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  12. San Joaquin River stops risingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | RecordNET

    STOCKTON - The mighty San Joaquin River finally stopped rising on Thursday, and even receded a couple of inches, but the danger is far from over. The river is now flush with water being dumped from nearly full Don Pedro Reservoir, upstream on the Tuolumne River.

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  13. Levee break warning issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | RecordNET

    For the first time since flooding problems began in January, the San Joaquin River on Saturday was expected to reach "danger" stage at Vernalis. With an "intense" atmospheric river storm aimed at California starting tonight, the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services warned residents in the area southwest of Manteca to be prepared to evacuate should a levee break.

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  14. Difficult to remember, impossible to forget: SJ Japanese look back on internmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | RecordNET

    If Dec. 7, 1941, was indeed a day that would live in infamy, as Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, Feb. 19, 1942, is one that lives in ignominy. It was 75 years ago today that Roosevelt signed presidential Executive Order 9066 to remove any or all people from military areas “as deemed necessary or desirable.” The entire West Coast was defined as a military area and in effect, the order led to more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans being forced to internment camps.

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  15. Social justice groups rally to support ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | RecordNET

    Tai'Rance Kelly asked the more than 40 people gathered around him in downtown Stockton on Tuesday: “What does your heart beat for?” And his children are the reason he joined a march and rally organized by Fathers & Families of San Joaquin in support of the Affordable Care Act.

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  16. Winners of annual honor announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | RecordNET

    It began with Tillie Lewis, the amazing entrepreneur who built a tomato canning empire in Stockton, establishing her business in the midst of the great Depression and sustaining it for four decades. Lewis was the first woman honored with a Susan B. Anthony Award by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women, in 1975.

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  17. San Joaquin's clogged riverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | RecordNET

    The swollen San Joaquin River finally began receding last week, but its brief surge above flood monitor stage rekindled concerns that a far more serious flood is becoming more likely each year. Why? Tens of thousands of dump truck loads worth of dirt wash down the San Joaquin toward the Delta each year.

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  18. Report: ACA repeal could cost SJGH $50 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | RecordNET

    The estimate from the association is $40 million higher than what San Joaquin General Hospital chief executive officer David Culbertson reported to the Board of Supervisors last week. Culbertson noted, however, that the $50 million figure reflects only a repeal without a replacement program if that is enacted by the Trump administration.

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  19. Reading is Lit: Lighting up little readersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2017 | RecordNET

    They cranked up the music, brought in perhaps the city's most recognizable sports star and created a high-energy environment in an effort to get children and their parents excited about reading. Fathers & Families welcomed more than 100 men, women and children into its downtown Stockton headquarters Saturday for an event entitled Reading is Lit.

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  20. Supervisors move forward on new hospital wingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | RecordNET

    The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously awarded a $22 million contract to Otto Construction for the hospital's Phase 2 Acute Care Patient Wing expansion project as well as a $1.9 million contract to AECOM to oversee construction operations. The project involves constructing a new two-story structure housing 23 neonatal intensive care unit beds and 20 private care/surgical beds, replacing the 75-year-old Towers Building.

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