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  1. Ping-Pong diplomacy: Inaugural tourney brings out schoolsa sportsmanshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 20 | RecordNET

    Everyone was a winner at the first Stockton Unified School District Ping-Pong Tournament at Pittman Charter School on Saturday morning. More than 30 students in grades fifth through eighth from Pittman and San Joaquin Elementary School went head to head in a series of fast-paced matches split into eight rounds before the best of the best competed for first, second, and third place.


  2. Lawrence: Inaugural Best of Preps banquet is almost hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | RecordNET

    Each and every interscholastic varsity sport in the area - from badminton to football, golf and beyond - will be honored at the inaugural “Best of Preps” banquet. As you might've heard, the special guest, who will be doing a question-and-answer session and posing for photos with the nominated student-athletes, is Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.


  3. COG forum addresses cost of housingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | RecordNET

    Housing affordability - a major issue for many Californians - will be the topic of the first in a series of forums sponsored by the San Joaquin Council of Governments on Thursday. Forty-five percent of San Joaquin County home buyers can afford to purchase an average-priced home, according to the California Association of Realtors.


  4. Stockton council race to feature familiar facesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 4 | RecordNET

    Medina, a 33-year-old social worker, represented District 5 in 2013-14 after the council selected her over Fugazi as the appointed midterm replacement for Susan Eggman, who had departed upon winning election to the California Assembly. Fugazi, a 47-year-old high school teacher, unseated Medina in the 2014 election and served as vice mayor for two years under former Mayor Anthony Silva.


  5. Eggman to host immigration resource forum in StocktonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 | RecordNET

    The “Know Your Rights” panel discussion will feature members of the American Civil Liberties Union, California Rural Legal Assistance, San Joaquin Pride Center, NAACP, Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs, El Concilio, Catholic Charities, Temple Israel, Islamic Center of Stockton and Sikh Gurdwara Sahib Stockton.


  6. May Day rallies converge to send one message: Immigration reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 1 | RecordNET

    Martha Serbin stood in front of dozens of people on Monday to deliver a speech that several weeks ago wouldn't have happened. The 35-year-old had been feeling “desperate” and plagued by fear following the election of President Donald Trump.


  7. May Day marchers peacefully make noise in StocktonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 1 | RecordNET

    Dozens of people in Stockton missed work, skipped school or shut their businesses for the day to participate in the May Day March to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and to challenge President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The first demonstrators arrived at Dean De Carli Plaza about 9 a.m. They held signs and flags while chanting “Un pueblo callado jamás será escuchado" and “ICE, escucha, estamos en la lucha.” .


  8. SJ County pesticide use highest since 1990sRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 29 | RecordNET

    Pesticide use in San Joaquin County has increased in recent years to levels not seen since the late 1990s, new state data show. About 12.8 million pounds of chemicals were used across the county in 2015, the most recent year for which numbers are available, according to the state Department of Pesticide Regulation.


  9. Fitzgerald: Stocktona s prosperous, polytechnic futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | RecordNET

    Backers of a California Polytechnic University, Stockton - a four-year state university teaching modern tech skills - are right to question state no-can-do and to fight for a better future. That sort of leadership brought Assembly member Susan Eggman and Jeffrey Michael, director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, to the Council on Tuesday night.


  10. Locally grown Delta asparagus is still out thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | RecordNET

    If you're willing to spend a little more, and maybe drive a little farther, you can enjoy the local stuff rather than what's imported from Mexico or Peru. Several weeks after growers warned that federal trade policies could virtually eliminate Delta asparagus in the future, here are some places you still can find it.


  11. Graduation rates continue to climb in San Joaquin, CalaverasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | RecordNET

    Seniors in San Joaquin County are graduating at about the same rate as seniors across the state, according to figures released Tuesday. According to Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of public instruction, just more than 83 percent of the students in California's high schools completed graduation requirements in four years in 2016, up 1 percent from the 2015 rates.


  12. San Joaquin supervisors approve water sharing planRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | RecordNET

    A first-of-its-kind water-sharing agreement between San Joaquin County and its longtime rival, the East Bay Municipal Utility District, was approved unanimously by county supervisors this morning. The so-called DREAM Project involves only a small amount of water.


  13. Caravan Against Fear fights back against aggressions, abusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | RecordNET

    Soto said she didn't report it out of fear; she was an undocumented mother of three children and the man told her police would deport her if she called them. She was trash and had no rights, he told Soto, who had just come to the U.S. from Mexico.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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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