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Soldiers getting taste of home courtesy of Lodi students

LODI — Servicemen and women soon will receive a nice extra jolt to their mornings thanks to the kindness of Lodi elementary students. Staff sergeants John Brownwood and George Gil from Travis Air Force Base led dozens of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders to load up a white Ford Fusion with several b


Recording Breaking Snow Shuts Down Highways in California

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fifth straight day Saturday kept skiers from hitting the slopes, closed down highways and even broke a record. California Department of Transportation officials on Saturday afternoon closed down Highway 20 just east of Nevada City due to heavy s


Lodi students donate coffee to Travis Air Force Base

When Gary Xavier last visited Lodi in October 2018, the motivational speaker issued two challenges to the students of Lois E. Borchardt Elementary School: Perform 6,000 acts of kindness, and collect bags of coffee to donate to members of the U.S. military stationed away from home.


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


Essential California: See you in court, Trump

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Feb. 16. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California was planning to sue the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency on the southern border


Tokay teen escapes abduction attempt on walk to school

A Lodi student narrowly escaped an attempted abduction while walking to school Wednesday morning. According to an email sent to parents from Tokay High School Principal Erik Sandstrom, a female student was walking to school Wednesday morning when an adult male approached her and grabbed her in the a


Stockton starts giving some residents $500 a month to fight poverty

San Francisco (CNN Business)Residents of Stockton, California have been through a lot: from widespread foreclosures to the city going bankrupt. But for a handful of residents, some help is here.


Flood watch, wind advisory issued for S.J.

Increased rainfall and high wind speeds caused by a recent storm prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch and wind advisory on Wednesday for the San Joaquin Valley — including Lodi — and the surrounding area that will remain in effect until this evening.


Houseboat Discovered Under I-5 Overpass In Stockton During Illegal Camp Cleanup

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Authorities cleaning up illegal encampments in Stockton discovered that someone had parked a whole houseboat under an overpass. California Highway Patrol’s Stockton division was helping Caltrans with the cleanup on Friday.


Special needs basketball event brings LUSD schools together

Students, parents and teachers filled the stands in Lodi High School’s gym on a rainy Thursday morning to watch two basketball games between special needs students from high schools throughout Lodi Unified School District.


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


"It means the world to our department." Stockton Heat honors Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh

The Stockton Heat drew many smiles Saturday as they celebrated law enforcement appreciation night. The late Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh was named the hero of the game, something that is sure to have touched the community he was such a large part of.


How President Trump's 'National Emergency' could affect California

STOCKTON, Calif. — President Donald Trump declared a "National Emergency" to build his border wall. This comes after Congress decided to approve about $1.4 billion in funding for the wall; far less than the $5.7 billion the president was asking for.


California lost nearly 10,000 solar jobs in 2018

California’s solar industry shed nearly 10,000 jobs last year over uncertainty about the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported solar panels and state policy changes, a new report reveals.


World War II veteran picks up $1,500 tab for California military members at Chick-fil-A

World War II veteran Edmund Rusinek turns 92 years old in a few days. To mark that milestone, he treated himself to a rather extravagant gift – the honor of buying some $1,500 worth of meals for military families who happened into the Rossmoor Chick-fil-A last weekend.


Police: Stockton man, 18, had 9 firearms, high capacity magazines and ammo

STOCKTON — A probation search in southeast Stockton on Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old man and the confiscation of multiple weapons, the Stockton Police Department reported.


As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Not that he’s counting down his days to freedom or anything, but Jim Brulte seemed keenly aware that the end of his time as California Republican Party chairman was 11 days away — not 10, not an even dozen — as he sat for an interview Thursday at his house in Fontana.


Locals invest in shower shuttle for Lodi homeless

Two motivated women from Acampo will soon be rolling up in Lodi to offer homeless individuals a mobile shower. The shower shuttle called Showered with Love was the idea of Mary Jarrard, who was inspired after witnessing homeless individuals come into Helping Hands Thrift Store in Stockton, her forme