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Lodi, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nicholas:

San Joaquin County school districts still assessing new start time law

STOCKTON — School districts in San Joaquin County will need time to evaluate how a new law centered on the sleep schedules of young people will → Read More

Artie Walker, SJ County's first female black deputy sheriff, dies at 89

STOCKTON — As a trailblazing pioneer for women at the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, Artie Missie Walker never backed down in staring racism in the face.In 1957, Walker became the first African-American woman to be hired by the Sheriff’s Office in the role of deputy sheriff where she held many roles.Walker passed away on Sept. 19 at the age of 89, the Sheriff’s Office announced on… → Read More

Woman found dead in water at Mormon Slough

STOCKTON — The body of a woman was found in the water in downtown Stockton on Friday afternoon that police are calling a drowning.The Stockton Police Department said officers were called to the area of Mormon Slough and Weber Avenue about 12:40 p.m. that a person had drowned.A woman was pulled from the water and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. Investigators determined… → Read More

False active shooter report prompts evacuation of hundreds of SJ employees

STOCKTON — An unintentional active shooter alert at the San Joaquin County Administration Building prompted heavy police presence in downtown → Read More

‘This could’ve been tragic’: 3 SJ deputies honored for saving lives

FRENCH CAMP — Three San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies were honored on Thursday for their quick thinking and bravery in two separate incidents that saved lives over the summer.Deputies Mark Utterback, Jason Glissman and Joe Silva were recognized by Sheriff Patrick Withrow in a ceremony that was witnessed by their fellow colleagues and family.“Every day they go out there and put their lives on… → Read More

Kathy Hart leaves pioneering legacy after quarter-century of service at Delta College

STOCKTON — A common theme was apparent when those who know Kathy Hart were tasked with describing the outgoing president/superintendent of San Joaquin Delta College.Fearless. Dedicated. Smart.Hundreds of community leaders in government, education and business honored the 73-year-old Hart on Wednesday evening for her retirement reception held at Delta College’s Blanchard Gym.Hart announced her… → Read More

Safety concerns at center of new LUSD program

STOCKTON — The Lodi Unified School District will begin implementing an anonymous reporting system that will provide students and adults another → Read More

Lincoln High student newspaper first in SJ to adopt pioneering augmented reality app

STOCKTON — Readers of Lincoln High School’s student newspaper will now be able to soak in more digital content than ever before with the use of augmented reality.While stories appear in print across The Lincolnian, readers can scan photographs using cellphones to make videos and links come to life.The Lincolnian, which houses a staff size of 35 students and a readership of 3,000, has implemented… → Read More

Lincoln-Bear Creek action not restricted to the field

STOCKTON — Nearly a dozen people from adults to teenagers were taken into custody after multiple fights broke out during a high school football game Friday night in north Stockton.While attendees were watching the Lincoln Trojans play the Bear Creek Bruins at Podesto Field, Stockton police said several fights broke out in various locations.“It was during the game and inside the concourse,” said… → Read More

SUSD investigating after viral videos show violent fights at two campuses

STOCKTON — The Stockton Unified School District continues to investigate two fights that took place at different high schools this week and quickly became viral on social media.The latest viral video to gain attention took place at Cesar Chavez High School on Friday afternoon, showing a female student who had allegedly been thrown down a flight of stairs.District spokeswoman Shelley Spessard… → Read More

Police: Online threats towards Lodi Middle School not credible

LODI — Online threats that were reportedly made towards Lodi Middle School have been deemed to be not credible, according to Lodi authorities. → Read More

Police: Online threats toward Lodi Middle School not credible

LODI — Online threats that reportedly were made toward Lodi Middle School later were deemed by law enforcement to be not credible.Rumors had begun → Read More

Legacy of those lost on 9/11 not forgotten

STOCKTON — Memories and the pain of those lost during the single deadliest terror attack on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001, have not faded in the → Read More

SJ sheriff’s deputy cleared of wrongdoing in November 2016 shooting death

STOCKTON — An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a 21-year-old man during a shooting in an apartment complex parking lot three years ago has been cleared of wrongdoing following a lengthy protocol investigation.The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday released its findings from an investigative team that also included the Stockton Police Department, the San Joaquin… → Read More

SJ County probation employee arrested on suspicion of assault

STOCKTON — A 47-year-old employee of the San Joaquin County Probation Department was arrested on suspicion of assault on Wednesday.Victoria Spivey was booked into County Jail on charges of assault by a public officer, a felony, and annoying/molest a victim under 18 years of age, a misdemeanor.San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Andrea Lopez said the victim is a male juvenile and an… → Read More

Stockton operation: 101 arrests plus drugs, weapons

STOCKTON — A U.S. Marshals Service-led operation aimed at reducing violence in Stockton has led to the arrests of more than 100 → Read More

101 violent fugitives, gang members arrested in sweeping Stockton operation

STOCKTON — A U.S. Marshals Service-led operation aimed at reducing violence in Stockton has led to the arrests of more than 100 individuals.U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott, Chief Deputy Lasha Boyden and Chief Inspector Bert Tapia of the U.S. Marshals Service, and Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones, announced the results of Operation Take Back on Wednesday.Authorities said the operation lasted for… → Read More

Dozens involved in a large fight near Stagg High Thursday afternoon

STOCKTON — A large-scale fight involving dozens of young people broke out behind Stagg High School early Thursday afternoon.Cellphone video of the → Read More

19-year-old who beat elderly man at Manteca park last summer charged with murder

Tyrone McAllister has been charged with murder with a special circumstance enhancement after he and another man allegedly shot a 32-year-old man during a robbery in Oakland last week. → Read More

RoboCop 2.0: SJ’s newest crime-fighting stars can save time, manpower — and lives

FRENCH CAMP — Sgt. Justin Ward of the San Joaquin County Metropolitan Bomb Squad fiddles with a remote control joystick as a heavy six-wheeled → Read More