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Almendra Carpizo


Stockton, CA, United States

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Past articles by Almendra:

Man arrested after trying to enter youth prison with firearms, ammo

STOCKTON — A man was arrested earlier this month after he tried to enter the Northern California Youth Correctional Center in Stockton with several firearms and a stockpile of ammunition.A man attempted to enter the youth detention center as a visitor on the morning of Aug. 10 when correctional staff found the weapons during a routine search of his vehicle, according to a written statement from… → Read More

Man arrested after trying to enter Stockton youth prison with firearms, ammo

STOCKTON — A man was arrested earlier this month after he tried to enter the Northern California Youth Correctional Center in Stockton with several firearms, a tactical vest and a stockpile of ammunition.On Aug. 10, the man attempted to enter the youth detention center as a visitor when correctional staff found the weapons during a search of his vehicle, according to a written statement from… → Read More

Veterans transforming tokens from service into outlets for healing

STOCKTON — Joseph Maes dove his right hand into the murky-looking water and swirled it around.The brown towel that had once served to protect his body from the weight of his shoulder strap had taken a shape he didn’t recognize.“It’s like I destroyed it — I don’t see my towel anymore,” the 71-year-old Vietnam veteran said. “When I start putting my story or my poems down, it will probably become… → Read More

Lodi’s Saint Paul Lutheran Church declares itself a sanctuary

LODI — A Lodi church has declared itself a sanctuary for San Joaquin County immigrants seeking refuge, help or a place to worship.Saint Paul → Read More

CARES team out cleaning the streets of Stockton

STOCKTON — Delfina Martinez’s tanned skin glistened with sweat.She and the other team members were bustling as they cleaned up a litter- → Read More

Teen pleads guilty to killing head of Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank

STOCKTON — The man charged with murder in the stabbing of Michael Donaghy, executive director of the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank, was → Read More

Teen pleads guilty to killing head of Food Bank

STOCKTON — The suspect who killed Emergency Food Bank Executive Director Michael Donaghy was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole → Read More

Lodi boy selected for the Times Square video, Central Park Buddy Walk

Micah Ward’s bright smile will light up New York’s bustling Times Square next month.The 11-year-old Lodi boy’s photo was one of 500 → Read More

Latino community advocate: 'The fear is very present'

A racially motivated shooting in El Paso, Texas, has left some Latinos in San Joaquin County with a sense of alarm, according to community organizers. → Read More

High Water Brewing opens taproom in Lodi

LODI — High Water Brewing has found a home in Lodi after years of searching for the right place to open its own taproom.Steve Altimari, brewmaster and president, said he started brewing High Water at other people’s facilities to see whether there would be a market for his beers. Then, it became a matter of not finding the right site to open shop.“Eight years later, we discovered this property in… → Read More

Installing no-cost solar a win-win for nonprofit, Stockton homeowners

STOCKTON — A solar installation crew was busy working on the Ahmed family’s sundrenched roof Tuesday morning. The group, which was part of GRID Alternatives, was installing a 17-panel solar system on the single-story home at no cost to the family — making it the nonprofit organization’s 100th installation in Stockton. GRID makes solar power and job training accessible to underserved communities,… → Read More

Bridging the cultural health care gap

MANTECA — Maha Saddiqui was a child when she first noticed that disparities existed in her community and in the medical field.Her parents, who are Pakistani immigrants, would have to rely on a young Saddiqui to serve as their translator during medical visits.“There’s a large population out there of Pakistani, Muslim and South Asian, and maybe the doctors have good intentions, but they don’t… → Read More

‘No greater icon in our community’: Exhibit honoring trailblazing Dolores Huerta debuts at Haggin

STOCKTON — Dolores Huerta honors Stockton wherever she goes.After all, the small town where she grew up played a big role in who she became, the 89-year-old Huerta said.On Thursday, it was Stockton’s turn to honor the Latina activist. The “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolucion en los Campos” exhibition opened at The Haggin Museum in Stockton. A standing-room-only crowd gathered for… → Read More

Gong’s Restaurant changing hands with owner’s retirement

STOCKTON — Virginia Cervantes was overcome with emotions as she spoke of the humble restaurant on Harding Way that has played a big role in her → Read More

From Japan to Stockton, with love: Shimizu high schoolers visiting from Sister City to learn, connect

STOCKTON — Five high school students from Shimizu, Japan, are calling Stockton home for 10 days as part of a cultural exchange partnership forged decades ago between the “sister cities.”Janie Reddish said the Stockton Sister Cities Association was established in conjunction with President Dwight Eisenhower’s “people-to-people” program, aimed at building personal relationships with the goal of… → Read More

Need a ride to the doctor? El Concilio can help

STOCKTON — People who are in need of rides to non-emergency medical appointments can receive free transportation services because of a recent partnership between El Concilio and the Abbott Fund.El Concilio President and CEO Jose Rodriguez said the organization, with funding from the county, had provided transportation assistance to people for nearly two decades, but that was no longer possible… → Read More

Lathrop junior police/fire academy: Summer fun or a path to a future

STOCKTON — Bailey Tolbert has wanted to be a law enforcement officer for as long as the 11-year-old can remember.And while she’s still several years away from being able to join the ranks of a department, she’s been getting an up-close look of what it takes to be a first responder.Bailey is one of nearly two dozen San Joaquin County children participating in the current session of the Lathrop… → Read More

Small business, big heart: SJ woman turns thriving eBay shop into platform to help foster youth

ACAMPO — Jeanne LaCelle’s Cinderella story has turned her into a fairy godmother for girls, who like her, were raised in the foster care → Read More

Three Stockton Latino-focused nonprofits awarded grants as part of foundation’s $1M investment in Valley

STOCKTON — Richard Soto envisioned what a $5,000 investment could do in the Stockton Latino community, especially to help students.So after some → Read More

Domestic violence victim sentenced to 4 years after fatally stabbing longtime boyfriend

STOCKTON — A woman who fatally stabbed her longtime boyfriend during a domestic dispute last year was sentenced on Thursday to four years in prison. → Read More