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STOCKTON – The city of Stockton will host a series of town hall meetings to discuss its Marshall Plan on Crime. They will be held in each of the six Council districts beginning May 16.  The councilmembers, city manager and chief of police will present at each meeting. An update on the city’s bankruptcy will also be provided.

The Marshall Plan town hall meetings will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and share ideas.  Once community input is received, the City Council will review a specific proposal to fund the plan.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:23

Visit Lodi! unveils new logo

LODI – Visit Lodi! has rebranded and unveiled its new logo today at its annual tourism luncheon.

The new brand is “Lodi, behind the wine,” which is meant to send the message that a visit to Lodi doesn’t end with a visit to the area’s wineries but includes other family and recreational activities.

The organization’s new logo features a wine glass with “Lodi” behind it.

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IRVINE – Home prices in the United States in March saw their biggest year over year increase since March 2006, according to residential property information and analytics provider, CoreLogic. Prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.5 percent in March of this year compared to March 2012.

"For the first time since March 2006, both the overall index and the index that excludes distressed sales are above 10 percent year over year," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. "The pace of appreciation has been accelerating throughout 2012 and so far in 2013 leading into the home buying season."

The increase was much greater in the Central Valley. In Modesto, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 17.3 percent in March 2013 compared to March 2012. On a month over month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 3.1 percent in March 2013 compared to February 2013. In Stockton, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 15.1 percent in March 2013 compared to March 2012. On a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 3.2 percent in March 2013 compared to February 2013.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 02:52

Large Meth Discovery In Raid

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CERES - Agents with the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency, Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team, and Homeland Security served a warrant on a Ceres home that yielded nearly 300 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officials acted on a tip and raided the home on the 2100 block of Hardy Court in Ceres yesterday and found 290 pounds of meth in storage container bins along with $66,000 in cash. Agents say it is the largest find in the area in 40 years.

Arrested near the home were 32 year old Luis Bartolo Madrid Sandoval from Everett Washington, and 23 year old Victor Ramiro Torres from Ceres. Both face felony charges of possession and transportation of meth.

TURLOCK - The San Francisco group, Tower of Power will perform at the 2013 Stanislaus County Fair July 18, fair organizers announced.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Tower of Power,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokeswoman for the Stanislaus County Fair. “Their timeless music will be a hit with guests of all ages.”

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The worldwide popularity of Central Valley walnuts has spurred large plantings by growers who want to take advantage of excellent prices and demand even though they’ll have to wait for the payoff.

“It’s economics -- supply and demand, and the demand has resulted in high prices to growers,” said Norman Crow, owner of Orestimba Nursery in Crows Landing which produces about 100,000 walnut trees annually. “Nurseries are being overwhelmed with orders.”

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STOCKTON - The new California Health Care Facility built by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is nearing completion. Jobs and information about training programs have been posted on the state’s CDCR’s website. They include jobs for correctional officers and training for psychiatric technicians and other health care jobs.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:51

Mother Sentenced In Baby Death

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OAKDALE - A 31 year old woman was sentenced to 9 years in prison today in the death of her 44 day old baby.

Authorities say the child of Nicole Smith died of a methamphetamine overdose after toxicology reports showed "excessive amounts" of the drug in the baby girl's system.

Police responded to a home on Obsodian Drive on December 11th for a report of an unresponsive baby. The infant was later pronounced deceased at Oak Valley Hospital.

It was determined that smith was using meth while breast feeding. She pleaded no contest to charges including child endangerment.

The big crowd at the Dan Ramos Community Center in Hilmar was all the proof anyone needed if they were wondering whether crime is a concern in rural areas. Close to 100 farmers were there on a Tuesday night in late February to meet with law enforcement to find out what police are doing about the increase in thefts and home invasions in Stanislaus and Merced counties and how they can help.

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