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STOCKTON — In San Joaquin County, 36 percent of young adults ages 18-39 have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes.That sobering statistic from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is the motivation behind a youth-led initiative by The Organizing and Leadership Academy in Stockt…

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Sheriff’s OfficeThere were 76 bookings at the San Joaquin County Jail in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Saturday. At that time, there were 1,415 people held at the jail, which has capacity 1,550. When the jail is full, some inmates may be released early.Stockton PoliceStolen vehicle: Officers…

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LATHROP — A man was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after three young children were left in a vehicle amid triple-digit temperatures, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday.Lathrop deputies discovered the three children, all younger than 10, who were left in a …

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STOCKTON — Phil Trompetter hadn’t rappelled in about 25 years.And never had he descended anything as tall as the 11-story California Building in downtown Stockton. But the 75-year-old forensic psychologist from Modesto and dozens more put their fears aside to support a worthy cause.On Saturd…

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STOCKTON — More than $300,000 in initial funding has been secured to improve the quality of life for residents of southwest Stockton’s Boggs Tract neighborhood, San Joaquin County Public Works Director Kris Balaji announced this week.Bicyclists and pedestrians will be among the beneficiaries…

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DALLAS — Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors — of d…

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Sheriff's deputies will carry rifles at public eventsSan Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies who are contracted to provide security at public events will have a highly visible presence in light of recent tragedies, such as the mass shootings in Gilroy; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio.In a sta…

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SAN ANDREAS — Authorities on Friday discovered what are believed to be the remains of an elderly San Andreas woman who disappeared earlier this month, The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported, a day after her vehicle was located on a remote road in the foothills.The body is believed to…

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MANTECA — A man died from stab wounds late Thursday evening, authorities said.The victim was found by police on the ground and bleeding in the 200 block of North Main Street at around 11:45 p.m.According to the report, the victim was taken to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his …

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FRENCH CAMP — Sheriff Patrick Withrow announced sweeping changes in wake of a contract impasse between the San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriff Association and San Joaquin County.On Friday, Withrow said in the six months he has been sheriff, 10 officers have left, many for law enforcement jobs …

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