san joaquin county

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Severed AT&T Fiber Line Cuts Phone, Internet Access to San Joaquin County Courthouse

A spokesperson with the courthouse says it was having an external issue with AT&T. The court could access case files on its internal network, but phone calls and email weren’t coming through.

07/02/2015

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High Winds Fuel Destructive McHenry Fire In San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties

The fire started at around 4 p.m. in San Joaquin County, and high winds and dry brush were all Mother Nature needed to get it to jump the river into Stanislaus County.

06/18/2015

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New Fire Chief Says He’s Fixing Problems Called Out By Civil Grand Jury

The Mokelumne Rural Fire District handles service calls for the towns of Victor and Lockeford. The civil grand jury says that it’s having trouble managing operations in these two small towns and that it may be time to consolidate with other fire districts.

06/18/2015

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Grand Jury: Mysterious Donation Bins A Problem For Charities, Businesses

Goodwill says some of the for-profit donation boxes even bear their colors—blue and white. They’re afraid people may be thinking they’re donating to Goodwill, when in fact they’re not.

06/12/2015

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Grand Jury: Cities Need To Tackle Problematic For-Profit Donation Boxes

The report found companies like USA Gain and Discover Books operate the bins from out of state and sell the donated material in other countries.

06/10/2015

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Assemblywoman: Stockton, San Joaquin County Underserved In Higher Education

Currently, San Joaquin Delta College is a commuter junior college where students get two years of higher education. If they want to finish their degrees, they’ll have to go somewhere else.

06/08/2015

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Report: Improper Behavior By Some Manteca Unified Trustees Created ‘Atmosphere Of Fear’

The grand jury report on the troubled Manteca Unified Board of Trustees was released Wednesday – and the picture it paints is not pretty.

06/03/2015

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1.2 Million Gallons: Morada Skirts California Drought Restrictions Through Prop. 218

While many in California struggle with the severe drought, people in one upscale community in San Joaquin County are still paying a flat rate, and using as much water as they want. Among the sprawling gated estates of Morada, surrounded by lush, green lawns, there are few signs of California’s four-year drought.

05/19/2015

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San Joaquin The Fastest Growing County In The State, New Numbers Show

California’s population grew about 1 percent last year to 38.7 million people, with San Diego and San Jose experiencing the most gains among big cities.

05/01/2015

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Free Anti-Theft Devices In San Joaquin County

Investigators from the Delta Regional Auto Theft Team are hoping to raise awareness and prevent auto theft throughout the county by launching a county wide campaign.

04/13/2015

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Farmers May Sell Water Meant For Growing Crops During California’s Drought

Canals are currently dry, but Central Valley farmers will start pumping in water soon. But not everyone will need it, as some annual crops can survive a year without water. Others, including almond orchards and vineyards can’t.

03/25/2015

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San Joaquin County Whooping Cough Death Prompts Call For Pregnant Moms To Get Vaccine

For expectant moms like Lisa Real, protecting against it is something she wants to discuss with her doctor. That question comes after health officials say a 3-week-old baby died from the highly contagious disease.

03/05/2015

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