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Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Eberhardt continues family tradition of service to Pacific, Huber named chair

Local nonprofits invited to apply for early literacy mini-grants

Beyond Our Gates funding aims to support new, existing reading programs

As part of University of the Pacific’s Beyond Our Gates campaign, nonprofit organizations in San Joaquin County are invited to apply for mini-grants to expand or pilot promising early literacy programs.

The mini-grants initiative, made possible with support from The James Irvine Foundation, was designed to fuel innovation and engagement toward improving early literacy in and around Stockton. Organizations can apply for one-time mini-grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to fund projects that address overall early literacy, school readiness, chronic absence or summer learning.

Wizard World Sacramento

Wizard World Sacramento

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

 

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Manteca city officials weigh $40K measure to secure trash bins


A costly measure to prevent the homeless from stealing trash in a downtown Manteca transit center may be nearing development.

City officials are looking at spending $39,000 to build a roof on top of a 7-foot brick structure that contains trash bins.

Though the doors to the structure remain locked, officials said people are able to scale the walls to search for the trash and recyclable materials inside.

Manteca card skimming scam foiled thanks to observant customer


MANTECA, CA - What might have been a successful bank card skimming scam in the city of Manteca was foiled when an alert bank customer noticed something wasn't quite right. 

It was 6:47 Sunday morning when two suspects came to the ATM at the Bank of Stockton in the 600 block of North Main Street in Manteca and put a fake card reader over the existing one. But, it was just over two hours later that a customer came through, noticed it was loose, wiggled it, took it off in his hands and called police.

"Yeah, we were very lucky that the customer that noticed immediately called the police department and we were able to stop it from happening to anybody else," said Manteca police detective Daniel Peters.

The device looked almost identical to the existing reader and is similar to many you can simply order for between a few hundred and $1000.00 over the Internet.

Search underway for Manteca man who fell from boat


Solano County Sheriff’s Department deputies are investigating a Manteca man who reportedly fell into the Delta north of Antioch.

Sheriff’s officials report Daniel Calderon, 25, was on a boat fishing with a friend near Skinner Island on Saturday when he fell overboard.

Calderon has not been seen since, according to deputies.

Sheriff’s investigators are working with the U.S. Coast Guard for search and rescue efforts.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.