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A gift of dignity: Lodi woman at home with unusual profession

A gift of dignity: Lodi woman at home with unusual profession

Kristi Davis is an embalmer. Several funeral homes pay her to prepare the deceased for visitation and interment. The job is unusual and the vibrant young woman belies the morbid aura that surrounds her profession.

“I am a trade embalmer,” Davis said. “A trade embalmer travels to funeral homes and embalms and performs other services, including cosmetic preparation. They call me when needed, and I serve four homes in San Joaquin County. I also work in Jackson and all the way to Vacaville.

Opening their hearts

Opening their hearts

OPENING THEIR HEARTS
Manteca Bulletin
RIPON — Liz and Scott Williams have opened their two-story north Ripon home to 16 children over the past 3½ years. Liz is a marketing project manager for a software company in Pleasanton. ...

Old police chief to receive severance as new chief steps in

Old police chief to receive severance as new chief steps in

Old police chief to receive severance as new chief steps in
Tracy Press
by Jon Mendelson / Tracy Press Police Chief Gary Hampton will be publicly sworn in Sept. 6 before the City Council meeting at City Hall. But, officially, the chief has already taken his oath office, city officials say. “All employees are required to ...

Helping lead the way

Helping lead the way

Helping lead the way
Tracy Press
by TP staff A few dozen visitors took a look at a new office to help people with low vision today as the center in Tracy threw wide its doors for an open house. A satellite office of the Stockton-based Community Center for the Blind and Visually ...

Local performers race In Stockton

Local performers race In Stockton

Local Performers Race In Stockton
Oakdale Leader
Coming into the event, Jacob Gomes, the phenomenal young driver from Manteca (and crowd favorite), held onto a slight lead in the series season points. Eric Holmes of Escalon, in the #18 Chevy, qualified 2nd with a 13.409 second lap at an average speed ...

Tracy girls honored at AT&T Park

Tracy girls honored at AT&T Park

Tracy girls honored at AT&T Park
Tracy Press
by Tracy Press staff Two Tracy girls were part of the pre-game festivities at AT&T Park in San Francisco Sunday, Aug. 7, right before the Giants beat the Phillies. Courtni Bradley and Mikaela Mizuno are both winners of the 2011 Harmon and Sue Burns ...