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First week on the crime beat

The bodies of two adults were discovered Tuesday afternoon in the back on this Mitsubishi Montero. My first week on the crime beat has been interesting, to say the least. After 10 years in The Record’s sports department, I walked into the newsroom Tuesday wondering what would happen on my first day flying solo on [...]

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Party Fouls

There’s nothing new or particularly Stocktonian about people getting killed at parties. If William Crichton had been strapped the Black Dinner would have been a party shooting, rather than a party serial decapitation. Why do many acts of violence occur at parties? Simple: Opportunity. 1. Clan Douglas throws a party at Balvenie, but there are [...]

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They represent the Lollipop Guild

Some residents of the neighborhood around Weber Square attended a meeting Thursday night in the chambers of Stockton Unified’s school board. The subject was safety, and its decline as the park itself has declined. City Councilwoman Susan Eggman attended, along with Deputy Police Chief Eric Jones, Lt. Kevin Hatano, and Stockton Unified Police Chief Jim [...]

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