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Videos from the series

Photographer Calixtro Romias and our web-page guru, Katie Combs, did a wonderful job on the four videos that were part of this week’s “Hard Life, Big Dreams” series. If you missed the videos, you can catch them all here:

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SUSD Live — Garcia is president, Midura is veep

That’s pretty much all I’ve got. Not at the meeting tonight (filling in at the office this week for vacationing metro editor Barbara Zumwalt) but my mole, Dianne Barth, informs me the new board president is Kathy Garcia, by a vote of 7-0. The new vice president is David Midura. Sal Ramirez was the lone vote […]

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How to get involved in an event marking 25th anniversary of Cleveland School shootings

The 25th anniversary of Patrick Purdy’s tragic rampage is Jan. 17, 2014. A commemorative event — “Remember the past; Make our future better” — is being organized by Cleveland School Remembers and by The Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association, or APSARA. It will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the APSARA Community Center, […]

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A chance to buy holiday gifts and support developmentally disabled community members

Valley Mountain Regional Center (at University Park) hosts a micro-business fair Friday.

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Ex-SUSD Superintendent Tony Amato died today

Amato, 66, had been battling cancer in recent years. He was superintendent of Stockton Unified for 14 months in 2008-09, one of the most turbulent periods in the school district’s long history. Most recently, he’d served as a high school principal in New Orleans. Special thanks to Matt George of Humphreys College’s Academy of Business, […]

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Already alma mater to UC student regent, Lincoln High soon home to state board student rep?

Sadia Saifuddin, a Lincoln High graduate, is the student regent for the University of California this year. Lincoln High junior Kenton Shimozaki is one of three finalists to be student trustee on the state’s Board of Education.

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(Video) Edison High’s new engineering and construction building close to completion

A full story on this is coming up in the Record and on recordnet.com sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend. The building was paid for with Measure Q funds. Students are expected to start attending classes in the facility in January. For Soul Vikes and others wanting to learn more about the new building going up […]

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Thanksgiving comes early at August Elementary

When August Elementary Principal Lori Risso arrived at work today to get a few things done before Thanksgiving, there was an envelope sitting on her desk. Before opening the envelope, Risso assumed it was likely to be a complaint of some sort, possibly from a parent or a resident of August’s east-central Stockton neighborhood. Instead, […]

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Mandarin Soul Vikes

SUSD Superintendent Steve Lowder recently traveled to China as part of a large delegation of U.S. educators. Lowder is a proponent of expanding the district’s offerings in Mandarin, though he is grappling with exactly what that might look with. We’ll have a story on this soon in the Record and at recordnet.com. As part of the […]

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Health Careers Academy featured in Stanford video

The video is about the Stanford Medical Youth Program and you can view it here. http://vimeo.com/79531098

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