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Free banquet Saturday welcomes and honors veterans

A banquet both for and to honor veterans will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept 12) at 1467 Michael Ave., Stockton. The “Veterans Forever Banquet Celebration” is hosted by John L. Easter’s Homeless Veterans Program for Non-Commissioned Officers. Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva and City Councilman Michael Tubbs are scheduled to speak. […]

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A dangerous situation — unresolved

East Castle Street resident Nancy Alders has written her second letter to her Stockton City Council member, Moses Zapien, about a dangerous situation across the street from her home. Her letter speaks clearly of the need for some immediate resolution of a dangerous situation that has been allowed to go on for far too long. […]

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E-Cigarettes Are A Community Health Threat

California Department of Public Health director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Here’s the advisory: “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as […]

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Celebrating in the spirit of love

I’m sharing this essay written by Stockton’s Rev. Willie A. Douglas on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “In the spirit of love.” The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who sowed the seeds of hope and healing in America. We commemorate as well the timeless […]

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CDC: Severe flu season possible

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released the following statement today, noting that early data suggests a potentially severe flu season this winter: Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this […]

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