The St. Joseph’s Mobile Mammography Unit visited Stockton on Friday, January 3rd, as part of a program to provide digital screening mammography services to women living in San Joaquin County.
Kaiser Permanente employees and union leaders circled outside the Kaiser facilities in Stockton on Tuesday, January 31st as part as a one-day strike throughout Northern California, battling over contract negotiations with Kaiser.
Stockton, CA- Stockton’s City Council met on Tuesday, January 31st in a study session of the Marshall Plan — a plan to combat the city`s escalating crime.
STOCKTON, CA – Plans are underway for the 2012 Arts Awards Celebration, an annual event
presented by the Stockton Arts Commission honoring Stockton-area artists, arts
organizations and contributors to the arts.
Nominations for the awards will be taken until the 5 p.m. March 22nd
deadline, according to event Chair and Arts Commissioner Judy Caruso Williamson.
A packet of materials, which includes the nomination form and instructions, is
available on the Commission’s website,
The packet details categories of awards, such as the STAR (Stockton’s Top
Arts Recognition), where the nominee should “be of notable reputation, having
exhibited long-time dedication, and having made a measureable impact on the
The Commission gives awards for Patrons of the Arts, Volunteers, Career
Achievement, Arts Education, the Mayor’s Award and the new Comet, which
recognizes an individual, business or organization demonstrating inspiring,
enthusiastic and innovative promotion of the arts in a relatively short term with
lasting effect. Not every category may be awarded each year.
“We want to celebrate Stockton’s artists and arts groups in as many ways as
we can,” Caruso Williamson said, “and we’d like to note those organizations and
individuals that achieve anniversary milestones this year. Please include a page or
two of major accomplishments and historic information, and we’d like for you to
submit a photograph or logo, too.”
Submissions must be made in the Community Services office of the Cesar
Chavez Library to the Stockton Arts Commission, 605 N. El Dorado St., Stockton
95202 on or before Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m. Nomination and anniversary
packets will not be accepted after this date.
information provided by the City of Stockton Arts Commission
STOCKTON, CA – The Stockton City Council approved the acceptance of two critical grants this evening for the Stockton Police Department: Violence Against Women Act Program and Project Safe Neighborhoods Program. Funding for both grants has been provided through the California Emergency Management Agency.
“These are grants that we have received in the past,” said Assistant Chief Eric Jones. “With grant funding there are no guarantees. We must apply every year, and funding may not be available every year. We are so pleased to receive this funding, because it provides for such critical needs within our department and our community.”
The Violence Against Women Act Program grant is for $178,978 and requires at 25 percent match from the City. The total program is $238,637, which funds a full-time Police Officer and a part-time Community Service Officer from the Police Department to investigate domestic violence and sexual assault cases, as well as a full-time Women’s Center of San Joaquin County Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator to help with training Police Department and medical professionals.
Project Safe Neighborhoods Program grant funds of $132,550 will provide one year of funding for one full-time Police Officer assigned to the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF) Anti-Gang/Gun Task Force and FBI Task Force. Participating in multi-agency task forces helps the Stockton Police Department with response to gang and gun violence. There is no match required for this grant.
“Funding to address this violence in our community allows us to remain current in our training and awareness of these issues and to keep the pressure on those who are committing these crimes or may consider such violence,” said Mayor Ann Johnston. “We are grateful to CalEMA and the agencies who work with us each and every day to help stop violence.”
For additional information, please contact the Officer Pete Smith, Stockton Police Department, at (209) 937-8209.
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