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Stockton-San Joaquin Lions Club Shows Community Spear-it!

Stockton-San Joaquin Lions Club Shows Community Spear-it!

Last Friday, Stockton-San Joaquin Lions Club President Norma Espinoza and 2nd Vice Jennifer Boylan presented a deep fryer to Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Case Manager Sarah Bennett and CCBVI volunteer Eric Law.  The deep fryer was purchased for CCBVI from the proceeds of the Stockton-San Joaquin Lions Club's Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, held March 9 at the Center.

Ron Valverde, another San Joaquin  Lion on staff at CCBVI, knew that the blind center was badly in need of a new deep fryer, and suggested that his club make this purchase to help CCBVI in time for  the Center's annual corn dog, chili cheese nachos & fries booth at the Asparagus Festival.

Delta College SkillsUSA Students win Eight Medals at State Championships!

Delta College SkillsUSA Students win Eight Medals at State Championships!

(Stockton)
Congratulations to Delta College's SkillsUSA team for their outstanding achievement at the State Championships in San Diego (April 4-7).

It turned out to be another extremely successful championship event  for Delta College competitors. Four Delta students received gold medals for their trade and technical skills proficiency. In addition, Delta's two silver and two bronze award winners are eligible to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championships in Kansas City, Mo., June 24-28.

Congratualtions are also in order for Renata Zapara, who was selected as California State SkillsUSA Secretary for 2013-14. Renata was co-winner of the Promotional Board Gold Medal with Brenda Perez at the SkillsUSA National Championships in 2012.

South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

South Stockton Neighborhood Celebrates Healthy Corner Store Conversion Saturday

Community organizations and agencies including the Network for a Healthy California (Network), and Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin/Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource Center have continued to work together with the neighborhood corner store, M & M Market, to improve access and availability to healthier food and drink choices for the surrounding community. Corner stores are critical in the battle against obesity, particularly among low-income Californians who are at greater risk.

The community is encouraged to come and see what is being done and can be done at neighborhood markets to improve food and drink options that support healthier lifestyles. The celebration will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 11am to noon, at the M & M Market, 1804 E 8th Street, Stockton, CA 95206.

Saving Isleton's Cajun & Blues Festival

Saving Isleton's Cajun & Blues Festival

From the early years of Isleton, California history, where Bootleggers and Bordello's were winked at in this tiny Delta community, many colorful and interesting characters brought national attention to this community. Police Chief Gene Bird, circa 1980's grabbed headlines for raising  funds for his department by issuing easy handgun carry permits as long as one had a clean record, otherwise, no more questions asked.

SJCOE hosts California State Elementary Spelling Bee

SJCOE hosts California State Elementary Spelling Bee

San Joaquin County Office of Education is hosting the 2013 California State Elementary Spelling Bee, the third State Bee hosted at SJCOE.

California Community Colleges Launch Student Success Scorecard

California Community Colleges Launch Student Success Scorecard

(Stockton)

San Joaquin Delta College officials and representatives from 112 other community colleges released the first Student Success Scorecard on Tuesday, April 9, with college officials applauding the state law that established the groundbreaking new student accountability performance tool.

“The scorecard represents one of the crowning pieces of reform outlined in the 2012 Student Success Act,” said Superintendent/President Kathy Hart.  “We are proud of the transparency the scorecard provides to our students and the greater public, and we intend to use the data to help us identify areas where we can improve programs and services for our students.”

Major findings in the first annual scorecard for Delta College indicate that: