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November 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Nobody votes with the sheer relish of people in San Joaquin County. That's real relish, not the metaphor. The California secretary of state's office reports the county turned in the most food-stained, torn and bent ballots of the state's 58 counties. All told, San Joaquin County received 5,000 mangled ballots on election day. That's 3,400 more than Los Angeles, the state's most populous county.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014 | By Kim Christensen
A man accused of illegally storing more than 200 drums of hazardous waste at a San Joaquin County truck stop has been fined $243,000 and barred for life from transporting such toxic materials, state regulators said Monday. In a civil complaint filed last year, the Department of Toxic Substances Control accused Jose G. Sosa of  abandoning 228 drums filled with spent aerosol cans, flammable propellants, used motor oil and substances containing mercury. Local police found the drums in a trailer parked at Jimco Truck Plaza in Ripon, Calif., in 2010.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001
David Baker, who left Ventura County's top post after only a week on the job, has called it quits as San Joaquin County administrator. Baker, who resigned to begin a doctoral program in public administration at Arizona State University, exposed the biggest financial crisis in Ventura County history in his six-page letter of resignation in November 1999.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
A 6-year-old discovered family members slain inside their Stockton home late Friday, police said. San Joaquin County sheriff's detectives told Fox 40 two men entered the home on South Laurel Street and opened fire. Three members of a family was found dead at the scene. Two others were  wounded. Neighbors say they are in stable condition. Neighbors say that boy ran outside knocking on doors until someone came out to help him. The Stockton Record reported that the boy was taken into protective custody and that detectives were still trying to determine a motive for the slayings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former San Joaquin County Supervisor Lynn Bedford was indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges, including allegations that he took part in a conspiracy to commit extortion against an energy company. The grand jury also issued additional charges against Monte McFall, a former San Joaquin County sheriff's deputy and water board member facing mail fraud, attempted extortion and witness-tampering allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1999 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that David Baker is back on the job market, having resigned this week as Ventura County's top administrator, at least one of his former bosses wants to put him back to work in San Joaquin County. Supervisor Dario Marenco plans next week to ask his fellow board members in that Northern California county to consider rehiring the 50-year-old administrator, who quit his $150,000-a-year post in Ventura County after only four days on the job.
NEWS
December 5, 1994 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deborah Sanchez, 32, has spent half her life dodging the law as a prostitute and heroin addict, but it wasn't until last summer that she became a wanted woman on the run in this Central Valley city. Her mug shot flashed across TV screens, and the police, armed with a no-bail warrant, scoured back alleys in search of her. When they finally found their 86-pound quarry hiding under a mattress in a cheap motel, a judge read her the riot act and sentenced her to a year in county jail. Her crime?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
San Joaquin County supervisors said Wednesday they plan to offer their highly regarded chief administrative officer a big enough incentive to prevent him from going to Ventura County. They said they will meet next week to discuss offering a raise to David Baker, who accepted the top job in Ventura County on Wednesday, in hopes that he will not leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Joaquin County correctional officer and a retired sheriff's deputy were indicted and charged by a public grand jury in a San Joaquin County courtroom in connection with the death in September of a 34-year-old jail inmate, attorneys said. Mondez Denmon was arrested on a domestic-violence charge and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 5. Less than seven hours later, he died of asphyxiation.
NEWS
December 3, 2003
Braceros -- In an article in Tuesday's California section, it was reported incorrectly that the Mexican government had offered $10,000 settlements to dozens of men who came from Mexico to the United States to work as temporary field hands in San Joaquin County during the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Mexican officials say that they are still compiling lists of potentially eligible workers, known as braceros, and that no settlements have been offered yet. About 1,100 former braceros in San Joaquin County say they are still owed money that was withheld from their paychecks decades ago and deposited in Mexican banks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO - The state and county governments do not make it easy to track the frequency with which California sex offenders are disabling their GPS devices and going on the lam.  Arrest warrants published [see them here] by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are regularly wiped off public websites. Officials within the department say they are unsure if even the 3,200 cases they documented from Oct. 1, 2011, through December 2012 represent the full scope of the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
California judicial leaders, responding to budget slashing by state lawmakers, voted Friday to approve cutbacks that will close some courthouses, reduce court hours, and delay civil trials, custody decisions and divorces in some counties. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, presiding over the meeting of top judicial policy makers, told the packed auditorium that the courts were in an "unprecedented crisis" and warned that no program would be spared scrutiny. The Judicial Council, the court's governing body, which consists primarily of judges and court officials appointed by the chief justice, approved cuts of $350 million from a statewide court budget of $1.5 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A San Joaquin County judge is refusing to free a prisoner who is in a permanent vegetative state. Jackson Phaysaleum of Stockton was beaten by a cellmate last year and is not expected to regain consciousness. Attorneys sought his release under a law that allows an incapacitated inmate to go free if he poses no public risk. Judge Terrence Van Oss refused to release Phaysaleum on Monday, meaning the state must continue paying for two guards to watch him. Oss says he was inclined to release the inmate but changed his mind because he feared San Joaquin County would end up paying the medical bills.
NEWS
January 22, 2008
Flournoy obituary: The obituary of former state Controller Houston I. Flournoy in the Jan. 10 California section said that John G. Veneman was a state assemblyman from San Francisco. Veneman, who served during the 1960s, represented Stanislaus County and part of San Joaquin County.
OPINION
March 14, 2005
Widely admired state Finance Director Tom Campbell says he's still nostalgic for his old 14th Congressional District. Covering the Silicon Valley and part of the peninsula below San Francisco, it could be won by moderate-to-liberal Republicans such as Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, Ed Zschau and Campbell. Or it could swing to a moderate-liberal Democrat such as Rep. Anna G. Eshoo of Atherton, first elected in 1992 when Campbell gave up the seat to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2004 | William Wan, Times Staff Writer
A levee break that flooded an island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was declared a federal disaster Thursday by President Bush, qualifying the state and local governments for millions of dollars in federal aid. The breach last month ruined farmers' homes, killed animals and left 12,000 acres of crops under water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County courts will investigate conditions within California Youth Authority facilities after a pair of high-profile incidents involving Stockton wards, the presiding Juvenile Court judge said Monday. The decision follows disclosure last week of a videotape showing two employees at Stockton's N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility beating two young inmates even after they were subdued and prone on the floor following a fight allegedly sparked by one of the youths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County courts will investigate conditions within California Youth Authority facilities after a pair of high-profile incidents involving Stockton wards, the presiding Juvenile Court judge said Monday. The decision follows disclosure last week of a videotape showing two employees at Stockton's N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility beating two young inmates even after they were subdued and prone on the floor following a fight allegedly sparked by one of the youths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Joaquin County correctional officer and a retired sheriff's deputy were indicted and charged by a public grand jury in a San Joaquin County courtroom in connection with the death in September of a 34-year-old jail inmate, attorneys said. Mondez Denmon was arrested on a domestic-violence charge and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail at 1:46 p.m. on Sept. 5. Less than seven hours later, he died of asphyxiation.
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