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March 11, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Police said they had no suspects in the shooting death of a Canadian teen-ager who friends say had dreamed about her own murder several nights earlier. Cherice Jacobsen, 16, of British Columbia, was shot to death early Friday morning after leaving a prayer meeting at the Christian Life Center in northern Stockton, authorities said. A church pastor and several of the victims' friends witnessed the shooting, but police said no one saw the killer.
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April 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The rising San Joaquin River flooded a habitat for endangered riparian brush rabbit and probably drowned 15 rabbits that were outfitted with tracking devices as part of a state program to help them recover. Many thought the Central Valley species extinct after a 1997 flood, said Patrick Kelly, who oversees the state's recovery effort.
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October 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Stockton man was killed and his 13-year-old companion wounded early Friday in a drive-by shooting police said may be gang related. Jesse Horn Jr., 19, was shot fatally as he and the 13-year-old walked down the street near Gleason Park in downtown Stockton about midnight, authorities said. The 13-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition.
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January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man suspected of stealing an SUV and driving off with the owner clinging to the vehicle was charged with murder after the owner fell and died during a chase with police. Christopher Zanini, 26, of French Camp is accused of stealing a Chevy Suburban belonging to Angel Jimenez, 49, who jumped onto the vehicle to stop the theft Saturday, Stockton Police Department spokesman Pete Smith said. Zanini sped off and failed to stop when officers spotted the vehicle.
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July 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who made a living repossessing property was shot to death while two of his daughters slept in the next room. Police have no suspects in Friday's killing of Billy Allmon, 43, of Stockton, a professional "collateral recovery agent" and the single father of daughters, 8, 16 and 18 years old. It's not clear whether Allmon's job as a repo man for Accurate Adjustments had anything to do with the shooting, police spokesman Sean Fenner said.
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January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man suspected of stealing an SUV and driving off with the owner clinging to the vehicle was charged with murder after the owner fell and died during a chase with police. Christopher Zanini, 26, of French Camp is accused of stealing a Chevy Suburban belonging to Angel Jimenez, 49, who jumped onto the vehicle to stop the theft Saturday, Stockton Police Department spokesman Pete Smith said. Zanini sped off and failed to stop when officers spotted the vehicle.
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December 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors will continue to pay to defend Sheriff Baxter Dunn, who is the target of a civil rights investigation. Two supervisors wanted to stop using tax money after hearing details of the allegations, but they were outvoted by three supervisors who said they saw no reason to stop paying a defense lawyer, who has charged $49,000 for seven weeks of work. Dunn is accused of physically abusing a Manteca man during an arrest in 1998.
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April 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Talks between developers and environmentalists on Stockton's long-range growth have broken down, opening the door for residents to decide in November where to set boundaries for the city of 250,000. A compromise could not be reached after two weeks of meetings among participants that included the Sierra Club, former state Sen. Patrick Johnston and four major development firms. Preliminary growth maps drawn by city staffers show the city's boundaries extending to Lodi, Manteca and Lathrop.
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May 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Service Reports
The Port of Stockton's directors will complete an environmental report Monday explaining what will be done to limit degradation of air and water during the port's expansion onto Rough and Ready Island, but neighbors and environmental advocates are saying the expansion will increase noise and pollution. Both sides believe they may have to take the case to court to reach a consensus on how the expansion should take place.
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April 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The rising San Joaquin River flooded a habitat for endangered riparian brush rabbit and probably drowned 15 rabbits that were outfitted with tracking devices as part of a state program to help them recover. Many thought the Central Valley species extinct after a 1997 flood, said Patrick Kelly, who oversees the state's recovery effort.
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January 3, 2006 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Turning a battleship around is never easy -- especially in the politically roiled waters of the San Francisco Bay. Last July, San Francisco's county supervisors voted 8 to 3 against bringing the vintage World War II battleship Iowa to San Francisco as a permanent tourist attraction. Some opponents said they were taking a stand against both the war in Iraq and a military that boots out gays and lesbians, a powerful faction in local politics.
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October 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge set bail at $200,000 Thursday for a Stockton woman charged with murder for allegedly dumping her newborn son in a trash can. Rozenara Chap, 19, has been held in the San Joaquin County Jail since she turned herself in to authorities earlier this month, a week after a resident found the dead baby. Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Smith protested the bail amount, saying: "If she gets out, she's not coming back." But the judge said Chap was not a threat to society and had strong family ties.
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May 20, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
The Diocese of Stockton will pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that a former Roman Catholic priest raped a boy in a church confessional while he forced the child to say penance. The settlement, announced Thursday, is the latest involving Oliver Francis O'Grady, a former Stockton priest who spent seven years in state prison for child molestation before U.S. immigration authorities deported him to Ireland in 2001.
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March 3, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A statewide Amber alert was issued Wednesday for a 12-year-old Stockton girl believed kidnapped by a boarder who had threatened to kill her family, police said. Juana Martinez was believed to be in a car driven by Jose Thomas, 21. "We are really unsure which car they're in," said Stockton Police Officer Sean Fenner. It could be a newer green Ford pickup or an older maroon Honda Accord with a broken right window covered by white paper, he said.
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August 21, 2004 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
When civic and religious leaders unveil a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. here today, they will do what dozens of others have done before them in towns large and small: They will praise King's quest for racial justice and celebrate their city's diversity. But take a closer look and a story of Stockton comes glinting off King's strapping bronze frame. That head twisted slightly to the left with a searching gaze, that's the Rev. Robert Williams.
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July 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who made a living repossessing property was shot to death while two of his daughters slept in the next room. Police have no suspects in Friday's killing of Billy Allmon, 43, of Stockton, a professional "collateral recovery agent" and the single father of daughters, 8, 16 and 18 years old. It's not clear whether Allmon's job as a repo man for Accurate Adjustments had anything to do with the shooting, police spokesman Sean Fenner said.
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March 3, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A statewide Amber alert was issued Wednesday for a 12-year-old Stockton girl believed kidnapped by a boarder who had threatened to kill her family, police said. Juana Martinez was believed to be in a car driven by Jose Thomas, 21. "We are really unsure which car they're in," said Stockton Police Officer Sean Fenner. It could be a newer green Ford pickup or an older maroon Honda Accord with a broken right window covered by white paper, he said.
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November 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Joaquin County judge removed from the bench for fixing parking tickets and trying to influence a fellow judge has been reelected by voters. Michael Platt, 53, received 60% of the vote Tuesday. Five people challenged Platt as write-in candidates, forcing his name onto the November ballot. Despite his victory, Platt cannot return to the courthouse unless the state Supreme Court overturns the Commission on Judicial Performance's order removing him from the bench.
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May 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Service Reports
The Port of Stockton's directors will complete an environmental report Monday explaining what will be done to limit degradation of air and water during the port's expansion onto Rough and Ready Island, but neighbors and environmental advocates are saying the expansion will increase noise and pollution. Both sides believe they may have to take the case to court to reach a consensus on how the expansion should take place.
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April 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Talks between developers and environmentalists on Stockton's long-range growth have broken down, opening the door for residents to decide in November where to set boundaries for the city of 250,000. A compromise could not be reached after two weeks of meetings among participants that included the Sierra Club, former state Sen. Patrick Johnston and four major development firms. Preliminary growth maps drawn by city staffers show the city's boundaries extending to Lodi, Manteca and Lathrop.
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