NEW HAVEN >> The homeowner had requested a peach-color tree, and while the flowers will be yellow rather than peach, Matt Viens of the Urban Resource Initiative said the newly planted cornelian-cherry dogwood will be the first on Shelton Avenue to flower in springtime.
STOCKTON — Despite a local labor union’s pledge to “not let business continue as usual,” San Joaquin County officials said this week that they will continue to hold public meetings and get things done, although they've already canceled their next meeting.“We will continue to respect their First Amendment right to freedom of speech, but it’s unfortunate they interfered with the county’s ability to conduct business,” county 
STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific broke ground on its newest residence halls earlier this week, ringing in not only the hope of modern housing units for upper-division students, but the promise of jobs and economic stimulus. By January 2018, two four-story units on the north shore of the Calaveras River will stand where the old tennis courts and part of a recreation field once were located.
Boy unharmed after vehicle theftSTOCKTON — An 8-year-old boy escaped a frightening ordeal unharmed Friday afternoon after his mother’s vehicle was stolen while he was still inside. The carjacking was reported at 2:26 p.m. near East Hammer and North West lanes. Police said a woman was using an ATM when a man got into her silver 2003 Mitsubishi and fled with her son still in the car.