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Sheriff: Man with replica gun threatened to shoot kids


A Riverbank man is facing an allegation of making terrorist threats to school children in Riverbank Tuesday.

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, it was around 12:30 p.m. when students playing on the school yard at California Avenue Elementary School kicked a ball into the backyard of 49-year-old Calvin Tolbert's home in Winners Circle. The ball hit a window on Tolbert's residence and he allegedly came out yelling he would shoot the kids if they didn't stop kicking the ball into his yard. He reportedly also held what looked like a handgun.

The kids ran back to school and told school staff. Staff put the school on lock-down and contacted law enforcement.

Responding deputies talked to Tolbert who was cooperative. They searched his home and recovered a small pellet gun similar to a handgun, the sheriff's report said.

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Stranger in the night is a burglar in the bedroom


A Modesto couple asleep in their bedroom were awakened by a noise early Tuesday morning. As the husband reached toward the noise, he touched an unknown person in their room.

The person was a burglar and he fled when the husband turned on the bedroom light, Modesto police said.

The husband got up to find two bags filled with their personal property and the burglar's shoes left behind, according to police spokesperson Heather Graves.

Graves said evidence left behind at the burglary scene on the 1400 block of Del Vista led detectives to a motel on N. 9th Street where they arrested Steven McClure, 22, for burglary and probation violation.

The residents were not injured in the 3:30 a.m. incident.


Chocolate peanut butter swirl brownies

Chocolate peanut butter swirl brownies

Chocolate and peanut butter are an irresistible combination. And that's exactly why we love these chocolate peanut butter swirl brownies so much. Made from scratch and baked with love, this dessert will have the whole family grinning from ear to ear... Read More

Get Back to Work: Networking

Get Back to Work: Networking

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the fourth chapter – Networking – reviews strategies to successfully build a list of contacts through effective networking to find new job opportunities. 

I am sure you have heard the phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”   To build this important network of contacts, you have to get out and start networking to build new business relationships or to cultivate the ones you already may have.  It’s imperative; after you meet someone, connect on LinkedIn, email and/or phone call to follow up. In this chapter of Get Back to Work, I share some even more helpful tips and strategies to make networking work for you to find your next job opportunity.

Here is an excerpt from the book:

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Stockton Institution Celebrates 20+ Years of Service to the Community

Stockton Institution Celebrates 20+ Years of Service to the Community

Announcing the Museum’s Annual Luncheon; The Art of Community!

The “Art of Community” is a delightful celebration of the community’s role in supporting the Children’s Museum of Stockton. For more than 20 years we’ve been able to provide children and families an interactive place to play, explore, learn and grow!

Our new decorator is creating the most amazing holiday trees and centerpieces for purchase. Trees will range from classic and traditional to whimsical and fun, but all will be great for the home, the office, or as gifts!

Lunch by Angelina’s complete this ultimate lunchtime escape.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Luncheon 11:30am-1:30pm
Ticket Price $25.00
Location: The Children's Museum of Stockton at 402 W. Weber Avenue, Stockton


Call Lisa Jones for table/ticket reservations or ask about our sponsorship packages at 465-4386 or e-mail her at Cher@childrensmuseumstockton.org.

Woman shot, killed in Waterford marijuana grow theft


The girlfriend of a Waterford man was fatally shot when individuals stealing marijuana plants from the man's backyard fired shots, striking her.

The shooting was on the 100 block of Becky Way just before 4:45 Friday morning, according to the Stanisluas County Sheriff's Department.

The man and his visiting girlfriend, 42-year-old Teresa Unsiog of Rio Linda, were disturbed by noises in the man's backyard about 4:30 a.m., the sheriff's news release said. In the yard the man had about 20 to 25 mature marijuana plants. When the couple went outside to investigate the noises, several individuals were in the process of taking the pot plants. There was a confrontation and the thieves opened fire, hitting Unsiog. The thieves then fled in several vehicles.

Unsiog was transported to an area hospital but did not survive her injuries.

THE BREW MAMA

THE BREW MAMA

It has been almost a year and things are going strong and the laugh have gotten stronger for the Brew HA HA at the Brewhouse. Over the last year 15 events have been produced and the Brewhouse has become the home of Comedy in Modesto. Every Comedian nominated for a Modesto Area Music Award this year has performed at a Brew HA HA which is nominated for Small Event/Series along with the Brewhouse for Venue. It goes without saying that this is a big honor and achievement for being our first year.