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PORT CALL Official publication of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Serving the Greater Stockton area business community since 1901. CHAMBER OFFICERS PRESIDENT Rick Goucher, CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate SR. VICE PRESIDENT Dick McClure, Woodwork Institute FINANCIAL VICE PRESIDENT Debbie Armstrong, Old Republic Title Company VICE PRESIDENT Gary J. Long, Gary J. Long Jewelers VICE PRESIDENT Stephen Barney, F&M Bank IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Dennis Goldstrand, Goldstrand Planning Group CHAMBER DIRECTORS Phil Acosta, Delights Waterfront Eatery Blain Bibb, ServiceMaster Judith Buethe, Judith Buethe Communications Steven Crabtree, Herum Crabtree Dan Durst, Durst Contract Interiors Bill Harr, Hormel Foods Corporation George Kaplanis, Hilton Stockton Dan Keyser, Grupe Commercial Company Kenneth Levy, Wells Fargo Advisors Mike Long, Pacific Records Management Rich McDonald, Class One Safety Ren Nosky, Downey Brand Fred Walkover, Comcast Tina Williams, Pacific Gas & Electric Bob Young, Stockton Golf & Country Club CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr.
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2011 Golf Tournament Reserve Monday, April 4 on your calendar and prepare
2011 Asparagus Festival Volunteers Needed Mark your calendars now and don’t even think of leaving
yourself for a day of good times and good friends at Brookside
town on the weekend of April 15, 16 and 17! It’s time to join
Country Club. Now in its 30th year, the Golf Tournament always
Tortellini Timm or Angel Hair Heidi as a volunteer in the
fills up fast. Don’t miss your chance to play! Call the Chamber to
Chamber’s Pasta and Ice Cream Booth at the ever famous,
reserve your space today.
world-renowned Stockton Asparagus Festival! If you are
You can also join us as a tee sponsor, a green sponsor, or a
into having some weekend fun with some great people, while
business sponsor. Business sponsorship includes signage on a
raising funds for our Chamber programs, then you will love
tee or green and registration for a foursome of players. Single
preparing pasta with some like-minded folks.
registration is also available. Donating a prize to our post-tournament raffle is a great
Keep an eye out for the volunteer sign up forms in February. To add your name to the volunteer mailing list
way to highlight your business. Many high-profile business
please call or e-mail Timm Quinn, 209.547.2960 or
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From Your President... by: Rick Goucher
Happy New Year! As we roll into 2011, I want to thank you
program. Don’t be shy about asking a Chamber
members. I truly hope all of you had a blessed
staff member about which benefits may help your
holiday season and wish you continued success in
business succeed. As I enter the downside of my second term, I
Stockton and San Joaquin first as this helps the
would like to thank all of the Chamber members and
local economy in so many ways.
staff for your support over the last year and a half.
As we navigate through these tough economic
We as a Chamber tackled some difficult issues and
times, I would like to remind you of the many
I believe as a result of it we are a stronger and more
benefits of your Chamber membership. Monthly
respected Chamber today. I am also proud of our
mixers are a great way to stay in touch with other
local business people who may require your services. Advertising in the Port O Call is a great way to get your message out. Free publicity is
have access to the Chamber’s Member-To-Member
for your support of the Chamber and chamber
2011. I would encourage you to continue to shop
offered to sponsors of Chamber events. Members
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Don’t forget, one event per week is all we ask.
From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit
A very happy and prosperous New Year 2011 to all of you, from all at us at your Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. We also hope that each and every one of you, personally and professionally, had a wonderful and profitable Christmas holiday season. We can only hope that those in Sacramento and Washington D.C. get their act together (I am an eternal optimist) and do the people’s business instead of the frustrating and brick wall politics as usual. Both sides of the aisle are at fault and we need to constantly remind them that they work for us and not their little “Beltway” buddies and conspirators. Locally we also have many problems. Again, I am eternally optimistic that we will right the ship and move this community forward as your Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce begins its 110th year of serving the community—being at the forefront of a multitude of issues in the business, political and nonprofit areas. We have no problem confronting issues directly with elected officials at all levels, from Stockton and San Joaquin County ELECTED representatives, north on Highway 99 to Sacramento ELECTED representatives, and to the east to the often unseen ELECTED representatives in Washington D.C. You noticed I put “ELECTED” in caps; we must always remind them they are elected (not anointed), and take an oath of office to do what is best for all and not just what they think will advance their political careers or position in life. Let’s hope and pray that 2011 brings a new beginning to a strong recovery locally, statewide and in the entire nation! Now, with that out of the way how about some lighter notes? The Diversity Mixer held at the community treasure, the Haggin Museum, on December 9, was a huge success. It was a great annual event celebrating our community strength and diversity, and was a glorious evening with smiles all around. Thank you all for your hard work. Please plan to come to our January mixer held at the Spanos Center at the University of the Pacific and stay for a great basketball game. Please visit www.stocktonchamber.org for all the details of this mixer and all chamber events. Hope you all also enjoyed the December 4 events all over town (sorry about the rain). From the Lighted Boat Parade, the events at Weber Point Event Center, Downtown, the Miracle Mile and Lincoln
Center, fun was had by all. What a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy what is so wonderful about OUR community. Make sure you are signed up for our weekly community events email. Remember you can keep up to date on what is happening from that and by going to www.visitstockton.com on a regular basis. You have no one to blame but yourself if you and yours miss out on some very fun things to do. You have seen on our cover the City of Stockton’s new city manager, Bob Deis, and I hope each and every one of you gets a chance to meet him. Or you can watch him on the live city council meetings carried live on Comcast station 97, which will give you an armchair seat of the governance of your city. In the short time Mr. Deis has been here, all my dealings with him give me great hope that we have the right man, in the right place, at the right time to help guide the council and the citizens on a road of recovery and success. It is important to note that we are a city that is by charter, a city manager form of government. I believe it is the best form of local government so that a minimum of political games and political gains are played with the community’s present and future. A city manager has the ability to push aside the minutia of games played continued on page 20
Leadership Stockton by: Timm Quinn
After a quick break the class heard from Paul Rapp, (LS
Leadership Stockton Economy Session
Class of ’05) and Marketing & Communications Manager
Leadership Level Sponsor: Financial Center Credit Union Stockton’s economy is influenced by many factors. During
for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD). Paul
the annual Economy Session, the class got a glimpse of a few of
spoke about all the exciting things that RTD has done over
those factors, and learned about the bright future that lies ahead
the past years and gave a glimpse of future plans. This was
very informative for those who were not that familiar with public transit.
The day began at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport with a light breakfast by Tommy Joyce and the Top Flight Cafe. After breakfast and a brief overview of the day, it was time to start the
Leadership Stockton Class of 2011 Community
Service Project Update The Leadership Stockton Class of 2011
The first presenter of the day, Katie Patterson with the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation (SJFB), was no stranger to
has gotten off to a fast start with
Leadership Stockton as she has spoken on agriculture and its impact
their yearlong Community
on the economy to the class the last few years. She addressed
Service project. This
current issues and recent successes, and provided a glimpse of what
year’s class has
lies ahead. She then turned it over to Phil Brumley (LS Class of ’91),
decided to help
current President of the SJFB and local grower. Phil talked about
what he does as President and gave great insight on what challenges
local growers are facing. We look forward to continuing and
(TLC) school for
expanding our relationship with the Farm Bureau in the future.
homeless children and the Emergency
Following agriculture on the agenda was Fran Aguilera, Enterprise Zone Administrator from the San Joaquin County
Food Bank. One
Economic Development Association, who spoke about the
of the most pressing
Enterprise Zone. Fran discussed the recent expansion of the zone
issues for TLC was a coat drive. With winter
and the benefits to both community and businesses. It was great
approaching fast, the Leadership Stockton Class hit
information for all.
the ground running and raised enough money to purchase 50 new coats for the TLC School. They were able to pass
Next on the agenda was tourism in Stockton, by none other than former Leadership Stockton Program Coordinator and
them out to the kids on November 30, just in time to keep
LS Class of 2004 graduate, Wes Rhea, Director of the Stockton
them warm for the winter. The smiles on the children’s
Conference and Visitors Bureau. Wes spoke of all the new and
faces in the pictures say it all. The Leadership Stockton Class
exciting things Stockton is doing to attract tourists, and more
of 2011 is fortunate to play a role in supporting the efforts
importantly, tourist dollars.
of the great staff at the TLC. Keep your eye out for more project updates throughout the year because this class is
After lunch, the class heard from Michael Duffy from Financial
doing great things!
Center Credit Union (LS Class of ’95) about the current recession, what led up to the recession, and its effects on the local economy. It was basically Economy 101 for the class.
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Timm Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.org 209.547.2960
Over 200 national & international awards.
Programs Department by: Frank Ferral
CalRecycle Names 2010 Waste Reduction
and The Wine Group in Ripon, which bills itself as “the most cost
Award Winners: Organizations Recognized
and carbon effective vintner in the world.”
for Green Business Practices In commemoration of America Recycles Day, the Department
No matter the size of a company or type of business, reducing waste has a significant impact on the state’s overall waste diversion
of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) announced
efforts. California generates more than 90 million tons of municipal
the winners of this year’s Waste Reduction Awards. A record 285
solid waste each year, and more than half of that comes from the
California businesses and nonprofit organizations received Waste
Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) recognition in 2010 for
San Joaquin County businesses are well represented and are
their environmentally friendly business strategies and enhanced
leading the charge in waste reduction. The Green Team San Joaquin
would like to salute the following companies: •
Constellation Wines (Robert Mondavi, Woodbridge)
recognition for implementing practices that help protect the
Dart Container (facility in Lodi)
environment and preserve our natural resources,” said CalRecycle
Holt of California (facility in Stockton)
Director Margo Reid Brown. “We have 80 first-time winners, and
Onsite Electronics (Stockton)
many organizations have come back year after year with new and
Safeway Stores (facilities in Lodi, Manteca,
“WRAP acknowledges businesses throughout California
stronger waste prevention programs.” Each of the 285 entries were evaluated individually, based on
SaveMart Stores (facilities in Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, Tracy)
reported waste prevention, recycling and composting, procurement, and educational activities. Those who applied but were ineligible for
St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Stockton)
an award will receive advice from CalRecycle about how to improve
Sutter Gould Medical (facilities in Lodi, Stockton, Tracy)
green practices, such as ways to increase source reduction. WRAP 2010 honorees will receive certificates and window decals to notify
Wine Group (Ripon, Stockton)
customers of their achievement.
US Air Conditioning Distributors (facility in Stockton)
The winning entries reported diverting more than 2 million tons of material from landfills during 2009 and recorded more
For more information on the Green Team San Joaquin, please contact Frank J. Ferral at 209.547.2763.
than $190 million in cost savings from their waste-reduction efforts. Of the 285 awards, 242 of the entries were for single sites, and 59 were for businesses with multiple locations. Firsttime applicants represented 27 percent of the 301 total entries submitted to CalRecycle. Winners ranged in size from mom-and-pop stores with fewer than 10 employees to multi-million dollar corporations with thousands of staff. This year’s winners included the World Series champion San Francisco Giants and AT&T Park, which instituted a Green Team to work with fans to separate recycling and composting; Costco Palm Desert that diverted nearly five million pounds of waste in 2009 through composting, recycling and reuse;
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Conference & Visitors Bureau by: Wes Rhea
“Growing Agritourism” Workshop Set
The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out
for February 2
is coming April 1-10
The UC Small Farm Program and UC Cooperative Extension
Local restaurants will feature dishes that
will host an all-day workshop focused on Agritourism in Rio
showcase locally grown asparagus in April.
Vista on February 2. Attendees from the five delta counties
The goal is to have diners enjoy a true
(Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa and San Joaquin) will
“farm to fork” experience and taste the
learn about the latest agritourism developments and marketing
most famous of our area’s local crops,
tools, network with other Agritourism operators and professionals
prepared in a variety of ways by local chefs.
and discuss common challenges and opportunities. Cost is $20
This is the second year for the dine out, which is a spin-off of Stockton Restaurant Week
before January 24. For more information contact Penny at 530.752.7779 or visit
held in September. Restaurants interested in participating should
http://ucanr.org/riovistaagtour. For more information on Agritourism contact Wes Rhea,
contact the Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau at
Director, Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau at 209.337.2721.
209.547.2770. More information can also be found at www.DineOutStockton.com.
2011 Stockton Activities Guide The Stockton Conference and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the release of the 2011 Official Stockton Activities Guide. The guide is a colorful 68-page magazine chock full of new photos and great information for visitors and residents alike. The guide features an annual events calendar, arts and entertainment, family attractions, sports, farm and agriculture attractions and
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From left to right: Nikki Lowery, Doug Wilhoit, Dea Berberian
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
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Attending Ambassadors Monica Ahumada Bank of the West
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Becky Deal Rabobank
Patti Gulik New Image Signs
Blair Hake Ameriprise Financial
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Stephen Jarrett Smile Business Products
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John Paval WSB Mortgage Services
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Bob Deis Prepares for Challenging Times to Come By Matthew Andrews
In early 2010, Bob Deis, then serving as the County
Now that he is six months into his tenure as City Manager,
Administrator for Sonoma County, was looking for a new
Deis sees that both he and the City seem to be profiting from the
opportunity that would serve as the culmination of his more than 30
arrangement. As Deis spends his time learning the city, making
years in public service. At the same time, the Stockton City Council
connections with its leaders and its citizens, and laying the bedrock
was looking for a dynamic and influential City Manager that would
for the development of his organization, he has come to appreciate
bring a sense of order and stability to an office plagued by turnover.
many of the great things that Stockton has to offer. First and
As it so happens, the two found one another, and since July 1 they
foremost, in his mind, is the dedication and commitment of what he
have been laying a foundation for success both in the present and in
considers to be “the best city council in the state”. “I’ve been very impressed by the city
the years to come.
council,” says Deis. “When I met them, I felt
In many ways, Stockton is an ideal city for Deis. A self-proclaimed “Northern California boy,” Deis grew up in San Jose before moving to the Valley to attend high school and then obtain a Bachelor of
The success of our city is directly tied to the success of our businesses.
that the future was bright. They’re not there for personal gratification, but to make a difference.” Deis also praises the fine employees that make up the city’s fire and police departments, as well as the civil employees in all of the city’s
Science degree in Business Administration at
divisions. “I’m very impressed with
California State University, Sacramento. Deis
their professionalism,” he explains.
began his public service career in the City of
“They all work very well, especially
Sacramento’s finance department. Over the next three decades, Deis obtained a Masters in Public Administration at Lewis and Clark
considering their limited resources.” As Deis prepares for 2011, his first full year as City Manager,
College in Portland, Oregon, and held a variety of city and county
he hopes to take an active role in refining the city’s successes and
positions in Washington, Oregon and California. But in his heart he
making them more widespread in all areas of government. He
wanted to return to the area that he remembered fondly.
plans to do this by working with the city council to develop specific
“My family and I decided to be in Northern California,” he says, “I’m a Valley guy from youth.” When interviewing for the Stockton City Manager position,
goals and make them into a reality. “One of the things that I do is help organizations focus,” he elaborates. “And that’s something that governments are notoriously bad at. Governments are often good at
Deis was captivated by the city. He spent time talking to citizens
developing plans, but they just get peppered with different interests
as well as government officials, and he decided that Stockton was
and wants so that before the ink dries on their plan they’re on to
the right kind of city in just the right place. “I hope it will be the
something else. I want Stockton to obsess over specific goals.”
capstone of my career,” says Deis. “It’s both an opportunity and a challenge. Stockton is a large, diverse urban environment.”
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One of the specific goals that Deis and the council have for the city is to make sure that finances are in order and that the
Photography by: Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography
city remains solvent in the years to come. In 2011, he hopes for
nonprofit and faith-based institutions in order to solve a variety
Stockton to have a detailed plan that they can implement over the
of social challenges.
next three years. “It’s been a constant thread through my 31-year
In his role, Deis hopes that he can provide a steady presence
career,” he says. “Managing finances is going to be one of my
in the City Manager’s office, which is important considering the
turnover of recent years. By simply being dedicated and consistent,
A large part of Deis’ financial plan is to create a thriving
he hopes to bring a sense of order that will permeate the rest of the
business community in the city. This, he believes, will do more than
city. “I think that I’m bringing stability,” he explains, “I’m forming
anything to make Stockton and its citizens financially prosperous,
an executive team around some common philosophies to bring a
as it provides more income for the city, creates jobs, deters crime,
sense of leadership and accountability.”
and raises everyone’s quality of life. “I personally feel that a vibrant
Now that Deis feels that he and the council have worked to
business community is important to the city,” he says. “The success
cement a good and productive relationship, they can spend 2011
of our city is directly tied to the success of our businesses.”
and the years afterward building on that foundation to create the
Deis also cites working with community organizations as an essential part of creating a financially responsible government and an empowered citizenry. This will involve working with
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best possible Stockton for all its residents.
Diversity Mixer December 9 at Haggin Museum
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The Stockton Symphony Alliance is pleased to announce that
The Stockton Women’s Network hosts its annual White
the slate of officers for 2010-2011 has been selected. The
Elephant Sale and Luncheon. This event is a fun and spirited
elected officers are co-presidents Diane Ditz Stauffer and
live auction with bidders winning items donated by members.
Beverly Fitch McCarthy, membership vice president Linda
Networking and pre-auction viewing begins at 11:30 a.m.
Nugent, secretary Connie Bock, treasurer Susan Caulfield, and
on January 5, 2011, at Elkhorn Country Club. Visit www.
parliamentarian Joy Fagler. Directors for the year are Rosie
stocktonwomensnetwork.org for more information.
Bachand, Marilyn dePolo, Michael Poe and Joan Wingo. Stockton Opera Presents La Bohème January 14, at 7:30 p.m. Multi-Agency “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive Collects Over 20
and January 16, at 2 p.m. at the Faye
Tons of Food! San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)
Spanos Concert Hall at University of
and its partners Citadel Broadcasting, The Record, and Food4Less collected over 20 tons of food at the 12th Annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive. Lodi Grapeline and Manteca Transit joined RTD to hold simultaneous food drives in each city to collect food for a non-profit agency in each community: the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin, Salvation Army Lodi Corps and Second Harvest Food Bank of Manteca. Ports Announce 2011 Coaching Staff The Stockton Ports are pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2011 season. An entirely new coaching staff will be featured in 2011, the Oakland A’s announced. Webster Garrison has been promoted to Ports manager, pitching coach Craig Lefferts and hitting coach Brian McArn. The team also announced that Nathan Brooks will return as trainer for the Ports.
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the Pacific. Tickets are $10 for students and $35-$45 for adults. For ticket information call 946.2867 or http://go.pacific.edu/tickets.
A top-ranked private university Hundreds of concerts and lectures NCAA Division I sports One of America’s most beautiful campuses STOCKTON •
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Proud to be in Stockton since 1924 CEO
Cont’d from pg. 6
and run the city with the best personnel and practices available.
CEO/President of the San Joaquin Partnership while I have been
This helps the council make the right decisions based on facts – not
sitting on the SJP Board of Directors.
fiction – and viability, not personality or personal politics that do not benefit the community. Bob has done many good things in a short time, but one
I believe that if the council allows Bob and Mike to truly bring the City of Stockton into the present day, while leaving behind the old practices, personalities and politics, they will prove they are truly a great
of the best is bringing Mike Locke on board as Assistant City
team that can right the ship (the City of Stockton) and prepare it and
Manager! My respect, working relationship and friendship with
its crew (the citizens of Stockton) for a deluxe cruise on a calmer and
Mike goes back 32 years. As a matter of fact, as a county supervisor
successful voyage into the future.
I tried very hard to have Mike consent to leave his position as
Dale Carnegie stated once, “When dealing with people, remember
City Manager of Tracy and take the open position of county
you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of
administrator. I understand why he chose not to at that time, but
emotion.” Let the logic and talents of both Bob Deis and Mike Locke
that demonstrates how much faith I had in him then and have in
lead the way. Let citizens and ELECTED officials of Stockton listen to
him now. I have also been proud to work with Mike in his role as
their logic, and keep emotion and politics out of the equation.
January 2011 Highlights 1/6 -Networking Mixer — 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ UOP Spanos Center, South Concourse Come for the Mixer, Stay for the Game” Game: 7 p.m. vs. Cal Poly Mustangs *Complimentary game tickets at Mixer check-in 1/17 - Chamber Office Closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Networking Mixer – 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ UOP Spanos Center, South Concourse
Liaison Committee Meeting – 12 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
Government Relations Council – 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
Leadership Stockton: Justice Session – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ San Joaquin County Sheriff ’s Office
Chamber Office Closed, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Executive Committee Meeting – 7 a.m. @ Stockton Golf & Country Club
Chamber Board of Directors Meeting – 4 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
Government Relations Council – 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
also don’t miss... 2/3 - Networking Mixer – 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. @ THE Office City, 2495 Station Drive Stockton, Ca
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Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Contact the Chamber at 209.547.2770 for more info
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DAMERON HOSPTIAL FEATURES ONE OF THE L OWEST INFECTION RATES OF ALL U.S. HOSPITALS*
DAMERON HOSPITAL accounts for over 90% of all orthopedic surgeries in San Joaquin County. Dameron is fully staffed and equipped with the highest level of medical technology in support of orthopedic procedures.
For the past 3 years,
As an independent community Hospital, our goal is to be the hospital physicians prefer, patients request, and our employees choose to work.
Dameron Hospital has scored far below the national infection rate average of all Hospitals. An entire “team effort” is made to maintain the cleanliness needed to assure a low infection rate at Dameron. This low infection rate may assist orthopedic patients in many areas including: ■
Shorter Recovery Time
Lower Complication Odds
Shortened Hospital Stay *Source: National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (CDC) studies 2007 to 2009
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Stockton, CA 95203