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Fremont Plaza Ace Hardware and Education Across Africa

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 20th, 2012. Posted in Latest

Fremont Plaza Ace Hardware owner Bill Stoermer

Fremont Plaza Ace Hardware has partnered with Education Across Africa and Stockton Unified School District to recycle used text books scheduled for shredding.

Ace collects the used textbooks and stores them until Education Across Africa can arrange shipping to impoverished villages in Africa.

Education Across Africa then partners with major corporations such as Shell Oil Corporation who agree to ship them for free.

Very few school books are available throughout Africa; making these textbooks once scheduled for the shredder truly priceless.

Pictured: Fremont Plaza Ace Hardware managing partner, Bill Stoermer, and Ace warehouse supervisor Damon Peoples stand amidst the thousands of used textbooks donated by Stockton Unified School District (SUSD).

Staples gets FDA warning on California warehouse

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 20th, 2012. Posted in News

U.S. health regulators issued a warning letter to Staples Inc, the largest U.S. office supply retailer, for violating certain manufacturing practices related to food products stored in a company facility in California.

W. Tennis. The Lobos are About More Than Just Scores

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 20th, 2012. Posted in News

The Lobos may have come out of this weekend 0-2, but scores are not all that matter. Many of the players have shown improvement, according to Head Coach Roy Canada.

W. Tennis. The Lobos are About More Than Just Scores

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 19th, 2012. Posted in News

The Lobos may have come out of this weekend 0-2, but scores are not all that matter. Many of the players have shown improvement, according to Head Coach Roy Canada.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to skip two debt payments

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 16th, 2012. Posted in News

Pennsylvania's distressed capital city, Harrisburg, will skip $5.3 million of debt payments due next week, the first time the city has defaulted on its general obligation bonds, to ensure there is enough cash to fund vital services.

States use retiree health care, Medicaid cuts to stare down budget gaps

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 12th, 2012. Posted in News

State budget cuts are targeting health care and retiree health care programs in states around the U.S. In Maryland, a "doomsday" budget scenario could reduce Medicaid spending by $101 million while advocates push for reinstatement of Medicaid dollars in Idaho and Arizona.

Richard Brodsky: The Great Unraveling: Yonkers, Stockton and Municipal Bankruptcy

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 8th, 2012. Posted in News

The great national battle about the size of government and the level of taxation will be played out in the streets of small cities across America

Judge clears way for Alabama county bankruptcy

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 7th, 2012. Posted in News

Alabama's Jefferson County can go ahead with its $4.23 billion bankruptcy case, the biggest ever by an American municipality, a federal judge ruled.

If Stockton Is Broke, Why Isn’t San Diego?: Steven Greenhut

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 5th, 2012. Posted in News

Stockton, California, which is heading toward the first steps of Chapter 9 bankruptcy, is described as a crime-racked wretch designated by Forbes magazine as the most miserable city in America.

If Stockton Is Broke, Why Isn’t San Diego?: Steven Greenhut

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on March 2nd, 2012. Posted in News

Stockton, California, which is heading toward the first steps of Chapter 9 bankruptcy, is described as a crime-racked wretch designated by Forbes magazine as the most miserable city in America.