Top Stockton news: City's rent jump tops national ranking; thieves smash into jewelry store; more

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Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Stockton.

Civil trial underway against Stockton officers accused of beating teen

A chance encounter between a 16-year-old boy and two Stockton police officers in a convenience store nine years ago led to the boy losing two front teeth and getting arrested on suspicion of trespassing and resisting.

Read the full story on Recordnet.com.

Stockton native Jason Lee kicks off book tour with students at Delta College

Surviving the streets of Stockton and turning struggle into success — that was the message Tuesday night when a media mogul-turned-author Jason Lee returned to his hometown.

Read the full story on CBS Sacramento.

Stockton's 29% rent jump in 5 years topped a national ranking

The study took a look at rent growth over five years. Stockton's 29% rent jump placed it at the top nationally, and two other California cities made the top 10.

Read the full story on ABC Sacramento, KXTV.

Stockton homeless advocates not optimistic about California's task force proposed mandate

Gov. Gavin Newsom's homeless task force proposed making it legal and binding that cities and counties provide shelter and resources for the homeless.

Read the full story on ABC10.

Hammer-wielding thief smashes into Stockton jewelry store, takes $35K worth of watches

Detectives are asking for help in finding the suspects who smashed their way into a Stockton jewelry store and took thousands of dollars’ worth of watches.

Read the full story on CBS Sacramento.

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