Stockton’s Free Money Project Moving Forward, First Checks Should Roll Out Next Month

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Friday was the deadline for Stockton residents to sign up for the program to get free money for 18 months, and researchers say enough people signed up for the project to move forward.

Researchers associated with the project said more than half of the 1,200 letters randomly sent last month to households where the median income is at or below $46,000, were answered.

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Soon, 100 people will be chosen to receive $500 a month for 18 months, no questions asked. SEED LETTER Stocktons Free Money Project Moving Forward, First Checks Should Roll Out Next Month

The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) program had trouble getting people to respond to the letters, which were not addressed to anyone. Residents did not meet the Dec. 23rd deadline, so leaders with the program pushed it back to Jan. 4.

The people who responded to the letters are working with researchers who will select the lucky 100.

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SEED will study how an extra $500 will impact resident’s health and stress level. This is the first city-led guaranteed basic income project in the country.

The researchers said the first round of checks should roll out next month

The researchers will also have a comparison group as part of the program. It consists of 200 additional people who will get a $20 gift card for filling out surveys and provide feedback.

Dog Rescued From Icy Lake After Chasing Birds Onto Frozen Surface

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters in Westminster came to the rescue of a dog that chased some birds and ended up on an icy lake. That left the dog stranded on the frozen surface.

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One of the firefighters suited up, grabbed the dog and then they were both pulled back to safety.

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Firefighters say the owner did the right thing by not following the dog onto the ice.

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Oakland Woman Arrested For Allegedly Biting Jogger

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An Oakland woman who is accused of biting a jogger following a confrontation over the woman’s dog, has been arrested, according to authorities.

Alma Cadwalader, 19, was arrested by East Bay Regional Park District police after investigators interviewed her at police headquarters Friday.

The arrest came a day after Cadwalader allegedly assaulted and bit a female jogger who had just fended off an attack by Cadwalader’s dog with pepper spray. Park police said the jogger was later accosted by the Cadwalader on the trail, who allegedly tackled and punched her multiple times.

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New Warriors Arena Promises a Suite Deal for Wealthy Fans

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — With the buzz of a few hand drills and a little help from Run TMC, the very first seats have now been installed in the future home of the Golden State Warriors.

“Just sitting down, just taking in everything, just looking at it,” said former Warrior Tim Hardaway gazing across the Chase Center. “It’s pretty amazing.”

So what might a seat cost in this new multi-purpose palace, built primarily for basketball?

“The 18,000 seats is important because that’s actually 1,500 fewer seats than we have at Oracle Arena currently,” explained Warriors president Rick Welts.

Sure enough, Chase Center will have fewer seats than Oracle Arena.

At the present home of the Warriors, a fan can get in the building for a minimum price of about $90, a courtside seat will cost over $900 and the average seat costs about $230.

Assuming prices at Chase Center rise about 20 percent (which is what they did at Oracle last year) fans might find themselves with a conservative estimate for the pricing in San Francisco. But those are just the seats.

The new arena is largely focused on a different type of experience.

Many luxury areas will account for at least 1,000 of the tickets sold. Those fans will be enjoying the game from a “courtside lounge,” a “club suite” or maybe what the Warriors are calling a “theater box.”

So it’s not really 18,000 people gathered together in a room for some basketball. It’s more like 18,000 people in 20-something rooms.

Walking around these still-unfinished arenas, it’s hard to overlook the amount of space dedicated to the luxury experience.

“It’s a billion-dollar project. They have to grab revenue everywhere they can get it,” said Don Muret, who reports on the business of sports venues for VenuesNow magazine. “That means selling suites for more than $2 million a year, on contracts that could go up to 20 years.”

Generally speaking, new NBA arenas are a bit smaller and a lot nicer these days.

“I mean they’re downsizing the buildings,” Muret explained. “But, in turn, they’re ramping up the premium amenities.”

And you can probably safely assume you will be paying for that premium experience.

“Well, that’s what it takes these days and that’s what it has come to,” Muret said. “But, along the same lines, that’s why they have minor league ballparks and facilities.”

Reward Offered In Search For Missing Goats

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– A reward is being offered to find five goats that have been missing since Sunday night. But these aren’t your typical farm animals, they actually work for the city.

They are the property of 5 Fridges Farm, located near 38th Avenue and Pierce Street.

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The goats’ owner, Amanda Weaver, says someone opened the gate to their grazing area at the Kipling Trailhead Open Space, about a mile away from the farm at 44th and Kipling on Sunday night, and they got away.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department is working with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the goats.

The five male LaMancha goats are named Wendell, Yoda, Creampuff, Darryl and his other brother Darryl. Wendell is black and white with a long beard and big 6″ horns; Daryl and his other brother Darryl, are both brown with no horns; Yoda, who is black with long floppy ears and horns; and Creampuff, who is all white with horns.

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The goats have been used in the summer to graze on overgrown grasses and noxious weeds. The City of Wheat Ridge enlisted their help when other methods wouldn’t cut it.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or recognizes the suspect in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash reward up to $2,000.

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