News

Gift to improve University of Pacific sports facilities

STOCKTON — Kathleen Lagorio Janssen and Dean Janssen donated $1 million to the University of the Pacific.  The gift was announced at the Pacific Athletic Foundation’s annual Orange…

Lodi animator shares secrets of Hollywood success

Lodi animator shares secrets of Hollywood success

LODI — For many people, working in entertainment and making a living in Hollywood is a pipe dream. But it’s a dream animator and filmmaker Mark Teague has…

Rub-a-dub-dub, come race your “bathtub”

STOCKTON — Fans of waterspouts have an opportunity to see a special kind of race on Sunday. Stockton’s annual Bathtub Boat Race will take place at noon, Sunday…

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Columns

Sure bets: death, taxes and cyberattacks

Sure bets: death, taxes and cyberattacks

The number of guaranteed, unfortunate realities you could count on in life used to be…

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Many businesses today use professional employer organizations to handle federal employment tax withholding, reporting and…

How to take advantage of the Pokémon GO craze

How to take advantage of the Pokémon GO craze

Businesses are always looking for new ways to place their products within easy reach of…

People

Business leader named to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

Business leader named to University of the Pacific Board of Regents

STOCKTON — Bradford “Brad” Gleason is joining the University of the Pacific Board of Regents for a three-year term. The 26-member board of regents selects the university president, approves…

Modesto Irrigation District appoints new general manager

Modesto Irrigation District appoints new general manager

MODESTO —  Modesto Irrigation District has appointed Greg Salyer as its general manager. Salyer has been servicing as the district’s interim general manager since September 2015. Before that,…

Foster Farms names Laura Flanagan new president and CEO

Foster Farms names Laura Flanagan new president and CEO

LIVINGSTON — Laura Flanagan is taking over as president and chief executive officer of Foster Farms. The company announced the appointment, which will become official on Aug. 29,…

Work Life

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

CHICAGO — When you’re looking for a new job, of course you want to go that extra mile and stand out,…

Construction

Monte Vista Avenue to be closed to allow railroad maintenance

TURLOCK — Monte Vista Avenue will be closed at Golden State Boulevard for three days, starting Aug. 8. The closure will allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform…

Education

Gift to improve University of Pacific sports facilities

STOCKTON — Kathleen Lagorio Janssen and Dean Janssen donated $1 million to the University of the Pacific.  The gift was announced at the Pacific Athletic Foundation’s annual…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Modesto Irrigation District appoints new general manager

MODESTO —  Modesto Irrigation District has appointed Greg Salyer as its general manager. Salyer has been servicing as the district’s interim general manager since September 2015. Before…

Health Care

Two companies team up to buy McHenry Medical Building

MODESTO — MedProperties Holdings LLC and Cypress West Realty Partners LLC acquired the 62,000 square foot McHenry Medical Building at 1541 Florida Ave. The building, on the…

Transportation

Why is it so hard for smaller airports to attract new air service?

STOCKTON — Ask anyone in the Central Valley if they’d like to be able to fly to Los Angeles from Stockton or Modesto, and you’re likely to…

Tourism & Attractions

Rub-a-dub-dub, come race your “bathtub”

STOCKTON — Fans of waterspouts have an opportunity to see a special kind of race on Sunday. Stockton’s annual Bathtub Boat Race will take place at noon,…

Real Estate

Central Valley real estate among nation’s hottest markets

The Stockton-Lodi and Modesto markets were two of the hottest real estate markets in the country in August according to realtor.com. The Stockton-Lodi market stayed at No. 5…

Politics & Government

Business groups urge members to lobby against climate change bill

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly approved sweeping climate-change legislation on Tuesday that is vigorously opposed by many business groups in the Central Valley and throughout the state.…