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Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

Water reductions exceeding state goals amid drought

SACRAMENTO – Californians reduced water usage by an estimated 27.3 percent in June, exceeding the 25 percent mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown as a result of the…

Career educators look at Patterson High’s logistics training program

Career educators look at Patterson High’s logistics training program

PATTERSON — Leaders in career and technical education gathered in Patterson July 20-23 for their annual summit and to check out Patterson High School’s logistics training program. The…

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

STOCKTON — With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population. Its political participation…

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PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds in Turlock. The fair runs from…

PHOTOS – Historical theaters

PHOTOS – Historical theaters

A visit to northern San Joaquin Valley’s old theaters is like taking a trip back…

VIDEO – Foster Farms promotes new antibiotic-free chicken products

VIDEO – Foster Farms promotes new antibiotic-free chicken products

SACRAMENTO — Saying the Millennial generation of shoppers wants to know how its food is…

VIDEO – Starbucks and books at busy Modesto corner

VIDEO – Starbucks and books at busy Modesto corner

(UPDATE) MODESTO — The recently vacated Long John Silver restaurant near the corner of McHenry…

People

UC Merced names new dean of SSHA

UC Merced names new dean of SSHA

MERCED – Jill Robbins has been named the dean of UC Merced’s School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA). The school announced the move on Tuesday and she…

Stockton names interim fire chief

STOCKTON – Bill Weisgerber will be Stockton’s interim fire Chief while the city searches for a replacement for outgoing Chief Jeff Piechura according to an announcement from the…

UC Merced engineering school gets new dean

UC Merced engineering school gets new dean

MERCED – The University of California, Merced’s school of engineering has a new dean. Monday, the university tapped Mark Matsumoto to lead the school. Matsumoto currently serves as the…

Work Life

Crazy vs. creative ways to impress hiring managers

Crazy vs. creative ways to impress hiring managers

CHICAGO – There is a fine line between creative and crazy when it comes to stunts job seekers have pulled in…

Construction

VIDEO – Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

STOCKTON — Construction is underway on Cal Weber 40, the first housing project in downtown Stockton since the Great Recession. The partners involved in the project held…

Education

Career educators look at Patterson High’s logistics training program

PATTERSON — Leaders in career and technical education gathered in Patterson July 20-23 for their annual summit and to check out Patterson High School’s logistics training program.…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Newman truck driver up for national honor

TURLOCK — Newman truck driver Robert Caton is known for his safety record and passion for his job. Caton’s supervisors at Ruan Transportation nominated him for the…

Health Care

Affordable Care Act shrinks ranks of uninsured

SACRAMENTO – The Affordable Care Act is having a big impact on healthcare in California. A new Kaiser Foundation survey found that more than two-thirds, 68 percent,…

Transportation

California gas prices level off, still highest in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While gas prices continue to drop nationally, California continues to have the highest prices in the country. California’s current average price of $3.829 per…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton Heat hockey team announces preseason games

STOCKTON – The Stockton Heat, the city’s new AHL minor league hockey team, announced it will play back-to-back pre-season games in October. The team will travel to…

Real Estate

Fewer foreclosures help Stockton, Modesto hit “sweet spot”

STOCKTON – The Stockton and Modesto housing markets are now in that “sweet spot” where the market is not too hot and not too cold, according the…

Politics & Government

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

STOCKTON — With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population. Its political…