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Ripon almond group to change name to better reflect its focus

Ripon almond group to change name to better reflect its focus

The Ripon-based Almond Hullers and Processors Association will soon become the Almond Alliance of California. The group says the name change better reflects the organization’s efforts to help…

Stockton rates as fifth hottest home buying market

Stockton rates as fifth hottest home buying market

The Stockton-Lodi housing market is the fifth hottest in the country according to preliminary May data from realtor.com. Modesto was ranked as the 18th hottest market. Vallejo-Fairfield and San…

Stockton theater adding recliners to its auditoriums

Stockton theater adding recliners to its auditoriums

STOCKTON — Movie patrons at the Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX will be able to watch movies in reclining comfort soon. The company is replacing its existing…

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Economy

Steady growth expected for California economy

Steady growth expected for California economy

STOCKTON — The University of the Pacific’s Center for Business and Policy Research predicts steady…

New overtime rules could impact 12.5 million workers

New overtime rules could impact 12.5 million workers

New overtime rules will likely make an additional 12.5 million employees eligible for overtime protections,…

Unemployment rate sinks across Central Valley

SACRAMENTO — Unemployment shrank across the Central Valley in April. The lowest Valley unemployment rate was…

Federal Reserve poised to consider interest rate hike

Federal Reserve poised to consider interest rate hike

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates again. At a meeting…

People

Board of Trustees pick Stanislaus State’s next president

Board of Trustees pick Stanislaus State’s next president

TURLOCK — Stanislaus State University knows who its next president will be. The California State University Board of Trustees picked Ellen N. Junn to become the school’s 11th president, starting…

Longtime Business Council president to retire

STOCKTON — Ronald S. Addington will retire as president of the Business Council Inc. of San Joaquin County on June 1. He has held the position since 1992.…

Big Valley Mortgage adds sales manager for Central Valley

Big Valley Mortgage adds sales manager for Central Valley

ROSEVILLE — Al Gonzalez will lead Big Valley Mortgage’s expansion efforts in the Central Valley. Gonzalez is the new Central Valley division area sales manager. He will oversee…

Guest Columns

Getting capital through royalty-based financing

Getting capital through royalty-based financing

Every business needs equity capital at some point; the problem is, not every business has the necessary equity to acquire it…

Construction

U.S. home construction jumps in April

WASHINGTON — Home construction ramped up in April as housing starts jumped 6.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to the…

Education

Board of Trustees pick Stanislaus State’s next president

TURLOCK — Stanislaus State University knows who its next president will be. The California State University Board of Trustees picked Ellen N. Junn to become the school’s 11th president,…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Closeup: Port’s new chairman brings real estate skill

STOCKTON — The Port of Stockton Commission has a new chairman. R. Jay Allen, a five-year member of the commission, was unanimously elected at the beginning of…

Health Care

Doctors Medical Center gets “A” for patient safety from Leapfrog

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center was the only hospital in Modesto to receive an “A” grade for patient safety from the watchdog group Leapfrog. Doctors Medical Center…

Transportation

Gas prices surge as summer driving season begins

WASHINGTON — Gas prices are rising heading into the Memorial Day weekend. The national price per gallon sits at $2.28, the highest of the year. Nationally prices…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton theater adding recliners to its auditoriums

STOCKTON — Movie patrons at the Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX will be able to watch movies in reclining comfort soon. The company is replacing…

Real Estate

Stockton rates as fifth hottest home buying market

The Stockton-Lodi housing market is the fifth hottest in the country according to preliminary May data from realtor.com. Modesto was ranked as the 18th hottest market. Vallejo-Fairfield and…

Politics & Government

Stockton mayoral candidates sound off on business issues

STOCKTON — Stockton voters will head to the polls to pick from among seven mayoral candidates running in the June 7 primary. The top two candidates will…