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Community invited to Stan State presidential search meeting

Community invited to Stan State presidential search meeting

TURLOCK — Members of the community are invited to give their input into the search for the next president for Stanislaus State University. A meeting is scheduled for…

Dairy leads California’s farm products

Dairy leads California’s farm products

Dairy products topped California’s list of most valuable commodities in 2014, according to a report released today by the California Department of Agriculture. The value of the state’s…

Modesto business offers great escapes

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might sign up for an escape. Escape Modesto opened recently downtown. The adventure-style activity,…

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Columns

Don’t make these mistakes if you want to network like a pro

Don’t make these mistakes if you want to network like a pro

The digital marketing world is sexy. The intersection between data analytics and artistic creativity is…

Customer service that goes the extra mile

Customer service that goes the extra mile

Seth Godin is a marketer, entrepreneur, author of more than 20 books, and daily a…

What the PATH Act means to your business

The federal government loves to tweak the Internal Revenue Code to implement its social and…

How to comply with Fair Pay Act

How to comply with Fair Pay Act

With the start of the New Year, employers in the Central Valley once again must…

People

Modesto Republican leader honored

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen is the California Women Lead’s Woman of the Year. Olsen, who represents Modesto, was honored during the group’s 2016 Reception in…

Bank adds new senior vice president

OAKLDALE — Jim Nemmers has joined Oak Valley Community Bank as the Senior Vice President, Agricultural loans. He will work out of the branch in downtown Modesto according…

City of Stockton gets new human resources manager

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton has a new human resources manager. DeAnna Solina was appointed earlier this week, according to City Manager Kurt Wilson. Solina has been…

Work Life

Common mistakes that doom job seekers

Common mistakes that doom job seekers

CHICAGO — A job seeker can often see all the research and preparation they have done for a job interview undone…

Construction

Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

LAS VEGAS — The coming year will see an increase in housing starts, the National Association of Homebuilders is forecasting. The organization shared its predictions Tuesday at…

Education

Community invited to Stan State presidential search meeting

TURLOCK — Members of the community are invited to give their input into the search for the next president for Stanislaus State University. A meeting is scheduled…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Port of Stockton registers record year for ship arrivals

STOCKTON — For the second year in a row, the Port of Stockton set a record for ship arrivals in 2015. Overall, the port experienced nearly a…

Health Care

St. Joseph’s Medical Center helps area charities

STOCKTON — Three area nonprofit groups will split nearly $187,000 in grant money from St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton received $46,955…

Transportation

Gas consumption up in California

STOCKTON — Californians used more gas during the last fiscal year than it has in recent years. In fact gas consumption rose 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the…

Tourism & Attractions

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might sign up for an escape. Escape Modesto opened recently downtown. The adventure-style…

Real Estate

‘Cautious optimism’ are watchwords in commercial real estate

MODESTO — When talking to commercial real estate professionals right now, one often hears the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The new Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate…

Politics & Government

IRS computers down

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service was experiencing computer failure Wednesday and is temporarily unable to accept many types of taxpayer returns. “Several of our systems…