News

Former Farmington Fresh GM sentenced for embezzlement

STOCKTON — Bruce Wayne Hesse was sentenced to six months in county jail and three years of probation Monday after pleading no contest to one count of grand…

Drivers enjoying low summer gas prices

Drivers enjoying low summer gas prices

WASHINGTON — Nationally gas prices have fallen to the lowest mark since April and lowest price for this time of year since 2004. The national average was $2.21…

Delta tunnel hearing set for Tuesday

Delta tunnel hearing set for Tuesday

SACRAMENTO — The State Water Resources Control Board will begin public hearings, Tuesday, on the controversial California WaterFix. The plan would add three new points of diversion that…

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Columns

Op-Ed: True water emergency threatens Delta: Your voice matters

By CHUCK WINN San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 4 DON NOTTOLI Sacramento County Supervisor, District…

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

As business owners in the Central Valley are well aware, every time an employee is…

How technology can save you energy and money

How technology can save you energy and money

At Disneyland, in the late ‘90s, there was an exhibit that demonstrated the modern connected…

People

Modesto native appointed to state intervention council

MODESTO — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Sally Grevemberg to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. The 42-year-old Modesto native has been the co-founder and executive director at…

Doctors Hospital names new chief nursing officer

MANTECA — Doctors Hospital of Manteca has appointed Antonio Garcia as its new chief nursing officer. “I am excited at this opportunity to join the team at Doctors Hospital…

University of the Pacific names new director of food studies

University of the Pacific names new director of food studies

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of the Pacific appointed Culinary anthropologist and folklorist Polly Adema as director of the Master of Arts in Food Studies. The program, at…

Work Life

More workers taking casual approach to dress

More workers taking casual approach to dress

STOCKTON — Workplace wardrobes have become increasingly casual as styles and standards change. In a study released in early June by…

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

UC Merced growth plan gets approval from regents

MERCED — UC Merced’s ambitious growth plan was approved by the UC Board of Regents on Thursday. The plan will nearly double the physical capacity of campus…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Amazon adds cargo flights at Stockton’s airport

STOCKTON — Amazon.com’s air cargo delivery business has added a second plane to its service at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, and soon there will be a third. The…

Health Care

Hospice houses offer home-like comfort for patients

HUGHSON — Hospice care strives to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort as well as symptom management to patients progressing through end-of-life illnesses. Diagnosed with less than…

Transportation

Drivers enjoying low summer gas prices

WASHINGTON — Nationally gas prices have fallen to the lowest mark since April and lowest price for this time of year since 2004. The national average was…

Tourism & Attractions

Brewery opens new taproom in Turlock

TURLOCK — Dust Bowl Brewing Company now has a second public taproom in Turlock. The new facility, located at 3000 Fulkerth Rd., officially opened on Monday. The…

Real Estate

Pending home sales continue annual gains

LOS ANGELES — Pending home sales continue to rise according to the California Association of Realtors. The group’s statistics showed that pending sales were up in June,…

Politics & Government

What you need to know about the Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention begins today in Philadelphia and there is already controversy to overcome. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the…