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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system

REDMOND, Wa. – Microsoft released its new Windows 10 upgrade on Wednesday. The upgrade will be free for Windows 7 and 8 users, but will cost users running older…

Is Windows 10 really ready?

Is Windows 10 really ready?

Special to the Business Journal: By RAYMOND R. SMITH President/CEO EZ Network Systems After months of waiting, Microsoft released Windows 10 Wednesday. It’s easy to get caught up…

Health care costs to keep rising over next decade

Health care costs to keep rising over next decade

Growth in health care spending is expected to continue at a moderate 5.8 percent during the next decade, according to new projection from healthaffairs.org. It is expected that health…

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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

Hiring expected to pick up, forecast shows

Hiring expected to pick up, forecast shows

CHICAGO — Hiring will increase in the last half of this year, according to CareerBuilder’s Midyear U.S. Job Forecast. The forecast…

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

Forbes ranks Pomona College as nation’s best

NEW YORK – Pomona College topped Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges, ahead of such titans as Stanford (3rd), University of California, Berkeley (35) and UCLA (45).…

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

Health care costs to keep rising over next decade

Growth in health care spending is expected to continue at a moderate 5.8 percent during the next decade, according to new projection from healthaffairs.org. It is expected that…

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

Stockton water customers confused over billing glitch

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton has been flooded with calls from confused residents who received bills that incorrectly showed their accounts were past due. The city…