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Bay Area Council Economic Institute urges rail investment

Bay Area Council Economic Institute urges rail investment

SACRAMENTO — The Altamont Corridor Express and Amtrak San Joaquins services are key to helping relieve congestion in the Northern California Megaregion, according to a new report by…

Stockton airport gets grant for flights to Los Angeles

Stockton airport gets grant for flights to Los Angeles

STOCKTON — Stockton Metropolitan Airport has received a $650,000 grant to recruit daily air service to Los Angeles, according to airport Director Harry Mavrogenes. The grant comes from…

Modesto CPA firm honored for public service

Modesto CPA firm honored for public service

MODESTO — Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, earned the 2016 Public Service Award for Firms from the California Society of CPAs. The company was honored for its services to the…

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Columns

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Many businesses today use professional employer organizations to handle federal employment tax withholding, reporting and…

5 ways to spice up your marketing efforts

5 ways to spice up your marketing efforts

Making your company, product or service appear as attractive and useful as possible is a…

Why it’s important to invest in your team

Why it’s important to invest in your team

Last month, while speaking to a group of managers, the CEO of the organization presented…

People

Pacific names new dean of education school

Pacific names new dean of education school

STOCKTON — Vanessa Sheared has been named dean of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, the University of the Pacific announced Friday. She assumes the post on…

Haggin Museum adds new visitor services coordinator

Haggin Museum adds new visitor services coordinator

STOCKTON — The Haggin Museum recently named Celia Castro as its visitor services/membership coordinator. Castro is a longtime Stockton resident. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School and…

Lodi Health adds new physician to roster

Lodi Health adds new physician to roster

LODI — Lodi health has announced that Dr. Pablo Castro has joined Lodi Health Physicians Millsbridge and is accepting patients. Dr. Castro’s most recently worked was in family…

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. A study released in early June by the…

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

Area students get big educational lift

WASHINGTON — Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. announced that 44 high school graduates in the Central Valley will receive a $10,000 Horatio Alger–JobRedi Grant. The grant is given…

Logistics & Infrastructure

MID names new assistant general manager for water operations

MODESTO — The Modesto Irrigation District has promoted John Davids to serve as the new assistant general manager for water operations. That position was reinstated recently to…

Health Care

Women’s imaging center recognized for excellence 

MANTECA —Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s Women’s Imaging Center has been recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. The honor is…

Transportation

Bay Area Council Economic Institute urges rail investment

SACRAMENTO — The Altamont Corridor Express and Amtrak San Joaquins services are key to helping relieve congestion in the Northern California Megaregion, according to a new report…

Tourism & Attractions

Fourth of July fun in the Central Valley

STOCKTON — The Fourth of July is Monday, and that means a four (or even five) day weekend. Do you have your Independence Day fun planned yet?…

Real Estate

Foreclosure rates keep sinking across the Central Valley

MODESTO — The housing recovery continues to build momentum across the Central Valley which is resulting in a continual drop in foreclosure rates in the area. Less than one-half percent…

Politics & Government

District 12 Veteran of the Year honored in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Michael Sneed was honored as the 2016 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District on Wednesday. Riverbank Republican Kristen Olsen recognized Sneed at…