News

Stanislaus Innovation Challenge to test winning ideas

MODESTO — Budding inventors in Stanislaus County are invited to test their ideas in a new competition presented by the Stanislaus Business Alliance. The Stanislaus Innovation Challenge is…

Ag Hall of Fame nomination deadline is Aug. 15

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for outstanding local agricultural leaders and mentors. The Agricultural Hall of Fame, which is celebrating…

Escape the phisherman’s hook

Escape the phisherman’s hook

By CHAD SUBLET Verve Networks The Internet is a vast ocean filled with all sorts of different creatures. Many are harmless, like the bottlenose dolphin, but once in…

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Health Care

Prison hospital to start admitting inmate-patients again

Prison hospital to start admitting inmate-patients again

STOCKTON — The California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton will begin taking medical admissions…

Tattoo products warning issued

Tattoo products warning issued

SACRAMENTO — California public health officials have issued a warning about a brand of tattoo products…

Wellness centers help patients partner in health care

Wellness centers help patients partner in health care

STOCKTON  – More and more Central Valley residents are seeking alternative health care, drawn by…

Spanish version unveiled of business health care website

SACRAMENTO– Latino businesses in California now have a Spanish-language website they can use to learn…

People

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

STOCKTON ― The Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services Board of Directors has two new members. Jesse Pataria and John Williams joined the agency’s board of 15 directors effective…

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

MANTECA — Pedro Bautista has joined the EXIT Realty Consultants team in its Manteca office. Bautista has more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry…

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

MODESTO — Simile Construction Services (SCSI) has added two members to its executive leadership team, the company announced Thursday. Joe Simile and Robert Becker assumed day-to-day management of…

Work Life

No vacation for 20 percent of microbusiness owners

No vacation for 20 percent of microbusiness owners

One in five owners of microbusinesses in the United States say they haven’t taken any vacation days in the past year…

Construction

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

MODESTO — Simile Construction Services (SCSI) has added two members to its executive leadership team, the company announced Thursday. Joe Simile and Robert Becker assumed day-to-day management…

Education

Charter school to help adults earn diplomas

TRACY – Adults in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties who left school early now have an opportunity to earn their high school diplomas at a new charter…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Dot Foods expansion means more jobs for Modesto

MODESTO –  Dot Foods, the United States’ largest food industry redistributor which employs 223 people at its Modesto distribution center, is expanding into Mexico, the company announced…

Health Care

Prison hospital to start admitting inmate-patients again

STOCKTON — The California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton will begin taking medical admissions again Monday, the Department of Corrections announced. Admissions to the prison hospital…

Transportation

Road closures for I-5/French Camp Road interchange

STOCKTON — To accommodate work required for reconstruction of the Interstate 5/French Camp Road Interchange, the following closures will be in place the nights of Monday, July…

Tourism & Attractions

Riverbank theater brings luxury to movie experience

RIVERBANK — Thanks to Netflix and big, flatscreen TVs, when it comes to entertainment, there’s been no place like home in recent years.  Now the movie theater…

Real Estate

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue downward

The Central Valley’s foreclosure rates continued to fall in April and are less than half the national rate, according to data released this morning from CoreLogic. The…

Politics & Government

Stockton hires new deputy city manager

STOCKTON — A manager with experience in state and county government has been hired as Stockton’s new deputy City Manager, city manager Kurt Wilson announced Friday. Scott Carney…