News

Lodi News-Sentinel sold for first time since 1959

LODI — The Lodi News-Sentinel has been sold to a new corporation, Central Valley News-Sentinel Inc., led by veteran newspaper publisher Steven Malkowich, the Weybret family announced May…

Voters have mixed views on state of economy

SACRAMENTO – California voters aren’t particularly upbeat about the state’s economy, according to the latest Field Poll. Despite 48 percent of voters saying their personal finances have improved…

Exchequer Bike Park is finalist for $100,000 grant

MERCED — A new extreme mountain bike trail to Central California near Yosemite National Park if the idea attracts enough online votes. Exchequer Bike Park, which is managed…

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Multimedia

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…

VIDEO – Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

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…

VIDEO – Amgen Tour in Lodi

VIDEO – Amgen Tour in Lodi

  LODI — Thousands of people were in Lodi Monday to watch the Amgen Tour…

VIDEO – Amazon opens its doors for an inside look

VIDEO – Amazon opens its doors for an inside look

TRACY — Area media and elected officials got a rare look inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers…

People

New chief medical officer appointed for Covered California

New chief medical officer appointed for Covered California

SACRAMENTO – Covered California has a new chief medical officer. Executive Director Peter V. Lee announced the appointment of Dr. Lance Lang to the position. Lang will work…

Tenet Hero program honors Emanuel Medical Center workers

Tenet Hero program honors Emanuel Medical Center workers

TURLOCK — Tenet Healthcare has recognized two Emanuel Medical Center employees as Tenet Heroes. The award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in health care, Tenet said. Emanuel Cancer Center Executive…

Stockton names new deputy director of recreation

STOCKTON – Arecia Yee will be the new deputy director of recreation in Stockton starting May 18. Yee is currently a  Community Service Manager with the City of…

Work Life

Some unusual interview questions are perfectly fine, legally

CHICAGO – “If you were trapped in a blender, what would you do to get out?” That may seem like an…

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

Tokay student named Bezos scholar, will attend Aspen Ideas Festival

LODI — Julie Fukunaga has been fascinated by science since elementary school. It’s a love that has earned the Tokay High junior a trip to the L.A.…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Stockton FedEx freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

STOCKTON — Fifty FedEx freight drivers in Stockton voted last week to join Teamsters Local 439. The vote, 33-12, was taken March 12 and 13. The vote…

Health Care

Lodi Health’s affiliation with Adventist Health approved

ROSEVILLE – Adventist Health’s affiliation with Lodi Health, including Lodi Memorial Hospital, has been approved by the California Office of the Attorney General. Lodi Health, a 62-year-old non-profit…

Transportation

Modesto drivers to face added road construction

MODESTO – Drivers traveling in the area of Kiernan Avenue and Highway 99 in Modesto will see new construction with starting June 1 as crews begin widening the road.…

Tourism & Attractions

Exchequer Bike Park is finalist for $100,000 grant

MERCED — A new extreme mountain bike trail to Central California near Yosemite National Park if the idea attracts enough online votes. Exchequer Bike Park, which is…

Real Estate

Central Valley foreclosure rates continue to drop

MODESTO – The foreclosure rate in Modesto dropped in March from the same time last year across the Central Valley. In Modesto and Merced, .62 percent of outstanding…

Politics & Government

California governor gets high marks in latest Field Poll

SACRAMENTO – Whatever problems California voters think the state is facing, they aren’t blaming the governor for them according to the latest Field Poll. Fifty-eight percent of…