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Stockton, Tracy least expensive California cities

Stockton, Tracy least expensive California cities

Stockton and Tracy are among the least expensive cities in California, but nationally, they’re still more expensive places to live than average, according to the latest study by…

‘Cautious optimism’ are watchwords in commercial real estate

‘Cautious optimism’ are watchwords in commercial real estate

MODESTO — When talking to commercial real estate professionals right now, one often hears the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The new Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate Survey…

Dust Bowl Brewing Company gets OK for vintage-style sign

Dust Bowl Brewing Company gets OK for vintage-style sign

TURLOCK — Turlock will get a new landmark when Dust Bowl Brewing Company finishes its new building late this spring. The craft beer company received approval from the…

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Modesto business offers great escapes

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might…

Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

Tracy restaurateur honored for entrepreneurship

TRACY — John Oh broke a cardinal rule about entrepreneurship. He didn’t know much about…

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

MODESTO — Driving enthusiasts of all ages, get ready to rev your engines. MB2 Raceway…

Riverbank’s ZBoards could get boost from new law

Riverbank’s ZBoards could get boost from new law

RIVERBANK — Losing three bicycles to theft in just one college semester motivated engineering student…

People

Modesto Republican leader honored

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen is the California Women Lead’s Woman of the Year. Olsen, who represents Modesto, was honored during the group’s 2016 Reception in…

Bank adds new senior vice president

OAKLDALE — Jim Nemmers has joined Oak Valley Community Bank as the Senior Vice President, Agricultural loans. He will work out of the branch in downtown Modesto according…

City of Stockton gets new human resources manager

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton has a new human resources manager. DeAnna Solina was appointed earlier this week, according to City Manager Kurt Wilson. Solina has been…

Work Life

Common mistakes that doom job seekers

Common mistakes that doom job seekers

CHICAGO — A job seeker can often see all the research and preparation they have done for a job interview undone…

Construction

Homebuilders optimistic about 2016

LAS VEGAS — The coming year will see an increase in housing starts, the National Association of Homebuilders is forecasting. The organization shared its predictions Tuesday at…

Education

CSU faculty sets possible strike for April

SACRAMENTO — Faculty in the California State University system will go on strike for five days in April if they don’t reach an agreement in negotiations with…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Port of Stockton registers record year for ship arrivals

STOCKTON — For the second year in a row, the Port of Stockton set a record for ship arrivals in 2015. Overall, the port experienced nearly a…

Health Care

St. Joseph’s Medical Center helps area charities

STOCKTON — Three area nonprofit groups will split nearly $187,000 in grant money from St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton received $46,955…

Transportation

Gas consumption up in California

STOCKTON — Californians used more gas during the last fiscal year than it has in recent years. In fact gas consumption rose 2.4 percent in 2014-15, the…

Tourism & Attractions

Yes, travel agents are still around

STOCKTON — The Internet has changed the way nearly every industry works. Few industries have been impacted more than the travel industry. Travel agencies, once the go-to…

Real Estate

‘Cautious optimism’ are watchwords in commercial real estate

MODESTO — When talking to commercial real estate professionals right now, one often hears the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The new Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Commercial Real Estate…

Politics & Government

IRS computers down

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service was experiencing computer failure Wednesday and is temporarily unable to accept many types of taxpayer returns. “Several of our systems…