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Brown orders cities to cut water use by 25 percent

Brown orders cities to cut water use by 25 percent

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown ordered cuts to water use in cities by 25 percent following the lowest snowpack ever recorded. Brown ordered the water reductions from Phillips…

Gov. Brown attends water survey

PHILLIPS — Gov. Jerry Brown is attending the show survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra today, the governor’s office said. The snowpack is normally at its peak…

Valley takes creative approaches to increasing literacy

Valley takes creative approaches to increasing literacy

STOCKTON — With low literacy rates haunting the Central Valley, local public libraries and literacy advocacy groups have launched individual campaigns aimed at improving access to books and…

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Still life: Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

Still life: Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

MODESTO —  How does this sound as a business proposition? Make a product that will…

Nocetis to unveil new Asparagus Festival

Nocetis to unveil new Asparagus Festival

Tony and Carol Noceti have restarted the Asparagus Festival tradition in Stockton.…

Lodi Boys and Girls Club offers fun, safety

Lodi Boys and Girls Club offers fun, safety

LODI —  The Lodi Boys and Girls Club has been providing a safe and fun…

Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

MODESTO — Casa de Modesto, a retirement center on Modesto’s northeast side will mark its…

People

Stockton and San Joaquin County get new librarian

STOCKTON – Suzy Daveluy will be Stockton’s new Deputy Director of Community Services and City Librarian, according to Stockton Community Services Director John Alita. Daveluy’s biggest duty in…

Moffitt honored at annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon

Moffitt honored at annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon

STOCKTON – Tuleburg, Chief Marketing Officer Becky Moffitt will be honored Friday, March 27, at the University of the Pacific’s 14th Annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon. She…

Janice Roberts reappointed to California Employment Training Panel

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed Janice Roberts, 63, of Modesto, to the California Employment Training Panel. She has been vice chair of the panel since 2013…

Work Life

American workforce getting older, more diverse

CHICAGO – A new report by CarreeBuilder shows that the face of the American workforce is changing. Today’s workforce is older…

Construction

Pre-apprenticeship program looks for new students

MODESTO – Stanislaus County Alliance Worknet is recruiting 15 students for a pre-apprenticeship program that exposes them to various construction-related trades. The Multi-Craft Pre-Apprenticeship Training class provides valuable skills…

Education

Valley takes creative approaches to increasing literacy

STOCKTON — With low literacy rates haunting the Central Valley, local public libraries and literacy advocacy groups have launched individual campaigns aimed at improving access to books…

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

HealthSouth breaks ground on new rehab hospital in Modesto

MODESTO — HealthSouth has begun construction on a rehabilitation hospital in Modesto that is expected to provide 120 new jobs when it opens in summer 2016. The…

Transportation

Gas prices retreat from recent surge

STOCKTON — Gas prices continue to head down after a recent surge that led some in California’s state legislature to speculate about price collusion. According to AAA’s…

Tourism & Attractions

Nocetis to unveil new Asparagus Festival

Tony and Carol Noceti have restarted the Asparagus Festival tradition in Stockton.…

Real Estate

Foreclosure rates dropping in the Central Valley

STOCKTON – Foreclosure rates throughout the Central Valley fell in January as compared to the same period in 2014 according to CoreLogic, a company that tracks nationwide…

Politics & Government

Maciel delivers upbeat first State of the City address for Tracy

TRACY — Mayor Michael Maciel gave his first State of the City address Thursday morning, delivering a down-to-earth, often humorous and generally upbeat assessment of the city’s standing.…