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Port profits from organic corn import boom

Port profits from organic corn import boom

By BOB BALGEMANN Business Journal writer STOCKTON —  One indication of the growing popularity of organic food can be seen at the Port of Stockton, which took in…

Merced back in high-speed rail’s first phase

Merced back in high-speed rail’s first phase

SACRAMENTO — California High-Speed Rail Authority is reconsidering its plans to cut Merced out of the initial construction phase. Under the recommended change to the business plan it…

What’s driving the seller’s market?

What’s driving the seller’s market?

MODESTO — For anyone who has been thinking of selling their home, now is the time. Area real estate professionals say it’s a seller’s market, especially for houses…

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Health Care

Doctors Medical Center gets “A” for patient safety from Leapfrog

Doctors Medical Center gets “A” for patient safety from Leapfrog

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center was the only hospital in Modesto to receive an “A”…

Doctors Medical Center of Modesto gets top marks for safety

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center of Modesto earned an A ranking for patient safety from…

Dameron discontinues maternity and child care

STOCKTON — Dameron Hospital will no longer provide labor and infant services. The hospital stopped…

Walgreens to install medication disposal kiosks

Walgreens to install medication disposal kiosks

TURLOCK — Walgreens is rolling out a new program to give customers an easy and…

People

Manteca native appointed to peace officer commission

SACRAMENTO — Manteca’s Brian Pinneo, 42, has been appointed to the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Pinneo who has served as…

Governor appoints Stockton lawyer to state position

STOCKTON — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Marcela M. Ruiz, 40, of Stockton as chief of the Immigration Branch in the Welfare to Work Division at the California…

Turlock powdered milk plant announces CEO

Turlock powdered milk plant announces CEO

TURLOCK — The new company that’s building a powdered milk facility in Turlock has named its CEO. Valley Milk announced it has hired Patti Smith as its first…

Guest Columns

Getting capital through royalty-based financing

Getting capital through royalty-based financing

Every business needs equity capital at some point; the problem is, not every business has the necessary equity to acquire it…

Construction

Failed inspection to delay new courthouse opening

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin County courthouse’s grand opening will be delayed indefinitely. The new $273 million courthouse received poor marks from the Office of the State…

Education

Oakdale driver recognized as outstanding school employee

SACRAMENTO — Kari Anderson, of Oakdale, has been recognized as one of six outstanding classified school employees for 2016. Anderson was recognized in the transportation category. She…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Closeup: Port’s new chairman brings real estate skill

STOCKTON — The Port of Stockton Commission has a new chairman. R. Jay Allen, a five-year member of the commission, was unanimously elected at the beginning of…

Health Care

Doctors Medical Center gets “A” for patient safety from Leapfrog

MODESTO — Doctors Medical Center was the only hospital in Modesto to receive an “A” grade for patient safety from the watchdog group Leapfrog. Doctors Medical Center…

Transportation

Merced back in high-speed rail’s first phase

SACRAMENTO — California High-Speed Rail Authority is reconsidering its plans to cut Merced out of the initial construction phase. Under the recommended change to the business plan…

Tourism & Attractions

WCC conference baseball tournament returns to Stockton

STOCKTON — Stockton is a popular place for West Coast Conference baseball. For the fourth consecutive year, the Stockton Ports and Visit Stockton will host the West…

Real Estate

Percentage of cash home sales keeps falling

The percentage of cash sales of houses continued its downward trend in January, making up 35.5 percent of all home sales. That marked a 4.2 percent drop…

Politics & Government

Americans with Disability Act reform bill reaches governor

SACRAMENTO — After its passage Monday, proponents are now lobbying the governor to sign SB 269, which would reform the Americans with Disability Act in the state.…