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Accelerated nursing program graduates latest class

Accelerated nursing program graduates latest class

STOCKTON — Two dozen nursing students from CSU Stansislaus’ accelerated nursing program graduated Saturday with a pinning ceremony at the Stockton Center. One at a time, each of…

Pacific’s Food Studies program first on West Coast

Pacific’s Food Studies program first on West Coast

STOCKTON — Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn a Master of Arts degree in Food Studies at the University of Pacific’s San Francisco campus. The…

Riding gear among Dan Costa’s new ventures

Riding gear among Dan Costa’s new ventures

MODESTO — Riding gear, clothing for first-responders, cutting-edge fashion and gourmet food products may seem too varied for one company. But they’re all under Dan Costa’s umbrella of new…

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Happy Girl Flowers goes mobile in Modesto area

Happy Girl Flowers goes mobile in Modesto area

MODESTO — Opening a floral shop when many florists are closing their doors is a…

Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

Do Good Distillery brings spirits to Modesto

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

Reducing pollution with electric bikes

Reducing pollution with electric bikes

TURLOCK — At some point we’ll all need to drive lower emission vehicles if we…

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…

People

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…

Western United Dairymen announces new executive board

Western United Dairymen announces new executive board

MODESTO – The Western United Dairymen announced its newly elected executive board during the group’s annual meeting in Yosemite, last month. The new executive board leaders are president…

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

Construction comeback slow but steady

STOCKTON — Construction is on the upswing after a five-year recession, according to economists and construction companies on the national and local level. “Construction has gone from…

Education

Pacific’s Food Studies program first on West Coast

STOCKTON — Beginning this fall, students will be able to earn a Master of Arts degree in Food Studies at the University of Pacific’s San Francisco campus.…

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

Accelerated nursing program graduates latest class

STOCKTON — Two dozen nursing students from CSU Stansislaus’ accelerated nursing program graduated Saturday with a pinning ceremony at the Stockton Center. One at a time, each…

Transportation

Another lane shift coming to I-5 in Stockton

STOCKTON — Motorists on Interstate 5 in Stockton can expect another traffic shift to accommodate freeway construction, Caltrans said. The southbound lanes from Fremont Street to Charter…

Tourism & Attractions

Lodi prepares for Amgen Tour exposure

By SIM RISSO Business Journal writer LODI — Lodi is getting ready for the exposure it will get when the second stage of the Amgen Tour of…

Real Estate

March was a good month for home sales

STOCKTON – Home sales in March were up more than 30 percent from February. Driving the jump was a 36 percent increase in non-distressed property sales. Sales…

Politics & Government

ADA lawsuit reform bills making way through Legislature

SACRAMENTO – Two bills that would limit lawsuits associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are making their way through the California Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. Assembly…