News

Central Valley Community Bank gets OK to buy Sierra Vista Bank

FRESNO — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and California Department of Business Oversight has given regulatory approval for Community Bancorp (the parent company of Central Valley Community Bank)…

Cash home sales continue to drop across valley, nation

Cash home sales continue to drop across valley, nation

Cash sales of homes continue to drop as the housing market continues to improve from the crash that sparked the Great Recession. Cash sales accounted for 31.6 percent…

Modesto settles lawsuit with water district

MODESTO — The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) and City of Modesto agreed to settle a lawsuit concerning the costs of the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion. The…

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Columns

Op-Ed: True water emergency threatens Delta: Your voice matters

By CHUCK WINN San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 4 DON NOTTOLI Sacramento County Supervisor, District…

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

As business owners in the Central Valley are well aware, every time an employee is…

How technology can save you energy and money

How technology can save you energy and money

At Disneyland, in the late ‘90s, there was an exhibit that demonstrated the modern connected…

People

Central Valley doctor named to health commission board

FRENCH CAMP — The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors appointed John H. Zeiter to the board of the Health Commission, the governing board of Health Plan of…

Modesto native appointed to state intervention council

MODESTO — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Sally Grevemberg to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. The 42-year-old Modesto native has been the co-founder and executive director at…

Doctors Hospital names new chief nursing officer

MANTECA — Doctors Hospital of Manteca has appointed Antonio Garcia as its new chief nursing officer. “I am excited at this opportunity to join the team at Doctors Hospital…

Work Life

More workers taking casual approach to dress

More workers taking casual approach to dress

STOCKTON — Workplace wardrobes have become increasingly casual as styles and standards change. In a study released in early June by…

Construction

U.S. home construction jumps in April

WASHINGTON — Home construction ramped up in April as housing starts jumped 6.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to the…

Education

UC Merced growth plan gets approval from regents

MERCED — UC Merced’s ambitious growth plan was approved by the UC Board of Regents on Thursday. The plan will nearly double the physical capacity of campus…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Amazon adds cargo flights at Stockton’s airport

STOCKTON — Amazon.com’s air cargo delivery business has added a second plane to its service at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, and soon there will be a third. The…

Health Care

Hospice houses offer home-like comfort for patients

HUGHSON — Hospice care strives to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort as well as symptom management to patients progressing through end-of-life illnesses. Diagnosed with less than…

Transportation

Train service available to 49ers games

STOCKTON — San Francisco 49ers fans looking for a way to avoid the traffic and parking hassles of a game will be able to use ACE trains…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton Ports looking to earn attendance award

STOCKTON — The Stockton Ports are among teams in 14 minor leagues that will compete for the Esurance Home Field Advantage Award. The team that attracts the highest…

Real Estate

Cash home sales continue to drop across valley, nation

Cash sales of homes continue to drop as the housing market continues to improve from the crash that sparked the Great Recession. Cash sales accounted for 31.6…

Politics & Government

What you need to know about the Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention begins today in Philadelphia and there is already controversy to overcome. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the…