News

Thieves hampering Emergency Food Bank’s efforts

STOCKTON — Copper thieves have dealt a blow to the Emergency Food Bank’s efforts. Thieves cut and removed copper piping from the freezer unit causing the walk-in freezer…

Golf tournament raises $20,500 for Emergency Food Bank

STOCKTON — The Central Valley chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors raised $20,500 for the Emergency Food Bank. The group used its annual charity…

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

The new vehicle market sputtered in the second quarter of the year according to the California New Car Dealers Association. New vehicle registrations were up by just 1.8 percent…

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Columns

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Shifting employer payroll tax liabilities

Many businesses today use professional employer organizations to handle federal employment tax withholding, reporting and…

How to take advantage of the Pokémon GO craze

How to take advantage of the Pokémon GO craze

Businesses are always looking for new ways to place their products within easy reach of…

Getting virtually real with your customers

Getting virtually real with your customers

By MARTINA ORI Guest columnist Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create…

People

Foster Farms names Laura Flanagan new president and CEO

Foster Farms names Laura Flanagan new president and CEO

LIVINGSTON — Laura Flanagan is taking over as president and chief executive officer of Foster Farms. The company announced the appointment, which will become official on Aug. 29,…

Health Plan of San Joaquin adds new medical director 

Health Plan of San Joaquin adds new medical director 

FRENCH CAMP — Health Plan of San Joaquin added Satish Kabra, MD, as a medical director. Kabra is board certified in internal medicine and has served as a…

Rishwain takes role at Vionic shoes

Rishwain takes role at Vionic shoes

SAN RAFAEL — Connie X Rishwain, a 1979 University of the Pacific graduate and regent member, will join Vionic as its president of Global Business. In her new…

Work Life

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

CHICAGO — When you’re looking for a new job, of course you want to go that extra mile and stand out,…

Construction

Monte Vista Avenue to be closed to allow railroad maintenance

TURLOCK — Monte Vista Avenue will be closed at Golden State Boulevard for three days, starting Aug. 8. The closure will allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform…

Education

Stan State’s new president on business and education

TURLOCK — Ellen Junn took over as president of Stanislaus State University July 1. She replaced Joseph F. Sheley, who is retiring. The 58-year-old academic has a…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Amazon expands Stockton Airport cargo operation

STOCKTON — Amazon has received a building permit for improvements for its cargo operation at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, according to airport Director Harry Mavrogenes. The county issued…

Health Care

Health workers protest Dignity Health contract proposals

STOCKTON — More than 100 local healthcare workers at St. Joseph Medical Center are unhappy with contract proposals by the hospital and its owner, Dignity Health. The workers…

Transportation

New commuter service and route changes made in Stanislaus County

The Stanislaus County Public Works Transit Division, which manages Stanislaus Regional Transit, enacted service changes on bus routes in Stanislaus County on Monday. The biggest change came…

Tourism & Attractions

Merced fourth best city in U.S. for Pokémon players

RICHMOND, Va. — If Pokémon were real, Merced would be the fourth best U.S. metropolitan area for Pokémon Trainers according to Chmura Economics & Analytics. The company…

Real Estate

Soaring home prices sends affordability down across California

LOS ANGELES — Home affordability weakened in California in the second quarter of 2016, according to the California Association of Realtors. According to the Traditional Housing Affordability…

Politics & Government

City of Modesto looks to fill seats on fees task force

MODESTO — The City of Modesto needs applicants to fill six seats on the Comprehensive Fees Task Force. The task force’s purpose is to review and align…