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Groundwater bills pass Legislature

Groundwater bills pass Legislature

SACRAMENTO — California may soon join other western states in regulating groundwater. A three-bill package passed through the Legislature Friday over the objections of Central Valley lawmakers who…

Almonds at top of San Joaquin County’s crops

Almonds at top of San Joaquin County’s crops

Almonds became San Joaquin County’s top crop for the first time last year, according to the agricultural commissioner’s 2013 crop report. The overall value of commodities produced in…

More Californians expected to travel this Labor Day weekend

More Californians expected to travel this Labor Day weekend

The latest travel forecast from AAA predicts that more than 3.9 million Californians will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this three-day Labor Day weekend, an…

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Manufacturing

Modesto truck builder caters to mobile food companies

Modesto truck builder caters to mobile food companies

MODESTO — One day, a truck is finished for a food vendor in San José.…

Stockton Chamber to honor new, expanding businesses

Stockton Chamber to honor new, expanding businesses

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, along with the San Joaquin Partnership, will…

Manufacturing going strong in Stanislaus County

Manufacturing going strong in Stanislaus County

By DAVID WHITE Stanislaus Business Alliance In January the Stanislaus Business Alliance launched a new…

California considers environmental waivers for Tesla Gigafactory

California considers environmental waivers for Tesla Gigafactory

California is considering exempting Tesla Motors Inc. from some environmental regulations under an incentive package…

People

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

Women’s Center welcomes new board members

STOCKTON ― The Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services Board of Directors has two new members. Jesse Pataria and John Williams joined the agency’s board of 15 directors effective…

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

Bautista joins EXIT Realty

MANTECA — Pedro Bautista has joined the EXIT Realty Consultants team in its Manteca office. Bautista has more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry…

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

Simile Construction adds to leadership team

MODESTO — Simile Construction Services (SCSI) has added two members to its executive leadership team, the company announced Thursday. Joe Simile and Robert Becker assumed day-to-day management of…

Work Life

Many full-time employees work more than 40 hours a week

Many full-time employees work more than 40 hours a week

PRINCETON, NJ — While the 40-hour workweek is regarded as full-time, many American employees work more than that, according to a…

Construction

Stanislaus County breaks ground on jail project

CERES — Ground was broken on Hackett Road in Ceres Friday for Stanislaus County’s new jail. The $113 million jail is part of a massive state plan…

Education

CSU Stanislaus president speaks on budget, staff negotiations

TURLOCK – An overflow crowd filled the Snider Recital Hall on the campus of CSU Stanislaus Wednesday morning to hear school President Jospeh F. Sheley’s annual address to faculty…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Free boat tours draw crowds to Port

STOCKTON ­­‑‑ Did you know that Stockton’s Deepwater Channel has an average high-tide depth of 37 feet? And did you know that it takes about eight hours…

Health Care

Lodi Health to become part of Adventist Health

LODI — Lodi Health is joining Adventist Health, the company announced Thursday. Lodi Health’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to enter into a letter of intent to…

Transportation

More Californians expected to travel this Labor Day weekend

The latest travel forecast from AAA predicts that more than 3.9 million Californians will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this three-day Labor Day weekend,…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton Symphony Association hires interim executive director

STOCKTON — David Hyslop has been appointed interim executive director of the Stockton Symphony Association (SSA) just as the orchestra gets ready to open its 2014-15 season.…

Real Estate

High housing costs are drag on economy, report says

A shortage of affordable housing in California is a drag on the economy, according to a new report from Beacon Economics. The forecasting firm says high housing…

Politics & Government

Tracy Council names choice for city manager

TRACY — Tracy’s City Council will consider approving Troy Brown as the new city manager at its Aug. 19 meeting. Brown is assistant city manager in Livermore…