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Almond orchards improving environmental impact

Almond orchards improving environmental impact

MODESTO – The almond industry is making progress toward becoming carbon neutral or even carbon negative with respect to greenhouse gases (GHG) according to a study by the…

Class teaches how to resolve conflict

MERCED – Merced College’s Customer Service Academy’s next class will teach “Conflict Resolution” to students from companies and organizations. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to…

Delta tunnel plan get longer comment period

Delta tunnel plan get longer comment period

SACRAMENTO – The public will have more time to comment on the controversial Delta tunnel project. The California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced…

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PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

PHOTOS – Stanislaus County Fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is underway at the fairgrounds in Turlock. The fair runs from…

PHOTOS – Historical theaters

PHOTOS – Historical theaters

A visit to northern San Joaquin Valley’s old theaters is like taking a trip back…

VIDEO – Foster Farms promotes new antibiotic-free chicken products

VIDEO – Foster Farms promotes new antibiotic-free chicken products

SACRAMENTO — Saying the Millennial generation of shoppers wants to know how its food is…

VIDEO – Starbucks and books at busy Modesto corner

VIDEO – Starbucks and books at busy Modesto corner

(UPDATE) MODESTO — The recently vacated Long John Silver restaurant near the corner of McHenry…

People

Stockton names interim fire chief

STOCKTON – Bill Weisgerber will be Stockton’s interim fire Chief while the city searches for a replacement for outgoing Chief Jeff Piechura according to an announcement from the…

UC Merced engineering school gets new dean

UC Merced engineering school gets new dean

MERCED – The University of California, Merced’s school of engineering has a new dean. Monday, the university tapped Mark Matsumoto to lead the school. Matsumoto currently serves as the…

Modesto native to lead NASCAR marketing

Modesto native to lead NASCAR marketing

STOCKTON —  A woman raised in Modesto has been picked to help lead the marketing efforts of one of North America’s largest sports. NASCAR tapped Jill Gregory in…

Work Life

Hiring expected to pick up, forecast shows

Hiring expected to pick up, forecast shows

CHICAGO — Hiring will increase in the last half of this year, according to CareerBuilder’s Midyear U.S. Job Forecast. The forecast…

Construction

VIDEO – Cal Weber 40 to bring affordable housing to downtown Stockton

STOCKTON — Construction is underway on Cal Weber 40, the first housing project in downtown Stockton since the Great Recession. The partners involved in the project held…

Education

Class teaches how to resolve conflict

MERCED – Merced College’s Customer Service Academy’s next class will teach “Conflict Resolution” to students from companies and organizations. The class will be held from 8 a.m.…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Newman truck driver up for national honor

TURLOCK — Newman truck driver Robert Caton is known for his safety record and passion for his job. Caton’s supervisors at Ruan Transportation nominated him for the…

Health Care

Covered California unveils new rates

SACRAMENTO – Covered California unveiled the prices that customers on the state exchange will pay for health insurance in the coming year. The average customer on the…

Transportation

California gas prices level off, still highest in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While gas prices continue to drop nationally, California continues to have the highest prices in the country. California’s current average price of $3.829 per…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton begins new branding effort

STOCKTON – Visit Stockton, the city’s conference and visitor’s bureau website and tourist information center, has partnered with Nashville-based North Star Destination Strategies in an effort to…

Real Estate

June’s new home sales slide in tight market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sales of new single family homes dropped 6.8 percent to 482,000 in June, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department…

Politics & Government

Stockton water customers confused over billing glitch

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton has been flooded with calls from confused residents who received bills that incorrectly showed their accounts were past due. The city…