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Improving roads popular, paying for it less so

Improving roads popular, paying for it less so

Road maintenance is very popular in theory; paying for it brings less consensus. Voters are strongly in favor of spending more to improve roads with 71 percent of…

Drought drags on for famrers with no water coming from feds

Drought drags on for famrers with no water coming from feds

  Drought-plagued farmers in the Central Valley shouldn’t be looking to the federal government for help when it comes to water for their fields. The feds said Friday…

UC Merced joins forces with Kathmandu University

UC Merced joins forces with Kathmandu University

MERCED – The University of California-Merced joined forces with Kathmandu University during a ceremony Thursday in Nepal. The two schools signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will…

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Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

Casa de Modesto celebrates 50 years

MODESTO — Casa de Modesto, a retirement center on Modesto’s northeast side will mark its…

Stanislaus Community Foundation provides philanthropic tools

Stanislaus Community Foundation provides philanthropic tools

Foundation CEO Marian Kaanon with Doris Daniel, Ruhi Sheikh and Amanda Hughes.…

Never Boring Design showcases video team with its own location

Never Boring Design showcases video team with its own location

David Boring, T.J. Glines, Tiffany Ferreira and Julie Orona outside the new Film at 11th,…

Salida engineer shares insights on inventing

Salida engineer shares insights on inventing

SALIDA — Identify the problem that needs solving and check out the competition. Develop a…

People

California Utilities Commission head speaks about problems

The man in charge of regulating California utilities at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is stepping into a tough job at a tough time. In a wide-ranging interview with the…

Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 gets new leader

Captain Joel Broumas from the Modesto Police Department will be the new director of the  Stanislaus Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The JPA voted for Broumas…

Chef brings international flair to Covenant Village

Chef brings international flair to Covenant Village

 TURLOCK — Klaus Richter is the new executive chef at Covenant Village retirement community in Turlock. He was named executive chef Thursday, is employed by the community’s dining services…

Work Life

More workers plan to enter retirement

Fewer retirement age workers are putting off their dreams of retirement thanks to an improving economy. CareerBuilder’s annual retirement survey found…

Construction

Commercial real estate shows signs of life

STOCKTON — The old real estate adage, about location being everything rang true in the commercial real estate sector in 2014. If you happened to be in…

Education

UC Merced joins forces with Kathmandu University

MERCED – The University of California-Merced joined forces with Kathmandu University during a ceremony Thursday in Nepal. The two schools signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Disruptions linger despite new port deal

A tentative new port deal has been reach between the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association after months of haggling and a work slowdown…

Health Care

Covered California gives consumers more time to enroll

SACRAMENTO — Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, has extended the enrollment period for consumers who have discovered they owe a tax penalty for lack of…

Transportation

Improving roads popular, paying for it less so

Road maintenance is very popular in theory; paying for it brings less consensus. Voters are strongly in favor of spending more to improve roads with 71 percent…

Tourism & Attractions

Students build futures while embracing past on USS Lucid project

STOCKTON — At first, restoring the USS Lucid may have seemed like a mad dream. After all, it’s an all-wood, 60-year-old minesweeper, 171-feet long and weighing 775…

Real Estate

How high-speed rail could affect housing in the Central Valley

With the Jan. 6 groundbreaking  in Fresno for California’s high-speed rail project and the success of the Altamont Corridor Express, it seems rail systems are taking center…

Politics & Government

Stockton emerging from bankruptcy

STOCKTON — The city of Stockton will officially exit bankruptcy Wednesday, the city announced today. “There is cause for celebration,” said City Manager Kurt Wilson in a…