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Agriculture concerned about Trump’s TPP withdrawal

Agriculture concerned about Trump’s TPP withdrawal

MODESTO — President Trump signed an executive order Monday to end U.S. participation in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal including 12 countries that border the…

Lodi Health earns accreditation for weight-loss surgeries

LODI — Lodi Health has earned certification as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for its weight-loss surgeries. “This accreditation shows Lodi Health’s dedication and…

State invests $127 million in infrastructure projects

State invests $127 million in infrastructure projects

STOCKTON — The California Transportation Commission has approved 49 projects to maintain California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of…

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Columns

7 must-needed traits for today’s IT leader

7 must-needed traits for today’s IT leader

Having been a business owner for more than a decade, an entrepreneur and founder of…

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Many employers in the Central Valley have implemented drug-free workplace policies, which may include post-incident…

What’s your personal definition of success?

What’s your personal definition of success?

Let me start off the new year with a few questions for you. How was…

People

Butterfield: Banker to Business Council CEO

Butterfield: Banker to Business Council CEO

STOCKTON — Jane Butterfield has been a CPA, a banker and a community leader throughout her career. Last June she became CEO of the Business Council. Butterfield says…

Stan State appoints vice president for strategic planning

Stan State appoints vice president for strategic planning

TURLOCK — Stanislaus State University has appointed Gitanjali Kaul vice president for Strategic Planning, Enrollment Management and Innovation. Kaul was acting vice provost for Academic Affairs at CSU…

Zapien joins Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin Board

Zapien joins Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin Board

STOCKTON — Former County Board of Supervisors chair Moses Zapien has joined the Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin’s Board of Directors, the organization announced Thursday. The…

Work Life

How to share your business’s financial data with your workers

How to share your business’s financial data with your workers

A recent study by the human resources consulting firm, Robert Half International, found that companies are becoming less tight-lipped about their…

Construction

Construction costs hamper housing starts

STOCKTON — Those hoping to ring in the new year with a search for a new house should bring a lot patience and cash. If the buyer…

Education

UC Merced receives entrepreneurship funding

MERCED — UC Merced is receiving $2.2 million from the state to help expand resources available to entrepreneurs in the Central Valley. The money comes from Assembly…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Port sees second-best year

STOCKTON — The Port of Stockton had its second-best year ever in 2016, moving nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo. The port’s daily vessel log showed three…

Health Care

Lodi Health earns accreditation for weight-loss surgeries

LODI — Lodi Health has earned certification as a Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for its weight-loss surgeries. “This accreditation shows Lodi Health’s dedication…

Transportation

State invests $127 million in infrastructure projects

STOCKTON — The California Transportation Commission has approved 49 projects to maintain California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use…

Tourism & Attractions

LeAnn Rimes to open Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK — Country singer LeAnn Rimes will open the Stanislaus County Fair in July, the fair announced Thursday. Rimes will perform at 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 14…

Real Estate

Trump administration suspends FHA insurance rate cut

One of the first acts of Donald Trump’s administrative after assuming the presidency Friday was to suspend a pending rate cut for mortgage insurance on FHA-backed loans.…

Politics & Government

Stockton residents invited to give input on General Plan

STOCKTON — Stockton residents are invited to learn about the city’s update to its General Plan at a public meeting Feb.1. The meeting is scheduled for 3-5…